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Updated by Martin Couzins on May 14, 2020
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A reading and watching list from the Learning Technologies Conference 2017

There were some great books, article and video suggestions shared at the Learning Technologies Conference 2017. Here we pull together the ones we noted down.

David Weinberger: Too Big to Know

Watching time: 80 minutes
David Weinberger, author of Too Big to Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren't the Facts . . ., looks at how the notion of knowledge has changed and how we can adapt to make the most of it.

Where good ideas come from

Watching time: 18 minutes
Ideas are networks says Steven Johnson. That means to generate great ideas you need to create the right environments to nurture these networks. Some great thinking here around innovation.

The Best Leaders Are Constant Learners

Reading time: 3 minutes
The authors of this article argue that learning is the only way for leaders to stay current and forward looking. One way yo do this is to adopt Harold Jarche's Seek, Sense, Share model for knowledge management.

The Most Valuable People in Your Network

Social network analysis expert Rob Cross shows that the type of network you develop is a lot more powerful for learning and innovation compared with the size of that network.

How to use the Behaviour Change Wheel guide

Watching time: 4 minutes (for the first video)
These videos show the application of Susan Michie's work into designing for behaviour change. If you are looking to create experiences/resources aimed at behaviour change then these are useful resources.

Job Preferences: The Growing Importance of “Softer” Factors

Reading time: 4 minutes
Boston Consulting group carried out research into 200,000 job seekers around the world to find out, amongst other things, what motivates them at work. As you can see, it is the intrinsic motivators that really matter.

The MacTaggart Lecture 2016: Shane Smith, Founder & CEO of Vice

Watching time: 40 minutes
Media business Vice saw its business take off when it started listening to its users and creating and sharing content that they really cared about. Besides the insights into the changing media, this talk shows the power of engaging with the things your audience/people really care about.

Research: Technology Is Only Making Social Skills More Important

Reading time: 5 minutes
Research shows that the value of social skills at work has increased over time. Interesting to consider the skills that organisations should be supporting and developing.