David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 11/20/17

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

  • Why you should think twice about seductive details
  • A story of practice towards mastery
  • three myths about how we learn
  • examples of big data transforming day-to-day life
  • A look at the future of AR computing
  • How curation can be used for professional development

Here’s the content for this week:

Watch Out For Those Seductive Details by Connie Malamed
Much of the elearning that we create falls under the heading of “required training”. Those two words can strike fear into learners and designer/developers alike. To alleviate this, designers will often try to incorporate more interesting tangential information in hopes that it motivates users to complete the required information. This post explores the practice in detail, and examines research on the affects the approach may have on learning programs.

The Average Guy Who Spent 6,003 Hours Trying to Be a Professional Golfer by Stephen Phillips
Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers popularized the idea that mastery takes a minimum of 10,000 hours of practice. But what does that look like in reality? This post shares the story of a man who decided to find out, looking to go from a novice golfer to qualifying for the PGA Tour. While the story itself is fascinating, I share the article here for the commentary it contains about learning, performance, and the importance of deliberate practice.

Everything You’ve Ever Been Told About How You Learn Is A Lie by Shaunacy Ferro
Myths about learning are quite common. The biggest problem with these myths is that many of them are highly embedded in day-to-day practices in a way that actually makes them seem credible. This article targets three such myths, providing evidence as to why we should not be applying them in our work.

How Big Data analytics touches everything from healthcare to how you get a loan by Harshvardhan Lunia
Big data is phrase that has been with us for quite some time, and yet the concept of what Big Data means in action is still challenging to understand. Before we can understand the potential of what big data may mean for learning and education, we first must understand how this new technology is shaping our day-to-day lives. This post explores how big data is being used to transform healthcare and financial loans in India.

Magic Leap CEO Tweetstorm Reveals the Company’s Vision for the Future of AR Computing by Adario Strange
Magic Leap is a company whose work is secretive and fascinating. While their technology is in many ways augmented reality, it has the potential to be much more, truly transforming what it means to interact with digital information and platforms might look like. This post highlights what the future of AR computing could look like, based on comments from Magic Leap’s CEO.

Learning FOMO: How curation can help prevent you from missing out on the development you expect by Author
This article does a nice job of describing the environment of excess information we exist in today, and why curation is a critical tool for L&D departments to leverage in their work. The article does step on some generational stereotypes that I don’t agree with, but if you ignore those lines, the commentary on curation has value.

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