Happy Friday! (Also known as Ted Lasso day – when a new episode drops) This week has been beautiful and I’m looking forward to spending some in-person time with my work colleagues this afternoon. We’ll be hanging outside and making the most of sharing a physical space, which has become a rare thing in recent years.
Thanks for reading!
What I’m Listening to: I’m a big Ted Lasso fan and in last week’s episode Roy Kent plays his “Roy is sorry for not understanding his girlfriend” playlist (I know I’ll need this numerous times in the future. I just hope it works as well as it did in the show!)
Last week’s most clicked item:
Top Tools for Learning 2021
Novice vs Expert Design Strategies
Common sense tells us that we should design differently for novices than for experts. What might not be as obvious, is that learning experiences designed for the novice can potentially have negative effects when used on experts. Connie Malamed takes a look at a phenomenon known as the expertise reversal effect.
Fixing the Overload Problem at Work
Companies keep burning out their employees — and promoting ‘balance’ doesn’t help. Mark Britz recently shared this article looking at how work redesign offers a better solution. This is an interesting peek at a successful work redesign initiative named STAR — an acronym for Support, Transform, Achieve Results
Applying & Infusing Behavioral Science
Grab your copy of this free digital book on applying Behavioral Science. It has a a consistent focus on the practitioner and some very practical advice to help aspiring “Behavioral Science champions” increase their impact within organizations.
Will Education Be Pointless in 30 Years?
The current education system does not encourage learning of the valuable skills of learning to learn, combining skills creatively and adapting to change. Yet these are a polymath’s greatest assets. Every evolution of the system has always neglected that, and truthfully, it’s a hard thing to do through evolution.
Six Years With a Distraction-Free iPhone
This article about being intentional about what you do on your phone resonates with me quite a bit. This weekend I’ll be following the advice in this article to see if I can cut some of the mindless time I spend on my phone. What about you? Do you have any good tips for preventing your phone from being a distraction?
- The Learning Skillset with Jane Bozarth on The Learning Hack podcast
- Why being a beginner is good for you on the All in the Mind podcast
- Evidence-based learning on the CIPD podcast
Tools & Tips
- BrightCarbon is at it again with this free PowerPoint addin that lets you toggle logos on/off
- ClipChamp is a free video editor with lots of nice features
- Zap BG continues the parade of background removal tools
- Joggo is a read it later app that summarizes content for you
- Campaignware lets you create interactive digital content like pre-built quizzes, surveys, polls and more
Where You Can Find Me
- Nashville ATD – Using Technology for Training – September 16
- COATD Annual Conference – September 21
- Free Elearning & ID Tools with Tim Slade October 6
- DevLearn October 20-22
- New Jersey ATD – Future of Work – November 10
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