David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 5/18/20

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:

  • How to keep learners motivated while working from home
  • A look at the creative ways Hollywood is creating content from home
  • How to keep learning engagement up in an environment of “Zoom Fatigue”
  • Tips for anyone dealing with a layoff
  • Ways to improve your audio and video on Zoom Calls

How To Help At-Home Learners Become Good Virtual Learners by Bill Brandon
How do we keep people motivated to learn when they are working from home? In this post Bill Brandon interviews Gregg Kober of Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning exploring ways to keep learners engaged while at home.

How Hollywood Works From Home: Stay Tuned As TV Shows Get Creative by Mandalit Del Barco
While the pandemic has forced virtually all production of movies and television to pause, some shows have tried to produce content from home. The results are somewhat mixed, but this post by Mandalit Del Barco looks at examples of shows that are finding creativity in the constraints.

Learning Engagement in a Time of Zoom Fatigue by Declan Fox
“Zoom Fatigue” is increasingly becoming a factor as the period of quarantine grows. This post by Declan Fox focuses on how to lean into collaborative activities in an attempt to keep people engaged in Zoom.

You’re Not Powerless in the Face of a Layoff by David Lancefield and Dorie Clark
Unemployment is at its worst since the Great Depression. Having gone through a transition of my own in the past, I know the fear and uncertainty a layoff can bring. But there are things you can do. This post by David Lancefield and Dorie Clark provides a number of great tips that should be considered by anyone navigating a layoff.

Lights, camera, action!
It seems like overnight we all turned on our webcams and started using videoconferencing tools. This post provides a number of good tips that can help improve the way you look and sound on video calls.

Support Your Workplace Through Times of Change

Change is an inevitable part of our work; from a shift that we look forward to and see coming to the unexpected surprises we have to quickly adapt to. And while change can come in a wide variety of forms, there are overall approaches that can help you navigate it smoothly—no matter what situation you find yourself, your team, or your organization in.

Join us at the Supporting Your Workforce Through Change Online Conference to explore the strategies, tactics, and tools that can make a real difference in times of transformation. You’ll hear from experts on strategy to uncover tried and tested approaches to set your organization up for success as situations evolve. You’ll also look at the tactical side; learning about design, development, and project management methods that can keep things moving forward even as things in your world may be shifting.

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