Fresh Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | October 5, 2018

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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.

Conference News

  • 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.

Design Resources

Apps & Tools


What I’m listening too

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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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