David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 10/30/17

This week’s curated content includes links exploring the following:

  • why you should be blogging
  • what unlearning looks like in practice
  • how surgeons use social media for learning
  • what separates good designers from great ones
  • How HR and training can help change the culture of sexual harassment
  • what was learned via the DevLearn Backchannel

Reasons to be blogging … 1 2 3…. by Steve Wheeler
Blogging is a tremendous resource for learning. It’s a commitment, but the benefits can be enormous. This post explores five reasons to blog, from one of my favorite bloggers in the field.

Why ‘Unlearning’ Old Habits Is An Essential Step For Innovation by Leah Shaffer
In order to learn something new or form a new habit, existing knowledge or habits must be undone. This can be extremely challenging to put into practice. This post explores the concept of unlearning and provides a number of examples of how unlearning can be put into practice.

Surgeons Are Using Social Media to Share and Learn New Skills by Christopher G. Myers, Yusef Kudsi, & Amir A. Ghaferi
What does social media used for learning look like? This post shares a number of great examples from the medical field, specifically exploring how surgeons are staying on top of their field using social tools.

The subtle art that differentiates good designers from great designers via UX Planet
There are lots of factors that impact quality design. But what separates good design from great design? The answers, as explored in this post, may surprise you.

The Role of HR in Smashing Harassment by Jonathan Segalby
The Harvey Weinstein scandal has placed a spotlight on sexual harassment. The #MeToo hashtag has given us a small glimpse into the scale of this issue in our society. What can we do to finally address this issue?  As this article explores, HR (and training) will need to play a role, one that will require us to approach some things differently than we have in the past. 

The 2017 #DevLearn Backchannel – Curated Resources
There was a huge amount of sharing taking place at the DevLearn Conference last week. Whether you attended the conference or were following the backchannel from afar, there were plenty of resources shared that can continue and expand upon the learning. Check out the growing list of curated resources via this post.

Realities360 Call for Proposals


This year we launched a new conference – Realities360 – dedicated to exploring the immersive learning experiences that are powered by virtual reality and augmented reality. After selling out in 2017, we are expanding the program in 2018 to include even more opportunities to explore these emerging technologies, and are adding additional programming to explore the world of simulations for learning as well.

If you’re playing in this space and are interested in sharing your story with the community, consider submitting a proposal to speak at the conference, which takes place Tuesday, June 26, through Thursday, June 28, 2018 in San Jose, California.

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