Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | October 19, 2018

”When one teaches, two learn.” – Robert Heinlein

Today I’m in the midst of final preparations for DevLearn in Las Vegas next week. It is going to be a full week. I’m leading a full-day pre-con certificate workshop on Tuesday with Bianca Baumann, a Morning Buzz session on workplace curation Wednesday morning, a session on curationThursday morning and showing some work in demofest Thursday evening. If you’re there, give me a shout and say hi!

The Hidden Brain Science That Will Unlock Your True Potential with Daniel Coyle


There are lots of golden nuggets in this conversation with Daniel Coyle (@danielcoyle). While you’re there you should subscribe to the Science of Success podcast too.

How RSS Feeds Will Give You More Efficiency And Control

This is a message that I tell anyone and everyone who will listen. Do you RSS? Have you tried Feedly yet? You should!

How People Learn II

HowPeopleLearnHow People Learn II: Learners, Contexts, and Cultures is a deep dive into the influences that affect individual learning. How People Learn II is a valuable resource that updates a previous version (How People Learn) that helps understand learning for educators of students and adults.

Codeless Automation: IFTTT vs Zapier vs Microsoft Flow

Automating your routine, day-to-day tasks has never been easier. These tools allow you to connect your apps and build automated workflows to be more productive. I use these to avoid dull manual things so I can spend my time on better things. For example, GoToWebinar amazingly has no bulk import option for participants so I built a workflow that automagically took data from the SurveyMonkey registration form and enrolled them in the GoToWebinar for me. #Winning

Check out what you can do. You’ll be amazed by how easy it is.

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Learning, Design & Technology Miscellany

A few other things just because I can.

Conference News

  • Next week is #DevLearn Even if you can’t be there, you can still get lots of good stuff from the backchannel
  • The world’s biggest gathering of HR types Unleash 18, will be in Amsterdam next week. Check #unleash18 to follow along.
  • Looking for your next conference? I’ve added some new events recently to my global collection of L&D events.

Design Resources

Apps & Tools

  • MapInSeconds – Is a free online tool that takes your data and generates a map – in seconds. It is free, there’s no sign-up required, and you can save the map as an image or a PowerPoint slide.
  • Lamda Test – This app lets you test your projects across multiple latest device sizes and resolutions for cross-browser compatibility, etc.


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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