1 - Three ways to teach yourself something new – Lifehacker
In the post-recession workplace, your company probably isn’t going to send you to a conference so you can learn that new skill that will make you an even more valuable employee. .. Your boss probably doesn’t have time to hold your hand as you figure out how to use a new tool that will make your team more efficient. And it’s unlikely you’ll be encouraged to spend your workday focusing on forward-looking, innovative projects that will really help you grow.
2 – 20+ tools to create infographics – Hongkiat
A picture is worth a thousand words – based on this, infographics would carry hundreds of thousands of words, yet if you let a reader choose between a full-length 1000-word article and an infographic that needs a few scroll-downs, they’d probably prefer absorbing information straight from the infographic. What’s not to like? Colored charts and illustrations deliver connections better than tables and figures and as users spend time looking back and forth the full infographic, they stay on the site longer. Plus, readers who like what they see are more likely to share visual guides more than articles.
3 – Rethinking the learning experience IV – Tom Segal
One of the fundamental value propositions offered by institutes of higher learning is their ability to “credential” you. It may sound redundant, but if a student graduates from Harvard, for the rest of his life moving forward, he is a Harvard graduate — and our old system of education promoted this tool as being of the utmost importance, perhaps more valuable even than the education itself. Yet just as the places we go to learn are adapting in real time, so too are the methods we use to capture achievement.
4 – The credentialing stack - educreations