Happy Friday! If you haven’t already connected with this week’s Learning Solutions sessions, don’t miss the FREE pass to see a lot of great sessions. Demofest is happening today which is always a favorite. I’ll be participating in two sessions on Monday. Drop by and say hi!
- 10 Non-L&D Tools That Can Improve Your Practice
- Speaker Chat: How Do You Find and Test New Tools and Resources?
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What I’m Listening to: Today I’m spinning some fun 80’s Covers – What’s not to love?
Last week’s most clicked item:
How to Use Plain Language Guidelines to Improve Learning Outcomes
A New Understanding of Effort
Why is it harder to watch a physics lecture than Netflix? Why does a cognitively demanding activity, like playing a video game, create a pleasurable state of flow, while math problems rarely feel that way? What makes something effortful?
Few battles rage hotter in education than the “teacher-centered” vs. “student-centered” debate. Should teachers be “sages” who explain ideas and procedures directly and precisely? Should we be “guides” who help students as they puzzle their way to discovery and understanding? Interteaching strikes a useful middle ground.
Let’s Get To Work With Productive Learning Strategies: Drawing
This post is one of a series that takes a look at one of Mayer & Fiorella‘s eight generative learning strategies – Drawing. They’re called generative (also productive) because they allow/force learners to ‘remould’ the subject matter and based on that, create their own output, such as a summary or a drawing. In other words, as a learner, you generate/produce something yourself based on and that goes further than what you’ve learned. In addition to mapping, Mayer and Fiorella also discuss summarising, drawing, imagining, self-testing, self-explaining, teaching, and enacting.
Algorithmic Nudges Don’t Have to Be Unethical
“Nudging” — the strategy of changing users’ behavior based on how apparently free choices are presented to them — has come a long way since the concept was popularized by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein in 2008. With so much data about individual users and with the AI to process it, companies are increasingly using algorithms to manage and control individuals — and in particular, employees. Mareike Möhlmann looks at three ways that organizations can take advantage of these strategies while staying within ethical bounds: Creating win-win situations, sharing information about data practices, and being transparent about the algorithms themselves.
Innovation Isn’t Just About What You Know, It’s About Who You Talk To
In this article, Greg Satell says that it is becoming clear is that collaboration is increasingly becoming a competitive advantage and it’s not just what you know, but who you talk to, that will determine whether you succeed or fail. The better networks we build, the more likely it will be that we stumble across that random bit of information or insight that can help us solve an important problem.
- Effective, efficient and engaging instruction with Dr. David Merrill on the Learning Science Weekly podcast
- What it means to be an “L&D Detective” with Kevin Yates on the Train Like You Listen podcast
- The Impact of Social Learning Beyond Traditional Training on the If You Build It, Will They Learn podcast
Tools & Tips
- Cut Out Pro – Magically remove unwanted elements & retouch images instantly
- Sutle – Save and organize resources into a directed learning path
- PixelTrue – Create great-looking mockups for free.
- Zappy – All-in-one way to share screenshots, GIFs, and recordings (Mac only)
- 440+ Free Sound Effects from Shutterstock
Where You Can Find Me
- 10 Non-L&D Tools That Can Improve Your Practice (Learning Solutions) – May 11
- Speaker Chat: How Do You Find and Test New Tools and Resources? (Learning Solutions) – May 11
- A Fresh Perspective on What’s Possible with Today’s Learning Technologies – June 10
- Canadian Elearning Conference – June 11
- Tools for Thinking Outside the Course with Bianca Baumann
- What Every eLearning Pro Should Know About NoCode with Mathias Vermeulen
- Kansas City ATD – June 17
- Nashville ATD – Using Technology for Training – September 16
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