David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 8/24/20

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:

  • Chrome extensions that can improve your work
  • How to put intentional learning into practice
  • A list of virtual instruction benefits that can be used to educate stakeholders
  • What pandemics in games may tell us about human behavior
  • Tips on the hardware needed to conduct effective online training sessions

10 Free Google Chrome Extensions To Help Learning Designers Get Work Done by Melissa Milloway
I love browser extensions that can enhance my productivity by having tools available in the workflow. This post by Melissa Milloway examines a host of Chrome extensions that can help learning professionals improve the work we do.

The most fundamental skill: Intentional learning and the career advantage by Lisa Christensen, Jake Gittleson, and Matt Smith
I think most of us would agree that learning is an important part of our career growth, but what does that look like in practice, really? This post by Lisa Christensen, Jake Gittleson, and Matt Smith examines the world of intentional learning in detail, providing great tips on how to put it in practice in your work.

5 Benefits of Virtual Instructor-Led Training Activities
Many orgainzations are looking at virtual instructor-led training for the first time as a result of the pandemic. This post does a good job of providing language that you can use to sell the benefits of virtual classroom instruction to the stakeholders in your organization. 

Gamer’s View of Pandemics by Justin Lovett and Karl Kapp
Role-playing games enable people to virtually live another life, one that is often shaped by the beliefs and perspectives we hold in the real world. This post by Justin Lovett and Karl Kapp looks at examples of how players responded to pandemics being introduced into gaming environments, and what it may teach us about human behavior.

What hardware helps ensure a successful live online session? by Karen Hyder
There are a number of important things to think about that help us conduct effective live online training sessions. One of the often-overlooked considerations is the hardware you are using. This post by Karen Hyder answers ten critical questions you should be asking that can help upgrade your hardware setup for online events.

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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