David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 2/11/19

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

  • A look at what learning might look like in the age of artificial intelligence
  • Is 2019 the year of XR?
  • Tips on being more productive in your work
  • The subtle art of microcopy
  • Real-word examples of AR in practice
  • What does an ID actually do?

How do we learn to work with intelligent machines? TED Talk by Matt Beane
I really like this TED Talk. Too much of the A.I. conversation leans too far in one direction or the other. AI will either enable a utopian society… or it will result in the robots taking over. The reality is likely closer to the middle. This brief video examines both sides of the coin in a practical and non-alarmist way, and it puts AI into the context of what matters to our community most: human learning.

Could 2019 Be A Defining Year For XR? Luminous’ MD Seems To Think So by Ben Bennett
Virtual and Augmented Reality have been hot topics for a few years now. Is 2019 the year they reach mainstream? This article looks to answer that question and looks to an unexpected source to drive XR adoption to the next level: Organizational training.

8 Tips (and a Few Tools) for Getting S**T Done by Kim Moutsos
I am a to-do list person. I like to use lists to plan and attack my day. And yet, there are still days where I’ll start with a list of 15 items, complete 13 items, and yet still end the day with 20 items on the list. As such, I’m always looking for tips and tricks to make me more productive. This post explores eight such tips. While the post is written for marketers, the tips are easily transferable to other areas.

How to Write Your Best Microcopy by Connie Malamed
Microcopy is an important aspect of elearning design. It might at first seem like simple information and labels, but it’s a critical part of the design that helps shape the user experience. As such, it’s important to understand what works, and what doesn’t work, when writing microcopy. This post explains it very well.

20 real-world examples of Augmented Reality by Ryan Tracey
What excites me most about the AR and VR space is seeing real-world examples emerge. No longer are these technologies curiosities; they are tools that organizations are using to solve real problems and to improve performance. This post curates a number of examples of AR being applied in the real world.

What does an instructional designer do? by Christy Tucker
The instructional designer role is a curious one. Its role is quite often much broader in practice than it may be in definition. It can be hard even for today’s instructional designers to define what their role is. This post attempts to answer that question, and does so in an interesting way.

NEW EVENT – Explore Learning in the Workflow

Workflow learning. Microlearning. Performance support. If you were to draw a Venn diagram of these three ideas, the circles would largely overlap. The reason for the increased interest in these areas isn’t because they are radically new ideas; it’s because we’ve reached the moment in which technology has caught up to the promise of supporting learning and performance within the context of work itself.

The new Workflow Learning Summit, co-located with the Learning Solutions Conference and Expo in March, explores the enormous potential in workflow learning and why it is the most exciting opportunity learning and development has had in decades. You will hear from industry leaders who are paving the way and practitioners who have already transformed their work by inserting learning and support into the workflow.

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