David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 10/21/19

David Kelly, Executive Director, The eLearning Guild

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

  • Answers to some of the most commonly Googled questions in L&D
  • A look at why workflow learning is so important to L&D
  • How artificial intelligence is being used to personalize learning in higher education
  • A look at how a speaker prepares for her presentations
  • How Google is driving the augmented audio conversation
  • Remembering Gary Woodill’s contributions to our field

Let Me Google That for You (LMGTFY) by Jane Bozarth
Does everybody really have a mobile phone? What is the optimal length for a training video? Does eLearning really save time? These are just a few of the common questions that are addressed in the latest research report from the Guild. Remember: Research reports are available FREE as part of a FREE eLearning Guild membership. (Did I mention it was free? :))

Learning in the flow of work is the future by Adri Maisonet-Morales
The opportunity for people to be supported in their learning and performance while they are working has never been greater. There are now more technologies than ever that enable organizations to get people the support they need when and where it’s needed, and that opportunity is transformative to the future of L&D, as this post explores.

How AI and Data Could Personalize Higher Education by Lasse Rouhiainen
Artificial intelligence is shaping the future of work and as such, it’s changing the future of organizational learning. Understanding how AI will change things is a great way for learning professionals to prepare for these changes. This post looks at how artificial intelligence can be used to personalize the student experience in higher education, but the lessons are easily transferable to organizational learning environments.

Working Through My Process of A Presentation by Helen Blunden
As someone who helps host learning and development conferences, I’m always looking for resources that can help speakers improve the sessions they are sharing with attendees. One great way to learn how to improve your presentations is to learn what other speakers do and incorporate some of their proven practices into your own work. This is a great example of that, and another wonderful example of someone working out loud so others can learn from their experience.

What’s Google’s ‘Audio AR’ Play? by Mike Boland
Augmented reality is often focused on adding digital visuals over our live view of the real world. But that lens looks at AR in a much more constrained bucket than it really, belongs. AR includes any augmentation of the real world; not just visuals. This post looks at Audio AR, and how it may be a major part of the AR conversation in the age of voice computing.

In Memoriam: Gary Woodill by Chad Udell
Our industry recently lost someone dear to many of us, Gary Woodill. I have always been appreciative of how much Gary shared with our industry, and the passion with which he approached his work. This post shares reflections on the special person Gary was, and the contributions he has made to the advancement of our field.

Help Guild for Good Support UMC Children’s Hospital

We’re excited to announce that Guild for Good is collaborating with UMC Children’s Hospital to collect donations at the DevLearn Conference and Expo this week.

UMC Children’s Hospital is devoted to making sick and injured children healthy and well by combining compassionate, family-centered care with modern technology. The eLearning Guild has informally supported the hospital in the past, most notably by donating musical instruments from the popular Ukulele Learning sessions at DevLearn the last few years.

This year we wanted to do something more, and are doing a formal collection of donations at the conference. If you are attending DevLearn and would like to contribute, a full list of needed items can be found here.

Not attending DevLearn this week but still want to contribute? Please consider making a donation to our fundraiser on facebook for The UMC Foundation which supports the Children’s Hospital. The fundraiser runs through October 26 with all proceeds going directly to the foundation.

DevLearn has always been about bringing people together to share and help one another. This collaboration extends that goal beyond the conference itself, allowing our community to support an organization that is doing wonderful work for kids.

Because together we are better, and together we can make a difference.

That’s what the eLearning Guild Community is all about.

Thank you for being a part of it.

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