It’s been a beautiful week around here as we head towards some R&R on Michigan’s beautiful beaches next week and a few visits to some college campuses along the way. I hope you’re getting some time for rest and relaxation wherever you are. Thanks for reading!
What I’m Listening To: Gwyn Wansbrough shared this playlist in her newsletter recently to use as intro music for online meetings and webinars. It’s good for working along with today too!
The 85% Rule for Learning
If you’re always successful, it’s hard to know what to improve. If you constantly fail, you won’t learn what works. Only when we have a mixture of success and failure can we draw a contrast between good and bad strategies. Learning, it seems, is optimized for both humans and machines when we succeed around 85% of the time.
How to Make the Case for Non-Traditional Learning Solutions
Nicole Papaioannou Lugara had a couple of great posts this week. This one has advice about pitching non-traditional learning solutions. While you’re there, be sure to check out Doubling Down on Knowledge Sharing Over Training too!
You may know Axios from their news operations. They have spent years digging into data, science and consumer trends and saw most folks are: Overwhelmed, Under-informed, Frustrated and tight on time. Then they built a format to fix that. The result is Smart Brevity -clearer updates, happier readers. Something we all need more than ever!
Why Filters Are Important for Knowledge Development
The expectation that we can process 100% of the material from one stage to the next is flawed. We need to adopt the mindset of filtering, not funnelling. Jeffrey Webber says, “It’s time to shift from a scarcity mindset to one of abundance; stop trying to process every idea completely out of fear of losing it.”
Tips L&D in 2022
Jeffrey Dalto asked learning and development experts from around the world a single, two-part question: “What is something you feel people in L&D might sometimes be able
to improve on, and what tip(s) can you offer to assist with that improvement?” This is all 40 of their answers. Don’t miss it!
- A/V Editing Extravaganza with Descript with Jeff Rozic on Learning Tech Talks
- The benefits of storytelling for learning on the Mindtools L&D podcast
- Big Learning Results with Little Experiments with Shannon Tipton on the IDIOC podcast
- Quicktools is a collection of online tools to design, edit, and convert your digital creations
- Openillux is a curated list of collections of the awesome free illustrations from around the web
- Auxi is billed as the “smartest PowerPoint add-in” which has some pretty cool looking AI features
- Flux Forms is a #NoCode form builder for collecting data
- Meetmonic is a way to create custom, sharable URL’s for your online meetings.
- VOV Pitstop Antwerp – September 15
- DevLearn Las Vegas – October 24-28
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