David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 6/6/22

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:

  • Research exploring how organizations are allocating L&D budgets
  • An opinion on the potential, and the risks, of the emerging metaverse
  • An intro to the growing definition of immersive learning
  • A look at how automation is changing how we write
  • Details on the skills you can expect to build in a degree program focused on instructional design

What Is Happening to L&D Budgets in 2022?
Understanding how other organizations are allocating their L&D budgets can often provide valuable guidance as you set budgets in your own organization. In this post, Bill Brandon interviews HR analyst Brian Westfall about the results of a survey of HR leaders about plans for upskilling employees, and the important takeaways it contains that can inform L&D budgets.

Opinion: The metaverse is inevitable — we have been heading toward it for a long time. This is the good and the bad when the physical and virtual worlds collide
“Metaverse” is a term that has rapidly emerged into our cultural lexicon, as well as within the world of L&D. While it’s a term whose definition is still emerging, the foundational elements of its emergence tell their own story. This opinion piece from Jurica Dujmovic explores the foundation upon which the metaverse is being built, and some of the risks and opportunities the future metaverse may hold for humanity.

Immersive learning 101: Benefits and best practices
Immersive learning is a broad term, encompassing a range of different experiences. This post by Joanne Willard provides an overview of what immersive learning is and how it drives value. It also includes a number of examples of organizations putting immersive learning into practice.

Grammarly writes a new corporate playbook
The written word is becoming an ever-more important part of the work of L&D professionals. It’s also an area that is being increasingly automated by technology. This post by Harry McCracken looks at how the popular tool Grammarly helps improve the writing of humans. It also touches on advancements that flip the script, with AI being the primary writer of content and humans only stepping in to fine-tune things.

What Can You Do With an Instructional Design Degree?
A lot of educators and designers are exploring new careers in instructional design. Many are also considering attaining a college degree in the space. This post by Lisa Evans explores the types of skills you can expect to build in an ID degree program, as well as the types of roles it can prepare you for. This post has great tips not only for those considering an ID career but also for those currently in the field that are looking to advance.


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