David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 12/16/19

David Kelly, Executive Director, The eLearning Guild

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

  • A curated list of resources for those interested in gamification
  • A resource of royalty-free music and sound effects
  • A look at how xAPI is being adopted by our industry
  • What an LCMS actually is
  • Tips on communicating with senior leaders
  • A look at the user experience of an augmented reality device

Gamification Resources for Course Creators by Karl Kapp
Gamification is a topic that many in L&D are interested in. This post by Karl Kapp curates a number of books and online courses that can help you learn more about the topic.

The BBC is releasing over 16,000 sound effects for free download By Bill Robinson
We think a lot about the visual assets we need to use in our projects, but what about the audio assets? The right audio can really add to an experience, but like images and video, the licensing of those assets can be expensive. This post by Bill Robinson looks at a huge repository of music and sound effects that are being made available free by the BBC.

A behind the scenes look at xAPI adoption by our numbers by Tara Morey
Adoption of the Experience API has grown over the last few years, but what does that growth actually look like? This post by Tara Morey looks at data that gives more context to how our industry is adopting xAPI.

LCMS 101: What is a Learning Content Management System? by Paul Schneider
While many elearning professionals can quickly accurately describe what an LMS can do, things often become less clear when the question shifts to an LCMS. This post by Paul Schneider provides all the basic information you need to understand what an LCMS is and how it can help your organization.

Can You Communicate With Senior Leaders in Their Language? by Marjan Bradeško
As long as I’ve been in this industry I have heard people talking about learning professionals needing “a seat at the table”. This post by Marjan Bradeško looks at one of the biggest obstacles keeping us from that strategic goal: the language we use when talking with senior leaders.

What North’s Focals AR Glasses Taught Me About Augmented Reality by Anshel Sag
Wearable augmented reality devices are slowly emerging in the consumer landscape. As they do, we will learn much about where and how AR fits into our daily lives. This post by Anshel Sag shares his user experience with one of the newer AR devices on the market.

Check Out What’s NEW at Learning Solutions 2020!

The Learning Solutions Conference and Expo is the event each year that our industry looks towards proven practices that exist within the intersection of learning and technology. LSCon brings together learning professionals from all over the world for a singular purpose: Sharing What Works.

This year we’re providing more space for those conversations to take place, and are excited to introduce a number of exciting new elements being added to the conference.

We’re excited to be hosting two new eLearning Guild Certificate Programs, one exploring Agile Project Management and another covering Storyline360. Each of these pre-conference programs takes place over two days, providing a detailed experience focused on building competence. Our Certificate Programs are fully endorsed by the Guild as meeting the standards of excellence in terms of both content and facilitation.

We are also hosting two new one-day events prior to the start of Learning Solutions. If you are interested in the evolving landscape of learning platforms, you should join us for our popular LMS & Learning Platforms Forum, which will be hosted at Learning Solutions for the first time. If games-based learning is part of your strategy, make sure you plan to join us for the first Serious Games Summit, being brought to Orlando by Designing Digitally.

Last, but certainly not least is Realities360, which will be co-located with Learning Solutions in Orlando this year. Realities360 is the premier event exploring the world of AR & VR for learning, and we’re excited to be bringing that conversation to Orlando in March. Your Learning Solutions 2020 registration will give you access to all Realities360 sessions at no extra charge.

And there’s more to come!

Click here to learn more and join us in Orlando this Spring

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