David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 11/23/20

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 implications of GDPR on learning and development
  • Three onboarding lessons from classic Nintendo games
  • How visuals can help us understand complex topics like how a pandemic spreads
  • Tips on how to measure a user experience
  • How to create an infographic through the use of icons

GDPR Does Apply To L&D: Are You Complying? by Lynne McNamee
You may have heard about GDPR and the implications it has for privacy, but have you considered what (if any) implications it has for L&D professionals and the work we do? This post by Lynne McNamee looks at a number of specific examples of how GDPR affects L&D.

3 fundamental user onboarding lessons from classic Nintendo games by Jackson Noel
One of the things video games do very well is onboarding. They make learning to play the game part of the play itself, gradually building the understanding and skills needed to play the game. This post by Jackson Noel looks at three lessons we can learn about onboarding from classic Nintendo games.

Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially, and how to “flatten the curve” by Harry Stevens
I share this article from March for two reasons. First, it’s a great reminder of why we need to remain vigilant in our social distancing behaviors during the current spike. Second, it’s a wonderful example of how visuals and simulations can quickly and effectively tell the complex story behind data analysis.

Make It Count – A Guide to Measuring the User Experience by Kayode Osinusi
We all know that the user experience is critically important, but how do we measure the effectiveness of a specific user experience? This post by Kayode Osinusi explores that question, providing specific examples of how we can better understand the experiences users are having when engaging in our content.

How to Design an Effective Infographic with Icons by Jeremy Elliott
Infographics can be a valuable source of learning, but they can also be a challenging type of content to design and create. This post by Jeremy Elliott walks readers through how to create an infographic based largely on the use of icons.


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