David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 9/21/20

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:

  • Proven practices for writing xAPI statements
  • How to overcome the diversity challenges of remote work
  • How to prevent our emotions from misleading our decisions
  • How to give and receive feedback on designs
  • Tips on how to better manage multiple projects

10 Best Practices for xAPI Statements by Jason Haag
The Experience API, or xAPI, continues to grow in adoption in our field. However, many learning professionals can feel overwhelmed by the complexity involved in writing xAPI statements. This post by Jason Haag shares 10 best practices that can help you harness the full potential of xAPI statements.

How Leaders Cab Handle Remote Work’s Diversity Challenge by Mark Athitakis
Remote work comes with a host of challenges. One ongoing challenge that the shift to remote work makes even more challenging is the diversity and inclusion gap that exists in organizational cultures. This post by Mark Athitakis looks at how remote work can amplify office biases, and what you can do yo mitigate these risks.

Facts v feelings: how to stop our emotions misleading us by Tim Harford
Our social media feeds are increasingly filled with clickbait articles that tap into our biases and present viewpoints as facts. This article by Tim Harford looks at how content triggers an emotional reaction and shares tips on how we can focus more on facts and less on our emotional reaction to information. This is an important read for our current political environment, with a powerful message for learning in general as well.

A Guide to Giving and Receiving Design-centered Critique by Rounak Bose
Feedback is one of the most powerful ways we can learn and develop skills, assuming it is done well. This post by Rounak Bose looks at the right way (and the wrong way) to give and receive design feedback.

How To Set Daily Goals to Manage Multiple Projects by Christy Tucker
One of the biggest challenges I’ve had as a learning professional is juggling the many projects I was supporting at the same time. This post by Christy Tucker provides valuable tips that you can use to improve how you manage your work across multiple projects.

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