“A little learning is a dangerous thing ; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring : There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, And drinking largely sobers us again.”

-Alexander Pope

While in Seattle earlier this week to lead an ATD Storyline Certificate course I got to check out some pretty cool things like the Spheres, Amazon Go, and hang out a bit with Melissa Milloway (@MelMilloway) and Miranda Lee (@techyalater) as an added bonus.

What have you found recently? Leave a comment and share it with us!

Is it possible to create engaging software training?

Brian Washburn (@FlipChartGuy) explores the question of whether there are any instructional strategies that can lead to more engaging software training? If ever do any software training, Brian will show you how a little creativity can go a long way. Even if you don’t, you should hop over there and subscribe to his blog anyway. You’ll be glad you did.

https://trainlikeachampion.blog/make-software-training-engaging/

Best of Learning Solutions DemoFest 2018

This webinar showcases some of the award-winning learning projects presented at DemoFest at Learning Solutions 2018 Conference & Expo.

https://www.elearningguild.com/olfarchives/1586/best-of-learning-solutions-demofest-2018/

Adobe Spark for Educators

I found this one from Jonathan Wylie’s great blog. Check out his post for more details about how your school can use a premium version of Adobe Spark for free.

https://jonathanwylie.com/2018/04/10/adobe-launches-spark-for-education/amp/

Sketch.The.Ripper: Free Tool Shows Your Sketch File Contents

A couple weeks ago I shared Lunacy, a windows app for editing .sketch files which were previously a Mac-only affair. For those times you don’t need to edit and only want to get stuff out, Sketch.The.Ripper is a free online tool powered by the Lunacy engine that lets you extract the objects from a .sketch file.

http://sketch.the.ripper.graphics/

The Workplace Is Killing People and Nobody Cares

A new book by Jeffrey Pfeffer (@jeffreypfeffer) “Dying For a Paycheck” examines the massive health care toll today’s work culture exacts on employees. He contends that common work situations like poor work/life balance, long hours, etc are hurting engagement, increasing turnover and making people unhealthy.

61 percent of employees said that workplace stress had made them sick and 7 percent said they had actually been hospitalized

https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/insights/workplace-killing-people-nobody-cares

Miscellany

A few other things just because I can. 😎

Recently added design resources:

Conference News:

Apps I’m trying out this week:

  • BellHop – Bellhop connects the major ride hailing apps (Uber, Lyft, etc) , creating price transparency and giving you the freedom to choose the ride that works best.

What I’m listening to today:

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