David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 5/23/22

David Kelly
CEO, The Learning Guild

I read through a number of articles and blog posts each day as part of my professional development. Each week, I curate a few of my favorites, including a brief introduction explaining why I find the post to be of value, and recommend you read it.

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

  • Instructions and tips on how to market your training programs
  • How the world of content marketing uses content automation
  • A look at how Meta’s upcoming Cambria headset combines AR & VR
  • Three examples of how we can learn from our mistakes as learning designers
  • A great example of reflective writing as a tool for learning

How to Market your Training Internally
Marketing training programs is something that is too often overlooked, especially considering the impact it can have on people’s engagement and satisfaction with the programs we build. Many L&D professionals struggle with knowing where to start with marketing their programs. This post by Danielle Wallace provides a step-by-step overview of the key things to consider when marketing your training programs.

Content Automation: What it is, How it works & Tools [2022]
Content automation is increasingly popular, In order to understand how content automation works, it’s best to see it in practice, but there isn’t widespread usage of content automation in the world of L&D. This post by Cem Dilmegani looks at what content automation is and how it works, using examples from the world of content marketing.

Mark Zuckerberg Just Showed How Meta’s Next Mixed Reality VR Headset Will Work
We’ve been hearing about the metaverse a lot lately, but there’s not really much consensus around what that means. This post by Scott Stein examines the functionality of Meta’s upcoming Cambria headset and how it combines VR and AR functionality into a single device tailored for workplace use.

3 mistakes I’ve made as a Learning Designer
Mistakes can be a very powerful tool for learning, but only if we take the time to intentionally reflect in why the mistakes happened, and what we learned from them. This post by Melissa Milloway is an excellent example of putting that learning opportunity into practice, as she shares three mistakes she has made as a learning designer, and how each has shaped the future of her work.

Learning Solutions 2022 – Conference Summary #LSCon
I share this post by Cammy bean for two reasons. First, it shares a wealth of great takeaways from Cammy’s experience at last month’s Learning Solutions Conference, and that sharing can help those that were unable to attend learn from what was shared. More importantly, this post is a great example of how powerful writing reflections can be as a learning tool. The next time you attend an event, consider challenging yourself to intentionally ask “what did I learn?”, and then write your reflections.

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