David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 12/21/20

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:

  • Resources for free music you can use in your projects
  • Tips on how to make your videos more engaging
  • Common mistakes made in virtual training (and how to avoid them)
  • How to turn off browser notifications and improve your productivity
  • What online training may look like in the new normal

Free Background Music for Your E-learning Courses by Tom Kuhlmann
Music can be an underutilized aspect of learning programs, often because of the licensing costs that can be incurred. This post by Tom Kuhlmann looks at why you may want to include background music in your elearning, and also recommends two sites where you can get free music you can use in your projects.

9 Video Storytelling Tips to Engage Your Audience by Stephanie Stahl
Video is a popular media for learning programs, but like other types of media, its effectiveness is less about the media and more about how the media is used. This post by Stephanie Stahl provides a number of tips on how to engage viewers in your videos.

The 5 Most Common Remote Training Mistakes Most Companies Make & How To Prevent Them
The pandemic has pushed training end development professionals to lean into remote and virtual training solutions more than we ever have before. There are many mistakes that can be made when we make such a quick and dramatic change – this post looks at five common errors and how we can avoid them.

How to Tame Those Distracting Notifications on Your Computer by David Neild
We tend to associate notifications with our smartphones, but I actually find my productivity is more impacted by notifications on my desktop experience. This post by David Neild shows how to turn off notifications and take back control of your browser.

The future of learning: online training in a post-Covid world by Caroline Evans
The COVID-19 crisis will have impacts on our lives long-after the pandemic itself is over. This post by Caroline Evans looks at how online training may shift based on our experiences in the pandemic.

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