The library is the temple of learning, and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history. Carl T. Rowan
We’ve been getting an early blast of winter around here this week. No matter when the snow and colder weather arrive, I’m never quite ready for it. I am ready to celebrate my son and I both starting another trip around the sun this weekend and spending some time with our family.
Here a this week’s finds from the Learning, Design & Technology world.
Thanks for reading!
Last week’s most clicked item:
The Cognitive Science Behind Learning That Resonates: The AGES Model
Scientists pinpoint the fastest way to learn something new
Scientists say they have cracked the code on the optimal level of difficulty to speed up learning. According to a new study researchers discovered a learning sweet spot — the point at which training is neither too easy nor too hard. In the sweet spot, learners make errors about 15 percent of the time, but their learning progresses fastest and additional effort has the biggest payoff.
Mental Habits that Support Lifelong Learning
Just like organizations need to build the right mental models for creating a learning organization, individuals need to build mental habits that enable lifelong learning. In this post Tanmay Vora (@tnvora) summarizes a chapter of John Kotter’s book “Leading Change” on the mental habits that support lifelong learning
How E-Learning can be more beneficial for Learners than Classroom Trainings
Eckart Fischer (@EckartFischer) writes about the factors that has the people in his organization asking for more elearning. Things like trust, speed and treating people like adults. What a novel idea, huh?
Meet Your Learning Goals With 20 Questions [podcast]
In this epsiode of The Speexx Exchange Podcast, Donald Taylor (@twitter.com/donaldhtaylor) talks with IKEA’s Jeff Kortenbosch (@jeffkortenbosch) about 20 Questions that can help you meet your learning goals.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi – The Greatest Unanswered Question in Psychology Today
Listen in to what the guy who recognised and named the psychological concept of flow, has to say about shaping your future.
Learning, Design & Technology Miscellany
A few other things just because I can.
Tools & Resources
- New Future Workforce podcast from Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning
- Font Pairings by People – Try font pairings and see how they look in your project!
- Fast.io – A Simple File Delivery Network that automates everything you need to host and track files and static websites
- Arist.co – A text message learning platform.
- Basecamp Personal – a free version of Basecamp for freelancers, students, families, and personal projects.
- Work Out Loud Week is next week. Check out the daily activities that are planned.
What I’m Listening To:
- Looks like the 100 songs on this Chillout Classics playlist will power me through everything on my to-do list today as I huddle next to my heater to stay warm..
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