David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 12/02/19

David Kelly, Executive Director, The eLearning Guild

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

  • Great examples of how motion graphics can enhance your story narrative
  • How fire departments are using VR to prepare for wildfires
  • An exploration into the most commonly used chart types
  • What content marketing can teach learning professionals
  • Why storytelling is so important in elearning design

6 Ways to Create a Dynamic Motion Graphic by Sheridan Prince
The visuals you use can often be the key ingredient in how you tell a story. This post shares a number of great examples of how motion in graphics can be used to enhance your content. This is less a post around “how to make a motion graphic” and more 6 unique examples of how they can be used to shape your story narrative.

California Fire Department Using VR To Train Recruits How To Fight Wildfires by Presley West
Virtual reality continues to emerge as a valuable tool for enterprise training, especially in situations where the risk of failure can literally mean the difference between life and death. This post by Presley West examines how fire departments in California are using VR to better prepare recruits for the challenges and dangers of dealing with wildfires.

The Top 16 Types of Charts in Data Visualization That You’ll Use by lewisch
Charts are a great way to tell the story behind data. But what types of chart work best depends on the context. This post from Hackernoon explores the most commonly used chart types, providing some great examples of the types of scenarios for which they are best suited. 

How E-Learning can be more beneficial for Learners (!) than Classroom Trainings by Eckart Fischer
This post by Eckart Fischer explores the common question of how e-learning can be more effective than classroom training, but it does so from a unique perspective. Instead of just exploring some of the features and benefits of e-learning,  it looks at the meaning behind the positive feedback received from consumers of online training.

Content Marketing: What Every Learning Practitioner Needs to Know by Kathleen Kruse
There are many parallels between the worlds of organizational learning and marketing. This post by Kathleen Kruse explores one specific subset of marketing – content marketing – and the value it can have for learning professionals. The post also curates a number of additional resources for anyone that might want to explore content marketing in greater detail.

Stories Make eLearning Relevant, Engaging, and Effective by Bill Brandon
Storytelling plays a major role in how we learn from one another. The ability to weave storytelling into the design of our learning programs can make them more engaging and effective. In this post, Bill Brandon interviews Hadiya Nuriddin and explores why storytelling is so important in elearning design.

Check Out What’s NEW at Learning Solutions 2020!

The Learning Solutions Conference and Expo is the event each year that our industry looks towards proven practices that exist within the intersection of learning and technology. LSCon brings together learning professionals from all over the world for a singular purpose: Sharing What Works.

This year we’re providing more space for those conversations to take place, and are excited to introduce a number of exciting new elements being added to the conference.

We’re excited to be hosting two new eLearning Guild Certificate Programs, one exploring Agile Project Management and another covering Storyline360. Each of these pre-conference programs takes place over two days, providing a detailed experience focused on building competence. Our Certificate Programs are fully endorsed by the Guild as meeting the standards of excellence in terms of both content and facilitation.

We are also hosting two new one-day events prior to the start of Learning Solutions. If you are interested in the evolving landscape of learning platforms, you should join us for our popular LMS & Learning Platforms Forum, which will be hosted at Learning Solutions for the first time. If games-based learning is part of your strategy, make sure you plan to join us for the first Serious Games Summit, being brought to Orlando by Designing Digitally.

Last, but certainly not least is Realities360, which will be co-located with Learning Solutions in Orlando this year. Realities360 is the premier event exploring the world of AR & VR for learning, and we’re excited to be bringing that conversation to Orlando in March. Your Learning Solutions 2020 registration will give you access to all Realities360 sessions at no extra charge.

And there’s more to come!

Click here to learn more and join us in Orlando this Spring

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