David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 10/8/18

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

  • The power of graphics for learning
  • Common mistakes organizations make with predictive analytics
  • Important tips for those exploring VR for learning
  • Why blogging is an important tool for learning
  • Trends in the world of digital learning tools
  • Examples of simple yet powerful designs

The Simple Genius of a Good Graphic TED Talk by Tommy McCall
Infographics are extremely popular today, and many in L&D look to them as a great way to convey information. Have you ever thought about WHY graphics are so good at conveying information? This brief TED Talk explores the history of graphics based on data. Not only does it help you better understand how graphics can be used to help understanding, but it also provides a host of great examples to inspire your own designs.

3 Common Mistakes That Can Derail Your Team’s Predictive Analytics Efforts by Eric Siegel
Analytics continues to be a buzzword-worthy topic in L&D, with Predictive Analytics being an especially important topic full of promise and possibilities. This post explores some of the pitfalls that organizations can fall into in the rush to this exciting world. For many, the world of predictive analytics may not be something you expect to be exploring any time soon. If so, I would caution you against thinking a post like this will not apply to you. It’s a great post for those walking this path, but it’s also very valuable for people needing to understand the analytics landscape.

Metafocus: Nine Steps to Learning How to Make Serious Games in VR by Matt Sparks
Are you interested in exploring how to use virtual reality in your training programs? This post provides a number of great tips, not just for making a serious game in VR, but for immersing yourself in any new and emerging technology that you want to learn more about.

Blogging equals thinking by Euan Semple
When I started blogging, I was really writing more for myself than other people. I found writing to be a great way to contextualize the world around me and enhance my learning. The activities of daily life sometimes take me away from my writing, and this brief post perfectly expresses why I need to be more diligent about my writing, and why I am so passionate about blogging as a learning tool in the first place.

10 Trends for Digital Learning in 2018 by Jane Hart
Jane Hart does a survey each year exploring the top tools used for learning. This post explores some of the trends that have emerged from this year’s survey.

32 Designs That Are So Brilliantly Simple They Deserve A Nobel Prize by Amy Pilkington
I find that it’s very easy for the day-to-day activities of daily life to create blinders on how we view the world. Instead of seeing all the possibilities, we tend to see the world through a filtered lens that meets our expectations. That can be a huge blind spot in our design work. This post highlights a number of simple design choices that break free of the mold. I especially like how many of them focus on the core question of “what problem am I trying to solve?” in a simple yet innovative way.

How is Your Organization Addressing Compliance Training?

Compliance training is a staple for many organizations and a key activity for learning professionals. The reputation of this critical need in organizations, however, has soured as employees often view the content and approaches with frustration or, worse, disdain.

The Compliance Training Summit elevates the conversation and examines refreshing approaches to increase engagement and, more importantly, the effectiveness of compliance training. This Summit will explore innovative approaches to meet the needs of organizations and gain the valuable attention of employees.

Join us for this online event November 14 & 15, and challenge your organizations assumptions about what compliance training can be.

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