David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 1/6/20

David Kelly, Executive Director, The eLearning Guild

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

    • Questions to ask about your elearning strategy
    • Research that targets workplace training as the primary use case for AR and VR
    • A look at the challenges women face in attaining senior leadership positions in L&D
    • A cautionary look at predicting the future
    • The current state of cmi5 and what it means to the future of elearning
    • A look back 10 years that reminds us how quickly some tech can become mainstream

Are You Planning Your eLearning Strategy For 2020 and Beyond? by Bill Brandon
In the constant rush of the day-to-day, it’s easy to get so focused on doing that we don’t stop to think about what we should be doing. This post by Bill Brandon takes the opportunity to pause and think about or strategies around elearning, presenting a number of ideas and suggestions to consider in your 2020 strategy.

Workforce Training Tops Use Cases for Augmented and Virtual Reality Applications by Gergana Mileva
As technology companies developing augmented and virtual reality hardware look to deploy their products, one use case consistently rises to the top of the list of opportunities: the workplace. This post by Gergana Mileva looks at why this is the case, and how organizations are and plan to use AR & VR to support workplace training.

Promoting Women In Learning & Leadership, With Kate Graham by Tamara Burgess
This post by Tamara Burgess explores research into the disparity between the number of women in senior roles and the number of women in the L&D industry overall. The post and accompanying podcast highlight an interview with Kate Graham and the work she is doing around #WomenInLearning to improve the opportunities available to women in our industry.

Nanobots, ape chauffeurs and flights to Pluto. The predictions for 2020 we got horribly wrong by Rob Picheta
As the new year begins, so too will the posts that predict the future of our field. While I do like to view these posts to see what the industry perceptions are in aggregate, I generally find the predictions to be overly aggressive in their timelines. Things tend to change at a slower pace than we realize, as this reflective post by Rob Picheta explores.

Launch xAPI Content From An LMS: cmi5 Adoption by ADL Pending by Art Werkenthin
You’ve probably heard the acronyms xAPI and cmi5 in your work, but do you understand how these technologies may change the future of our work in elearning? This post by Art Werkenthin takes stock on the current state of adoption and looks at the groundwork being laid that could lead to cmi5 being the new standard for the future of elearning.

14 incredible tech products that didn’t exist 10 years ago by Avery Hartmans
While some changes happen slowly, other changes in behavior can happen very fast. As we start thinking about entering the 2020s, this post by Avery Hartmans looks back to the last decade to review a series of technologies that didn’t exist 10 years ago. It’s a great reminder that while some changes reach mainstream in our personal lives quickly, we should not forget that they are still new and emerging for other people and organizations.

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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