David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 9/9/19

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

  • A list of common myths about the mind
  • Tips for avoiding tutorial traps
  • New tech from Google that may remove the need for AR & VR wands
  • how to tweak your virtual classroom experience based on different goals
  • A great example of visuals being used to tell stories
  • Examples of how augmented reality is emerging in the consumer market

10 Myths About The Mind by Matt Huston
There are a lot of beliefs about how the brain works that research has shown are untrue. This post looks at ten of the most common myths regarding how our brains work; how can we ensure we don’t apply this in our industry??

Breaking Out of the “Tutorial Trap” by Steven Kang
Tutorials are a great tool to help with accelerating your development, but if you’re not careful, they can dictate your projects rather than jump-start them. While this post is written from the perspective of a web developer, the ideas can easily be applied to elearning development. 

Google Releases Real-time Mobile Hand Tracking to R&D Community by Scott Hayden
The technologies of AR and VR are advancing at an incredible rate. One of the things that will take these technologies to the next level is when we no longer need wands to interact in these virtual environments. This post looks at a technological advancement from Google that brings us one step closer to true wand-free hand-immersion in virtual and augmented reality. 

Choose Virtual-Classroom Methods to Support Learning Goals by Karen Hyder
Virtual classrooms aren’t a one-size-fits-all solution. How to best use a virtual classroom is contextual and depends often on what your goals are. This post examines how you might use a virtual classroom to address a number of different types of learning goals.

Drowning in plastic by Simon Scarr and Marco Hernandez
As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. This post is a great example of that, as it really shows the volume of plastic waste we are creating as a culture.

7 ways augmented reality can change the way you use your phone by David Nield
As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. This post is a great example of that, as it really shows the volume of plastic waste we are creating as a culture.

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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