My 2020 Top 10 Tools for Learning

It is time once again for Jane Hart’s annual top tools for learning survey. And since I’ve been adding my contributions from the beginning (over a decade ago) I’ve got to keep my streak alive. Here are my top learning tools for 2020. Here are my personal top 10 learning tools for this year. 1.Continue reading “My 2020 Top 10 Tools for Learning”

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SPACED LEARNING: AN INTRODUCTION & SOME TOOLS TO HELP YOU GET STARTED

The spacing effect is one of the oldest and best-documented phenomena in the history of learning and memory research. Research has repeatedly shown that using these techniques can increase the retention of new knowledge and skills. By basing your own learning designs off of these principles you can increase what your audience will remember. However,Continue reading “SPACED LEARNING: AN INTRODUCTION & SOME TOOLS TO HELP YOU GET STARTED”

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100 More Tools for Learning

Give ordinary people the right tools, and they will design and build the most extraordinary things.  -Neil Gershenfeld In the course of reading and curating my weekly newsletter, I discover lots of new tools and apps. Last week I shared my top 3 favorite tools from 2019. While those three stand out heads and shouldersContinue reading “100 More Tools for Learning”

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Three Top Tools from 2019 You Need to Know

For many, this is a time to pause and take a look back at the past year. You might already know that I’m a big fan of working smarter over working harder. One of the ways I approach this type of mindset is keeping a constant lookout for new ways of working and new toolsContinue reading “Three Top Tools from 2019 You Need to Know”

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Canva Just Keeps Getting Better & Better

I’ve been a big fan of Canva for a long time now. There are so many things it can do and my favorite thing is how easy it is for anyone to create great designs in no time. Whether you need a quick graphic for social media, slides, a flyer promoting an event or aContinue reading “Canva Just Keeps Getting Better & Better”

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Grab These Helpful L&D Resources from the Marketing Playbook

In our three sessions at DevLearn last week, Bianca Baumann and I shared some “L&D Strategies from the Marketing Playbook“. Among the things we talked about was an introduction to some of the marketing tools and techniques you can use to enhance any L&D project or strategy. Here are a few of the things weContinue reading “Grab These Helpful L&D Resources from the Marketing Playbook”

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Ten People Every Learning Pro Should Know

I was just talking with colleague the other day about the best way to get started in the Learning & Development field when I saw Amanda Nolan´s Linkedin post asking for some input on people´s favorite resources for new comers. I wanted to answer but I quickly realized that I would need more space thanContinue reading “Ten People Every Learning Pro Should Know”

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No Coding Required: Now Anyone Can Build a Custom Mobile App

Surf the wave of ‘no code’ apps I recently found a super slick mobile app creation tool called Glide. It works by presenting data from a Google Sheet in a nicely polished, easy to use app for your smartphone.  In the past, I’ve tried a few others that work similarly, but none of them are anywhere near as easyContinue reading “No Coding Required: Now Anyone Can Build a Custom Mobile App”

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Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | February 1, 2019

“When I’m reading, I’m looking for something to steal. Readers ask me all the time the traditional question ‘Where do you get your ideas from?” I reply: ‘We are all having ideas all the time. But I’m on the lookout for them. You’re not.’”  —Philip Pullman It has been a webinar kind of week for me.Continue reading “Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | February 1, 2019”

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Thinking Outside the Course: Free Tools for Making E-learning Better

It is *CRAZY* cold around here today but that won´t stop us from exploring a mountain of great free tools that can make your elearning better. Later today, I´ll be part of the eLearning Guild Spotlight event, ¨Get the Best Free Tools to Make Great eLearning¨. My session, ¨Tools for Thinking Outside the Course¨ (1pmContinue reading “Thinking Outside the Course: Free Tools for Making E-learning Better”

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