Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | November 30, 2018

Success is an act of exploration. That means the first thing you have to find is the unknown. Learning is searching; anything else is just waiting. – Dale Dauten

In case you missed it NASA landed a probe on Mars this past Monday completing a mind-boggling 301 million mile trip. Man, I *LOVE* science! Here are a few far-out things here on earth for you from the world of learning, design, and technology. Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

You’ve Been Learning All Wrong – Making Knowledge Stick with Peter Brown

Catch Peter Brown talking about a counter-intuitive approach to learning that flies in the face of the way you think you should learn and how it might transform your learning process. He shares some evidence-based learning strategies explains why you should focus on getting knowledge out of your brain instead of into it (and what, exactly, that means). Peter Brown is the author of Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning.

Seth Godin: The Future Of Education And The Current State Of Marketing

Seth Godin talks with Dan Schawbel about the future of education, the current state of the marketing world, and how to thrive in the new economy.

The future belongs to those that can do two things: Lead and Solve Interesting Problems

The network effect is the most powerful force in the world.

Simplifying Cognitive Load Theory

Adam Boxer (@adamboxer1) takes a stab and simplifying the cognitive load theory. John Sweller’s Cognitive Load Theory (CLT) may be the single most important thing for teachers to know, but it was not necessarily designed with teachers in mind. The product of lab-based randomized controlled trials, it is a theory from the specific academic discipline of Cognitive Science. In recent years teachers have found it incredibly useful and many blogs and books have been written trying to explain it and how it can be utilized in front-line education.

Using Long Screenshots in Presentations

This is a super slick (and easy) post about using long screenshots in your presentations by Stephy Lewis (@PresentWrkshp). You can use this as a nice compliment to this post on using screenshots in realistic mockups.

Be Curious. Ask Questions. Share What You Learn.

This is a quick look both backward and forward for a good approach to maximizing the benefits of your own personal learning.

Learning, Design & Technology Miscellany

A few other things just because I can.

Conference News

  • Looking for your next conference? I’ve added some new events recently to my global collection of L&D events.
Speaker Proposals:

Design Resources

  • – Simple, free, fully responsive one-page sites for portfolios, businesses, or pretty much anything.

Apps & Tools

  • LiveFile – Drop any file into LiveFile and get an immediate, shareable link. A new option for interactive presentations and document sharing with remote audiences.


What I’m listening to

  • I’ve found my way back to an old favorite this morning. This Zero 7 channel is a just what the doctor ordered.

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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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