Friday Finds | July 13, 2018

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“What the pupil must learn, if he learns anything at all, is that the world will do most of the work for you, provided you cooperate with it by identifying how it really works and aligning with those realities.  If we do not let the world teach us, it teaches us a lesson.”  — Joseph Tussman

I just finished a lovely conversation with Lloyd Dean (@LloydDeanUK) for his Future of Learning podcast. As you can see from his Twitter handle, he’s over in the UK and I wish he were closer to London so I could buy him a pint and chat more while I’m over there in a few weeks. Here’s a virtual toast to you wherever you are. Thanks for reading. Cheers!

Knowledge Sharing Paradox

This is a ‘must read’ from Harold Jarche (@hjarche) about connecting personal and organizational knowledge. The knowledge sharing paradox is that enterprise social tools constrain what they are supposed to enhance. Why would someone share everything they know on an enterprise network, knowing that on the inevitable day that they leave, their knowledge artifacts will remain behind?

Enterprise knowledge sharing will never be as good as what networked individuals can do. Companies that develop structures and policies that bridge the individual-organizational knowledge-sharing divide will have significant business advantages.

Learning While Working Virtual Conference

Robin Petterd (@RobinPetterd) and the crew at Sprout Labs are prepping for the Learning While Working virtual conference. This unique event is a full day of virtual events (July 18th in Australia and the UK/July 17th in the US), bringing together experts from around the world to share actionable advice on learning design, learning analytics, digital learning, social learning, continuous learning cultures and much more. Grab a copy of the schedule and block time on your calendar.

There is so much to love about this event:

Teaching and Learning Research Summaries: A collection for easy access

Tom Sherrington (@teacherhead) has gathered over a dozen summaries of teaching research.

Choosing the Perfect Webinar Platform for Your Needs

Steve Dotto (@dottotech) is a great person to follow for keeping up on the latest technology. In this video, he’ll give you a look at some webinar tools including their key strengths and weaknesses. For those who’d like take a deeper dive, he has a free course which is “…a pub crawl through the most popular webinar platforms.”


Anyone who knows me knows I’m a pretty big fan of PowerPoint and all that it can do. This week was particularly rich in PowerPoint knowledge and resources.

Learning, Design & Technology Miscellany

A few other things just because I can.

Conference News

Design Resources

Apps & Tools


What I’m listening too

  • I discovered Erhling this week while working at home and my son told me it was great music. Finally, something we can both enjoy. (No small feat since he is about to be in middle school!)

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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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