“To attain knowledge, add things everyday. To attain wisdom, remove things every day.” -Lao Tzu
The video below is from my son’s 7th grade science class. His school has an amazing set of teachers which has been inspiring to watch and has totally changed the way my son views school. Mr Canterbury has converted the entire year from a boring slog through science into an exciting mission to Mars. Kudos to him and the rest of the Worthingway Middle School staff!
Now to blast off with the best of this week’s learning, design and technology news.
How Workflow Learning Can Power the Classroom
In this post, Conrad Gottfredson (@congott) says that “On the average, half of the skills covered in traditional formal learning can be safely pushed in their entirety into the workflow.” He also goes on to talk about how the instructional methodology makes a difference in the speed and degree to which people learn and how workflow learning can add back time for methodology without adding more time to training.
Deep Learning, Deliberate Practice, and Desirable Difficulties
Learn how to help workers develop job skills through deep learning, deliberate practice, and evidence-based training methods known as desirable difficulties from this conversation with Patti Shank (@pattishank)
How artificial intelligence is changing the way L&D is working
You’ll want to check out this ebook and podcast series of interviews with leaders who are revolutionising learning and development using artificial intelligence. Tune in with Robin Petterd (@RobinPetterd) to get the scoop on AI in L&D
Cultivating Communities with Rachel Happe of Community Roundtable
“Communities are just-in-time learning mechanisms—they’re containers of trust that scale beyond individual relationships.” – Rachel Happe (@rhappe) That’s why it’s so important for us as learning leaders to be intentional and cultivate these within our organizations.
A Guide to Cloud Fonts in Microsoft Office 365
Fonts used to be a challenge in PowerPoint when sending or sharing your slide decks. If the recipient didn’t have the same font installed that you used to create the slides the whole thing could take an ugly and frustrating turn for the worse. Fortunately, Microsoft has changed the game with the recent addition of Cloud fonts. Now your slides can look the same, no matter where you open them or who else views them. Julie Terberg (@JulieTerberg) has put together this handy guide to help.
Learning, Design & Technology Miscellany
A few other things just because I can.
- Illustrations Gallery by Manypixel is a nice collection of free illustrations you can use for personal or commercial projects.
- The Gender Spectrum Collection This is a free gender inclusive stock photo library
Apps & Tools
- Twist — Twist is an asynchronous communication tool that givespeople who don’t like Slack a different option to try.
- I Love PDF – Every tool you need to use PDFs, at your fingertips. All are 100% FREE and easy to use! Merge, split, compress, convert, rotate, unlock and watermark PDFs with just a few clicks.
- iTube Studio – The Quickest Way To Download Your Favorite YouTube Videos
Books, Podcasts, Courses:
- Data, Nudges & Learning: A Guide to Enhancing Engagement – I’m excited about this one from HT2 Labs. (@HT2Labs) Starts on April 29th. Hop over there and get registered today.
- Microsoft’s AI Business School – A collection of free resource you can use to brush up on specific, practical knowledge about articial intelligence (AI).
- Articulate 360: Interactive Learning by David Anderson (@elearning) on Lynda
What I’m listening to:
- Looking for a “set it and forget it” track to power your work today? Mushroom jazz fits the bill.
- You can see here that April is chock full of L&D events.
- Videos of the Enterprise Connect 19 conference sessions Check out the backchannel via #EC19
- Videos from the CLO Symposium, (2019 videos will be released next month) You can cruise #CLOsym for more info
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.
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You can find me at these UPCOMING EVENTS:
- June 14: PowerPoint: The Digital Design Super Powers You Never Knew, Akron, OH
- June 17-18: Learning Tech Day, Gent, Belgium
- July 12: State of Ohio Training Association Keynote, Columbus, OH
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