Friday Finds | March 9, 2018

“There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a great competition and rivalry between the two. There is a third power stronger than both, that of the women.” —Muhammad Ali Jinnah

In honor of this week’s International Women’s Day, this week I’ve got a totally awesome all-star line-up of great stuff from some amazing rock star women for you.

Learning Technologies UK 2018 Videos

Here are a few of my favorites:

How to design software training (part 1): Do everything except “train”

Cathy Moore (@catmoore) takes a look at good training design for new software and the right balance between help screens, job aids, and training. In short, her answer is “Try everything but training.” Hop on over and check it out.

So You Think You’ve Got A Training Problem?

Have you ever felt like a total slacker because you’re not working on mobile gamified Augmented Reality microlearning projects? Fortunately, your success has much less to do with trends or tools than you think. One of the things separating the best learning pros from everyone else is knowing when not to build a course. (Hint: Training is pretty low on the performance improvement checklist.)

A #LRNCHAT Conversation On Managing Information

Do you #lrnchat? #lrnchat is an online Twitter chat that goes down Thursdays from 8:30-9:30pm ET  Last night was a particularly rich session about managing information (digital and otherwise) including a lot of good tips and tool suggestions. You’ll be hard-pressed to not find something worthwhile from this one.

Conference News

DevLearn proposals are due today! I’ve submitted mine. Have you?

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Published by Mike Taylor

Born with a life-long passion for learning, I have the great fortune to work at the intersection of learning, design, technology & collaboration.

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