Yesterday Training Zone‘s Jon Kennard interviewed me about what will be hot in L&D technologies in 2014, about the upcoming Learning Technologies conference and about my three favourite learning tools.
Jon has posted the interview on Mixcloud – just click to listen. If you don’t have 8 minutes to listen to the interview, here are those three favourite tools:
- Printed books
- Notebook and pencil
- Internet search
I added a fourth activity which I find invaluable for learning, but which is not really a tool: conversation. It is in conversation, after all, that we put what we have learnt to the test, often re-considering and re-shaping it in the light of others’ understanding. Done well, conversation acts as a sort of accelerated reflection.
(No mention of learning tools would be complete, of course, without a link to Jane Hart’s redoubtable annual survey of the top 100 tools for learning. If you haven’t checked it out, I can thoroughly recommended you do.)