Mike Taylor Learning, Design & Technology

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | November 22, 2019

I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.- Henry David Thoreau

Here in the U.S., we’re heading into the Thanksgiving holiday. I’m looking forward to lots of family time and a few warm, sunny days to check out “a galaxy far, far away”. No matter where you are, I hope you have plenty of things to give thanks for.

Here a this week’s finds from the Learning, Design & Technology world. Thanks for reading!


Last week’s most clicked item:
Scientists pinpoint the fastest way to learn something new


Challenges And Benefits Of Delivering Content On Smaller Screens

In this article, Patti Shank (@pattishank) shares some things you can do to counter some of the constraints associated with smaller screens and some of the benefits, which she says, are likely not to be what most organizations are currently doing or planning on doing.

https://elearningindustry.com/delivering-content-on-smaller-screens-challenges-benefits

Three Bizarre Learning Principles (And Why They Constantly Surprise Me)

If you’ve used some sort of learning techniques all your life, the core principles of learning should not mislead you. Even so, we get hoodwinked and it’s important to look at why we struggle with learning. Here’s what Sean D’Souza has learned about learning so far.

Three Bizarre Learning Principles (And Why They Constantly Surprise Me)

Using Neuroscience for More Effective L&D

Why is some knowledge retained, while other information just fades away? Neuroscience—the study of the human brain and behavior—can help you create training that sticks. Stella Collins (@stellacollins) shares some simple that can help people better retain and leverage learning in her new LinkedIn Learning course. Check your local library for free access.

Best of DevLearn DemoFest

Since this is Work Out Loud week, I think it is appropriate to share this webinar showcasing some of the award-winning learning projects presented during DemoFest at DevLearn 2019 Conference & Expo including Dan Keckan (@dankeckan), Cath Ellis (@cathellis), Diane Elkins (@dpelkins) and more!

https://www.elearningguild.com/olfarchives/1690/best-of-devlearn-demofest-2019/


Instructional Designers in Offices Speaking to the Lizard Brain with Mike Taylor

I popped in for a chat with the #IDIODC crew to talk about the lizard brain this week. Pop in for a quick listen.

https://www.crowdcast.io/e/Learning_Through_The_Lizard_Brain_With_Mike_Taylor


Learning, Design & Technology Miscellany

A few other things just because I can.

Tools & Resources

What I’m Listening To:

  • My wife has been on a John Mayer kick lately and I think it is starting to rub off on me.

For more check out the upcoming conference schedule or the L&D webinars and professional development events calendar by Kari Knisely (@KariKnisely)

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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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