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Happy Friday! Thanks for reading.
What I’m Listening to: This morning I’m going with my personal list of liked songs which is kind of a reflection of me – retro, calm and cool. (At least that is what I want to think!)
Last week’s most clicked item:
Performance Design Canvas + Video Overview by Arun Pradhan
Present with your video beside your PowerPoint slides in Microsoft Teams or Zoom
It seems like everyone is meeting and presenting online these days. Dave Paradi shares a slick tip for presenting with your video beside your PowerPoint slides in Microsoft Teams or Zoom
7 things to check before you design training
“Training will help solve this problem.” Before you say this, make sure more powerful changes have been made first. Here are 7 factors to consider from Cathy Moore. It’s like the marketing funnel. We pour a bunch of problems in at the top. Some problems are solved at each level, until a few problems make it to the narrowest bit, where training might be appropriate.
Social Age Guide Book Series
Julian Stodd has created a series of free e-books that takes an overview of a subject, and includes sections on ‘what you need to know’, ‘questions you should ask’, or ‘what you need to do about it’. Topics include community building, remote working, social learning and more.
Are Your eLearning Courses Ready for Adobe Flash End of Life?
December 31, 2020. The end of an era. The end of life for Flash. Back in the summer of 2017, when Adobe first announced they were “pulling the plug” on Flash, 2020 seemed like a long time away. Now it’s not. If you still have Flash-based content, you have just a few short months to decide what to do with it.
Which Video Conferencing Tools Are Most Accessible?
In this article, Claudio Luis Vera explains what to keep in mind when choosing between video conferencing tools to benefit everyone on your team — including those with disabilities.
A few other things just because I can.
Here are three podcast episodes from this week that are worth a listen:
- Blending your online sessions with Patti Shank – Part of a Learning While Working podcast series on live online teaching and facilitation with Patti Shank about blending learning design for live online sessions.
- The Value of Being Active on Social Media in L&D: What value can learning and development folks get from being more active on social media?
- Ripple – The Big Effects of Small Behavior Changes: How small behavior changes can have wide-reaching effects in the real world with Jez Groom and April Vellacott.
Tech, Tools & Tips
- PowerPoint Live Presentations enables more engaging and inclusive presentations is now generally available on PowerPoint for the Web.
- Fileinbox is perfect for collecting client documents, gathering photos and videos, or receiving large files too big to send over email.
- Explain Everything –The interactive whiteboard platform for teams, classrooms, and businesses that want to express ideas with total clarity.
- Miro: the collaborative whiteboard platform for distributed teams
- Newsletter Stack | The best newsletters on the web
Learning Guild’s SpeakerChat – Sticky Learning Tools + Tech with Nick Floro – Recording of Nick’s Learning Guild session. Lots of great stuff in there!
- Check out the upcoming conference schedule
- L&D Webinars for this month by Limestone Learning
Where You Can Find Me
- The online Learning Development Conference starts this Monday June 22. Let me know if you or anyone you know is interested in a 25% discount off of registration.
- Bianca Baumann and I will be running an online masterclass “L&D Strategies from the Marketing Playbook” with the VOV Network starting in November
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