Some research suggests that a goldfish has a longer attention span than you do. How do you think you stack up? Find out more in this edition of the learning notes where we’ll be myth busting.
I promise you that you will feel better after reading the first notes by Patti Shank and Josh Kaufman. I’m not sure how you will respond to notes 3 and 4 by Ryan Tracey and Bonni Stachowiak - they might poke you a bit to get you out of your comfort zone.
I’ve got my sons to thank for this edition’s theme: myth busting. One of the fun things of being a parent is that kids introduce you to so many new, interesting and fun things. My sons always wanted to watch ‘Mythbusters’ on TV with me. Every episode was fun to watch with them and we all learned a lot.
Here's a trivia for you. Did you know that Mythbuster Jamie Hyneman received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Twente for his ‘Mythbusting’ work? I think it’s well deserved and a clear statement that myth busting is an important function in our society.
In our days of ‘alternative facts’ I think myth busting is needed more than ever. So let’s bring in some fine examples of myth busting for learning professionals.