David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 4/5/21

David Kelly, Executive Director, The Learning Guild

A year ago I updated the opening copy for my weekly curation to highlight resources that can help us navigate the pandemic, as well as the usual resources that can help enhance our work as learning professionals. Who would have thought a year later we’d still be looking at our work through that dual-lens.

While there’s light at the end of the tunnel with COVID-19, its effects will last for some time after the pandemic ends. Each week’s curated resources will continue to focus on everyday knowledge and skills as well as resources focused on navigating the ever-evolving nature of the pandemic and its after-effects.

Here’s a summary of this week’s content:

  • How microlearning enhances blended learning programs
  • A new feature from Google that makes closed captioning much easier
  • The difference between doing things digitally and driving value digitally
  • Tips on how to mitigate the effects of “Zoom Fatigue”
  • Ways of making your next virtual meeting more effective

Flex Microlearning into a Blended Solution to Drive Engagement
Microlearning is too often described as a replacement of blended learning. This post by Maggie Fiola looks at how microlearning can be used to extend and enhance larger blended learning initiatives.

Here’s a Quick Way to Instantly Have Closed Captions by Elizabeth Pawlicki
Closed captions are a key consideration of eLearning design, but can be challenging to put into practice. This post by Elizabeth Pawlicki looks at a new feature from Google that can make adding caption much easier.

Digitizing Isn’t the Same as Digital Transformation by Paul Leinwand and Mahadeva Matt Mani
In the age of COVID-19, many companies have digitized their processes. This post by Paul Leinwand and Mahadeva Matt Mani looks at why this may be a mistake, and why companies need to focus on what their value is in a digital context.

4 research-backed ways to beat Zoom fatigue
We’ve all heard the phrase “Zoom Fatigue”, but we rarely dive into exactly what that means. This post examines four key drivers that drain us during virtual meetings, as well as tips on how to mitigate them.

How to Host Effective Global Virtual Team Meetings
Virtual meetings have become the norm in the last year, and as such, we need to ensure we’re using them to their maximum capacity. This post looks at a host of ways to make your virtual meetings more effective, as well as a few common mistakes to avoid.

The Learning Leaders Alliance community continues to grow, connecting learning leaders from around the globe who want to stay ahead of the curve and enabling aspiring leaders to build their skillsets.

Membership in the Alliance includes access to exclusive monthly digital events curated for today’s modern learning leader. Here’s just a few examples of what members have enjoyed so far this year:

  • A panel of Chief Learning Officers discussing how we support the entry into the new normal
  • A look at learning trends and how leaders can put them into practice
  • An informal discussion on what qualifies as a learning leader
  • An exploration of 5 pillars of learning leadership
  • A tactical look at the learning leader’s role in advancing diversity and inclusion
  • Research into what learning leadership looks like in 2021

In addition to monthly events, Alliance members also get free registration to the Learning Solutions Digital Experience in May, and our second Learning Leaders Online Forum in July. Join today to be a part of the community, and gain access to recordings from all the great gatherings that have already taken place in 2021.


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