The design process is weird and complicated because people are weird and complicated. —Mark Boulton
It looks like March is coming in like a lion here in our neighborhood with a little snow today and the temperature heading well below zero this weekend. Here are a collection of the best things from learning, design, and technology this week. Be sure to bookmark and share all the fantastic learning science and instructional design goodness I compiled in this post earlier this week. Cheers!
Seven essential elements of a lifelong-learning mindset
Many of us are facing significant changes in what we do, how we do it, and even why we do it. To survive and better yet to thrive in this environment, we have to keep learning new skills. Studies show that workers who maintain their ability to learn outpace other professionals.1
PowerPoint Morph Improvements
If you use PowerPoint and don’t use the morph transition, you should stop what you’re doing and go learn all about it right now. Microsoft has recently expanded what is possible with morph. By renaming slide objects with a !! at the front of the name you can now do things including:
- Force different shapes (such as a circle and a square) to morph
- Force two instances of the same shape – but with different text in each – to morph
- Force two images to morph
- Force any two objects of the same type to morph (table/table, SmartArt/SmartArt, chart/chart)
Content Curation Webinar by Sprout Labs
A Look Back At The Years Best From Learning Science And Instructional Design
Learning, Design & Technology Miscellany
A few other things just because I can.
Apps & Tools
Books, Podcasts, Courses:
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