Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | January 4, 2018

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” — Dr. Seuss

Happy New Year! I hope your 2019 is off to a great start. I’m looking forward what the New Year will bring and I’m super excited to be heading over to London for Learning Technologies 2019 next month. If you’ll be there, let me know – I’d love to meet you in person.

♫ I’m polishing off this first update of the New Year reminiscing with a little musical nostalgia from my school days Guess that tells you how old I am, huh?. 😎

Cybersecurity 101: Why you need to use a password manager

I’ve yet to meet anyone who likes wrangling passwords, but they’re not going anywhere anytime soon. So you should make the move to a password manager. Think of a password manager like a book of your passwords, locked by a master key that only you know. Get the scoop on why you need one, what they can do and good ones to try in this TechCrunch article by Zach Whittaker (@zackwhittaker)

2019 L&D Conferences

If you’re looking for a conference to attend this year, I’ve updated my big list of L&D-related conferences with dates and details for 2019. I’m also looking to add some more value to this with a list of speaker deadlines and a ratings page. Watch this space for news on those coming soon.

[ If you’re curious, you can get a sneak peek here. Do you have any suggestions? ]

LifeHacker’s Best Software of 2018

LifeHacker covers a lot of tech territory so you don’t have to. Check out this super useful collection of the year’s best software by David Murphy (@thedavidmurphy)

How to Write Descriptions for Your Talks and Presentations

Tamsen Webster (@tamadear) shares her process for writing great descriptions for your talks and presentations.

New Insight on How Memory Works

Two Veterans Affairs researchers did a study showing that awareness is a key feature of declarative memory.

Learning, Design & Technology Miscellany

A few other things just because I can.

Conference News

Speaker Proposals:

Design Resources

Apps & Tools


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