David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 11/2/20

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:

  • An educational post about how COVID-19 can spread that is also a great example of visuals used to help explain a complicated topic.
  • Great examples of design systems to inspire your own work
  • Real examples of VR being used in the construction industry
  • A handy resource for matching game mechanics to learning goals
  • Tips on how to put what you learn at a conference into practice

A room, a bar and a classroom: how the coronavirus is spread through the air by Javier Salas
This post is worth sharing for its valuable information about how COVID-19 can spread alone. I also share it here for the value of the visuals that the article contains and how those visuals are being used to help tell the story and educate readers.

Top 12 Design Systems to Steal from and Up Your Design Game by Enja
Design systems are a great resource for providing structure to your designs. This post by Enja curates a number of different design systems that can inform and shape your own design work.

Virtual Reality for Construction Meetings: What Works Now by Hugh Seaton
Virtual Reality continues to gain traction as a viable platform for learning and collaboration in organizations. This post by Hugh Seaton looks at examples of how VR is being used in the construction industry. 

Know a Good Game Mechanic?
The use of game mechanics can be a great way to add engagement and immersion to your learning programs. However, matching specific game mechanics to learning objectives isn’t always easy. This post provides great examples of specific gaming mechanics and the types of learning goals they can be used to support.

Putting your Conference Learning into Action by Bianca Woods
With the DevLearn Digital Experience ending last week and Learning 2020 Online starting later this month, this post by Bianca Woods is especially timely. As I say at our events, what we learn at a conference isn’t nearly as important as what we do with what we learned when we leave. This post provides some great tips to put conference learning into practice.

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