Best tip, golden tip, ultimate best tip, number one tip, and expert tips. We all like tips. This week a new spring arrived (pun intended) and to celebrate that I thought the best way to do so is to focus my notes on tips. Apply one tip per day and the profit will stay! – Cheers, Ger

Posted on March 24, 2017.

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(1) Release your inner Franklin: 4 tips for a lifelong learning strategy by Jackie Nagel

What’s it about?
The high pace of change in today’s world increases the need for continuous learning. This blog presents a strategy for continuous learning based on the behaviors of inventor Ben Franklin.

Why read it?

  • You can take the four tips into consideration when designing learning journeys to help your learners understand how to learn.
  • Use it yourself: how about your own lifelong learning system?
  • Reading tip: the intro is quite long – the core message starts at the header ‘How to develop a Lifelong Learning System’.
  • There is an extra tip at the end that of the blog (it’s called ‘Say Ahhhhh…’)

Where to find it?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jackie-nagel/release-your-inner-frankl_b_14233582.html 

(2) How to create Sticky Learning by Bravetta Hassell

What’s it about?
You’ll find 6 tips to make learning sticky based on marketing insights

Why read it?

  • Like it or not, the fact is that in our content rich world there is strong competition to attract people’s attention – we have to compete as learning content providers.
  • It’s refreshing to learn from and apply insights from other professions – from marketeers in this case.
  • The 6 tips can be easily remembered as they form the acronym S.U.C.C.E.S. (now, isn’t that sticky?!)

Where to find it?
http://www.clomedia.com/2017/03/01/37585/

(3) Seven tips to create effective blended learning by Christopher Pappas

What’s it about?
The blog gives ideas on how to integrate both synchronous and asynchronous learning in your design.

Why read it?

  • The 7 tips offer are a good mix of design principles presented in a logical order.
  • Each tip is well described with enough depth while still being compact.
  • You’ll find hyperlinks in the text to guide you to additional relevant resources and even lists of additional tips for some tips.

Where to find it?
https://elearningindustry.com/7-tips-create-effective-blended-elearning-strategy

(4) Nine ways to use video in online training by Karla Gutierrez

What’s it about?
Some really practical tips on how to create video for training plus links to interesting apps.

Why read it?

  • The blog starts with a good explanation why video can be very effective for learning
  • The tips are very practical and easy to use – they instantly inspired me to want to do more with video.
  • Some links to smart tools and apps are included so you’ll have all you need to get started.

Where to find it?
http://info.shiftelearning.com/blog/9-ways-to-use-video-in-your-online-training-courses