Good News for IDs and Learning Designers

Hi <<First Name>>!

Welcome to the first Monday of Daylight Savings time. It's OK to yawn. I think we are all going through that today. I'm struggling today, but am excited for extended sunshine after work. 

In this week's newsletter, my video focuses on the role we play in the information economy. The way I see it, our role is bigger than ever and that we're incredibly employable. As the pace of change continues to increase, we're more important than ever. 

I've also got a recommendation for a cool resiliency app that I've been using called Driven.

I'm also happy to announce that I'll be doing a series of webinars for the Kentuckiana ATD on Blended Learning in June. More details to follow in future weeks. 

But first, this is a particularly tough Monday to get rolling. I saw this comic online and it really tickled my funny bone. 
Does the large come with refills? 
We have a lot to be grateful for.
Need a little more resiliency? What about learning from quick daily lessons with an AI Chatbot on Resilience? 
This app is really slick. Even if you're not interested in the topic of resilience, it's a good example of how to make a modern learning experience. It has short articles where you interact with a chat bot. You'll answer questions and choose what you want that day's experience to be like. It's customizable and gamified.  I don't impress easily, but I thought this was impressive. 

Check out the free demo- there's quite a bit of content for you to see. It's got my learning designer wheels turning. It's available as an app or in the browser. 
Driven App
This past week I learned more about the Feynman Learning Technique. This article explains it in a lot of detail, but it's also a pretty long read, so here's the 4 steps. If you've been a presenter on a new topic, you'll see how much deeper your learning is than that of the people sitting in the class. 

  1. Pretend to teach a concept you want to learn about to a student in the sixth grade.
  2. Identify gaps in your explanation. Go back to the source material to better understand it.
  3. Organize and simplify.
  4. Transmit (optional).
Thanks to Brain Pint for introducing it to me. 
Have a great week! Spring is just around the corner.

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