David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 08/07/17

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

  • why the death of the LMS is overstated
  • what your smartphone camera can do besides taking photo
  • another example of VR use for corporate training
  • how to move beyond “one course to rule them all”
  • a potential new role in the L&D department
  • tips to add to your elearning toolkit

Here’s the content for this week:

Opinion: The LMS Isn’t Dead … Yet by Mike Rustici
The growing chatter announcing the death of the Learning Management System is at best VERY premature, but more likely completely inaccurate. There are a number of factors that make me feel this way, and this post hits on most of them. It also paints a very good picture of the long-term role the LMS may have in the growing learning and performance ecosystem.

Three Uses for Your Phone’s Camera That Don’t Involve Photos by David Nield
If I asked you what the camera on your smartphone is used for, chances are you would respond with “taking pictures”. That’s the obvious answer, but what if we went beyond the obvious when considering what having a camera available on a smartphone could make possible. This post explores three things you can do with your smartphone camera besides taking pictures. In addition to being three great ideas, I share the post here more as an example of what is possible when you look past what a technology does and consider what it makes possible. There are huge opportunities for learning in viewing new technologies through that lens.

HP unveils VR Backpack G1 having NVIDIA Quadro P5200 for on the job training by Pranjal Kumar
It’s not often that I feel compelled to share something that is essentially a marketing video. My sharing this post and more importantly, the video it contains, is less about the product being sold and more about the market being served. This new backpac-PC is built for free-roaming virtual reality, but what I find very interesting is the use case being shown in the video: on-the-job training.

How to respond to “Make one course for everyone” by Cathy Moore
One of the most common challenges in training is the common request to deliver a single solution that will be applied to a wide array of people with varying skills and needs. This is a problem that has existed for training for decades, and is something many in our field struggle to address with senior leaders. This post does an outstanding job of describing the problem with the “make one course for everyone” approach and more importantly, it provides a few strategies for responding to such requests.

The case for the new role of a Modern Learning Advisor by Jane Hart
As the world of learning and performance in organizations continues to expand, so too must the capabilities of L&D departments expand to keep up. This will require new skills and potentially, new roles. This post explore what some of those new skills are, and how learning and development professionals will need to use them.

35 Tips for Significantly Better eLearning by Emma O’Neill
I love reading posts with short tips that can enhance my skills and productivity. This list hosts a number of tips; chances are you’ll find at least a few new ideas to add to your toolkit.

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