David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 7/20/20

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:

  • The important role collaborative learning will play in the new normal
  • Tips on how to improve your viewer’s experiences in virtual meetings
  • How today’s emerging trends may change daily life in 2030
  • A dive into cognitive dissonance and how it is impacting the pandemic
  • Examples that show how businesses are leveraging elearning to navigate the pandemic

Collaborative Learning Will Be Critical in the New Normal by Tim Sarchet
Our approaches to supporting Learning and Development will likely evolve based on our experiences navigating the COVID-19 pandemic. This post by Tim Sarchet looks at one technique that we may need to lean on as part of the be normal: collaborative learning.

Virtual Meeting Best Practices: Tips for Improving the Viewing Experience by Jennifer Best
It seems like we’re all living in Zoom these days. This post by Jennifer Best explore tips from Jaime Casap, former Chief Education Evangelist from Google, examining the important role the environment, lighting, audio, and more play in your viewer’s experience.

Software will reshape our world in the next decade by Alfred Chuang
Despite it being almost impossible to predict the future, we still must plan for it. That’s what makes posts about trends and predictions so popular. This post by Alfred Chuang takes a unique approach to such a post, focusing less on the trend itself on more on how the trend embeds itself into daily life. 

The Role of Cognitive Dissonance in the Pandemic by Elliot Aronson and Carol Tavris
Cognitive dissonance affects the ways we think and behave, so it has obvious implications on how we learn. This post by Elliot Aronson and Carol Tavris does a good job of exploring what cognitive dissonance is and how it affects us in the context of the pandemic.

Learning on the Fly: Businesses Use Online Learning During COVID-19 by Michael Shaw
More and more businesses are using elearning as part of their strategy to support their customers during the pandemic; even if they don’t consciously realize they’re using elearning. This post by Michael Shaw looks at three such examples that show not only the value of elearning, but also serve as an important reminder of how wide the scope of experiences that qualify as “elearning” truly is.

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