David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 6/22/20

David Kelly, Executive Director, The Learning Guild

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:

  • Tips on how to manage your learning budget
  • A late-night talk show sharing how it pivoted to producing the show from home
  • A look at the everyday interactions that contribute to a culture of racism
  • A glimpse at how Sesame Street is creating content during quarantine
  • Guidelines on how to vet the online content you’re consuming and sharing

Make the Case For (and Protect) Your Learning Budget by Sarah Danzl
When the economy takes a turn for the worse, there’s always a concern about how that will affect the L&D budget. This post by Sarah Danzl provides a number of tips on how to protect your learning budget and make it more aligned to business strategy.

The Gadgets Late Night with Seth Meyers uses to Keep the Show Running from Home by Andrew Marino
It seems like all major talk shows have pivoted to a talk-show-from-home format. This post by Andrew Marino has a “Show Your Work” feel, exploring how one late-night TV show has adapted to filming from home during the pandemic. There are lots of interesting hacks and tech recommendations that you can apply to your own work.

The best part about working from home is fewer microaggressions by Vanessa Zamy
I find conversations around racism are too often tied to extremism, as if not being a white supremacist extremist somehow absolves an individual from contributing to systemic racism. This post by Vanessa Zamy looks at the every day interactions that contribute to the challenges African Americans face in this country. If you’re not familiar with the term microagressions, please read this post.

How ‘Sesame Street’ stayed on the air during quarantine via Mashable
One thing I have enjoyed during the difficult period of the pandemic is seeing the creativity that is emerging from content creators working through the constraints of creating from home rather than a traditional studio setting. This video from Mashable gives a great glimpse into how Sesame Street has been able to pivot towards creating content while its team is quarantined at home. 

10 Guidelines to Help Your Learners Find Credible Online Sources by Laura Lynch
The internet is a powerful tool, able to provide the answer to almost every question with a quick search. However, much of the content online can be outdated, or worse, was inaccurate at the time of posting. This post by Laura Lynch looks at a number of steps we should all be following to verify the content we are consuming online.

Join us for Learning Solutions ONLINE

People were so happy with the first Learning Solutions Online Conference we decided to host a second one!

Registration is now open for the two-day event taking place July 8 & 9. There are three ways to get access to the event:

  • If you were registered for the canceled Learning Solutions or Realities360 events in March, you get free access to this online event.
  • If you have an Online Conference Subscription, you get free access to this online event as a bonus.
  • You can also register for the event directly.

I hope to see you online next month! Send me an email if you have any questions.

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