This week’s curated content includes links exploring the following:
- How campaigns can be used to support continuous learning
- Alternatives to using stock photography
- Design creativity from billboards around the world
- A fresh look at curation in the digital world
- An important reminder for speakers at industry events
- A host of tips on how to make experiences more memorable
Nuts and Bolts: Continuous Learning Campaigns by Jane Bozarth
Campaigns have been used in marketing for years as a way of supporting a message over an extended period of time. Learning professionals are increasingly looking at that structure as a means of supporting continuous learning in their organizations. This post by Jane Bozarth looks at what a continuous learning campaign is, and explores an example of one put into practice.
5 Alternatives to Make Stock Photography a Last Resort by Chad Newell
This post by Chad Newell explores various options that can streamline and enhance your team’s imagery resources. The post is written for marketing professionals, but I share it here as an example that may inspire how you manage the assets used among your learning and development teams.
30 Creative Billboard Ads From Around the World by Penny King
I love posts that inspire my creativity. This post from Penny King presents a host of creative billboard designs from around the world. I love how many of them break through preconceptions of what a billboard is, and especially like those that see the entire world as part of the design canvas.
Everyone’s a Curator Now by Lou Stoppard
Curation is a term that has exploded in usage in a digital age, including in the context of learning and development. This post by Lou Stoppard thoroughly examines the value of curation in a world where everyone considers herself or himself a curator. It’s also a great read to explore what makes curation truly valuable.
A Note From Your Colleagues With Hearing Loss: Just Use a Microphone Already by Jessie B. Ramey
I’m generally a loud person, able to make myself heard in large rooms fairly easily. It’s why I have often started a presentation by asking if everyone can hear me, and choosing not to use a microphone for my talks. This post by Jessie Ramey expertly explores why I don’t do that anymore – and why you should always use the microphone when speaking at an event.
How to use experiential to embed rich memories by Richard Barrett
The last link for this week also comes from the world of marketing. This post from Richard Barrett looks at a host of ways to make content experiential so that people remember it; many of the tips are easily transferable to the learning and development programs you create.
Three Great Reasons to Attend Realities360
The Realities360 Conference and Expo is the premier event exploring how augmented and virtual reality can transform education and training. The conference brings together early adopters from all over the world for a singular purpose: to share and expand proven practices and harness the potential of AR & VR for learning.
There are a host of reasons to attend the conference, but let’s focus on three specific ones that are unique when compared against other industry events.
A Conference with a Purpose: Supporting XR Adoption
When our team curates a conference, we usually have a guiding principle in mind that spaces every decision we make about the program. For Realities360, that principle is to support augmented and virtual reality adoption in our industry. In the case of emerging technologies like AR & VR, what is needed evolves each year. When we first held the conference we focused on understanding, and from there we shifted to add more skill-based sessions that explored how to design and develop these solutions. This year we’re excited to lean into use cases that give early adopters the opportunity to share their projects, and for attendees to learn from the lessons they will share.
A Focus on Solutions You Can Apply Today
While AR and VR are still emerging, they are technologies that have matured enough to solve problems and increase productivity for your organization TODAY. The Realities360 program is built with application in mind. You will find sessions that explore strategic decisions, tactical design and development tutorials, and case studies sharing proven practices that will provide you with knowledge and skills that will support you in your AR and VR projects today, and tomorrow.
Free Access to a Second Conference: Learning Solutions
New for 2020 is the collocation of Realities360 with the Learning Solutions Conference and Expo. While the focus of Realities360 is narrow, exploring the emerging landscape of augmented and virtual reality technology and how it can be used in education and training, Learning Solutions enables you to explore what works across the full spectrum of technology-enabled learning and development. Your Realities360 Conference registration provides you with complete access to the Learning Solutions program, giving you the ability to put what you learn about AR & VR into the broader context of your complete L&D strategy.
These are just a few of the reasons to consider attending Realities360 this year. Be sure to visit the event website to check out all the great experiences we’ll be hosting in Orlando this Spring.