David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 6/29/20

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:

  • what stage productions can teach you about virtual classrooms
  • predictions on how technology will shape the next decade of gaming
  • a look into one teacher’s use of Slack for education
  • dozens of looks at the United States map that show how powerful visuals can be
  • ideas on how life and work may be different after the pandemic

Prepare, Plan, and Practice for Your Virtual Classroom Session by Karyn Gleeson
The best way to ensure a successful virtual classroom experience is to plan ahead and practice. This post by Karyn Gleeson examines how best to prepare for your next virtual classroom by comparing it to another experience that requires preparation and practice: a stage production.

The Games Industry on What Gaming Might Be Like in 2030 by Cam Shea
There are a lot of similarities between the work of video game and learning program designers. Both fields create experiences to engage people, largely built on and consumed via some form of technology. It’s those parallels that interest me in this post, in which leaders from the video game industry explore how gaming may be different a decade from now. The impact technology will have on gaming described in this post by Cam Shea could easily be applied to the work we do in L&D. 

The rise and fall of Slack in my teaching: A cautionary tale by Robert Talbert
Slack is a tool that has transformed the way a number of organizations work, so it’s natural that L&D is exploring how it might support learning and performance. This post by Robert Talbert shares his experiences with integrating Slack into a course he was teaching. I share it here less for its conclusions, and more for the example of someone narrating their work and for the questions he explored that you can apply to your own context. 

41 Maps That Portray The Lesser Known Facts About America by Rokas Laurinavičius and Denis Tymulis
The power of visuals to communicate and help people learn is well-documented, but posts lime this one from Rokas Laurinavičius and Denis Tymulis really drive the thought home. The post curates 41 versions of the United States map, each of which is edited to showcase a different set of data. It’s a great example of how visuals can tell a story that helps people learn.

The Pandemic Is Changing Society and Business In Amazing Ways by Josh Bersin
While the pandemic is still evolving. the framework for a return to normalcy is starting to be built. But what will work look like when we return? This post by Josh Bersin looks at ten trends that may shift the way we live and work as we approach the new normal.

Join us for Learning Solutions ONLINE

People were so happy with the first Learning Solutions Online Conference we decided to host a second one!

Registration is now open for the two-day event taking place July 8 & 9. There are three ways to get access to the event:

  • If you were registered for the canceled Learning Solutions or Realities360 events in March, you get free access to this online event.
  • If you have an Online Conference Subscription, you get free access to this online event as a bonus.
  • You can also register for the event directly.

I hope to see you online next month! Send me an email if you have any questions.

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