David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 8/31/20

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:

  • The role of training within the debate of wearing masks
  • A look at graphic design trends with tips on where they can be applied
  • How you use learning objectives more effectively
  • Lessons on virtual learning from Khan Academy
  • How virtual meetings can be used to increase psychological safety

How employers can train front-line workers to implement mask rules by Pamela DeLoatch
The requirement of wearing of masks is a contentious issue in the United States, one that often leaves retail employees enforcing policies caught in the crosshairs of angry customers. This post by Pamela DeLoatch looks at the role training can play in preparing employees to deal with these potential confrontations.

Graphic Design Trends For The Second Half Of 2020
I like to explore trends in graphic design as a way to inspire new ideas for the designs I need to create. This post not only shares some of the biggest design trends for 2020, it also provides great context of use cases that the design can support. 

Learning objectives: Our frenemy by Cathy Moore
Learning objectives are a staple of learning design, so much so that it can be easy to overlook the role that they play in our work. This post by Cathy Moore looks at why learning objectives matter and provides a number of great tips on how to use them effectively.

Making The Best Of Virtual Learning: Some Advice From The Founder Of Khan Academy by Scott Simon and Emma Bowman
Khan academy is one of the largest players in virtual learning, having launched its innovative platform in 2008. This post by Scott Simon and Emma Bowman looks at the lessons Khan Academy has for today’s shift to virtual learning, as well as how the academy’s approach has evolved over time.

How to Foster Psychological Safety in Virtual Meetings by Amy Edmondson and Gene Daley
The shift to remote work affects people in many different ways. This article by Amy Edmondson and Gene Daley looks at the impact virtual work has on psychological safety, and shares good examples of how the technology can be used to mitigate risks and make people feel more comfortable.

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