David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 10/23/17

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

  • a look at Oculus Go
  • a framework for learning ecosystems
  • a look at purpose
  • how dead links can impact curation
  • new ways to look at visual content
  • Why organizational learning is about growth

Here’s the content for this week:

Why the Oculus Go matters by Alfredo
VR is more accessible today than ever before, but it still has some constraints that limit it;s growth, including price, the requirement of wires, and more. This post explores the upcoming Oculus Go, and looks at how it overcomes some of these barriers and may be poised to take VR into the mainstream.

In Real Life: The Modern Learning Ecosystem Framework by JD Dillon
Learning and performance are supported in organizations in many ways and via many different resources. It requires a different type of strategy to leverage all of these resources in balance. This post explores a framework that can be applied to support a modern learning ecosystem.

You Don’t Find Your Purpose — You Build It by John Coleman
We all want to find meaning in our work. We want to know that what we are doing with our life has meaning. A phrase often used in this regard is “finding your purpose”. While there’s truth to that phrase, purpose is something that is often deeper and more intentional than something that is simply found, as this article explores.

Curator Panics Over Link Rot by Helen Blunden
Curation is an important practice that all learning professionals should add to their skill set. It’s a  practice that exists at the intersection of exponentially increasing amounts of digital content and decreasing amounts of time to consume content. L&D is uniquely positioned to take advantage of curation for the betterment of the individuals and organizations they support. Using existing content in context can make training more engaging and efficient. However, what happens when a resource you are curating disappears? It’s an important question, and one that this post explores very well.

12 Types of Awesome Visual Content You Can Use in Your Blog Posts by Robert Katai
Ignore the title of this post. It may be positioned for bloggers, but the tips and examples of different ways to create visual content are of great use to instructional designers as well.

Reframing Learning for Growth by Matt Paese
“The truth is, I don’t really care about learning.” This is the quote that opens this article, credited to a CEO. It speaks to the value that organizations need to see from there L&D departments – a value that isn’t really focused on the value of learning as much as the value learning provides to the business.

Personalize your Learning Experiences…

Personalization is a growing buzzword in our industry. But what does personalization really mean, and how can you get started in building personalization into your organizational strategy?

The Learning Personalization Summit will explore these questions and more during our two-day online event. If you’re interested in exploring personalization for your organization, be sure to join us in November.


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