This week’s curated content includes links exploring the following:
- A look at the technologies that will change our lives in 2020
- A website exploring the ocean that may inspire future design ideas
- A curated list of YouTube channels that can be used to build your design skills
- A look at color and the role it plays in your work
- Tips on how to prepare for the next time you speak at an event
- An explanation of where design and development exist within a project
Tech That Will Change Your Life in 2020 By Joanna Stern and Wilson Rothman
If you want to understand how emerging technologies will change how we learn, you need to follow how the technologies are changing how we live. This post by Joanna Stern and Wilson Rothman looks at how technology may change our daily lives in the coming year.
The Deep Sea by Neal Agarwal
I love finding new and interesting ways to share information and tell a story. This website by Neal Agarwal tells the story of the ocean and the life that exists at different depths simply by scrolling. It’s an imaginative and engaging way to share the information that I share here as a resource that may inspire your own designs.
The 27 best YouTube channels for designers 2020 by Jazmyn Brown
Looking for design inspiration? This post by Jazmyn Brown curates a host of YouTube channels that are great for designers. The post not only lists all of the channels but provides context on what each channel uniquely valuable.
What Learning Professionals Should Know About Color by Connie Malamed
Colors are a foundational part of our designs, so much so that it can be easy to overlook how important it is to be intentional about the color choices we make. This post by Connie Malamed does an outstanding job of providing the basic information needed to understand the role color plays in your work.
What It Takes to Give a Great Presentation by Carmine Gallo
Are you scheduled to speak at an eLearning Guild Conference or other events? Giving a presentation is about more than just showing up and knowing your stuff; there are plenty of things you can and should do to prepare. This post by Carmine Gallo does a good job of sharing some tips you can apply to your next session.
The Difference Between An Instructional Designer And An eLearning Developer by Debadrita Sengupta
For many instructional designers, the worlds of design and development are intertwined. This post by Debadrita Sengupta does a good job of explaining the differences in the context of a typical project. Understanding what makes the role of the designer and developer unique can not only help your current work, it can also help you build your skills for the next role you may want to apply for.
Three Great Reasons to Attend 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.
There are a host of reasons to attend the conference, but I want to focus on three specific ones that are unique when compared against other industry events.
A Conference with a Purpose: Sharing What Works
When our team curates the program for the Learning Solutions Conference, we do so with one guiding principle in mind: Sharing what works. Everything at the conference connects to that purpose. Learning Solutions exists to bring proven practices into the spotlight so that people can learn from and adapt them in their own work.
A Focus on Instant Application
A question our team often asks about session proposals is “What will an attendee learn that they can apply right away in their work?” The Learning Solutions program is built with the intention of people returning to their office on Monday with a host of new ideas and skills that can be applied right away.
Free Access to a Second Conference: Realities360
New for 2020 is the collocation of Realities360 alongside Learning Solutions. Learning Solutions enables you to explore what works across the full spectrum of technology-enabled learning and development. The focus of Realities360 is more narrow, exploring the emerging landscape of augmented and virtual reality technology and how it can be used in education and training. Your Learning SOlutions Conference registration provides you with complete access to the Realities360 program, should you be interested in exploring sessions on AR and VR.
These are just a few of the reasons to consider attending Learning Solutions this year. Be sure to visit the event website to check out all the great experiences we’ll be hosting in Orlando this Spring.