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Editor’s note: In this short video, Dr Christian Jarrett, author of The Great Myths, explains why brain myths are so appealing and how we can overcome them.

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Editor’s note: This slide deck looks at how financial services company Old Mutual Wealth has re-engineered its L&D strategy using freelance marketplace Jam Pan. It provides a glimpse of new ways in which L&D teams are sourcing and delivering digital resources.

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Editor’s note: Cathy Moore provides a some suggestions on how to put a stop to receiving training request forms from the business and instead turn them into what she calls a ‘development request’. Some great tips here.

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Editor’s note: This article provides some highlights from LinkedIn Learning’s latest study into learning trends based on the responses of 1,200 L&D professionals. More budget and a shift to online seem like the main trends as is the role of managers to enable learning. Is this news? Perhaps a good reminder of what peers are working on.`

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Editor’s Note: This is a great, free resource from Microsoft. The technology company has recently launched a free access, online business school for artificial intelligence. There are a range of courses to help you get up to speed with building an AI culture in your organisation.

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Editor’s note: In this short talk, journalist Paul Mason provides the big picture context for automation and the future of work – this is more about moral philosophy than AI.

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Editor’s note: Donald Clark challenges the idea of learning experience design and that the brain needs more media rich experiences to navigate. Learning science tells us that that is not what is required. Less is more, he argues.

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Editor’s note: This article explains John Sweller’s cognitive load theory and its implications for learning design. Applying this theory helps free up working memory in order to facilitate changes in long term memory.

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Editor’s note: This video gives you a flavour of the research and insights of Dr Richard Mayer, Professor of Psychology at the University of California Santa Barbara. Mayer has spent his career researching the science of learning. His thinking should inform corporate learning design.

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Editor’s note: This article looks at cognitive bias in the particle physicist research community. it’s amazing how super smart people are in denial about group-think. The piece highlights some of the biases worth considering when it comes to evaluating information.

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Editor’s note: Next week (4-8 March 2019) is National Apprenticeship Week and the UK government has put together some resources to help employers get involved and to promote what they are doing with apprenticeships. If you have apprentices, then find out how you can celebrate them and their work.

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