The Best of Learning, Design & Technology _ Mike Taylor

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | April 24, 2020

“We must learn to be equally good at what is short and sharp and what is long and tough.”  —Winston Churchill

Thanks to Mathias Vermeulen, I’ve recently fallen down the #NoCode rabbit hole exploring all sorts of tools and tricks for connecting apps to do some pretty amazing things. (You should see what he’s doing!) I don’t think it is amazing but I’m experimenting with a new process for putting together this weekly collection. What do you think? Better or worse? I’d love your feedback

Happy Friday and as always, thanks for reading.

What I’m Listening To: My daughter is trying to update my musical tastes and turned me onto Alec Benjamin this week, so that is what I’m spinning today.


Last Week’s Most Clicked

#100DaysOfNoCode
#100DaysOfNoCode100daysofnocode.com
Build your No-Code skills by committing to the #100daysofnocode challenge

 

This Week’s Best

learning in the time of corona
learning in the time of coronajarche.com

Research shows that what distinguishes high performers in every field is that they have larger and more diversified personal networks. Leadership today is helping make our networks smarter. Harold Jarche’s PKM model is a great way to start.

 

What is Working Out Loud?
What is Working Out Loud?www.youtube.com
WOL changes the way you relate to yourself, to others & to the work you do. This video describes how the method works, and the benefits for you & your organiziation.

 

Transitioning Between the Inner and Outer Loop – Simon Terry
Transitioning Between the Inner and Outer Loop – Simon Terry
We work out loud in the inner loop to enable our immediate team to self-organise, be better aware of status and be more agile.  We work out loud in the outer loop to benefit from serendipity, learning and discovery.

 

How to scale up learning - Esko Kilpi
How to scale up learning – Esko Kilpi 

There is of course more to being intelligent than using the latest technologies; how we interact with others is a crucial element of how smart we are in practice. Intelligence is social and arises in communities and communication. The world has never been a more networked place, and yet schools and workplaces still focus on individuals. That needs to change.

 

Why Creating "Rubbish - Lots of Rubbish" Is The Key To Outstanding Work
Why Creating “Rubbish – Lots of Rubbish” Is The Key To Outstanding Workwww.psychotactics.com

In this short piece, you’ll hear how top professionals encourage the steps to great work—by creating a fair bit of rubbish along the way. This reminds me of my all-time favorite thing from Ira Glass about the creative gap.

 

Tips & Tools

Remote Instructional Design Jobs - Experiencing eLearning
Remote Instructional Design Jobs – Experiencing eLearningwww.christytuckerlearning.com
Christy Tucker has pulled together a nice collection of resources on how to find remote instructional design and L&D jobs?

 

Stories by Freepik
Stories by Freepikstories.freepik.com

Customize & download these fantastic free vector illustrations for your next project

 

Palette List
Palette Listwww.palettelist.com

Pick 2 colors and generate over 10,000 color palettes https://buff.ly/3bturZ9

 

Artboard Studio
Artboard Studioartboard.studio

Create mockups online an extensive library of assets and templates right in your browser.

 

Simple URL Tricks for Google Drive You Should Know – Digital Inspiration
Learn about secret URL tricks for Google Drive to quickly create direct download links, copy or preview shared files in Drive.

Free Domain for 5 Years
Free Domain for 5 Yearsmailchimp.com

Mailchimp is offering credit for a free .com domain name (for 5 years) Great for anyone looking to build their online presence. 

Zen Mind Map Zen Mind Map www.zenmindmap.com

Free online mindmap app! 
(I’m a poet and didn’t know it!)

WebshotWebshotwebshot.deam.io

Quick & easy screenshots of websites. Enter the URL & go!

 

Events

How to Write Your Face Off: Writing for Non-Writers
How to Write Your Face Off: Writing for Non-Writers www.marketingprofs.com

Want to write better? Join Ann Handley for her first-ever Tiny House Talk and learn how to write your face off (and like it).

 

SpeakerChats: Free Conference Presentations, Leading Speakers | Learning Solutions Magazine
SpeakerChats: Free Conference Presentations, Leading Speakers

The eLearning Guild has launched SpeakerChat, free access to previously recorded online presentations of popular and highly-rated sessions, and live videoconferences with the presenters.

 

The Learning and Development Conference 2020
The Learning and Development Conference 2020www.learningdevelopmentconference.com
The L&D Conference – fully digital delivery of both synchronous and asynchronous events across 6 weeks. June 22 – July 31, 2020. Over 24 incredible speakers too!

 

Learning Conferences Calendar – Mike Taylor
Learning Conferences Calendar – Mike Taylormike-taylor.org

Looking for your next L&D-related conference or event. This global directory can help. 

 

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