Over a year ago I updated the opening copy for my weekly curation to highlight resources that can help us navigate the pandemic, as well as the usual resources that can help enhance our work as learning professionals. Who would have thought a year later we’d still be looking at our work through that dual-lens.
While there’s light at the end of the tunnel with COVID-19, its effects will last for some time after the pandemic ends. Each week’s curated resources will continue to focus on everyday knowledge and skills as well as resources focused on navigating the ever-evolving nature of the pandemic and its after-effects.
Here’s a summary of this week’s content:
- How to use questions to assess barriers to your microlearning strategy
- A list of ideas that shape how we view our work as designers
- Why visual clarity is important and how to improve it in your projects
- Why your company logo may not be needed in your elearning
- How video game companies use accessibility to make games better
Leading the Way for Microlearning? Assess the Barriers by Robyn Defelice
Understanding the barriers that you would encounter is a crucial part of any strategy. This post by Robyn Defelice looks at questions you can ask that can give you a better idea of the barriers you may encounter around a microlearning strategy. I think the process of asking key questions that the article explores can also be applied to assessing barriers in other areas as well.
100 Things I Know About Design by Dan Saffer
I’m a big believer in the language we use shaping the way we think. It’s through that lens that I share this post by Dan Saffer, which shares 100 single sentence ideas about how we should view our work as designers.
How Visual Clarity Affects Learning by Connie Malamed
The visual clarity of content (or lack thereof) can have a dramatic impact on learning. This post by Connie Malamed explains why visual clarity is important and provides actionable tips to improve the visuals in your projects.
Why Do E-Learning Courses Need a Company Brand? by Tom Kuhlmann
Many organizations include the company logo in elearning projects and templates. This post by Tim Kuhlmann explores why that is the case, and poses a number of questions that could be asked to determine if the logo is truly needed in your projects.
More Accessibility Options Only Make Games Better by Carlo Pasquale
One of the best ways to learn about accessibility is to see how it is being applied in other mediums. This post by Carlo Pasquale looks at how accessibility is applied in video games, and why it’s so important.
The Learning Leaders Alliance community continues to grow, connecting learning leaders from around the globe who want to stay ahead of the curve and enabling aspiring leaders to build their skillsets.
Membership in the Alliance includes access to exclusive monthly digital events curated for today’s modern learning leader. Here’s just a few examples of what members have enjoyed so far this year:
- A panel of Chief Learning Officers discussing how we support the entry into the new normal
- A look at learning trends and how leaders can put them into practice
- An informal discussion on what qualifies as a learning leader
- An exploration of 5 pillars of learning leadership
- A tactical look at the learning leader’s role in advancing diversity and inclusion
- Research into what learning leadership looks like in 2021
In addition to monthly events, Alliance members also get free registration to the Learning Solutions Digital Experience in May, and our second Learning Leaders Online Forum in July. Join today to be a part of the community, and gain access to recordings from all the great gatherings that have already taken place in 2021.