David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 4/27/20

David Kelly, Executive Director, The eLearning Guild

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, this week’s resources continue to have the dual focus of providing resources that can help us navigate this troubling time, while also giving us new ways to expand the view we have on the work we do as L&D professionals.

Here’s a summary of this week’s content:

    • A new resource of over a million books available free online, and the copyright debate around it
    • A look at how virtual worlds have changed since the days of Second Life
    • What the hoarding of toilet paper teaches us about human behavior
    • The importance of supporting people’s ability to learn on the job
    • Tips for anyone struggling with adjusting to remote work

Internet Archive offers 1.4 million copyrighted books for free online by Timothy B Lee
I share this post by Timothy B Lee for two reasons. First, it places a spotlight on a  resource of over a million books being made available free online, which is especially valuable during this period of quarantine. Secondly, and arguably, more importantly, is the commentary the post shares around the copyright debate this new resource has ignited.

Why Interest in Virtual Worlds for Online Collaboration Is Spiking by Aaron Frank
You have probably heard that the usage of video-conference platforms like Zoom are skyrocketing during the COVID-19 crisis. What you may not have heard is that virtual world platforms are also seeing a surge in usage. This post by Aaron Frank looks at the drivers of the increased use, as well as how much virtual worlds have changed since the days of Second Life.

Why Everyone Needs TP All of a Sudden: The Psychology of Panic Buying by Jennifer Murphy
Organizational learning is largely focused on supporting specific changes in behavior.  Understanding why people behave the way they do can be a valuable foundation shaping the work we do. This post by Jennifer Murphy looks at one aspect of human behavior that is evident in a question many of us are asking ourselves today: Why is everyone hoarding toilet paper?

Give Your Workers the Latitude to Learn on the Job by John Hagel III and John Seely Brown
As we navigate this crisis, many of us are thinking about how or work may change once things settle into a “new normal”. This post by John Hagel III and John Seely Brown looms at how organizations are changing, and how our view on “training” must evolve. While this post isn’t specific to the current crisis, it’s message will be an important part of our work as we continue to evolve and support what’s next.

3 Quick Tips For Anyone Still Struggling With Working Remotely by Denise Broady
It may seem like the current quarantine has been going on forever, but for those thrust into full-time remote work for the first time, the adjustment can be a challenge. This post by Denise Broady shares three tips that can help those struggling to adjust to a work-from-home lifestyle.

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