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Friday Finds — Prompt Like a Pro, Learning Science, Video Repurposing

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The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

— Nelson Mandela

What a great week here in our house! Everyone is finally healthy again #knockonwood The past couple of weeks have been a reminder of how important our health is and how important it is for all of us to take care of ourselves and each other. So, that's the grateful lens I've seen everything through this week and I hope this finds you healthy and happy as well.

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🎶 What I’m Listening To

Today this “Morning Music Chillout Vibes” playlist is just right.

📰 News & Notes

6 Evidence-Based Instructional Practices Drawn From Cognitive Science

Good teachers are constantly seeking new ways to improve their teaching, utilizing scientific research on how we learn and teach. Learning is not solely about memorizing information, but also involves our emotions and behaviors. Despite the wealth of helpful scientific information available, it is often underutilized. Here are some simple ways to incorporate this science into your practice.

🎯 Take away: These research-backed strategies have the capacity to help people learn and retain more information.

Prompt Like a Pro — A Beginner’s Guide to ChatGPT Mastery

Eva Keiffenheim has put together this practical guide for mastering prompt engineering with large language models like GPT-4. It debunks the myth that AI independently handles tasks without human input, emphasizing the importance of crafting effective prompts to elicit accurate and useful responses. Keiffenheim views prompt crafting as a crucial meta-skill, akin to 'learning how to learn.' The article provides practical guidelines, examples, and strategies to optimize interactions with advanced language models. It highlights the significance of understanding different prompt structures and their unique purposes.

🎯 Take away: Learn simple techniques and copy prompt structures to make large language models work for you.

11 Easy Ways to Repurpose Video Content

Don't let your video content go to waste! Wistia's guide, "11 Easy Ways for Marketers to Repurpose Video Content," offers helpful and creative techniques to get the most out of your existing work. You don't have to start from scratch or spend endless resources - just use a bit of ingenuity and follow Wistia's tips. Another good idea to #StealFromMarketing

🎯 Take away:  Leverage your existing video content by repurposing it into diverse formats for wider reach and impact, without significant extra resources.

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🎧 Podcast

This is the conversation that caught my ear this week. Check out previous episodes in the Friday Finds podcast playlist.

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Free Resources for Creating High-Impact Onboarding Programs

No matter which role you are in — instructional designer, training manager, or L&D professional — managing employee onboarding programs often raises lots of challenges and questions.

If you're just working on induction courses now, check out these free resources from iSpring to make sure you do everything right:

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