David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 1/17/22

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:

  • How microlearning can be used to overcome 2022 leadership challenges
  • The importance of representation demonstrated by a toddler
  • An interactive way to decide if you should have cameras on during a video meeting
  • A look at the potential dark side of remote work
  • What video games can teach us about the emerging metaverse

Conquer 3 Learning Leadership Challenges with Microlearning
The lingering effects of the pandemic will continue to present major challenges to learning leaders in 2022. This post by Pam Hogle looks at three ways we can overcome these challenges using one of the biggest trends in our industry: Microlearning

Mom’s 2-Year-Old Son Thought Encanto Character Was Him: “It Was the Impact of Feeling Seen”
Representation is an important topic for L&D professionals to be exploring, both in terms of how it impacts our organizations and the work we do every day. This post by Kate Schweitzer shows the power of representation brought to life through the eyes of a toddler seeing a character that looks like him in the film Encanto. The pictures in the post on their own demonstrate how important representation can be, and why it’s so important to focus on it in our work.

Virtual Meetings: On Camera or Off?
As video conference platforms continue to be used to facilitate remote work, we are increasingly hearing a common question: Do people need to have their cameras turned on? For many, cameras being on is the default, but the real answer to the question is much more complicated. This post by Michael Hickey explores the topic in a unique way – it presents a simple quiz you can take that asks questions and provides the “should cameras be on?” answer based on your responses.

How We Work From Home Needs to Change in the New Year, Author Argues
Working from home is generally associated with positive impacts on workers. But there is often a dark side to remote work. This post by Annie Nova features an interview with Helen Peterson, author of a new book that examines how remote work can lead new challenges and frustrations. It explores a number of important ideas to keep in mind as we continue to support remote workers.

Video Games Already Do What the Metaverse Just Promises
The metaverse is already emerging as one of the hottest buzzwords of 2022. Lots of people are promoting the concept and how it will transform the future. This post by Cecilia D’Anastasio looks at some of the immersive experiences the metaverse promises, as well as how many of these ideas already appear in the world of video games.


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