David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 12/30/19

David Kelly, Executive Director, The eLearning Guild

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

  • The different types of analysis that can be applied to elearning
  • Why we should be focusing more on the systems that we use for our content
  • Tips on how to improve employee onboarding
  • One look at the trends shaping elearning in 2020
  • A look at contexts that can benefit from a  “micro” approach
  • How to tell if an industry conference is right for your professional development plan

Types of Analysis for eLearning by Connie Malamed
Analysis is a word that’s commonly used by learning professionals. However, a single definition may not be appropriate as “analysis” can look very different based on the context in which the word is being applied. This post by Connie Malamed does a great job of looking at six different types of analysis that can be used in elearning.

Content systems not content packages by Clark Quinn
This post by Clark Quinn looks at content through an important lens: context. By doing so we can focus less on the content itself and more on how content is being delivered to address the context.

The Art of Onboarding: How to Get It Right by Paul Wolfe
Onboarding is a critical part of a new employee’s experience with a company.  It’s also something that is often not executed as well as it could be. This post by Paul Wolfe highlights four important factors to consider when vetting your organization’s onboarding program.

E Learning Trends 2020: Reshaping the Corporate Training Landscape by Anubha Goel
The start of a new year always brings with it a host of posts exploring the trends that will impact the coming year. While posts like these are only as valuable as they can be applied to your organization’s unique context, I find looking at these posts like this one by Anubha Goel in aggregate to be a nice way to look at industry trends. 

5 Benefits of Micro Courses by Laura Lynch
Microlearning is a topic that too often focuses on content rather than what’s really powerful – the context in which it is used. This post by Laura Lynch examines a number of different ways that smaller learning programs can enhance your organization’s learning strategy. 

How to Know if a Conference Is Right for You by Bianca Woods
For many professionals, an industry conference plays a big part in their personal development plan. Deciding which conference to attend is an important decision that can be challenging. This post by Bianca Woods provides a lot of great tips that can help inform your decision to attend an industry conference.

New Keynote Added to 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 excited to host a special keynote session exploring the next decade of instructional design. We’ve invited six of the eLearning Guild’s Guild Masters to share their unique perspectives using the fast-paced Ignite session format.

If you’re not familiar with the Ignite format, here’s a quick summary:

  • Each session is exactly five minutes long
  • Each session uses only 20 slides
  • Slides advance automatically every 15 seconds

This unique format will provide an energetic session with lots of great learning takeaways. We’re privileged to be hosting the following Guild Masters as part of this keynote session: Jane Bozarth, Julie Dirksen, Nick Floro, Connie Malamed, Megan Torrance, & Chad Udell.

This keynote is the perfect addition to extend the core purpose of what drives the Learning Solutions Conference and Expo each year: The importance of sharing what works.

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

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