David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 10/24/22

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 to align data and analytics to what matters to your organization
  • A deep dive into visual design and the resources we can use to build our skillset
  • How language itself may be limiting the advancement of A.I.
  • How to leverage an understanding of forgetting to improve learning outcomes
  • How the U.S. Army may have already built the foundations of tomorrow’s metaverse

Don’t Just Give Me All the Data – Align KPIs with xAPI
With all of the focus on data and analytics, it’s easy to jump to the HOW around data without spending enough time understanding the WHY. This post by Jason Haag serves as an important reminder to have a plan around data and to remember why we measure things in the first place.

The Design Skills and Visual Design Courses You Need to Succeed
Visual design is an important skill area for today’s instructional designers, but many struggle to understand what visual design really is and how to develop the skill set. This post by Mark Lassoff takes a deep dive into the world of visual design, providing lots of examples to explain different concepts, and sharing a host of resources you can use to develop you own skill set.

AI And The Limits Of Language
Artificial intelligence continues to advance, creating context and meaning in content all on it’s own. But there are limits to what AI can do. Many see those limits linked to technological hurdles that still need to be overcome, but this article by Jacob Browning and Yann Lecun use this article to explore another constraint of A.I.; the limitations of language itself. JACOB BROWNING AND YANN LECUN

Understanding forgetting
Forgetting is a concept that many see as a barrier to learning, but it’s also not something that L&D professionals place a lot of time on. This article by Sarah Cottingham takes a fresh look at forgetting, including why we forget, and how we can use that understanding to improve learning outcomes.

The U.S. Army, not Meta, is building the metaverse
While facebook has largely hijacked the conversation around the term “metaverse”, the reality is there’s no consensus around what that term means. In truth, many of the unique aspects that are often used to describe activity in the metaverse have actually existed in some forms for many years. This article by Pete Morrison looks at the work of the U.S. Army, and what it may tell us about the future of the metaverse.

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