Mike Taylor Learning, Design & Technology

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | February 8, 2019

“I cannot teach anyone anything, I can only make them think.” – Socrates

The warm, sunny weather in Florida was fantastic at the ATD Techknowledge Conference this week. As always the highlight was getting some face time with super smart people and making new friends to learn along with. Now I’m off to pack for next week’s Learning Technologies Conference and do it all again. If you’re going to be there let me know so we can say hello in person. Cheers!

Corral fast-moving learning technology and curation with a governance framework

When I talk with people about curation, governance almost always comes up-especially in a corporate environment. This Deloitte article by shines a spotlight on content curation governance and explores some controlling mechanisms to keep your curation efforts from spinning out of control


Why Wisdom Can’t Be Taught

The mere act of listening to wise statements and sound advice doesn’t necessarily ensure the transfer of wisdom. This great article by Manfred Kets de Vries explores some of the steps that can expedite the process of learning and some of the benefits of learning communities.


How We Teach Digital Skills at PwC

This HBR article by Mike Fenlon (@michaelfenlonny) and Sarah McEneaney (@sarahmceneaney) takes a look at what PwC is using what they call “Digital Accelerators” to develop the digital skills of their people. A few things central to their approach are Learning, Community, and Rapid Application.


Does Video Improve Engagement and Learning?

Patti Shank (@pattishank) tell us we need to be skeptical of wild claims about video improving engagement and learning, as much of the hype comes from an assumption.


The Ultimate Guide to Easily Make Instructional Videos

Once you’ve ready Patti’s article and sorted out the hype from reality, TechSmith has this great guide to making instructional videos. See what valuable insights Matt Pierce (@piercemr) can give you in this 5 part series.


Learning, Design & Technology Miscellany

A few other things just because I can.

Design Resources

Apps & Tools

What I’m listening to:

Conference News

There was a flurry of conference action this week including:

Speaker Proposals:

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