David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 12/4/17

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

  • A great explanation of Blockchain
  • The importance of Net Neutrality
  • An honest look at how robots are affecting human jobs
  • How AR is transforming shopping experiences
  • Better questions in the age of Google
  • Why we need to change the culture around Sexual Harassment Training

Here’s the content for this week:

Blockchain Expert Explains One Concept in 5 Levels of Difficulty via WIRED
I love this video, and I share it here for two reasons. First, it’s a great primer for what Blockchain is. Blockchain is a technology that is currently disrupting how trades and transactions are being made, and while it’s not yet disrupting education and training, the potential is there, and people in our field would do well to track how blockchain evolves. While the explanation of blockchain makes this video worthy of sharing on its own, the primary reason I share this video is for its format. The idea of explaining a complex idea to multiple levels of expertise is a great exercise for educators in learning how to explain something effectively. At the same time, the video itself is a great resource for education, as the understanding of the concept deepens as the complexity increases with each conversation.

All The Internet Rights You’re About To Lose, Explained In 3 Minutes by Diane Budds
The phrase “Net Neutrality” has been all over the news recently, and with good reason. The changes proposed by the FCC would radically change how internet traffic, and the internet experiences they support, are handled. Currently, all internet data – which, by the way, likely includes your elearning – must be treated the same. But that would change under the proposed regulations. This is a huge issue that could have long-lasting implications for every aspect of life. If you have not already read up on this topic, this brief video provides an excellent summary of why this is so important.

Meet your new cobot: is a machine coming for your job? by John Harris
There’s a lot of interest in how robots will be replacing humans in the workplace. There’s both fear and excitement about what’s possible, but what’s really happening in this space today? That’s what this article explores, and it also looks at what’s happening today as a way of predicting the future.

How augmented reality is revolutionizing the way people shop by Nick Ismail
Augmented reality has the potential to truly transform how we live and interact with information and each other through digital means. I often say that if you want to see how a new technology is going to change how we learn, look at how it’s changing how we live first. This post explores how AR is revolutionizing the ubiquitous experience of shopping.

UnGoogleable questions by Steve Wheeler
One of the most powerful tools that educators and trainers have available are the questions we use to challenge learners. In the world of Google, where answers to most questions are just a few taps away, some might say that the value of questions is diminished. They could not be more wrong in that assumption. Questions are more important than ever, if we’re asking the right ones. This post explores what these unGoogleable questions look like, and the value they have for learning.

We Need to Change the Culture Around Sexual Harassment Training by David Kelly
The recent avalanche of sexual harassment stories has put the problem in our culture under a microscope. It’s forced us to look at some unpleasant truths, including one that applies to our industry: Sexual Harassment Training does little to nothing to protect people from sexual harassment. My latest post explores the opportunity we have at this moment to change that.

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