David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 12/11/17

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

  • What we can learn from the resurgence of Google Glass
  • Tips for getting more out of the tools you already use
  • What Blockchain may mean for learning
  • How to add reflection to your learning programs
  • Why you should look at your metrics differently
  • A new learning environment within VR

What We Can Learn From the Second Life of Google Glass by Thomas Hornigold
Google Glass is a technology that many see as a failure. In reality, it’s still around and has found a very valuable use case in training and development. This post examines the story of Glass’s resurgence, and the lessons we can learn from the path that Glass has taken.

A Simple Way to Get the Most Out of Your E-Learning Tools by Tom Kuhlmann
There are a number of great tools out there that people use to create learning programs. Many of those tools have a “purpose”, in that they were built with a specific need in mind. However, some of the best applications of a tool are built by people who have gone beyond the surface level of what the tool does, using functionality discovered by people exploring not what the technology “does”, but by what it “can do”. This post shares some tips on how you can get more out of the tools you use.

What does blockchain mean for learning? by Ger Driesen
Blockchain is technology that has the potential to revolutionize the world. Not since the introduction of the internet itself have we seen a technology with as much disruptive potential. While most of the hype around blockchain is currently directed at bitcoin, the technology has the potential to disrupt other areas of life as well. This post explores the world of blockchain and examines what it could mean for learning and education.

Four reflection techniques that can help lock in learning by Stephen Meyer
Reflection is one of the most powerful tools available to help us learn. It helps us put generic content into context and to make information usable. It’s a personal experience that can be very meaningful. As such, it’s also something that can be very powerful to add to the training and development programs we build for others. This post examines four easy ways that you can build opportunities for reflection into your learning programs.

I’m Sorry, But Those Are Vanity Metrics via The Review
There are certain metrics that are commonly used within an industry. This commonality makes it easy to compare one organization against another. But while those metrics may tell you the end result of something, they don’t tell you why that result is. This post explores the differences between typical metrics – called vanity metrics – and the types of metrics that show actually operational performance. This is a great read for learning professionals who want to look differently at how they measure their efforts.

New Art Museum Only Exists In VR by Rebecca Hills-Duty
Virtual reality gives us the opportunity to leave the current world and explore something new. There are tremendous possibilities for learning and training through these technologies.
One of the first learning tools emerging in the VR space is to recreate museum spaces that enable you to explore and learn from a museum without leaving your desk. This article highlights a project that takes that concept a step further – by creating a museum from scratch that only exists in VR, and leverages the artwork of a private collection.

Go Beyond the Microlearning Buzz…

Microlearning is one of the hottest topics in our industry today. Before you jump on any new trend, it’s important to look beyond the hype and to develop an understanding of the true potential and value of the topic.

At the Microlearning Summit, you will explore what microlearning is and is not, and more importantly, what the most appropriate uses are for this new approach. You’ll leave this Summit with an awareness of the pros and cons of microlearning, as well as proven practices that you can leverage in your organization.

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