David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 11/30/20

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:

  • Critical skills needed for the future of work
  • A collected list of tips that can improve your slide-based elearning projects
  • A fascinating look at how animators solve design challenges
  • An example of how an effective infographic can convey information
  • A look at PowerPoint and how it can be used more effectively

Ten Human Skills for the Future of Work by Shana Dressler
Adapting to change has been in the spotlight in 2020. It’s a core skill that is needed, especially giving the evolving nature of the future of work. This post by Shana Dressler looks at the skills needed as we adapt to the future of work.

eLearning Design – 38 Slide Design Tips from the Pros by Bryan Jones
I love it when people share quick tips that I can apply in my work. This post by Bryan Jones is a great example, collecting 38 different slide design tips that can help improve the design of your slide-based elearning projects.

The Hardest Thing I Ever Animated by Rebecca Alter, Brian Moylan, and John Maher
As a fan of animation, I love this post by Rebecca Alter, Brian Moylan, and John Maher. But I don’t share it here for its focus on animation; I share it because it highlights design challenges, and you get to quickly hear the details about each problem and how the designers went about overcoming the challenge. It’s a fascinating read that may inspire new solutions in your own work.

50 Years of Gaming History, by Revenue Stream (1970-2020) by Omri Wallach
While the exploration of gaming history here is fascinating, I share this post by Omri Wallach for two other reasons. First, it’s a great example of how a well-designed infographic can convey information. Second, the data if the graphic is also very telling about how our consumption and expectations around digital experiences have evolved over time.

In Real Life: Happy Anniversary, PowerPoint!?!? by JD Dillon
PowerPoint gets a bad rap. It’s a powerful tool, but its effectiveness is defined by how it is being used. This post by JD Dillon highlights the differences between those two perspectives while also providing valuable tips on how to make your next slide deck more effective.

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