Editor’s note: Thankyou to Media Zoo for sharing this really useful video about machine learning and artificial intelligence. Presented by a computer scientist, the film explains the basic concepts and in so doing will provide a good starter for further exploring the technology that could fundamentally change learning delivery.
Editor’s note: File this under ‘inspiration’. A great example how to use metaphor in video to help people learn about, and understand, a concept. In this case it’s net neutrality. If it can be done for this topic it can be be done for many, many more.
HR and learning analyst has just released its market analysis of digital technology vendors. Interesting to see who is new on the scene and the 12 trends that Fosway says are impacting on learning technologies. Might make for quite challenging reading.
Editor’s note: In their quest to find better ways to do things, employees will be applying workarounds to tools and software and learning interventions. Understanding these workarounds can help tweak products to make them more useful and feel more valuable.
Editor’s note: Scientists are rapidly learning more about the interplay between the gut, brain and nervous system. This article looks at research into how the gut communicates directly with the brain. How we feel and behave might have a lot more to do with the gut – and other organs – than we previously thought.
Editor’s note: We are faced with torrents of information and misinformation. So how do we ensure we get to good information and scrutinise it properly? Critical thinking can help and this article provides many examples of how to develop and use this skill.
Editor’s note: Becoming more productive is easier said than done. One way to do it is to get on top of managing tasks. There are loads of task management tools available and this article shares some of the best.
Editor’s note: A timely reminder here that we need to ensure people understand some basic principles of how technology works – something that’s lost on technology companies.
Editor’s note: This is a must-read for any learning designer. Psychologist and cognitive scientist Dr. Susan Weinschenk explains the impact of psychology on design and human interaction.
Editor’s note: This article clearly defines user experience and how it relates to usability and user-centred design. There are some great examples of good and poor US design too.
Editor’s note: Doug Shaw shared this article in our recent Action for Digital Literacy experiment. There is some great advice here on how to set goals and achieve what you want to achieve.
Editor’s note: PA Consulting’s Nick Shackleton-Jones provides a set of simple suggestions to help you do things differently this year.
Editor’s note: Management professor and journalist Stefan stern provides some good tips for managers on how to survive the coming year.
Editor’s note: Tis the season of trends articles and predictions for the New Year. These predictions feel a bit tongue in cheek but are all the better for that. Pragmatic and realistic, which we like.