Mike Taylor Learning, Design & Technnology

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | January 31, 2019

The number one factor in engagement is relevance because relevance drives out resistance.” Clive Shepherd

Happy Friday once again! I hope this finds you doing well and looking forward to something fun this weekend. I’m happy to see the days starting to get a little longer and the temperatures hopefully starting to trend back up in the right direction.

Here are this week’s finds. Thanks for reading!

What I’m Listening to: This morning I’m working along to these 70s & 80s acoustic tunes

 


Last week’s most clicked item:
3 Myths You Need to Reject to Make More Visual
Content with Simplified Graphics


 

What Will Be Hot in Workplace L&D In 2020

If you think there’s too much noise out there and not enough hard fact, you’re not alone. Take a look at the results of Donald Taylor’s (@donaldhtaylor) seventh annual Learning & Development Global Sentiment Survey to help you plan your L&D strategies for 2020 and beyond. You can also join Don to hear more about it in an upcoming webinar.

The L&D Global Sentiment Survey 2020 – first thoughts

The Spacing Effect: How to Improve Learning and Maximize Retention

I feel like I’ve shared this before? I haven’t cool…even if I have, I’m gonna share it again because I think this is an important concept that everyone should know. And you should be subscribed to the Farnam Street blog cause if you’re not you’re really missing out on a lot of good stuff.

The Spacing Effect: How to Improve Learning and Maximize Retention

Our New Role: Bringing Kindness To Work

People want meaningful jobs, fair pay, transparency, and growth. But most of all, they want kindness.

Our New Role: Bringing Kindness To Work

 

My biggest social media mistake

Great point from John Stepper (@johnstepper) about experiencing how, through the purposeful sharing of contributions using different tools, you can become more effective and increase the chances of coming into contact with more opportunities.

https://workingoutloud.com/blog/my-biggest-social-media-mistake

 

Why Refusing to Discuss Failure Erodes a Culture of Growth

Success theater is, at its core, an informal operating system that says to employees: “you’re expected to win, and you should only discuss wins. Failures need not be exemplified.”

https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/refusing-to-discuss-failure-erodes-growth

 


 

A few other things just because I can.

Tools & Resources

  • [voice apps] Voiceflow – Design, prototype and build voice apps in your browser with no coding
  • [design] Sleek Bundle – free collection of illustrations for your next project
  • [design] Glaze curated royalty-free illustration library
  • Nine Good Sources of Public Domain & Creative Commons Audio
  • [learning tech] Did you know SurveyGizmo has xAPI integration?
  • [tools] Draw, diagram and collaborate with Creately.
  • [tools] Screencastify is a slick screencast tool for Chrome
  • [tools] Krisp AI-powered noise cancellation meeting dialer. Cancels out background noise on your end of the call.

 

Conferences & Learning Events

Call for Speakers:

Interested in the things that didn’t make the cut here? Follow me on Twitter


 

I love talking about learning, design, and technology. If you’re looking for a speaker, let’s talk! Speaking and Workshop Information Sheet.

 

Looking for a previous edition? Check out the archives

 

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