David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 09/18/17

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

  • instructional Design lessons from Duolingo
  • using LEGOS to expand your thoughts on design
  • the digital transformation of learning
  • why the myth of learning styles persists
  • lessons learned from a video conference
  • a new question about using VR for training

How does Duolingo Make it Stick? by Sam Burrough
There are a few reasons I share this. First, it’s a solid article exploring lessons that instructional designers can take from the language learning app Duolingo. More importantly, I very much appreciate the structure of this article. It examines 5 instructional design strategies. For each one, it explains what the strategy is, shows how Duolingo puts the strategy into practice, and explores how the strategy could be applied to your own elearning.

10+ Genius Ways To Use LEGO You Probably Never Thought About by Greta J
The possibilities that exist within our designs are often hidden behind what is obvious about the canvas we are working with. Too often, we allow the lens of how a particular tool or platform is seen to define how we use it. This post explores the concept from outside the learning space and looks at something more common to everyday life: LEGOS. We all know what LEGOS are and what they are used for, and yet looking at the examples shared here will undoubtedly make you see LEGOS in a new way. The examples shared in this post are only possible if the designers look past “What is” to explore “what could be”.

The digital transformation of learning: Social, informal, self-service, and enjoyable by Dion Hinchcliffe Digital technologies have transformed the way we interact with information and with each other. These changes in human behavior have also changed the way we learn. These changes to how we are learning via digital technologies are also transforming how we need to view education and training. This post explores different technologies that are shaping the digital learning landscape in both academic and workplace environments.

Interested in further exploring the concept of digital learning?
Check out the resources at the bottom of this post!

The concept of different “learning styles” is one of the greatest neuroscience myths by Olivia Goldhill
The myth of learning styles in education continues to persist despite the wide array of research that disproves the concept. This post is another example, sharing research exploring the subject and examining why the myth persists despite research. If you’re not familiar with why learning styles are a myth, please read this. If you are already familiar with the myth, please share this post with others in your network. It’s only through awareness that we can break free from this myth.

What I Learned at VidCon by Helen Blunden
I share this post for two reasons. First, the post share comments from a conference exploring online video content, and there’s a lot to learn on this subject as video continues to be used in increased volume for L&D. Second, I think this post is an excellent example of a practice that can make your next conference more useful for you. After you go, write up your reflections. Even if you don’t post them to a blog t=like the author has here, that act of reflecting on and writing about what you learned and how you can use it will make the learning you did at the conference much more powerful.

When VR Training Makes The Job Look Better Than It Is by Simon Chandler
Virtual reality continues to gain acceptance and usage in the corporate training space. More and more examples of the technology in use are emerging, and as more use case emerge, so do new questions. This post explores just such a question: What happens if the VR experience makes the job look better than it really is?

Explore the world of Digital Learning…

If you’re interested in taking a deeper dive into the world of digital learning and how it is transforming education and training, consider joining us for DevLearn October 25-27 in Las Vegas. We’ll have plenty of sessions exploring digital learning at the conference, and will be hosting an Executive Forum for senior leaders interested in exploring how the emergence of digital learning affects organizational learning and performance strategies.

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