David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 11/18/19

David Kelly, Executive Director, The eLearning Guild

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

  • A simple design technique that can help keep branching scenarios organized and on track
  • A look at how big data and artificial intelligence are shaping the future of work
  • Writing tips from one of the most famous authors of all time
  • An exploration of the differences between ADDIE and Agile
  • A list of resources to supercharge your use of PowerPoint
  • A list of narrative structures to apply to your storytelling

Branch and Bottleneck Scenario Structure by Christy Tucker
Left unchecked, the structure of a branching scenario can quickly spiral out of control, leading to countless paths and endpoints. This post examines a simple design technique that can help mitigate that risk: the bottleneck.

How Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Will Go Hand in Hand? by Nitin Garg
Big data and artificial intelligence are two major forces of change shaping the future of work. Understanding these technological advancements and how they will alter the future of our workplaces is important in order for learning professionals to support the workforce of the future. This post provides a great look at both trends, highlighting how they are changing the future of work and sharing examples of how these technologies will be used in workplaces.

Ernest Hemingway’s Top 5 Tips for Writing Well by Brian Clark
Writing is a huge part of the elearning professionals skill set. It shapes not only the content we create, but the communications we have with our team via email, Slack, and other platforms. Being able to write well is a critical component in having your message be understood. This post shares a few simple tips to improve your writing inspired by one of the greatest writers in history.

Comparing the Differences of ADDIE and Agile in Learning and Development via Designing Digitally
How an elearning project is managed can often dictate how successful it will be in production. The ADDIE model has been around for decades, but in recent years many have pivoted towards an agile approach. This post does a good job of exploring the differences between those two worlds.

21 PowerPoint Add-ins and Plugins – Free and Paid by Helen Colman
PowerPoint is a tool many of us use in our work. But are we using it to its full capabilities? This post looks at a number of ways that you can add additional functionality to PowerPoint that makes it an even more useful tool.

8 Classic Storytelling Techniques for Engaging Presentations via Sparkol
Storytelling is a huge part of learning. It’s often at the foundation of the programs we build. Storytelling is often more complex than people realize, and this post does a nice job of exploring one aspect of its complexity: the different narrative techniques that can be used to build a story.

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