Friday Find Finds — Skills Reports, Async Training Program & Brain Sensory Signals

Mike Taylor

How the Brain Tells Apart Important and Unimportant Sensations. has discovered that a small, largely ignored structure at the very bottom of the brain stem plays a critical role in the brain’s selection of sensory signals. “Your job is to collect good ideas.

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Friday Find Finds — Return on Attention, RSS, Content Curation 101

Mike Taylor

In short, making mistakes primes your brain for learning. Dr. Wendy Suzuk discusses:boosting attention & memory with science-based tools on the Huberman Labs podcast. Why most charts suck with Randy Krum on the Present Beyond Measure podcast. Happy Friday!

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Friday Finds: The Best Of Learning, Design & Technology | April 22, 2022

Mike Taylor

“Our memory is at best a photograph that is constantly being Photoshopped by our brain without our permission or awareness.” Dr Anna Barnett on how the world of learning has changed on the Mind Tools podcast Why use a PowerPoint template?

Friday Finds: The Best Of Learning, Design & Technology | February 18, 2022

Mike Taylor

iDTX 2022 Conference Recordings. Check out Tom McDowall and recorded sessions from a cast of great L&D pros that took place last week as part of the IDTX online conference. “You have to be odd to be number one.” Dr. Seuss. Happy Friday!

Friday Finds — Learning Transfer, Working Memory, Portfolio Tips

Mike Taylor

How to Support Learning For A Brain That’s Becoming More Stupid Over Time. What does the fact that our brains do less b/c of technology mean for what we need to do to support people’s learning?

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | May 21, 2021

Mike Taylor

Animation in eLearning: PowerPoint Tips and Tricks. This is a good post with examples of how animation can elevate your elearning. Brain Research Confirms Stupidity Of Back-to-Back Meetings. Podcasts. The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | March 12, 2020

Mike Taylor

That is Not How Your Brain Works. In this insightful post, List Feldman Barret tells us to forget these scientific myths to better understand your brain and yourself. If you like this, you might want to check out her book Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain. Podcasts.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | April 30, 2020

Mike Taylor

I’m also getting excited about some pretty good conference sessions with the Learning Guild and the Canadian Elearning Conference that I’m prepping for. Research Proves Your Brain Needs a Break. Podcasts.

Friday Finds: The Best Of Learning, Design & Technology | March 3, 2022

Mike Taylor

But have you ever wondered what’s happening in your brain to turn all these weird symbols into meaning? How does nudge theory support workplace learning on the MindTools podcast Sarah Winters on content design with David Dylan Thomas on the Design for Cognitive Bias podcast.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | April 16, 2020

Mike Taylor

Podcasts. “Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.” Ann Landers. Happy Friday! I’ve got some news to share on the professional front.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | April 9, 2020

Mike Taylor

Lisa Genova explains that a healthy brain quickly forgets most of what passes into conscious awareness (and how that is a good thing). Podcasts. “Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.” Wayne W. Happy Friday!

9 Top eLearning Trends of 2017 from 49 Experts


What does the future of eLearning hold? I think a good place is by asking 49 of the world’s leading eLearning experts the top 3 trends they predict for 2017. Here are the two most interesting takeaways from surveying 49 eLearning experts: Trend of Trends: 9 trends were picked by 10% or more of the experts. Download additional analysis and all the commentary in the free 2017 eLearning Learning Trends eBook. Dr. Partridge is an eLearning Evangelist for Adobe Systems.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | December 27, 2019

Mike Taylor

Check this out for some insights into how the brain makes decisions that compel people to take action from Tracy Trost on the Social Media Marketing Podcast. If we understand how our audience’s brains work, we can be better at what we do. Conferences & Learning Events.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | November 30, 2018

Mike Taylor

He shares some evidence-based learning strategies explains why you should focus on getting knowledge out of your brain instead of into it (and what, exactly, that means). Conference News. Looking for your next conference? Speaker Proposals: Canadian Elearning Conferences call for speakers is open through December 7th. HR Tech Conference – open until December 28th. Books/Courses/Talks/Podcasts. Success is an act of exploration.

Friday Finds | May 11, 2018

Mike Taylor

The Top eLearning Conferences to Attend. With so many great conference options to choose from it is nice to get an informed opinion from Learn Upon ( @LearnUpon ) You can check out my big list of L&D-related conferences if you’d like to see more options beyond this list. Why Our Brains Fall for False Expertise, and How to Stop It. Conference News. Drop in on the backchannel for the ATD ICE conference that took place in San Diego earlier this week.

Friday Finds: The Best Of Learning, Design & Technology | March 25, 2022

Mike Taylor

Brains Love Stories: How Leveraging Neuroscience Can Capture People’s Emotions with David Eaglemanto on the Think Fast Talk Smart podcast Nudging organizational visions into reality with Katie Rice on The Decision Corner podcast.

Friday Finds: The Best Of Learning, Design & Technology | April 1, 2022

Mike Taylor

Seth Godin is the author of 20 bestselling books, founder of altMBA, the Akimbo podcast and runs one of the most popular blogs in the world. Moving from content to community with Alvaro Caballero on the Marketing for Learning podcast What will be hot in workplace L&D in 2022?