David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 12/9/19

David Kelly, Executive Director, The eLearning Guild

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

  • 7 ways learning professionals are preparing for the future
  • Tips on how to develop online courses
  • Microsoft’s HR technology strategy and what it may mean for learning
  • A great free course for those looking to develop VR content
  • Why individual data privacy is important to look at in organizational learning
  • Why failure is so important to organizational innovation

Retooling Instructional Design by Connie Malamed
As we approach a new decade, it’s a great time to think about the future of our field. This post by Connie Malamed looks at a number of the ideas and practices that will shape what instructional design means in the transformative years to come.

How to Create an Online Course (in 2020) by Nick Malekos
While this post is written for developers looking to sell the courses they create, many of the tips contained in this guide from Nick Malekos are of use to those designing and developing elearning for internal employees or students as well. 

Microsoft Formally Enters the HR Tech Space: And The Strategy Is Compelling by Josh Bersin
There’s a lot of interesting aspects in this post by Josh Bersin. L&D professionals should understand how the technologies we use fit into the broader HR technology ecosystem. I also find it very interesting the see where learning is directly and indirectly being referenced within the strategy being laid out.

Oculus & Unity Release Free VR Development Course with 20 Hours of Content by Scott Hayden
Interested in learning how to develop content for VR? Check out this new course being offered free by Oculus and Unity.

Data privacy for learners: What is your policy? by David Vance
Data privacy is a topic that has gotten a lot of attention as more people become aware of how apps and services monetize our personal information. While this awareness is growing in our consumer lives, this post by David Vance looks at how individual data privacy needs to be addressed as it relates to the platforms we use for organizational learning.  

You Can’t Innovate Without Sometimes Failing by Jason Anderson
Failure is a huge source of learning, and it’s also a major driver of innovation. While many would accept that statement, it’s another thing entirely to embrace it within an organizational culture. This post by Jason Anderson examines why embracing failure is so important, and provides tips on how to help an organization embrace failure in its culture.


The full program for the 2020 Learning Solutions Conference and Expo are now online. Check out the highlights in the video below, and visit the LSCon website to see all the details.

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