David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 8/20/18

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

    • what the data says about common myths about millenials
    • a look at audio-based augmented reality
    • how facebook is looking to support mentorships
    • a marketer’s view on engaging content
    • a review of Magic Leap One
    • an experiment on how smart devices track and share data

The 14 Most Destructive Millennial Myths Debunked by Data by Richie Norton
There is a seemingly endless number of training approaches geared towards the unique characteristics of the millennial generation, the problem is, most of those approaches are built upon inaccuracies and invalid assumptions. This post uses data to explore some of the common misconceptions about millennials.

The future is ear: Why “hearables” are finally tech’s next big thing by Peter Burrows
When people talk about augmented reality and wearable technologies, the conversation more often than not focuses on augmented visuals and head-worn glasses. However, augmented reality is more than just visuals, as there is growing interest in augmented audio and the transformative power it has for the ways we live and learn.

Facebook launches Mentorships, matching people within Groups to help them guide each other by Ingrid Lunden
Mentorship is a unique form of learning and support that is often centered on face-to-face interactions. facebook is rolling out a new mentorship service to its groups that could change that, as it leverages the ubiquitous nature of facebook as a platform for mentorship.

Discover the Real Value of the E Word (and How to Embrace It) by Andrew Davis
Engagement is a word we throw around a lot. But what does engagement mean and how can we increase it? This post explores the concept of engagement and how we can create content that encourages it. I found the concept of creating “curiosity gaps” especially interesting. While the post is written from a viewpoint targeting marketing, the lessons here are easily transferable.

Magic Leap One In-Depth Review by Lucas Rizzotto
Magic Leap is a product that has been shrouded in mystery for years. It’s been a product that has fascinated tech enthusiasts and investors, despite most having never seen the product. Until now. Magic Leap one is starting to become available to developers, which means we’re getting our first glimpse at people’s hands-on reactions to the technology. This post provides a very thorough review from one user. If you’re curious about what Magic Leap is and how it works, this is a great read.

What your smart devices know (and share) about you TED Talk by Kashmir Hill & Surya Mattu
Smart devices are becoming increasingly popular, and we’re starting to see people exploring how they can be used for learning. One of the primary concerns people have about these devices is privacy, and it is something that needs to be considered. This TED talk highlights an experiment that looks at smart devices, examining what data is being tracked and, more importantly, who that information is being shared with. It’s a fascinating look at the underpinnings of a rapidly emerging technology.

How to Overcome the Challenges Facing Today’s Senior Learning Leaders

One of the biggest challenges senior learning leaders face today is keeping their organization’s learning strategy ahead of the advancing technology curve. And the reality is, it’s only going to get harder.

Today’s senior learning leaders need to connect with people and resources that can help them stay ahead of changes in technology, and to help build context on what each technology means to their organization.

I recently shared a post that explores 3 specific things all senior leaders should be doing every day:

  • Actively Connect with other Senior Learning Leaders
  • Become Conversant in Emerging Technologies
  • Engage in Discussions that Put Technology into Context

It’s these three tentpoles around which our Executive Forum has been built. You’ll meet senior leaders dealing with the same challenges you are, gain the knowledge needed to engage in emerging technologies, and participate in discussions that will help you and your organization grow.

If you are responsible for driving your organizational learning strategy, consider joining us for the Executive Forum, co-located with the DevLearn Conference and Expo.

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