David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 8/17/20

David Kelly, Executive Director, The Learning 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:

  • Ideas on how to make better use of video conferencing in your training programs
  • A unique set of skills for today’s learning leaders
  • Why the uniqueness often attributed to the younger generation is mostly marketing hype
  • A great examples of visual being used to promote understanding of a complex topic
  • Two important questions to consider when developing elearning for a new audience

Nuts and Bolts: Who’s Zoomin’ Who? Using Video Conferencing for Training by Jane Bozarth
Zoom and video conferencing tools have exploded in usage during the pandemic. As such, L&D departments are increasingly looking towards these tools for training and development use. This post by Jane Bozarth looks at a number of ways video conferencing can be in your learning programs.

Top 5 Leadership Skills for the Workplace of Tomorrow
Leadership is more important than ever for learning and development professionals. This post looks at a number of skills today’s leaders need, using unique categories that resonate very well for me personally. 

Tips to Avoid Millennials Marketing Hype by Clark Quinn
Most people tend to agree that stereotypes are bad. And yet, there’s one type of stereotype that many in L&D just seem to accept – the stereotyping of “Millenials” or young people in general. The stereotyping is usually referred to as the “unique needs of this generation”, but as this post from Clark Quinn explores, this belief is more marketing spin than truth. 

What Happens to Viral Particles on the Subway by Mia Grondahl, Christina Goldbaum, & Jeremy White
This article by Mia Grondahl, Christina Goldbaum, & Jeremy White not only provides important information about how viral particles are and are not spread by ventilation systems, but it is also an excellent example of how visuals can be used to explain complex systems. 

How to Derail Your E-Learning Courses by Tom Kuhlmann
The are plenty of decisions beyond design and development that can affect the success of your learning program. This post by Tom Kuhlmann looks at two critical technology questions that should be asked when developing elearning for a new audience. 

Are Your Virtual Classroom Approaches Working?

The sudden rise of COVID-19 has transformed the way many L&D professionals operate and deliver learning experiences. Almost overnight, our reliance on virtual classroom technologies has skyrocketed. However, “emergency remote teaching” doesn’t necessarily always lead to “good instruction”.

In this month’s Learning Guild Research Report, Evidence-Based Ideas for Virtual Classroom Experiences, Jane Bozarth examines the L&D community’s sudden shift to virtual classrooms and shares her findings regarding what makes for productive virtual learning experiences. You will find insight into instructional approaches and factors that support distance learning, examples of realistic practices, and the value that feedback holds for long-term learner retention.

This report, like all Learning Guild Research Reports, is available FREE as part of your free Learning Guild Membership.

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