The best of learning, design & technology by Mike Taylor

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | July 5, 2019

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” -Thomas Jefferson

We´ve just celebrated Independence Day here in the US and summer is in full swing. I hope whatever season you’re in that all is going well. Here are this week’s best from the world of learning, design and technology. Cheers!

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


How to Use RSS Feeds to Boost Your Productivity

This @Zapier article illustrates how you can use RSS to be more efficient at keeping up with all the things you want to know. RSS and a feed reader like Feedly can be a game changer for the way you consume content.

https://zapier.com/blog/how-to-use-rss-feeds/


How to Be Great? Just Be Good, Repeatably

I´m not by any means implying that I am great but this article resonates pretty loudly with me. Like Steph Smith (@stephsmithio) I don´t equate big flash splashes with greatness and truly value those who are consistently good over the long haul. Small things done consistently over time can have big impacts.

https://blog.stephsmith.io/how-to-be-great/


Lee Bryant on Digital Leadership

Lee Bryant of Post*Shift, shares his thoughts on digital leadership. He says that “Digital transformation is not just about changing the old organisation, but rather creating new organisational fabric — often digital in nature — that can coordinate work and communications in a better way.” Learn what he thinks that means for leaders at all levels.

View at Medium.com


Think Like a Marketer to Engage and Influence Learners

Marketers have the same goals as learning and development (L&D) professionals: We are trying to capture the attention of our audiences and move them to take action. Bianca Baumann (@biancabaumann) and I are excited to lead a full-day preconference session “L&D Strategies from the Marketing Playbook” at DevLearn again this year on this topic and this article will give you a brief introduction.

https://learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/think-like-a-marketer-to-engage-and-influence-learners


My Top 10 Learning Tools for 2019

This is my annual submission of top learning tools for Jane Hart’s (@c4lpt) global survey. If you’ve already shared your list I’d love to see it. If not, you should hop on over and submit your own list.

https://mike-taylor.org/2019/07/02/mike-taylors-2019-top-10-learning-tools/


Learning, Design & Technology Miscellany

A few other things just because I can.

Design Resources

  • Screenzy – Quick, easy & free way to beautify your screenshots!

Apps & Tools

  • Record.io – Record your screen right in your browser. No installation required.

Books, Podcasts, Courses:

What I’m listening to:

Conference Roundup


You can find me at these UPCOMING EVENTS:

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I’m always 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.

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