It is one thing to consume the fruits of immediacy. It’s one thing to produce within contexts made possible by immediacy. It’s another thing entirely to change the infrastructure of interactions, large and small, that allow you to generate immediacy for others.
"The format we have chosen to deliver this section’s topic, then, is fraught with irony and opens us to possible charges of hypocrisy. We are going to teach you about immediacy in one of the least immediate formats currently available: a printed book. To compensate, we will offer some format experiments to promote active learning as you read. A good teacher might refer to using devices such as note-taking templates or mind maps. Their goal in using such instruments is to make thinking visible. Having thought through where our lesson could go wrong for our leaners, our goal is similar: to help you see and surface your thinking at the times when such a practice will, hopefully, be most valuable to you. While we are at it, we are also hoping to avoid unfunny irony and possible hypocrisy – or the eventuality that you will stop reading altogether. With all of that off our chests, that somewhat winding road of a paragraph leads to our opening analogy."
I've probably written about making animated GIF files in Explain Everything before, but recently I made some new ones as part of a fun side project I am working on. It's as easy as creating a recording, selecting a section on the timeline, and choosing "Export as GIF".
Lark Suite is a new all-in-one communication and productivity platform that was built as an internal tool for its parent company (ByteDance) and will likely continue to make inroads at businesses. I set up a trial and the feature I am most interested in checking out is the 'just-in-time' translation for organizations working in different countries.
Some systems are set up to segment clients and customers and to solve problems following a one-size-fits-most logic. Others are front-loaded to treat clients and customers like learners entering a classroom with a caring and effective instructor who seeks to build understanding in students (i.e., clients and customers) early and often, to try to head off problems and misunderstandings before they derail ultimate understanding, and to create abundance.
This abundance fuels ongoing feedback, input, lasting engagement, productivity, joy, investment, and full enrollment. Your clients and customers keep showing up because they want to, not because they have to. They become fans, with all the loyalty that implies.
"Delight is the game you want to keep playing. The game wherein your commitment and your personal engagement are critical components. As the designer, you extend the thing by making it possible for your users to access something around the thing."
The updated Clipart browser and library in Explain Everything make it very easy to browse and search for local clipart.
Here is an excerpt of my TED Masterclass Showcase presentation from ISTE 2019. Right now in order to watch the full video you need to be an ISTE member and access the content on the ISTE website. The videos may be published on YouTube as well in the near future.