Learning & Development Resources

The list below is a collection of learning and development resources I have collected during the past two years. Feel free to recommend more resources or review existing ones in the comment section below.


How to teach employees skills they don’t know they lack. HBR

Learning to learn. HBR

2×2 Matrix to help you to prioritise the skills to learn right now. HBR

Driving the new learning organisation. Towards Maturity.

It’s time to switch from courses to resources. HR Magazine.

Virtual crash course: Design thinking

Put Design thinking into work

Instructional designer

Inside the Learning Brain. ATD.

5-Hour Rule: If you’re not spending 5 hours per week learning, you’re being irresponsible

What makes training great? ATD

20 ways to prepare yourself for modern workplace learning. Modern Workplace Learning Magazine.

Team Development Interventions: Evidence-based Approaches for Improving Teamwork by Lacerenza and others in American Psychologist Vol 73 No 4 (2018)

The problem with learning styles / Scientific American, May 29th 2018 by Cindi May

Building an email campaign as a training solution … in your LMS

20 questions to ask before talking about learning objectives


The surprising truth about how we learn and why it happens – Benedict Carey

“Book Tip: “The surprising truth about how we learn and why it happens” by Benedict Carey. For example, the 2nd chapter challenges our assumption of the so-called Forgetting Curve and gives us more accurate insights into how memory works over time. A great collection and overview of the latest research in learning science and how that matters in practise.”

Urban Myths about Learning and Education 1st Edition – Pedro De Bruyckere,‎ Paul A. Kirschner,‎ Casper D. Hulshof

Neuroscience for Learning and Development: How to Apply Neuroscience and Psychology for Improved Learning and Training – Stella Collins

Millennials, Goldfish & Other Training Misconceptions: Debunking Learning Myths – Clark N. Quinn

Why we sleep – Matthew Walker

Evolution of the Learning Brain – Paul Howard-Jones


Science for Work

“Found a very interesting non-profit organisation which is translating science & academic research to daily work. An example for training is how you can improve “learning transfer” that is how to increase the likelihood that your participants will actually use what they learned on the job.


Online Course

Corporate Digital Learning Course. Iversity/KPMG

Foundations of Learning Experience Design. NovoEd

Blended Learning Essentials: Getting Started

The Science of Learning – What every teacher should know.

“There is a great new free online course on *The Science of Learning* on EdX.org. It focusses on teaching in schools but there are important concepts that are relevant in workplace learning. You can find the complete course via https://www.edx.org/course/the-science-of-learning-what-every-teacher-should-know and the Youtube Playlist for all videos via https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSuwqsAnJMtwuEYI3HJntTLa5SerArH6h. In our learning guideline, we have included some of the concepts as well. A great way to recap and have somebody else explain them to you! If you don’t have the time to go through all of them, Section 4 (“The Science of Learning and Effective Teaching Strategies”) gives a good summary.”

Social and Organisational Psychology: complete set of lectures for free from Goethe University in Frankfurt

Instructional Design and Technology

Data, Analytics and Learning
Design Thinking for Leading and Learning

Getting Started with Agile and Design Thinking

Agile Meets Design Thinking

Learning Online: Learning and Collaborating

Creating a Team Culture of Continuous Learning

e-Learning Ecologies: Innovative Approaches to Teaching and Learning for the Digital Age

Introduction to User Experience Design

Multimodal Literacies: Communication and Learning in the Era of Digital Media

Learning Mindsets & Skills

Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects


CIPD Podcast 126 – Learning to learn: a look at today’s learning organisations

CIPD Podcast 123 – Social Collaborative Learning

A neuroscientist explains: how the brain stores memories – podcast

Episode 13 of PsychCrunch: How to study and learn more effectively

Do you have 13 minutes to spare? Then you should check out the latest podcast episode of the British Psychological Society (https://digest.bps.org.uk/2018/08/29/episode-13-how-to-study-and-learn-more-effectively/). It summarises the most common learning myths and gives three concrete recommendations how you can improve learning (maybe those sound familiar to you? 😉 ). If you have less than 13 minutes, there is a good summary of the second part of the episode at https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/learn-more-faster-simple-strategies-glenn-leibowitz/. If you have a little bit of extra time: there a great additional resources in the podcast description!


Corporate Digital Learning (as part of the Human Resource Management in a Digital Age MOOC)


My Love Affair with the Brain / Available on Swedish television here (Min passion för hjärnan)

“Best documentary I have ever seen on the brain, neuroscience and a passion for learning – “My love affair with the brain” with Marian Diamond. For you based in Sweden, it’s available here: https://urplay.se/program/205783-min-passion-for-hjarnan (English, with Swedish subtitles). It might be available via other content providers as well. If you have the chance, watch an anatomy lesson of Marian on Youtube. When she was still teaching at Berkeley, the university decided to put her lectures online – the first one is at 1 million (!) views today. She is a role model for integrating insights from neuroscience into her lessons and for making a point that technology is/does not always have to be the answer. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!”

Sleepless in America / Available on Swedish television here (Sömlösheten hotar vår hälsa)

“Another documentary tip, this time about the importance of sleep for our well-being including the learning process (English with Swedish subtitles). I believe the original is called “Sleepless in America”. I particularly enjoyed Matthew Walker’s (author of the book “Why we sleep”) insights starting at minute 23:50 on how slesepdeprevation affects memory consolidation and learning. Enjoy and Happy Friday! https://kunskapskanalen.se/program/13575/somnlosheten-hotar-var-halsa-avsnitt-1

Brain Factory / Available on Swedish television here (Din digitala hjärna)

“Your digital brain” focusses on neuroscience and explains how much we know about the brain today as well as how much we will be able to do with these findings in future. What do we know about complex behaviours such as learning? Will you be able to preserve your brain or create your avatar in future? A highly relevant documentary for everyone – especially those working with learning and development. Enjoy!”


Screen shooting

Prezi – Fun and engaging presentations

Pecha Kucha – Time efficient presentation




Bloom’s taxonomy action verbs


Toolbox for workshops from Hyper Island

The Writer’s Diet Test – a diagnostic tool designed to give you feedback on whether your writing is “flabby or fit.

Create trainings with simple English

Bensound – royalty free music clips

TMP voices – Worldwide voice archive

Using psychology – Over fifty problem-solving strategies explained

Vad kostar en e-learningproduktion (2017)?

Digital tools – Patricia Diaz


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