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Academy of Art University | Web Design & New Media | A Conversation with Don Norman and Jon Kolko

Academy of Art University's Graduate School of Web Design & New Media Presents Out with the Old, In with the New: A Conversation with Don Norman and Jon Kolk...
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How great leaders inspire action

How great leaders inspire action | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership -- starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brother
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The Seven Deadly Sins of Storytelling

The Seven Deadly Sins of Storytelling | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Everyone in business and design is talking about storytelling these days, and this seems like a good thing: if we can replace the dreary powerpoint decks with t
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6 Types of Visual Content You Need to Use in Your Marketing Campaigns

6 Types of Visual Content You Need to Use in Your Marketing Campaigns | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Visual content can be useful in getting your marketing campaigns to stick and resonate with people. Learn the 6 types of visual content to use in your next campaign.
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The User's Manual To Design Thinking Your Teaching (Infographic)

The User's Manual To Design Thinking Your Teaching (Infographic) | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
What I love about Design Thinking is that it's flexible. There are teaching approaches out there that tell us what to do, but it makes more sense for every teacher to teach differently every year, because we each get different students.
Think about it. We don't treat all our friends and family the same. Our interactions with them are largely based on our experience of who they are and what makes them tick. Teaching is the same way. One size fits all approaches do not work.

The challenge is that, in the grand scheme of things, we only know our students for a short time. However, personalization of education is not a fad; it's a thing. So. let's use the Design Thinking Cycle (Empathy, Definition, Ideation, Prototyping, Testing) to improve Teaching, shall we?

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 3, 2:36 AM
Design Thinking
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Learning is not a destination, it is a journey. We are never done. If we stopped when we learned something, we'd all be sitting in the dark without computers.
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InterestIngram info graphic! #talentmanagement
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How photography connects us

How photography connects us | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
The photo director for National Geographic, David Griffin knows the power of photography to connect us to our world. In a talk filled with glorious images, he talks about how we all use photos to tell our stories.
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To Be An Effective Leader Keep A Leadership Journal

To Be An Effective Leader Keep A Leadership Journal | Professional Communication | Scoop.it

Teddy Roosevelt did it. Harry Truman did it. Want to be an outstanding leader? Keep a leadership journal. As part of my executive coaching work, one of the most effective tools I recommend that powers up the coaching process is a leadership journal.  The exercise of leadership is not unlike a sport you play. When you review your actions in the field you learn what worked, what didn’t, and adjust along the way. Leadership guru Peter Drucker said: “ Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action. ”


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donhornsby's curator insight, April 5, 9:20 AM
Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action
 
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 5, 4:23 PM
I think this is an underused tool in many professions. Moreover, we do not journal about what we experience and how we feel about those experiences. We want to shape the world without reshaping ourselves.
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If You Have These Skills, No Robot Will Ever Take Your Job

If You Have These Skills, No Robot Will Ever Take Your Job | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Losing your job to robots is no longer a sci-fi fantasy. Here are eight skills that can keep your job from being handed off to a robot.
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Design is in the details

Design is in the details | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Showing a series of inspiring, unusual and playful products, British branding and design guru Paul Bennett explains that design doesn't have to be about grand gestures, but can solve small, universal and overlooked problems.
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How to use others' feedback to learn and grow | Sheila Heen | TEDxAmoskeagMillyardWomen

Most efforts to improve individual and organizational learning focus on teaching people how to give feedback. After years of consulting with organizations around the world on how to manage their most challenging conversations, Heen and her colleagues realized they may have been thinking about the problem the wrong way. She explains why, if you want to improve learning in your organization, the smart money is on figuring out how to receive feedback—even off-base or poorly delivered feedback—and use it to fuel growth.

With plenty of examples and a natural charm, Heen delivers a talk that will change the way you think about feedback. Most of us have a love-hate relationship with feedback, but Heen thinks we can learn to embrace it for the valuable tool it is. If we handle it right, we can use it to enhance our performance and strengthen our most important relationships.

A founder of Triad Consulting Group and a lecturer at Harvard Law School, Heen has spent the last 20 years with the Harvard Negotiation Project, developing negotiation theory and practice. Her work takes her throughout the world, helping people and organizations work through their most difficult conversations.

A New York Times bestselling author of two books, she specializes in particularly difficult negotiations – where emotions run high and relationships become strained. An expert often sought out by the media, Sheila is schooled in negotiation daily by her three children

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David Hain's curator insight, March 14, 6:32 AM

Feedback - the breakfast of champions! And the higher up you are, the less you get...

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The neuroscience of asking insightful questions

The neuroscience of asking insightful questions | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
I teach coaching skills to leaders. When I get to the section on how to ask questions (an important part of learning to coach) I might ask a trick question to start off: “How many of you are good at solving problems?”. Without fail, almost all hands shoot enthusiastically into the air. There’s nothing wrong …

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Chris Carter's curator insight, March 23, 8:12 PM
We are not guiding if we are solving for the kids. We need to guide kids to their own solutions to the challenges that they face. Asking questions rather than giving answers tests our patience and our desire to "help," but we do not help if we simply give answers. 
Marshall Alston's curator insight, March 27, 1:35 PM
Depending on what you are trying to learn will depend on how you ask a question.
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Telling = Status Quo
Insightful Questions = Activated Brains!
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Should I Work for Free?

should I work for free? by Jessica Hische
"Since I am a crazy person and we are all nerds, this chart is entirely css and html. Faster loading and you can translate it into any language! Google translation is a little funky, but it should hopefully get the point across."
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Mike McCallister's curator insight, February 24, 9:23 AM

Every writer gets asked to work for free from time to time. Every writer should also know that every time a writer works for free, it makes it harder for every writer to make a living. Here is your reminder of the basic rules about writing for free.

 

BTW, if you are trying to make a living as a writer in the United States, the National Writers Union can help: www.nwu.org

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If You’re Not Outside Your Comfort Zone, You Won’t Learn Anything

If You’re Not Outside Your Comfort Zone, You Won’t Learn Anything | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Stop avoiding what scares you.
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, February 23, 5:22 PM
How do we keep one foot inside the comfort zone and one outside?
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What is Design Thinking?

What is Design Thinking? | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
“Design thinking is a process for creative problem solving.” - Coe Leta Stafford, Managing Director IDEO U  When we think about design thinking, the first word
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An Xiao Mina - How Visual Media Affect Culture and Identity Globally

An Xiao Mina - How Visual Media Affect Culture and Identity Globally | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
An Xiao Mina is an American artist, designer, writer and technologist. She explores the disruptive power of networked, creative communities in civi
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How Women Over 50 Can Keep Their Careers on Track

How Women Over 50 Can Keep Their Careers on Track | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Staying relevant, and employed, is a challenge, even when you have decades of experience. Networking, curiosity and a good LinkedIn page can make all the difference.
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How To Create Transparent Pictures in PowerPoint

How To Create Transparent Pictures in PowerPoint | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Creating picture transparency is one of those zany things in PowerPoint that is technically impossible…you cannot directly add a transparency to a picture…but there just happens to be a workaround....

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, January 16, 2015 2:04 AM

A useful tutorial on working with images in your presentations.

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Successfully Delivering Your Story: The Ultimate Startup Investor Pitch Deck

Successfully Delivering Your Story: The Ultimate Startup Investor Pitch Deck | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
After 14+ years of writing hundreds of investor pitches that raised hundreds of millions of dollars — here’s the winning formula! When you see about 50 pitch decks a week over 14 years, you see A LOT…

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, April 4, 1:30 PM

What a great pitch deck that follows the structure of a story!

 

We've known for quite awhile that when pitching your company to funders, you've got to tell your story -- of the problem, solution, your biz plan, benefits, etc.

 

But how do you put it all together using narrative structure? Well, here's your easy to follow guide. After reviewing dozens of these over the years, this one will definitely work for you and bring in those bucks (as long as your product, solution, benefits are spot on).

 

Happy fundraising...

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it. Follow her on Twitter @kdietz

Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, April 4, 3:35 PM

Excellent article on how to weave your 'story' in your pitch deck and all elements of your presentation.

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Want To Be Happier And More Successful? Learn To Like Other People | Fast Company

Want To Be Happier And More Successful? Learn To Like Other People | Fast Company | Professional Communication | Scoop.it

Self-help advice isn’t exactly in short supply. There are research-backed tips out there for boosting confidence, resilience, risk taking, and adaptability. The message is pretty clear: Feel better about yourself or change your beliefs about what you’re capable of, and you’ll excel. Indeed, ample scientific evidence supports each of these claims.

Nevertheless, most self-improvement strategies focus too much on the person who’s trying to do the improving. Much of the time, the same outcomes you’re trying to achieve by changing your own habits, attitudes, and behaviors depend on how you view other people.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, April 4, 8:07 PM

Research suggests that the best self-help advice may have very little to do with yourself.

Jerry Busone's curator insight, April 5, 9:03 AM

Key facet to succeed learning to like those around you 

Susanna Lavialle's curator insight, April 9, 9:16 AM
Many things change as you change your life attitude or your perception of others. The good thing is that if we decide, we can choose to be more positive - and assume others are as well... So smile and the world might just smile back.
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The walk from "no" to "yes"

The walk from "no" to "yes" | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
William Ury, author of "Getting to Yes," offers an elegant, simple (but not easy) way to create agreement in even the most difficult situations -- from family conflict to, perhaps, the Middle East.
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Design with the blind in mind

Design with the blind in mind | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
What would a city designed for the blind be like? Chris Downey is an architect who went suddenly blind in 2008; he contrasts life in his beloved San Francisco before and after -- and shows how the thoughtful designs that enhance his life now might actually make everyone's life better, sighted or not.
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The changing skill set of the learning professional

The changing skill set of the learning professional | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
‘What we are’ is constantly changing as we continue to develop our existing skills and take on new challenges to respond to a changing world around us. Learning professionals are no different. Perhaps more than ever before, we need new skills to respond to the developing expectations of both employees and our key stakeholders, and to take advantage of the fantastic opportunities afforded by technology.

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Para formarse en TICs: cambio de paradigma
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Worth a look for a self auditiing purposes
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A pitch for a product, but still lists valid points to pay attention to regarding four changes for learning professionals.
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5 Team Building Games That Can Teach Critical Thinking Skills

5 Team Building Games That Can Teach Critical Thinking Skills | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Here are 5 team building games to try out with your students that also develop critical thinking skills. Collaboration and team spirit await you!

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 14, 8:05 AM
Here are 5 team building games to try out with your students that also develop critical thinking skills. Collaboration and team spirit await you!

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Gamification

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Gaming

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Critical-Thinking

 

 

Oskar Almazan's curator insight, March 14, 8:21 AM
Team building games offer students fun opportunities to hone critical skills for success in the modern workplace. Students (and future employees!) that value teamwork are more motivated and creative. They’re also better at problem solving and communicating with one another and have a higher level of trust. We already know students love working in groups. Why not make a game of it?
Andrea Mejia Medina's curator insight, March 18, 12:10 AM
Critical thinking is the most important skill to develop, since in these times of information at hand, we cannot believe everything we see, read, and hear, and that is why it is important to develop this ability as it allows us to be alert and question everything that comes from these means of information. Is a skill that moves a student from concrete ideas to abstract and inferred concepts. Critical thinking allows us to analyze outcomes, compare ideas, identify parallels, sequence events, synthesize information and draw conclusions from a given body of knowledge. Whether it is the proof behind a mathematics formula or an implied tone in an essay, critical thinking skills enable students to solve problems in the real world and on exams in school. Meghan Moll (2014) suggests five tools to develop the critical thinking skills necessary for success on every high school or college test and assignment. 1. Brain games: Recently, websites dedicated to training your brain have enjoyed increased popularity. Lumosity, for example, provides games that aid in improving memory and problem-solving. From timed matching games to order sequence memorization, websites like this can aid in cognition and the ability to ask, "What is the next step?" This skill is critical to learning how to approach complex problems on standardized tests like the ACT and SAT. Rather than playing time-wasting games when you have a lull in your day, search online for brain teasers and peruse the plethora of brain games at your fingertips. 2. Logic puzzles: Before the Internet, puzzles intended to exercise your brain were published in books. Collections of crossword puzzles, logic problems, riddles, sudoku, word problems and word searches can be found at your local bookstore or library. The puzzles in these books are a wonderful strategy to activate different parts of your brain for a round or two of mental gymnastics, and many collections even discuss what each puzzle is meant to target within the mind. 3. Board games: This suggestion may seem strange at first, but do not balk. Choose board games that require more than luck – namely, strategy – for players to win. Any game where players must carefully consider their next move, recognize patterns and remember details will aid in honing critical thinking skills. Certain games like Rubik’s Cube are single-player, while others involve multiple people. Checkers, chess and Mastermind are two-player games that challenge you to plan several steps ahead. Games like Boggle and Scrabble require analyzing information quickly and formulating words, while Clue and Risk test and strengthen your ability to anticipate and react to others’ moves, as well as infer motives. 4. Journaling: Daily reflection – such as maintaining a journal – is a simple way to revisit your day, but it is also a fantastic opportunity to explore ideas. Writing encourages you to expand upon your thoughts and form connections. A journal forces you to slow down and focus on just one or two ideas at a time, which hectic schedules don't otherwise allow. Use your journal to record important ideas and questions and narratives about your life. 5. Book clubs: Students who read for understanding find it far easier to think critically than those who rush to finish. Analyzing a book requires you to delve deeper and ponder complex questions. When reading, think about why the book was written the way it was, what motivates certain characters, and how plot developments may be symbols of foreshadowing. Locate a book club to hone these skills. You will read works you otherwise may not have, and you will learn to examine character development, plot, symbolism and a whole host of other features.
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50 Ways to Live On Your Own Terms

50 Ways to Live On Your Own Terms | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Although people think they perform better on caffeine, the truth is, they really don’t. Actually, we’ve become so dependent on caffeine that we use it to simply get back to our status-quo. When we’re…
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PAULA SCHER : Artist Series | Type Is Image

Paula Scher is an American graphic designer, painter and art educator in design, and the first female principal at Pentagram, which she joined in 1991. I
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