David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 11/19/18

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

  • What Choose Your Own Adventure Books teach us about branching scenarios
  • How knowledge management is changing
  • A quick hack to help you overcome writer’s block
  • What Stan Lee taught us about managing creative people
  • What being a data scientist really means
  • How LinkedIn is becoming a viable learning platform

These Maps Reveal the Hidden Structures of ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ Books by Sarah Laskow
Branching scenarios are a major technique used in elearning design. Understanding how other mediums use similar techniques can help us improve our own practices. This post explores another application of branching, examining the paths used in Choose Your Own Adventure books from years ago. There are lots of interesting takeaways, and the graphics that demonstrate different books paths are eye-opening.

Knowledge management: Fuel for the social enterprise by Steve Lancaster
Knowledge management is a phrase that has been used in organizations for decades. But knowledge management exists within the work of an organization. As the environment of work – and the work itself – evolves over time, so too does our definition and perspectives on knowledge management. This post looks at how knowledge management has and needs to evolves in the new world of work.

A 10-Minute ‘Hack’ that Makes You a More Confident and Effective Writer by Sonia Simone
I have a love/hate relationship with writing. I enjoy it very much, but sometimes, often when I *have* to write something, it can be a slog. That’s why I’m always looking for tools and techniques that can help me break through the slog and find my flow faster. This post explores a simple, 10-minute activity you can engage in the next time you find yourself stuck in a moment of writer’s block.

What Stan Lee Knew About Managing Creative People by Sydney Finkelstein
Last week the world out one of the most influential forces in the history of comic books with the death of Stan Lee. Most people associate Stan Lee with the characters he helped create at Marvel Comics, and rightfully so. But Lee also had a hand in many other projects and many other teams. This post explores some of the lessons Lee left behind about how to manage creative people.

The Kinds of Data Scientist by Yael Garten
As data continues to shape more of the activity we engage in in a digital world, we’re hearing more and more about a new role emerging from these changes: The Data Scientist. But that title isn’t really specific enough. The roles that fall under the Data Science heading are diverse and unique. This post explores the different specialties emerging in the data science space. As you read this post, ask yourself which of these roles will impact our work in learning and performance.

LinkedIn Becomes a Serious Open Learning Platform by Josh Bersin
A few years ago LinkedIn made a major acquisition in purchasing Lynda.com and it’s wide array of online courses. It was the first major foray into the L&D space by LinkedIn, but it certainly wasn’t the last. This post explores some of the more recent updates LinkedIn Learning has installed, and why it is becoming a legitimate option as an organizational learning platform.

New Co-Located Event at Learning Solution 2019!

Workflow learning. Microlearning. Performance support. If you were to draw a Venn diagram of these three ideas, the circles would largely overlap. The reason for the increased interest in these areas isn’t because they are radically new ideas; it’s because we’ve reached a unique moment in time where technology has caught up to the promise of supporting learning and performance within the context of work itself.

The Workflow Learning Summit explores the growing interest in workflow learning and why it is the most exciting opportunity learning and development has had in decades. You will hear from industry leaders who are paving the way and practitioners who have already transformed their work by inserting learning and support into the workflow.

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