David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 8/15/22

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:

  • A framework for building innovation into your L&D team
  • Proven practices for appropriately talking about disabilities
  • A detailed look at the metaverse and its implications on society
  • Tips on how to make people see the value of knowledge management
  • Why we forget and what that means for learning

Transform Your L&D Function into an Innovation Powerhouse
Innovation is something many organizations desire, but few have a plan to develop it. This post by Juan Narajo explores a framework that can help build innovation and creativity within your L&D team.

How to talk about disability sensitively and avoid ableist tropes
Ableist language has been in the news lately, but many people still struggle to understand what it is, why it matters, and how to avoid using it. This post by Shruti Rajkumar examines common tropes people use that should be avoided, and shares proven practices that can be used to appropriately talk about disabilities.

The Metaverse Will Reshape Our Lives. Let’s Make Sure It’s for the Better
“Metaverse” is a term that has suddenly leapfrogged to the front of our global technology conversation. It’s a term whose usage is spreading much faster than its definition, which still isn’t clear. This article by Matthew Ball looks at what the metaverse is but more importantly looks at the technological history that can inform its future and the implications that the metaverse could have on all of us.

The 3 most dangerous words in Knowledge Management
People in organizations often resist new ideas or practices because of legacy decisions and workflows that are difficult to let go of. This post by Nick Milton looks at a common phrase that people use when being closed off to an idea – in this case, knowledge management – and shares tips on how to respond in a way that can make people more open to change.

20 Things To Remember About Forgetting
While most people understand the roles remembering and forgetting play in learning, most of our practical attention on improving those areas focuses on how to support our ability to remember. This post by Connie Malamed examines key facts about why we forget, and how those factors can impact our ability to learn.


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