David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 2/14/22

David Kelly
CEO, The Learning Guild

I read through a number of articles and blog posts each day as part of my professional development. Each week, I curate a few of my favorites, including a brief introduction explaining why I find the post to be of value, and recommend you read it.

Here’s a summary of this week’s content:

  • How transcription services can enhance instructional development
  • How video games support accessibility
  • How to become more comfortable speaking in public.
  • Examples of how AI can enhance everyday work
  • How digital boundaries may mitigate harassment in the metaverse

Voice Transcription for Instructional Developers
Voice transcription services can do a lot more than simply transcribe voices. This post by Bill Brandon dives deep into the functionality of transcription services, placing a spotlight on the many use cases that can enhance instructional design and development.

Second Annual Accessibility Award Nominees Celebrate Far Cry 6, It Takes Two, Halo Infinite, and Many More
One of the best ways to learn how to apply accessibility support into our learning programs is to learn from how support is applied in other areas. This post by Rebekah Valentine looks at nominees of the second annual Video Game Accessibility Awards. The list of categories provides an insightful view into how the gaming industry is building accessibility into gaming experiences.

Understanding fear of public speaking and how to get over it
Public speaking is something many people are fearful of. This post by Lynda Shaw explores why this is the case and how to overcome it. With the Call for Proposals for both DevLearn and Learning 2022 open through the end of this month, this post provides some timely tips that will help you be more comfortable speaking in front of groups.

5 Ways AI Can Improve Your Next Meeting
Artificial intelligence continues to be a popular buzzword with the potential to transform how we live, work, play, and learn in our daily lives. Understanding this potential requires examples, and this post examines a number of use cases where an AI Tool can enhance an experience we’re all familiar with – the business meeting.

Meta is adding a ‘personal boundary’ to VR avatars to stop harassment
Virtual reality’s ability to create a sense of “presence” is in some ways the foundational element of the growing interest in the term “multiverse”. But this presence can have a dark side, as it enables the intimate connection similar to in-person interactions with the anonymity often associated with toxic online behavior, leading to the emergence of a new form of digital harassment. This post by Adi Robertson explores on way Meta is trying to mitigate harassment – the use of digital boundaries.

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