David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 7/16/18

This week’s curated content includes links exploring the following:

  • A look at the future of work
  • How to quality check your tech purchases
  • Tips to prepare for your next panel discussion
  • What you need to know about shooting 360 video
  • A great example of how A.I. learns
  • How VR is being used to save lives of military personnel

15 Mind-Blowing Stats About The Future Of Work by Giselle Abramovich
The world of work is changing. Technology is changing the nature of work and, in turn, our workplaces. This post examines a number of statistics exploring the future of work. While the majority of the posts aren’t L&D-specific, many of the points have obvious implications on how people will learn and be supported in their work in the years to come. What do these changes mean to the work you do?

Quality-Check Your Tech: 6 Strategies by Jennifer Gonzalez
Our organizations’ learning and performance ecosystems are becoming more complex every day. organizations are using an increasing number of technologies to support their employees, and it’s important that we properly vet each one before we add it to the equation – not just to justify the expense, but also to make sure it’s going to actually deliver on the need. This post explores a number of important steps you need to consider when vetting your next tech purchase. While the post is written with schools in mind, the tips are easily applied to organizational learning.

How to Prepare for a Panel by Dorie Clark
Speaking on a panel is often looked at as an easy speaking assignment. And in truth there are aspects that are easier – there’s no slides to create and no prepared talk to rehearse. But it’s important to recognize that it’s not that preparing for a panel is less work; it’s just different work. This post explores the importance of prep for a panel discussion and gives a number of great examples of how to be ready for the next panel you may participate in. (NOTE: Many of these tips are also transferable to workshops

10 things I wish I knew before shooting 360 video by Vanessa Hand Orellana
The interest in using 360 video is increasing as virtual reality and other platforms emerge that make it easy to consume this type of media. In addition, the hardware needed to shoot 360 video is becoming much more accessible on the consumer market, making it fairly inexpensive to buy what you need to play in this space. But the hardware is only the first step; once you start using the hardware, you discover that the world of 360 video is very different from that of traditional video. This post explores a number of the reasons shooting 360 video needs to be looked at differently.

Facebook sets a new task for AI: guide a virtual tourist around New York by James Vincent
Artificial intelligence is a buzzwords that many are talking about. While many in L&D are curious about how A.I. will transform our work, many still struggle to understand what artificial intelligence actually does. That’s what I like about this post. While the story itself is interesting, I share it here because of the description of how facebook is trying to teach artificial intelligence to think on its own – by having it learn from the activities of real people.

How Virtual Reality Is Saving Lives Both On and Off the Battlefield by Pragati Verma
Virtual reality has the ability to connect people with ideas and concepts in ways we’ve never been able to before. The examples of how transformative this technology can be in the context of learning and behavior change are starting to emerge, and the can truly be life-changing. This post explores one such program.

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This year we’re providing more space for those conversations to take place, as we’re hosting a number of co-located events that will help push our industry’s strategies and practices to new heights. Check out the events below and visit the website to learn more!

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