“What you think of yourself is much more important than what others think of you.” — Seneca
Today I’m counting my blessings that we live in a state who acted promptly when faced with the COVID crisis. Our governor and medical director have been a model of how public servants should be. Putting the safety of our population ahead of everything else. I’m very saddened by the political decisions happening in other states like Wisconsin and Kansas that are literally killing people. I hope that wherever you are, you’re leaders are making smart, informed decisions so that you and yours can stay safe and healthy. Thanks for reading!
What I’m Listening to: I’m continuing my tour of old favorites. Today is possibly my very favorite play list to work along to: Mushroom Jazz
Last week’s most clicked item:
Crisis Tips for Learning Professionals
(The Right) Learning Modalities To Deliver Digital Learning
Evidence shows that you’ll likely need both asynchronous (self-paced) and synchronous (live) tools to support different instructional needs. This is the first part of a series by Patti Shank looking at these tools and ways of blending them effectively.
But what could you learn instead?
Learning takes effort, and it’s hard to find the effort when the world is in flux, when we’re feeling uncertain and when we’re being inundated with bad news. But that’s the moment when learning is more important than ever. What did you learn today?
Learning Technologies 2020 Sessions
It is really great that the Learning Technologies conference puts all their sessions online. Check out this great lineup and I’m certain you’ll find something well worth watching.
The Transformation is Not Digital
Clark Quinn reminds us that the recent push for something called the ‘digital transformation’ tends to have a misguided focus on the technology when, in fact, it isn’t about the tools we use and if you want to get it right you’ve got to put the people first.
6 Habits of Super Learners
In a world that’s changing fast, the ability to learn a new skill as fast as possible is quickly becoming a necessity. The good news is, you don’t need a natural gift to be better at learning something new even when you have a full-time career.
A few other things just because I can.
Tools & Resources
- [Zoom backgrounds] Zoomerbackgrounds.com because sometimes you just need to add little fun
- [virtual classroom] Adobe Connect is offering a 90 day free trial for up to 25 participants.
- [screencasting] Record and publish interactive walkthroughs from your browser with Snackwyze
- [Screencasting] The Xbox Game Bar can record your screen for free on Windows 10
- Promptr.tv is a slick, free and easy to use teleprompter that runs right in your web browser.
- [audience engagement] Vevox is a live polling / Q&A app you can use for presentations and training events.
- [design] Beautiful, FREE illustrations of black people for your next digital project
- [design] AI Generated photos
Conferences & Learning Events
NEW: The Learning & Development Conference June 22-July 21 This is new and different – check it out.
- Check out the upcoming conference schedule
- L&D webinars and professional development events calendar by Kari Knisely (@KariKnisely)
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