Friday Finds: The Best Of Learning, Design & Technology | May 6, 2022

Fall in love with some activity, and do it! Nobody ever figures out what life is all about, and it doesn’t matter.

Richard Feynman

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.”

Thanks for reading!

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!

How to Get (Unfairly) Lucky in Life | Tim Denning

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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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