Learning, Design & Technology by Mike Taylor

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | April 19, 2019

Stop being impressed by money, fame & status. Instead, be impressed by those who treat other human beings well, in both good times & bad. — Warren Buffet (@warrenbuffet99)

Spring is in the air here in Columbus this week. I´m excited to be outside and see all the colors coming back into the world. Here are the latest items that have bloomed for you this week from the learning, design, and technology world. Cheers!


A guide to content curation for learning and development (L&D)

This guide by Robin Petterd, (@RobinPetterd) answers some important questions about curating content in an L&D context. You can also watch the “Content curation for learning” webinar this post is based on.

https://www.sproutlabs.com.au/blog/content-curation-for-learning/


The Great Training Robbery

Interesting article suggesting that training initiatives need to be org change initiatives.

https://www.hbs.edu/faculty/Publication%20Files/16-121_bc0f03ce-27de-4479-a90e-9d78b8da7b67.pdf


Visual Hierarchy: Organizing content to follow natural eye movement patterns

This post from the Interaction Design Foundation (@interacting)will help you understand how the human eye processes information to help you arrange your elements more effectively.

https://www.interaction-design.org/literature/article/visual-hierarchy-organizing-content-to-follow-natural-eye-movement-patterns


Learning in the flow of life: 2019 Global Human Capital Trends

This report from Deloitte (@Deloitte) signals that L&D has some big opportunities ahead. Their top-rated trend for 2019 is the need to improve learning and development (L&D). Eighty-six percent of respondents rated this issue important or very important, with only 10 percent of respondents feeling “very ready” to address it. Learn more about this and more in the

https://www2.deloitte.com/insights/us/en/focus/human-capital-trends/2019/reskilling-upskilling-the-future-of-learning-and-development.html


LinkedIn 2019 Workplace Learning Report

If this report is correct, L&D can look to see increased budgets and executive support on the road ahead. I´m also interested to see that they´ve called out the positive influence of marketing techniques. See what else they´ve included in this year´s report.

https://learning.linkedin.com/resources/workplace-learning-report


Learning, Design & Technology Miscellany

A few other things just because I can.

Design Resources

Apps & Tools

  • Glide – Create a mobile app from a Google Sheet in 5 minutes, for free.
  • Vidiq – an app to help you boost the reach of your YouTube content
  • Remote Tools – a platform that features top tech products catering to the remote working community

Books, Podcasts, Courses:

What I’m listening to:

  • I was reminded this week of an old favorite Mushroom Jazz. That´s what I´ll be working to today!

Conference Roundup

I´m experimenting with building an app for L&D Conferences. It is very beta and I´d love for you to check it out and give some feedback

Global L&D Conferences & Events App

  • #PressEd19 is an online Twitter conference that happened yesterday
  • UX Agenda has a nice collection or UX events

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.


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:

  • June 17-18: Learning Tech Day, Gent, Belgium
  • July 12: State of Ohio Training Association Keynote, Columbus, OH

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