The Best of Learning, Design & Technology _ Mike Taylo

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | August 16, 2019

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Robert H. Schuller

I was reminded this week about the importance of communication and the troubles with assuming it has happened. It seems like the majority of challenges we face ultimately have at least some element of miscommunication. You know what they say about assumptions? Here are some things from the learning, design and technology world that I won’t assume you’ll like – but I hope you will! Have a great weekend.

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How to Build Expertise While Learning

How do you develop “expertise”? Do you have to put in the 10,000 hours to master something? How do you overcome imposter syndrome? Why do creatives need to read more? Designer Chris Do (@thechrisdo) discusses why you need to read more, share what you know, and then to constantly reevaluate yourself by challenging what you know.


Four Recommendations To Support Evidence-Informed L&D

In this article Jos Arets (@AretsJos) discusses the difference between evidence-based and evidence-informed, teaching you how to determine the effectiveness of any learning service, by aiding the decision-making process.

Four Recommendations To Support Evidence-Informed L&D


Competitive advantage with a human dimension: From lifelong learning to lifelong employability

This article talks about improving training to promote lifelong employability and why organizations should embrace “lifelong employability,” which stretches traditional notions of learning and development and can inspire workers to adapt, more routinely, to the evolving economy.

https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/future-of-work/competitive-advantage-with-a-human-dimension-from-lifelong-learning-to-lifelong-employability


The Surprising Truth About Human Behaviors and Learning with Daniel H. Pink

Understanding the science behind topics related to human behavior can be extremely powerful for learning professionals. In this podcast conversation, Daniel Pink discusses Motivation 3.0, learning goals vs. performance goals, persuasion, and the importance of timing when it comes to learning.

The Surprising Truth About Human Behaviors and Learning with Daniel H. Pink


10 People Every Learning Pro Should Know

A few of the people who have been most helpful to me. There are many others. Follow Jane Hart´s 100 &D People Who Tweet list for a nice headstart

https://mike-taylor.org/2019/08/13/ten-people-every-learning-pro-should-know/


Learning, Design & Technology Miscellany

A few other things just because I can.

Tools & Resources

  • Delesign – great-looking free graphics & illustrations
  • NASA’s Soundcloud offers a wealth of free out-of-this-world sound effects.
  • Codeless – Badass resources on automating your business. No code required.

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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