David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 12/20/21

David Kelly, Executive Director, The Learning Guild

Almost two years 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:

  • Tip on how to prioritize accessibility in your design work
  • The pros and cons of learning by doing
  • A deep dive into what it means to be a leader
  • A list of great tips that you acan apply to your writing
  • A look at what VR’s role may by in a metaverse workplace

Designing for Accessibility
Accessibility is becoming more and more important in the work of learning professionals, but some often struggle to put this importance into practice. This post by Jason White looks at how to make sure your designs prioritize accessibility without sacrificing your design aesthetics.

Learning by Doing: When Does it Work? When Does it Fail?
Many people agree that “doing” can be a very effective way to learn something. But is it universally a good way to learn? That’s the core question Scott Young explores in this post that looks at both the advantages and disadvantages of learning by doing.

What Does It Mean To Be A Leader? (You Don’t Want To Miss This)
Leadership is more important than ever in learning, but sometimes it can be difficult to understand what that means in practice. This detailed post does a great job of exploring what it means to be a leader in a modern organization.

How to Write a Good Blog Post: 7 Practical Steps for Modern Bloggers
Writing is an important and yet often overlooked skill for learning professionals. While this post by Sonia Simone is written with bloggers in mind, the tips it contains can easily be applied to the writing done by L&D professionals.

British Tech Visionaries Building the Virtual Workplace Metaverse
The “metaverse” is a term that has risen to prominence in 2021. But what is the metaverse exactly? This post explores one vision of the metaverse, one that explores how VR may be used as a core element of the future of hybrid work.

Learning Leaders Alliance Logo

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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