Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | May 1,2020

“The person who says he knows what he thinks but cannot express it usually does not know what he thinks.” -Charlie Munger

Week #2 of monkeying around with some #NoCode tools and I still haven’t gotten the new flow of creating this newsletter perfected yet. (Always eager to hear from you about what works and what doesn’t!) Increasingly it seems that most things are in perpetual beta anyway so we should probably get comfortable with that, right? Hope you and yours are staying safe. 

Happy Friday! Thanks for reading.

What I’m listening to: One of my favorite things about Spotify is how they serve up music that I’d never find on my own. My “Discovery Weekly” playlist is a great example – its like having my personal music curator making me a new ‘mixtape’ every week.

Last Week’s Most Clicked

#100 Days of No Code  – You’ll be amazed what you can do with these No Code tools.

This Week’s Best

The 4 D's of Learning: A quick illustrated guide to Modern Workplace Learning : Modern Workplace Learning Magazine

The 4 D’s of Learning: A quick illustrated guide to Modern Workplace

Jane Hart has mapped here top 200 learning tools against the 4 main uses of the tools as ways of learning. Check out how different tools can be used in the context of her “4 D’s of Learning: Didactics, Discovery, Discourse, and Doing.

 

Which virtual activities should you be using to help people learn? - Train Like a ChampionWhich virtual activities should you be using to help people learn?
Brian Washburn has put together some ideas on how to best use the virtual features to various platforms to engage your learners with a helpful matrix to help you match those features to your learning objectives.

 

Give Your Workers the Latitude to Learn on the JobGive Your Workers the Latitude to Learn on the Job 
“If we narrowly focus learning on sharing existing knowledge through training programs, we’ll likely experience diminishing returns. It’s time for a new model.” by John Hagel III and John Seely Brown

 

12 BUILDING BLOCKS TO USE LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES EFFECTIVELY: ALL-IN-ONE – 3-Star learning experiences12 BUILDING BLOCKS TO USE LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES EFFECTIVELY: ALL-IN-ONE

A great series of blog posts based on Wilfred Rubens’ book ‘Lessons for Learning: Twelve Building Blocks for Effective Teaching’ translated by Mirjam Neelen  and Paul Kirschner.

 

The reason Zoom calls drain your energy The reason Zoom calls drain your energy
Video chat is helping us stay employed and connected. But what makes it so tiring – and how can we reduce ‘Zoom fatigue’?

 

Tips & Tools

New Stock Photos, Icons & Cut Out PeopleNew Stock Photos, Icons & Cut Out Peopleblog-insider.office.com

Microsoft 365 subscribers can now add premium creative content to their documents, files, and presentations. I love the expanded icon library and elearning peeps will like the cut-out characters.

 

Landing Pages for Your Online Events | GreeterLanding Pages for Your Online Events | Greetergreeter.co

Create simple, visually appealing landing pages for your Zoom events.

 

zmurl - Beautiful Website for Your Zoom Event
zmurl – Beautiful Website for Your Zoom Event

Build a beautiful site for your Zoom event in 2 minutes. Collect RSVPs and throw a great event. Similar to Greeter, but with many more useful features for payments, security and more.

 

Arist: the text message learning platformArist: the text message learning platform
Arist is the text message learning platform. We help individuals and organizations instantly improve learning and training, one text message course at a time.

 

Get Office Lens - Microsoft StoreOffice Lens

Turn your phone into a scanner that can take a photo of a document and convert it into a PDF, Word, PowerPoint or OneNote.

 

Let Others Upload Videos to your YouTube Channel
Let Others Upload Videos to your YouTube Channel
Make your own YouTube uploader form and let anyone upload videos of any size to your YouTube channel. The uploader can send videos even anonymously without a Google account.

 

Events

Alchemy Lab – Digital L&D Conference

Online May 9 & 10, 2020

Presentation Ideas Europe
Free online conference for presenters and PowerPoint users, taught by some of the best PowerPoint instructors in the world.

ATD 2021 TechKnowledge Conference Speaker Proposals

Speaker proposals for the 2021 TechKnowledge Conference January 27-29, 2021 in San Antonio, TX are now open – hope we’re all back in action by then!

Learning and Development Conference.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

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


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