Happy Friday! I’m still trying to process the absolute insanity of the latest news here in the U.S. It makes absolutely ZERO sense to me. This sentence from Ron Brownstein seems about right, and I live right in the middle of these two places.
“The fundamental divide in our politics today is between those voters and places most comfortable with the demographic and cultural changes remaking 21st-century America and those most hostile to them—what I’ve called the Democratic ‘coalition of transformation’ and the Republican ‘coalition of restoration.”
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What I’m listening to: I’ve shared a few good music finds that I discovered from my daughter here. Today I’m playing some classic 70’s rock which my son likes.
Last week’s most clicked item:
How to Remember Anything Forever-ish
Working Memory: Make It Bigger or Use It Better?
Andrew Watson reminds us that working memory is VITAL for learning and we don’t have very much of it. While we can’t get any more or it, we can help learners use what they have more effectively.
Effective Learning Strategies: The Science of Learning in Practice
For ages educators have experimented with different learning tools, techniques, and curricula with varying degrees of success. But how many of them are based on science with a robust body of research behind them? The “Science of Learning: Research Meets Practice.” by Alisa Cook and Ulrich Boser is an effort to get the science of learning into the hands of teaching professionals and highlights six research-based teaching practices.
How to build high impact learning faster using flipped curation
Flipped curation means learning designers can: Eliminate SME bottlenecks More time adding business context Less time developing content Build learning experiences faster .
Brainstorming on Zoom Hampers Creativity
Recent research found that video calls reduce creative collaboration and the generation of novel ideas versus in-person meetings. Might be time to turn off the camera when trying to hash out new ideas.
How to Get (Unfairly) Lucky in Life
Tim Denning shares some insights on being intentional and how that can help you become more lucky. Kind of reminds me of the saying that you find what you look for, so look for the good stuff!
- What happens when training and marketing collaborate with Emily Ledbetter on the Train Like You Listen podcast
- The many ways nudges have changed the world for the better with Katy Milkman on the Choiceology podcast.
- Harnessing the power of what you don’t know with Adam Grant on the You Are Not So Smart podcast TOOLS: Turn your Notion workspace into a training center https://www.basewell.com/notion-training-center
- Chameleon Creator lets you build and edit your fully-responsive online learning. No coding required!
- Create a poll in seconds with StrawPoll
- Quick & easy way to create QR codes from Tom Kuhlmann
- Display Note is a slick option for one-to-many screensharing
- folk is a slick CRM that integrates with Gmail and other providers that is worth a try
- PACT Professional Portfolios – May 13
- Canadian Elearning Conference – June 16-17
- Elearn Success Series: The EdTech Session – July 20
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