David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 9/28/20

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:

  • Tips on how to measure the effectiveness of your learning programs
  • A great tip that can supercharge your use of Google Slides
  • An examination of what makes LXPs and LMSs different
  • A look at personalization through the lens of performance rather than learning
  • Tips on how to measure the effectiveness of diversity and inclusion training

Measure the Success of Your Learning Programs—by Design by Bill Brandon
If you’re thinking about the measurement of learning programs after they are completed, it’s usually too late. Effective measurement of our work isn’t a reactive behavior; it’s proactive behavior that starts at the beginning of every project. This post by Bill Brandon shares tips on how to measure the effectiveness of your learning programs, along with a host of resources that can be used to dig further into those skills. 

Editing the Google Slides Master and Layouts by Ian Wicks
Google Slides is a tool that is becoming increasingly powerful and popular. This post by Ian Wicks looks at how to edit to the slide master, which can be a huge time saver on projects using Google Slides.

Modern Technology and Training Systems: Is an LMS or LXP Better for Your Organization? by Angie Spencer
As the learning platforms landscape continues to expand, it can be challenging to determine which system best supports your organization’s goals. This post by Angie Spencer does a great job of examining the differences between two common platforms: the LMS and the LXP.

Personalizing performance, not learning: lessons from mass customization by Edward Boon & Robert O. Brinkerhoff
Personalized learning is a topic that continues to grow in popularity in our industry. This post by Edward Boon & Robert O. Brinkerhoff looks at the topic from a different angle, sharing an example of what happens when you focus more on personalizing performance than learning.

How to Measure Diversity and Inclusion Training Success by Rose Robertson
An overdue spotlight is being placed on diversity and inclusion in organizations, and by extension, there’s an increased desire for training on these topics. This post by Rose Robertson examines metrics that can be used to see if the training we’re doing is having an impact on the organization and its culture.

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