Happy Friday! With some rain outs and rescheduling my daughter is starting a streak of 10 straight days of softball games. If you’re looking for me I’ll be on the ball fields. It is really cool to see your kids in action…now let’s hope it isn’t a million degrees this coming week and half. Have a great weekend. Thanks for reading!
What I’m Listening to: I don’t think I’ve ever shared that I really like AJR. They have something I can’t quite put my finger on that just makes me feel good when I hear them.
Last week’s most clicked item:
How to Turn Complex Topics Into Content Your Audience Will Understand
Adaptive Learning with Area9
If you’re not following Christopher Lind and his Learning Tech Talks, you should go and do that now. It is a consistently valuable source for what’s happening in the L&D world. Recently Judy Albers from Area9 Lyceum visited to talk about an approach to learning that is grounded in years of research enabling organizations to create a high impact transformative learning experience that allows learners to achieve their full potential through a truly personalized experience. Great stuff!
Authentic learning moments promote transfer to the workplace
This post discusses five dimensions that promote learning transfer based on the book “Evidence-Informed Learning Design – Creating Training to improve Learning Design” by Mirjam Neelen & Paul Kirschner.
Cognitive Architecture and Instructional Design: 20 Years Later
Cognitive load theory aims to explain how the information processing load induced by learning tasks can affect students’ ability to process new information and to construct knowledge in long-term memory. In short, If cognitive load becomes too high, it hampers learning and transfer. This paper is an attempt to summarize the last 20 years of cognitive load theory
Mastering The Art of Curation
Check out this discussion on curation defining what people mean when they speak of ‘content curation’ and how Lori Niles-Hoffman compares L&D content curation to creating an 80’s mixtape.
Effective Note Taking
If you’re like me, at some point you’ve pondered the best way to take notes and what note taking app might be best for you. It may make you feel better that most people don’t know how to use their digital note taking app once they download it. This video series is a guide from Tiago Forte on effective note taking not matter what app you choose.
- Becoming a Learning Organisation with Zoe Freeman on the Learning Uncut podcast
- How can we embed learning in our workplaces? on The Mind Tools L&D podcast
- Evidence-based L&D – One size doesn’t fit all… Or can it? On the CIPD podcast
- Unpaywall is an open database of 32,298,659 free scholarly articles
- Never expose sensitive data while you’re screen sharing with the ZeroBlur browser plugin.
- You can now import data from an image into Excel on Windows
- SOS Click is a PowerPoint add-in that lets you save your files in multiple locations including online clouds all at once. There are also similar add-ins for Word and Excel
- Glean note taking claims to be the antidote to information overload
- DevLearn (October 24-28) – I’m doing two pre-conference workshops this year!
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