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The books that Julia recommended were:
- e-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning, by Ruth Clarke and Richard Mayer, available from Amazon at: amazon.co.uk/Learning-Science-Instruction-Guidelines-Multimedia-dp-1119158664/dp/1119158664
- Evidence-Informed Learning Design: Creating Training to Improve Performance by Mirjam Neelen and Paul A Kirschner, available at: amazon.co.uk/Evidence-Informed-Learning-Design-Creating-Performance/dp/1789661439
Mirjam also spoke to Ross G and Owen about her book in episode 177: podcast.goodpractice.com/177-evidence-informed-learning-design
He also recommended Bad Science by Ben Goldacre: amazon.co.uk/Bad-Science-Ben-Goldacre/dp/000728487X
If you're interested in the calculation for 'blue Monday', see: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Monday_(date)#Calculation Note that there are two different formulas, so you can pick one or suffer both.
In What I Learned This Week, Owen recommended 'Your job application was rejected by a human, not a computer', by Christine Assaf of HR Tact: hrtact.com/2020/10/05/your-job-application-was-rejected-by-a-human-not-a-computer/
Gemma's 'word of the week' was 'empleomania': a mania for holding public office.