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“No one will every say that you’re sharing too much value, you’re providing too much help, or that you care too much.” – Brian Fanzo @iSocialFanz
Today I am in Cincinnati for the Greater Cincinnati ATD chapter’s annual conference! Pete Brown (@PeteBrownSays) are going to share some of our experiences with microlearning and I’m also leading a table talk about some of the things L&D should be stealing from marketing. Here are some things you should consider stealing from the world of learning, design & technology. I hope you have a great weekend!
Our Job is to Find and Fix Problems
Patti Shank (@pattishank) reminds us that our primary job is not to design content, although we may do so. Rather, our primary job is to analyze problems, create solutions that meet the real need, and monitor how well these solutions are doing so we can tweak or change them.
Six Mindset Shifts Trainers Should Make
In this article Gary Klein (@KleInsight) relates that while most trainers mean well, they are holding on to mistaken beliefs about cognitive skills. Too many trainers rely on instructional techniques that can actually get in the way of successful performance and the development of expertise. (Via Harold Jarche @hjarche)
The research behind the science of learning
In this paper, Yana Weinstein (@doctorwhy), Christopher Madan (@cMadan), and Megan Sumeracki (@DrSumeracki) present a tutorial review of six learning strategies: dual coding, elaboration, concrete examples, spaced practice, interleaving, and retrieval practice.
Microsoft Cloud Fonts: Like An Easy Button for PowerPoint Typography
Using custom fonts in your PowerPoint slide decks has been a bit of a challenge for a long time. Microsoft has made it easier with the release of Cloud Fonts.
Learning, Design & Technology Miscellany
A few other things just because I can.
- You like free right? Presentation Point is hosting The Presentation Ideas Conference online November 28 & 29
- Looking for your next conference? I’ve added some new events recently to my global collection of L&D events.
- Marker Mark SVG Font – Nice hand written font free for both personal and commercial use
Apps & Tools
- Headliner is a fun social media video creation app that I’ve been playing with.
- Microsoft Forms – Easily create surveys, quizzes, and polls. Analyze the data in Excel.
- Grammarly has released a beta that works with Google Docs in Chrome. Yippeee! You are using Grammarly right!?
- Articulate 360: First Look by David Anderson (@elearning) on Lynda.com.
- Ten Best Free Graphic Design Courses
What I’m listening too
- I’m up nice and early for the drive to Cincinnati with Cara North (@caranorth11)this morning, so this Pacific Coast Highway Drive station should do quite nicely.
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You can find me at these UPCOMING EVENTS:
- October 5: “Moving from Hype to Reality: Experiments with Microlearning” Cincinnati ATD Annual Conference
- October 22: “L&D Strategies from the Marketing Playbook” Full day workshop DevLearn Las Vegas, NV
- October 23: DevLearn Morning Buzz: Curation in the Workplace
- October 24: DevLearn “Wired Not Tired: Is Curation the Cure for What Ails You?”
- December 13th Elearning Webinar: ATD Maryland.
- January ATD TechKnowledge