Tip #845:  New Words and Phrases

“Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate, and to humble.”  Yehuda Berg

I’ve been collecting these for a while. WFA is the most recent and one we’re going to see very often in the future.

Anthropocene- proposed geological epoch dating from the commencement of significant human impact on Earth’s geology and ecosystems, including, but not limited to, anthropogenic climate change.

API- application programming interface.

Bricoleurs- employees capable of making the most of what they have by skillfully putting objects to unfamiliar uses to improve a company’s resilience.

CMS- Content Management System.

Creator-centric- Rebuilding a learning culture around the learner as the creator rather than the recipient of the content.

First principles thinking- the act of boiling a process down to the fundamental parts that you know are true and building up from there.

Generation effect – a cognitive phenomenon in which information is better remembered if it is generated from one’s own mind rather than simply read or heard.

Hagiography- biography of saints or venerated persons.

HiPo-high-potential leaders.

Labor-hoarding- keeping workers during an economic downturn, even when work is light, to avoid having to recruit employees when the downturn ends.

LXP- Learning experience platform.

NLP- natural language processing.

PLV- potentially limited values.

SBW- secure borderless workspaces.

UGC- user-generated content.

VILT- virtual instructor-led training.

WFA- work from anywhere.

May your learning be sweet- and safe.


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