David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 08/14/17

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

  • the future of digital learning
  • the growth of wearable technology in manufacturing
  • why training can fail
  • elearning terms every L&D professional should know
  • a comparison of numerous screen-recording tool
  • A report on the future of work

Here’s the content for this week:

‘Our Technology Is Our Ideology’: George Siemens on the Future of Digital Learning by Marguerite McNeal
Digital learning is a phrase that is emerging in corporate and organizational learning environments. It’s a term that the academic world has been exploring for a number of years. While this post focuses on higher education, the real reason I share it here is for the perspectives being shared on the human side of the digital learning conversation. It’s on the human side that the need to shift our approaches to training and education comes to light, and this article does a great job of painting that picture.

Report: Half of global manufacturers to use wearable tech by 2022 by Jennifer McKevitt
To some, wearable technologies are still the stuff of science fiction. The reality is quite different. Wearable technologies are alreasy here, and the use of wearables is expected to expand quickly in the next few years. This report explores the growth in the manufactoring sector, and while the phrase “learning and performance” isn’t used, you can see the implications to the work training departments do being described in this post.

Why Training Fails: 11 Truths That Most Good Leaders Don’t Even Know by Shawn Doyle
Training initiatives can fail for a great number of reasons. One major factor that impacts this is the many misconceptions organizational leadership has about how training works. This post lists a number of reasons training can fail. It also lists potential solutions to each of those problems. This post was written for organizational leaders, but the tips can be useful to L&D professionals as well.

20 eLearning Terms Everyone Should Know by Sam Alden
There are certain terms that everyone in elearning should know and understand. This post covers twenty such terms, providing a quality definition for each one. While a post like this might seem like it’s only for beginners, I suggest more experienced professionals read it as well. First, you may come across a term you weren’t aware of. Second, and more importantly, the definitions for some of these terms aren’t exactly black and white; thinking about how the author’s definition might differ from your own can be a great learning experience.

Top 10 Screen Recording Software for Windows: 2017 Update by Andrew Townsend
Screen reciording tools have manhy great use in elearning. But which one is the best one for you to use? The answer to this, like many questions, relies on the context of your world. This post describes ten different screen recording tools. More importantly, the post shares pros and cons of each that can help you decide which tool will work best in your unique environment.

Navigating the future of work: Can we point business, workers, and social institutions in the same direction? by John Hagel, Jeff Schwartz, & Josh Bersin
There’s a lot of talk and writing going on about the changes taking place in orgainzational learning and development. Have you thought about WHY L&D is changing? It’s because what people are doing is changing; the very nature of work itself is changing. As work itself changes, what L&D professionals need to do to provide suport needs to shift as well. This comprehensive report on the future of work gives a great amount of context around the changes going on in the L&D industry.

Learn More…

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