Friday Finds: The Best Of Learning, Design & Technology | March 25, 2022

“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.”

Stephen Hawking

Happy Friday! Today officially starts the countdown until we head out of town for spring break. T-minus 14 days and counting. I’m packing my swim trunks, sunscreen, hiking gear and lots of snacks and not much else. I hope this finds you looking forward to something as well? Thanks for reading!

What I’m Listening to: This morning I’m enjoying another suggestion from my daughter and listening to DayGlow. Good stuff! 

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Last week’s most clicked item:
Google Docs Hidden Gems


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Learn in Public

You already know that you will never be done learning. But most people “learn in private”, and lurk. They consume content without creating any themselves. Again, that’s fine, but we’re here to talk about being in the top quintile. What you do here is to have a habit of creating “learning exhaust”

https://www.swyx.io/learn-in-public/

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The Wonderful World of NoCode

Mathias Vermeulen and I recently sat down with Connie Malamed to talk about NoCode tools. Pop in for this rich, valuable exploration of what they are, what you can do with them, some examples of how Mathias and I use them and more. 

https://theelearningcoach.com/podcasts/72/

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Pedagogy vs. Andragogy: What’s the Difference?

Know your learners, make content relevant, give them choice in the learning process & build on their prior knowledge – whether they are novices or experts in the domain at hand. This is true for any age.

https://www.learningscientists.org/blog/2022/3/17-1

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How to Become a Master in Your Field

Professionals perfect the basics, while amateurs are endlessly seeking for secret techniques. Nothing fancy. Just doing unfancy things for a really long period of time.

https://durmonski.com/self-improvement/how-to-become-a-master-in-your-field/

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Generalist vs. Specialist: Choosing a Path for Career Success

Have you ever wondered: should I be more of a generalist or a specialist? David Epstein, bestselling author of Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World shares six takeaways from his research on why generalists have the advantage over specialists in today’s workplace.

https://www.ideou.com/blogs/inspiration/generalist-vs-specialist-choosing-a-path-for-career-success

  • DeckLinks lets you turn static presentations into engaging personalized decks with video narrations, file attachments, links and get analytics
  • Octoblocks is a drag-and-drop one-page website builder
  • Scribe automatically generates step-by-step guides including screenshots
  • Milanote is an easy-to-use tool to organize your ideas and projects into visual boards.
  • Summari — Instantly summarize any article or webpage in one click

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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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