The Best of Learning, Design & Technology _ Mike Taylor

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | April 10, 2020

The Best of Learning, Design & Technology _ Mike Taylor

“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.

https://elearningindustry.com/asynchronous-and-synchronous-modalities-deliver-digital-learning

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? 

Read more…

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. 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaL_Q28Qd9riip4QuxqAJNw

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.

https://learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/quinnsights-the-transformation-is-not-digital

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.

Read more…


A few other things just because I can. 

Tools & Resources 

Conferences & Learning Events 

NEW: The Learning & Development Conference June 22-July 21 This is new and different – check it out.

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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