David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 9/7/20

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:

  • Important lessons for virtual learning in 2021
  • How thinking like a scientist can help you build better learning programs
  • A powerful video showing the power of animations for learning
  • The role empathy maps play in LXD
  • How to take ownership of your future self

Back to Basics: 10 lessons for virtual L&D for 2021 by Jane Hart
Learning professionals continue to search for new ways to better support a remote workforce. This post by Jane Hart shows that new ways don’t necessarily mean you need new tools; sometimes it’s about using your existing tools in new ways. 

How I learned to teach like a scientist by Sally G. Hoskins
What we call “learning” too often takes the form of “teaching”. That isn’t to say that teaching is bad; it’s just not the same thing as learning. This post by Sally Hoskins explores a personal story of how she pivoted away from typical lecture-style teaching and towards activities that foster creativity and deeper learning in her students. Where are the opportunities to do something similar in your own work?

Systemic Racism Explained by Alex Cequea
I share this video by Alex Cequea for two reasons. First, it shares some very important information about the history of the current culture of racism in America that we all need to be aware of. Second, it shows how powerful a short animated video can be in the context of education and learning.

Empathy Maps: A Tool for Learning Experience Design by Connie Malamed
Learning Experience Design. or LXD, continues to emerge in our industry, fueled by the growing interest in expanding our roles beyond just the typical course-based delivery options. This post by Connie Malamed explores the role empathy maps play in LXD, helping us understand what people may say, think, feel, and do in relation to a question or event. 

Take Ownership of Your Future Self by Benjamin Hardy
Most of us would agree that we aren’t the same people we were 10 years ago. At the same time, most of us didn’t have a plan for the person we wanted to be; we changed as a result of our experiences. This post by Benjamin Hardy poses a more proactive approach in which we choose how we want to change and take ownership of making it happen.

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