Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | February 22, 2019

Mike Taylor Learning Design & Technology (2)

” There are no educators, but only people who show others how they can educate themselves.” —Jean Guitton

Today is my last day at Mindset Digital. As I turn to look for my next adventure, I have an appreciation for people and organizations who are passionate about what they do, do it well, and are able to have fun along the way. Seems like finding that type of place shouldn’t be too hard right? In the meantime, if you know of any places like that let me know. And if you or anyone you know could use a helping hand let’s talk.

How to write scripts for webinars, videos and eLearning

To paraphrase Michelle Parry-Slater (@mips1608), what Bright Carbon (@BrightCarbon) doesn’t know about making fabulous things isn’t worth knowing. Check out Hannah Brownlow’s (@Il_Brownlow) has to say about writing better scripts for webinars, videos, and elearning.

What is Working Out Loud?

If you aren’t following John Stepper (@johnstepper) you should really watch this and then go read his book. He shares some really easy steps you can take to get started that will benefit both you and your organization.

Don’t Feel Like an Expert? Share Anyway

This article captures the way I feel about sharing your knowledge and expertise. In short, as John Stepper says: You don’t need to be a genius to share your work. Just be yourself.

“The stuff you get up and do every day that is as natural to you as breathing? There are thousands of people who want to know about that.”   — Kristina Halvorson

Digital Learning Realities Research

If you’re interested in research on the digital learning market you should check out what the Fosway Group has done with “the largest cross-section of digital learning customers and suppliers in the world, to create a much needed independent barometer of the digital learning market.”

They’re still collecting data, so why not take a few minutes and add your voice.

Interested in even more research? Check out these too:

Microsoft Teams vs. Yammer vs SharePoint vs Email: WTH? A Short and Sweet Guide

I think everyone has asked about what the best tool for a particular task is. The folks from AvePoint have shared this helpful guide to help you navigate the Microsoft stack of options.

Non-Designers Guide to Crafting Beautiful Elearning

Bianca Baumann (@biancabaumann) and I recently did a webinar for I4PL on some easy to implement tips for improving the design of your elearning (or anything else for that matter.)

Learning, Design & Technology Miscellany

A few other things just because I can.

Design Resources

Apps & Tools

  • – a powerful alternative to Google Forms with a look.
  • SmallPDF – Don’t have Adobe’s Acrobat Pro?  Smallpdf makes it super easy to convert and edit all your PDF files solving all your PDF problems in one place.

Books, Podcasts, Courses:

What I’m listening to:

Conference News

Here’s a peek at the conference action for this week and next:

Looking for your next conference? I’ve recently updated my global collection of L&D events with new 2019 dates. Let me know if you see one I missed or have a new one to add.

Speaker Proposals:

Thanks for reading! If you found anything good, forward it to a friend or spread the word with a tweet.

You can find me at these UPCOMING EVENTS:

Interested in the things that didn’t make the cut here? Follow me on Twitter or even better, subscribe to my newsletter.

I’m looking for great people and organizations who want to help people learn and work better. If you’re one of them, let’s talk! Speaking and Workshop Information Sheet.

Looking for a previous edition? Check out the archives

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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