52 things I learned in 2018

Inspired by Tom Whitwell annual collection of things learned, here are my ’52 things I learned in 2018′.

No explanation or context of what it is about the article I learned, just a title and link of something that was important to me personally or professionally in 2018.

I’ve also removed any of the tracking text from the links (eg “?utm=share…” stuff). You know, for best practice and the like.

Admitedly, I’m writing this in late February 2020, but I’ve reviewed my posting history on Twitter and LinkedIn for 2018, and here are the stand-out articles:

  1. ‘The end of solitude: overtaken by technology’ [Arnie Kozak]
  2. ‘The good, the bad and the ugly in learning technologies’ [Maria Tannant]
  3. ‘Alexa, who’s in charge of my life – me or you?’ [Rhik Samadder]
  4. ‘Investment in learning’ [Barry Johnson]
  5. ‘How to collaborate effectively if your team is remote’ [Erica Dhawan]
  6. ‘Humility: A reflection on social leadership’ [Julian Stodd]
  7. ‘This Is how Generation Z will bypass college’ [Ryan Jenkins]
  8. ‘How to protect your privacy on your smart home devices’ [Jacob Kleinman]
  9. ‘When work is like a battlefield’ [Sita Naquia Abdul Rahim]
  10. ‘Old technologies don’t die’ [Steve Wheeler]
  11. ‘Is social media causing childhood depression?’ [Jane Wakefield]
  12. ‘Faceswapping, unethical videos, and future shock’ [Tom Scott – video]
  13. ‘From car insurance to banking, a new digital age is dawning ‘ [Juliet Stott]
  14. ‘The process is the the product’ [George Couros]
  15. ‘Why practical skills will matter more than your degree in the new economy’ [Rick Wartzman]
  16. ‘How to ‘poison’ your data before you delete Facebook’ [Christina Bonnington]
  17. ‘Six ingredients for the successful virtual classroom’ [Clive Shepherd]
  18. ‘How to help young people (and adults) unplug and engage’ [Scott Carlson]
  19. ‘Google founder Sergey Brin promises to protect humanity from AI’ [Simon Sharwood]
  20. ‘The semester’s ending. Time to worry about our flawed course evaluations’ [Karen Kelsky]
  21. ‘Say goodbye to the Information Age: it’saAll about reputation now’ [Gloria Origgi]
  22. ‘Production values: do they really matter?’ [Clive Sheherd]
  23. ‘Downloading music is more archaic than owning vinyl’ [Ann-Derrick Gaillot]
  24. ‘Forget Your “job.” Define your “calling.”’ [Jim McCarthy]
  25. ‘Forget that product you’re working on. What’s really going to sell in the future Is … services’ [Andrew Medal]
  26. ‘We need a new curriculum for tomorrow’s world’ [Mary Bousted]
  27. ‘The underlying reason you can’t focus’ [Caroline Beaton]
  28. ‘The psychological tricks TfL uses to make London’s tube feel faster’ [Nicola Kobie]
  29. ‘This email from a Chief Executive is a master class in emotional intelligence’ [Julian Bariso]
  30. ‘ZX Spectrum reboot scandal: Directors quit, new sack effort started’ [Gareth Corfield]
  31. ‘The tyranny of GDPR popups and the websites failing to adapt’ [Matt Burgess]
  32. ‘Working in HE – an alienating labour of love?’ [Richard Hall]
  33. ‘Do you answer the phone?’ [Mario Aguilar]
  34. ‘The information war is on. Are we ready for it?’ [Dennis MacDonald]
  35. ‘What makes an educational video game work well?’ [Peter Dizikes]
  36. ‘Big data architecture: navigating the complexity’ [Mary Shacklett]
  37. ‘The stupidity of the crowd’ [Olga Khazan]
  38. ‘6 reasons gamification improves cybersecurity training’ [Michael Kassner]
  39. ‘5 things I’m telling my kids to prepare them for the future’ [Stephanie Kasriel]
  40. ‘Do you live to work or work to live?’ [Jodi Michael]
  41. ‘The Future of Education: Online, Free, and With AI Teachers?’ [Simon Erickson]
  42. ‘Open floor plans should be killed with fire — or sound’ [William Watterson]
  43. ‘Librarians to the rescue! A brief history of heroic bibliophiles’ [Sian Cain]
  44. ‘Make better promises’ [Seth Godin]
  45. ‘Ask these 10 questions to understand the real truths about a company culture’ [Emily Moor-Glassdoor]
  46. ‘State of the smart: the development of the smart campus in HE’ [Charley Rogers]
  47. ‘Innovation and disruption within student information systems’ [Eric Stoller]
  48. ‘Say less, heard more’ [George Couros]
  49. ‘Burnout, stress lead more companies to try a four-day work week’ [Emma Thomasson]
  50. ‘Violating our privacy is in Facebook’s DNA’ [Siva Vaidhyanathan]
  51. ‘I have forgotten how to read’ [Winnie T Frick]
  52. ‘Making connections that count’ [Karen Wickre]
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