Mike Taylor Learning Design & Technology

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | September 13, 2019

We are not thinking people. We are feeling people, who think. – Antonio Damaso

Playing catch in the back yard with my daughter lately has been a great reminder of the things that are truly important. It always melts away the rest of the world and I just want to hold on to that feeling forever. I hope you get plenty of whatever that is for you that gives you that feeling.

Here are this week’s finds from the Learning, Design & Technology world. Cheers!

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


Effective persuasion through ethos, pathos and logos

“Humans are not thinking people. We are feeling people who think.” As learning professionals aren’t we really in the persuasion business? See what Clive Shepard (@cliveshepherd) has to say about it.


20+ Commonly Used Advertising Techniques in Visual Marketing

Speaking of persuasion, marketers tend to be really good at it. Here are some of the techniques from the @visme blog that marketers use and we should steal for our learning content.

20+ Commonly Used Advertising Techniques in Visual Marketing


How to Improve Your Visual Design Skills (for Learning Professionals)

If you want to apply your design skills to some of those marketing techniques mentioned above, Connie Malamed (@elearningcoach) shares some good tips for how to upgrade your design skills. Everyone is a designer after all.

How to Improve Your Visual Design Skills


Five Resources for Estimating Development Time

Everyone has faced the question “How long does it take to develop learning content?” If you’ve ever done it, you know how challenging it can be. Here are several resources that can help.

Five Resources for Estimating Development Time


Breaking Out of the “Tutorial Trap”: How I learned to stop copying and start learning

Steven Kang shares a lesson he learned about “breaking out of the tutorial trap.” He says that problems begin to surface when tutorials are used as shortcuts to circumvent actually learning the concepts involved.

View at Medium.com


Learning, Design & Technology Miscellany

A few other things just because I can.

Tools & Resources

Conference Roundup

The conference season is heating up. Check out the upcoming schedule.

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

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