David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 12/23/19

David Kelly, Executive Director, The eLearning Guild

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

  • Five great sites for inclusive and diverse stock photos
  • Examples of how machine learning can enhance human learning
  • Great management tips to consider in the new year
  • How artificial intelligence is shaping the future of our healthcare
  • Elearning trends to consider in 2020
  • A look at what reflective learning looks like in practice

5 Stock Photo Sites That Will Make Your Content More Inclusive & Diverse by Adam Hadad
Diversity and inclusion are important factors to consider when designing and building your learning programs. Unfortunately, it can be a challenge to find the imagery that supports these goals on many of the common image sites. This post by Adam Hadad highlights five sites that do a great job of highlighting inclusiveness and diversity in their imagery.

Let the Machines Guide Us: How Machine Learning Augments Human Learning by Linda Berberich
Artificial intelligence and machine learning are two of the most popular buzzwords in learning and development. Understanding what these technologies are is one thing; but what do they look like in practice? This post by Linda Berberich looks at a few examples of how artificial intelligence and machine learning might advance learning and development practices.

Our Favorite Management Tips from 2019 by Harvard Business Review Staff
I find the title of this post a bit misleading. While there are a few tips that are management-specific, most of the tips can be applied to all workers. There are a number of great tips here that can help you reflect on your own work as part of your planning for the new year.

The AI Doctor Will See You Now by Tom Simonite
If you want to understand how a new technology will change how we learn, look at ways that the technology changes how we live. This post by Tom Simonite examines an area the artificial intelligence is changing our daily lives: healthcare.

Top eLearning Trends 2020: Insights from DevLearn Experts by Olga Zholudova
Each year, the DevLearn Conference and Expo host conversations that help shape what’s next for learning and development. This post by Olga Zholudova curates thoughts from many of the experts at DevLearn related to the trends that will shape the future.

Buzzword Decoder: Reflective Learning by Bill Brandon
Reflection is a critical behavior of learning, but what does reflection mean in the context of L&D practices? This post by Bill Brandon defines the concept of reflective learning, providing examples of how to put it into practice in both synchronous and asynchronous environments.


The full program for the 2020 Learning Solutions Conference and Expo are now online. Check out the highlights in the video below, and visit the LSCon website to see all the details.

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