David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 9/3/18

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

    • A look into the blind spots of what is possible for learning
    • a study into why we procrastinate on longer deadlines
    • research into what normalized VR means in everyday life situations like air travel
    • an explanation of imposter syndrome and how you can overcome it
    • what we can learn about learning from one of the greatest musicians of our time
    • tips on how to plan an elearning photo shoot

Placing limits on others only limits ourselves by Tracy Parish
Experience is a powerful thing. On one hand, our experiences give us the context to understand the world and our place in it. On the other hand, our experiences also set expectations on what is or is not possible, and that can lead to blind spots. This applies to all aspects of life, but it can be especially powerful in the context of learning, as this post so eloquently explores.

Why We Procrastinate When We Have Long Deadlines by Meng Zhu
These days most of us are involved in multiple projects at any one time. For some of us – me included – having more time for a project can often make it more challenging. What is it about longer deadlines that promote procrastination? Is it just that the urgency isn’t there, or is there something more to it? This post explores a study that looks to answer that question and more.

The future of Virtual Reality on board by Vic Bijman
With stand-alone headsets like Oculus Go emerging into the consumer, the possibilities of mainstream, cost-effective virtual reality are starting to become accessible. While that creates huge opportunities for areas like entertainment and learning, it also creates some challenges. For example, if VR can be used anywhere, what does it mean to those around you? This post explores research being done by KLM exploring how the use of VR changes the flight experience – both for passengers and those serving them.

What is imposter syndrome and how can you combat it? TED-Ed Talk by Elizabeth Cox
Have you ever wondered if you’re really as good as people think you are? Even when you succeed, does a part of you wonder if you were just lucky? You’re not alone if you’ve had feelings like this. This TED-Ed talk succinctly explores the phenomenon of Imposter Syndrome and shares a number of valuable tips that can help you, and those whose learning you support, overcome its weight.

Take Yo-Yo Ma’s Advice on Learning Incrementally by Alicia Adamczyk
Yo-Yo Ma is one of the most accomplished musicians of all time. How does someone as talented as this learn? The answer may be simpler than you expect, and it contains a lesson that can be applied to your own learning and the learning of those you support.

How To Plan A Photo Shoot For eLearning by Connie Malamed
Images are a big part of most elearning programs. It’s also a challenge for many designers and developers. Stock imagery is often expensive, and sometimes it’s hard to find exactly the type of image you need to convey an idea. In today’s day and age, its realatively cost-effective to crreate your own imagery, but doing so effectively is more than just a point-and-shoot endevour. Shooting your own images requires a plan, and this post does a great job of laying out the steps needed to plan your next photo shoot.

Harness the Power & Potential of Microlearning!

We’re pleased to announce the Microlearning Design Summit, a co-located event taking place with DevLearn in Las Vegas this fall. This first-of-its-kind event features discussions with some of today’s leading voices on Microlearning – Carla Torgerson, Diane Elkins, and JD Dillon – that will help separate fact from fiction, and help you build the skills you need to harness the potential of microlearning for your organization.

At the Microlearning Design Summit, you’ll go beyond the buzz to discover the core value of microlearning. You’ll also collaborate with others in building real microlearning resources during the event that you can apply to your own projects.

The full agenda for the Summit is now online.

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