David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 9/10/18

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

  • What it means to have a growth mindset
  • Asking WHY in problem-solving
  • UX lessons from some of the best travel websites
  • Changes coming to the future of work
  • AR use at the intersection of art and politics
  • An important lesson on vetting online news, with a nice sidebar of engaging content

Having a Growth Mindset Makes It Easier to Develop New Interests by Paul A. O’Keefe, Carol Dweck, & Greg Walton
We talk about a “growth mindset” a lot in our industry without ever really stopping to define what that means. It sounds good, and certainly resonates within the context of learning, but what does it look like in practice? How can a growth mindset be nurtured?  This post examines recent research that explores these questions and more.

The 5 Whys Process We Use to Understand the Root of Any Problem by Courtney Seiter
Problem-solving is a natural part of work, and a natural source for learning. In both contexts, however, the value of the solving is only as good as the effectiveness of the understanding of the problem. On method for getting to the root cause of a problem is called “The 5 Whys”. This post explores what that process is and shares some great tips for how you can use it within your own work.

UX Practices from Best Travel Sites: Functionality and Usability by Yulia Kolianova
One of the reasons I love the Demofest event at DevLearn is that it gives me the opportunity to dissect real projects. Seeing a project in action and exploring design decisions that drove how it was built inspires my own design work. That lens extends to my web surfacing as well; I’m always looking at how sites and tools are built, adding that context to my own work. This post explores a similar theme – looking at some of the UX designs for some of the best travel websites across the web.

Five Changes that are Coming to the Software Development Industry with the Future of Work by Isabel Nyo
Technology is changing the future of work like never before. It goes beyond new roles and responsibilities; the very nature of how work gets done is changing. How we support that workflow will need to adapt accordingly. This post explores how the world of software development may change, but all of the changes could be applied to L&D as well.

Artists Are Using Augmented Reality to Install Virtual Works in Powerful Places by Brittany Martin
As augmented reality continues to emerge as a consumer platform, we’re seeing more and more examples of user experiences being built.  This post explores one such example, living at the intersection of AR, art, and education. 

Can You Spot the Deceptive Facebook Post? by Keith Collins and Sheera Frenkel
This is a fascinating and important story to read on its own merit – we all need to better understand the problem with misinformation found online and how to better protect ourselves. This post is worth the read for that alone. But I share it here for an additional reason; it’s also a great example of how to make written content more engaging. The simple practice of thinking about the questions being posed, answering the question, and reading the feedback made this a much more powerful read.

New Co-Located Event at DevLearn 2018!

We’re pleased to announce the eLearning Guild’s Articulate User Conference, a co-located event taking place with DevLearn in Las Vegas this fall. This first-of-its-kind event features talks and workshops by Articulate’s expert community team and engineering leaders.

You’ll hear from Articulate Tom Kuhlmann, David Anderson, Trina Rimmer and more gurus from the eLearning Heroes Community. pros. Take your use of Articulate applications to all-new heights by joining us for the Guild’s first-ever Articulate User Conference!

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