David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 5/20/19

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

  • Tips on writing an effective RFP
  • A great Working Out Loud post from a Google AR project
  • A look at one way artificial intelligence is transforming HR
  • A fresh approach to planning your work, and your play.
  • Research showing how a VR game may be an early detector of Alzheimer’s Disease.
  • A reminder the learning solutions can look different than education and training

How to write a great RFP for your eLearning Platform search
Like most skills, the writing of an RFP is something you should practice before applying. This post not only does a great job of outlining what should be considered in an RFP, but it shares similar advice to what I’ve recommended to training managers in the past – write an RFP before you need to. It’s a great way to assess your current system as well as preparing you for your next one.

Stuff we learned building Drawalong AR by Jane Friedhoff
This is one of my favorite things I’ve read in a while. There are a few reasons for this. First, it’s a very cool AR project. Second, it delves into some of the technical things that make AR work without using too much technical language. Lastly, it’s a great example of someone sharing their work so that others can learn from their experience.

Should Companies Use AI to Assess Job Candidates? by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic & Reece Akhtar
Artificial intelligence is rapidly changing how business and work gets done. While its effects have not largely impacted the day-to-day work of the average L&D department, that time is coming. This post explores an application that brings artificial intelligence one step closer to the L&D world; the use of AI to asses job candidates in HR. Even if you are not involved in hiring, you should read articles like this to become familiar with how AI is transforming workflows.

How To Schedule Your Day For Peak Creative Performance by Amber Rae
I find I am much more productive when I approach each day with a plan. While I have my own methods and patterns, I’m always interested in how others do their planning, adding little pieces into my own to keep things fresh. This post examines a unique way to approach planning – one focused on weekly planning and balancing work, play, and creativity.

A Video Game Developed To Detect Alzheimer’s Disease Seems To Be Working by Zack Zwiezen
While the research described in this post is interesting and worthy of sharing on its own, that’s not the context for my sharing it here. I share it here for the underlying data and technology behind the research, which is a great example of how virtual reality can be used to simulate activities and generate data sets that can be used to measure performance.

5 Simple ways to encourage learning every single day by Jessica Thiefels
Learning is an activity that takes many forms, and yet learning professionals often defer to solutions that take the form of education and training. There are many other types of experiences we can build that enable people to learn, and posts like this are a great reminder of the broad array of options we have available to us to support orgainzations and individuals,

The eLearning Guild’s Articulate User Conference is Back!

Last year hundreds of Articulate 360 and Storyline users gathered in Las Vegas for the eLearning Guild’s first Articulate User Conference. This fall the event returns to Las Vegas as a co-located event with DevLearn 2019.

This year’s conference has been expanded to include even more breakout sessions led by experts from the E-Learning Heroes community and the Articulate Community Team. The event will feature four unique tracks, providing a wide variety of content perfect for both newbies and seasoned pros.

  • Articulate 360 Foundations: Sessions focused on getting more out of the core functionality of Rise 360, Storyline 360, and other Articulate 360 apps.
  • Improving Course Design: Improve the quality and engagement of your eLearning courses with the techniques shared in these sessions.
  • Development Strategies & Tips: Expand your skills with sessions focused on advanced development tips and techniques.
  • Building Beyond the Course: Learning is increasingly expanding beyond the course. Explore how Storyline 360 and other Articulate 360 apps can be used to create valuable non-course-based eLearning resources and tools.

More sessions and surprises, including another sneak peek at new and upcoming enhancements to Articulate apps, will make this year’s eLearning Guild Articulate User Conference an event you won’t want to miss!

Make your plans to be a part of The eLearning Guild’s Articulate User Conference today!

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