Friday Finds: The Best Of Learning, Design & Technology | February 18, 2022

“You have to be odd to be number one.”

Dr. Seuss

Happy Friday! I hope everyone had a lot of love headed their direction this Valentines week.  

Thanks for reading!

What I’m Listening to:  Mark Farina is one of my favorites to listen to while I’m working, so that is what is filling the airwaves around here this morning.


Last week’s most clicked item:
Key Insights for Learning Professionals



2022 L&D GLobal Sentiment Survey

Donald Taylor’s annual survey of global L&D pros shows how Covid-19 continues to affect Learning and Development (L&D) world-wide, both giving L&D departments clear goals to aim for, and making it difficult to achieve them. Dig in and learn more about what everyone thinks will be hot in L&D in 2022.


How do we learn complex skills? Understanding ACT-R Theory

John Anderson’s ACT-R theory is an ambitious attempt to synthesize a huge amount of work in psychology to form a broad picture of how we learn complicated skills. Even if the theory turns out not to be the whole story, it helps illuminate our understanding of the problem.


10 Characteristics Of Learning And Development At Its Best

In this article, Sam Allen tells that if the impact of Coronavirus on the security of roles in L&D has taught us anything, it is that we need to do everything in our power to change the perception of our industry and its value in organizations. He shares the practices he believes will ensure L&D is seen as a credible and valued partner to the business and not an order taker or worse still an expendable “nice to have”.


The War Against Forgetting

A whitepaper from Learning Pool by John Helmer on spaced practice – what it is, why it is relevant and how to use technology to harness the spacing effect.
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iDTX 2022 Conference Recordings

Check out Tom McDowall and recorded sessions from a cast of great L&D pros that took place last week as part of the IDTX online conference.

  • Around is an online meeting option you may want to check out. – it is Jeremy Caplan’s favorite!
  • HeyWith is a slick, easy to use platform to build an online presence by showcasing projects, portfolio, resume, testimonials, and highlights in one place.
  • Video Candy is every tool you need to edit videos online. 100% FREE and easy to use!
  • Tribe is a customizable community platform that I’m about to try out for a project. 
  • Look Busy is an app that fills your work calendar with realistic-looking (but secretly fake) work events.(If you’re so inclined.)

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Published by Mike Taylor

Born with a life-long passion for learning, I have the great fortune to work at the intersection of learning, design, technology & collaboration.

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