Happy Friday! I’ve got some news to share on the professional front. I’ll be starting a new role at Nationwide on Monday doing some cool stuff with their cybersecurity team. I’m looking forward to this new challenge with the great team of people there.
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What I’m Listening to: I discovered this cool site that has a collection of “Lo Fi” music, which I find to be a great option for when you’re working.
Last week’s most clicked item:
Everything You Need to Know to Create Quizzes With Microsoft Forms
Organizational Behavior Change Toolbox
This post is an adapted conversation between Samuel Salzer and Henrik Dresbøll of WElearn from the series Behavior Worth Spreading. It explores the toolbox of the behavioral manager as Samuel answers ten questions from Henrik related to organizational behavior change.
Effects of the Pandemic on Learning Technology Roadmaps
Dig into the juicy details of this report by Megan Torrance. The data showed that L&D teams accelerated their
plans in more tried and true technologies, while plans for implementing newer technologies tended to be slowed down. Click through to get more details.
Five of the best workplace learning theories
The folks at Emerald Works have shared their take on the workplace learning theories they think are most useful. Jump in to see if your favorite made the list. I’m curious to hear what you think. Do you agree or disagree? Would you add any others?
Do You Have an Idea Garden?
This is an idea that really resonates with me. I use a combination of bookmarks and OneDrive to “seed” my idea garden. What’s your idea garden look like? How do you tend it?
A Complete Guide To HTML Email
I’ll admit that I think email can be good. I think well done emails are an underutilized option in everyone’s toolbox. Smashing Magazine takes a look into templates and tools for building and designing HTML emails. There is something for everyone and lots of really great resources in here. How are you using email in your work?
A few other things just because I can.
Here are three podcast episodes from this week that are worth a listen:
- Toby Harris from Filtered on curation and more on the Learning Hacks podcast
- Richard Goring and Ingrid Mengdehl on Creating Dynamic Presentations with Animations on the The World of Presentations podcast
- The Story of Stories on the Hidden Brain podcast
Tools, Tips & Resources
I also publish a daily L&D Tech Toolbox newsletter. You can find those and subscribe here.
- FontShare – a new typeface resource where fonts are 100% free for personal and commercial use.
- TweetPik – Capture and share professional screenshots of your (or anyones) tweets.
- Background Remover by Deposit Photos – yet another option for removing image backgrounds
- tally.so – The simplest way to create beautiful forms and do cool stuff with them for free.
- Colorsinspo – All in one resource for finding everything about colors
Where You Can Find Me
- Learning Solutions – 10 Non-L&D Tools That Can Improve Your Practice – May 11
- Pushing the Elearning Envelope – June 9/10
- Canadian Elearning Conference – June 10/11
- Kansas City ATD – June 17
- Nashville ATD – Using Technology for Training – September 16
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