David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 07/31/17

This week’s curated content includes links exploring the following:

  • the importance of curiosity in learning
  • how Google is preparing for the end of search
  • an example of the game-changing nature of augmented reality for performance support
  • why the United States Armed Forces is looking at training differently
  • how to adapt user experience design within your design of your learning programs
  • Essential considerations when designing for virtual reality

Here’s the content for this week:

Schools Are Missing What Matters About Learning by Scott Barry Kaufman
Curiosity is at the heart of learning, yet it’s something that gets lost in a world that prioritizes tests and compliance. While this article focuses on the important affect this has in an academic environment, it nonetheless underscores the need to spark curiosity in adult learning environments as well.

With its new feed, Google is preparing for the end of search by Michael Nunez
Google (or more specifically, Search) is a natural aspect of life in 2017, and it has set an expectation and standard around learning in the moment. But with advancements in Artificial Intelligence continuing at a rapid pace, it’s possible that search as we know it could be replaced by AI that responds to our needs even before we are aware of them. Google is already tracking this trend, and looking to proactively prepare for it. This article is a good glimpse into a possible future in which search is replaced by AI. What would that mean for learning?

This is how Apple’s ARKit is about to change how everyone uses the iPhone by Adario Strange
Augmented Reality is just starting to emerge and be normalized into consumer culture. For many, the true promise of what AR can do will be outside their view until they see a use case that can change their lives. This article includes a video that demonstrates just such a use case – the reinvention of using maps for navigation on your smartphone.

Mattis: Get unnecessary training off warfighters’ backs by Tara Copp
In many corporate training environments the need for compliance training that addresses legal requirements can take an organization’s eye off the ball of why training truly exists: to prepare workers to be able to complete a task. This lost focus results in bloated training requirements featuring workers completing training that is unrelated to job performance. This problem exists in many organizations including, and as this article explores, the United States Armed Forces.

5 User Experience Research Techniques To Borrow For Learning Design by Connie Malamed
There are plenty of ways user experience techniques can be adapted for learning design. This post not only explores 5 such examples, it also does so in a fabulous way, first explaining the user experience technique itself, and then exploring how the technique can be adapted for learning design.

Four Essentials for Effective Learning Using Virtual Reality by Karl Kapp
Too often we look at new technologies through the lens of existing methodologies. If we are going to harness the potential of virtual reality for training and development, we need to look at the technology with fresh eyes. This post explores some of the unique elements of VR that must be considered as we look to incorporate the technology into our training and development programs.

Interested in exploring how technology is shaping the future of learning? Look no further than DevLearn, taking place in Las Vegas this fall.

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