Learning, Design & Technology by Mike Taylor

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | August 9, 2019

“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.” – Albert Einstein

Happy Friday! August is birthday month at our house. My wife´s was last week and my daughter´s is next week. We´re in the midst of some cool family outings including ziplining, glass blowing and a water park adventure this weekend. Here are a few top things from the learning, design and technology world to help keep you zipping along. Cheers!

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Learning & Strategy – Scalable Learning

In his most recent post, John Hagel (@jhagel) talks about how scalable learning will be the key to institutional success as we move deeper into an exponentially changing world. He share the “zoom out, zoom in” approach and its role in making a fundamental shift from a scalable efficiency model to a scalable learning model.

https://edgeperspectives.typepad.com/edge_perspectives/2019/08/learning-and-strategy.html


Personal Knowledge Mastery (PKM)

Harold Jarche (@hjarche)has a series of two posts on Personal Knowledge Master (PKM) which I think is one of the most important skills for any professional to have. In part 1 ¨PKM in Action¨, he shares some advice from people who have been using PKM and in part 2, he shares a couple of personal examples of PKM in action – his book reviews and bi-weekly ¨Friday Finds¨


Increasing Engagement in Learning

In this interview with Robin Petterd (@robinpetterd), Bianca Baumann (@biancabaumann) talks about how marketers design engaging experiences and what L&D can learn from these strategies.

https://www.sproutlabs.com.au/blog/increasing-engagement-in-learning-with-bianca-baumann/


The Stages Of Behaviour Change Every Learning Manager Should Expect

If you want your training to impact your business, there are two models for understanding behaviour you need to know about. Juliette Denny (@julliettedenny) says that with them, you’ll be able to change the behaviour of your learners and transform your organisation!

https://elearningindustry.com/stages-behaviour-change-learning-manager-expect


Is Training on the Way Out?

This is LinkedIn post with a lively ensuing conversation on the slow decline of formal training by Nick Shackleton-Jones (@shackletonjones). I´m super curious to know hear your thoughts?

https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6565365328845516800/?commentUrn=urn%3Ali%3Acomment%3A(activity%3A6565173292074876928%2C6565365243072000000)


Learning, Design & Technology Miscellany

A few other things just because I can.

Design Resources

Apps & Tools

Books, Courses, Podcasts:

What I’m listening to:

  • I´ve been getting out for early morning runs recently and today I´m tuning in to the Presentation podcast.

Conference Roundup

Check out the upcoming conference action and please let me know if you see any I´ve missed.

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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