Five Favorite Friday is a curated list of what we enjoyed, noted or thought about in the week just past.
- Favorite Learning and Development Comic: Julie Dirksen’s webcomic was published in September of 2009. It captures the issue on how we sometimes overload our learners succinctly and in a fun and engaging way. Approximately seven years later, I still remember it and use it with my team—talk about staying power. You can see the rest of the webcomics at Julie’s blog Usable Learning as well. Want to learn a bit more about instructional design? Check out Julie’s book Design for How People Learn (Voices That Matter)..
- Favorite Tweet:
An interesting comparison of the same course taught 3 different ways… https://t.co/cKXAtcNgFo
— E-Learning Council (@learningcouncil) May 18, 2016
- Favorite Conference: ATD 2016, the biggest learning and performance event of the year, was held May 22–25 in Denver Colorado. The speaker lineup was amazing as usual. Keynotes included Simon Sinek (author of Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action), Brené Brown (author of three bestsellers as well as one of the top 5 Ted Talks The Power of Vulnerability) and Jeremy Gutsche (bestselling author of Better and Faster). Missed the conference? One of my favorite ways of catching up is following the twitter hashtag #ATD2016. Of course, David Kelly is legendary for his curated conference backchannel posts
- Favorite Magazine Article: From one of our favorite sources, Harvard Business Review comes a great article on visualizing information—Visualizations That Really Work. The article discusses the difference between four types of visual communication: idea illustration, idea generation, visual discovery, and data visualization. This article is worth a study.
- Favorite Free Tool: Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sound—perfect for editing narration for our learning modules.