In light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, this week’s resources continue to have the dual focus of providing resources that can help us navigate this troubling time, while also giving us new ways to expand the view we have on the work we do as L&D professionals.
Here’s a summary of this week’s content:
- A free video conferencing alternative to Zoom
- Free art books to inspire your creativity
- Tips on things you should do to better manage your career
- Myths often associated with the sudden shift to remote teaching
- Practical tips on how to curate content appropriately
Google’s Zoom rival, called Meet, is now free to consumers by Richard Nieva
It seems like everyone is using Zoom these days, especially during this period where many f us are working from home. This post by Richard Nievalooks at an alternative video conferencing platform called Meet, which was just made free by Google.
You can now download over 200 art books from the Guggenheim for free by Howard Halle
Interested in building your design skills and inspiring your creativity during this crisis? This post by Howard Halle looks at over 200 art books that have been made available for free by the Guggenheim Museum.
What to Do Right Now If You Are Looking for a Job in Edtech by Betsy Corcoran
As unemployment continues to skyrocket in the United States and around the globe, many people in L&D suddenly find themselves out of work. This post by Betsy Corcoran provides a number of tips that you can take advantage of if you’re looking for a new job. In truth, I’d recommend doing many of these things even if you’re NOT looking for a job right now; they’re just good tips for career management.
5 Myths About Remote Teaching in the Covid-19 Crisis by Lee Skallerup Bessette, Nancy Chick, & Jennifer C. Friberg
Many educators and trainers found themselves thrown unexpectedly into the world of remote work as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. This post by Lee Skallerup Bessette, Nancy Chick, & Jennifer C. Friberg examines five myths that have emerged about how education institutions and educators have adapted to this shift. While the post is written with higher education in mind, the myths can easily be applied to organizational training as well.
Content Curation on Social Demands More Than a Shared Link by Alexandra Cote
This post by Alexandra Cote is one of the best posts I’ve seen in a while on curation. It provides a lot of practical “how to” instructions while at the same time emphasizing what I consider to be one of the most important elements of effective curation: context.
Let’s Talk about Designing for Behavior Change
The work we do as learning, training, and education professionals in some ways comes down to a single simple goal: supporting a change in behavior. But what causes someone to change their behavior, and how can that knowledge inform our work?
In the latest research from the eLearning Guild, Designing for Behavior Change, Julie Dirksen provides an in-depth look at Susan Michie et al.’s research on how to understand and support behavior change to improve job performance. In this video conversation with the Guild’s Research Director Jane Bozarth, Dirksen shares common problems that arise when designing learning experiences for changing behaviors and explores how you can use the Susan Michie et al.’s COM-B model to find solutions.
You can watch this informative conversation and also download helpful resources FREE as part of your free membership with the eLearning Guild. Simply sign in (or sign up), and you’ll be able to view the videos and download the resources.