This week’s curated content includes links exploring the following:
- A host of elearning dialogue examples
- A number of great VR examples you should try
- A collection of L&D Podcasts perfect for professional development
- How design standards may be applied to voice interfaces
- A look at the evolving learning platforms landscape
- How to reduce the influence of your personal bias
23 Creative Ideas for Showing Dialogue and Conversations in E-Learning via Elearning Heroes
I find that some of my best design inspiration comes from seeing how other people have approached a similar problem. This post is a great example of just that, showcasing a number of great examples of how people present dialogue in elearning projects.
9 Virtual Reality Tours You’ll Love by Léonie Shinn-Morris
In order to truly understand the power of virtual reality, one must immerse themselves in the technology. It’s important to intentionally seek out different types of experiences, giving you the chance to explore the wide array of possibilities. It’s through this exploration that you will understand how VR can be applied within your own organization. This post highlights a number of great tours that can be experienced with something as simple as Google Cardboard.
Ten L&D podcasts we love, and you will too! by The GoodPractice Team
Podcasts are a great source for learning, and I find them to be especially valuable for my own professional development. This post highlights ten of the best podcasts available for Learning and Development Professionals.
Design guidelines for voice user interfaces by Marc Ericson Santos
Design guidelines can serve as a checklist of sorts to vet your design approaches. These guidelines have been applied to design projects for decades, but what happens when you apply them to a project featuring a voice interface? This post looks to explore and answer that question. With voice interfaces becoming increasingly common, these are important considerations.
Learning Technology Evolves: Integrated Platforms Are Arriving by Josh Bersin
The learning platforms landscape is in a period of change. While we still have the LMS as a core technology, they are advancing and adding new functionality. In addition, entirely new technologies are emerging that enable organizations to take a new approach to how they view and support learning and performance. This post provides a good synopsis on how the landscape is evolving.
How to Reduce Personal Bias When Hiring by Ruchika Tulshyan
Our personal biases can have a tremendous impact in our lives. Personal bias ultimately has the power to influence any decision we make, often without even our conscious awareness of the influence. While this post is targeting hiring, I share it more for the tips being shared to break through our personal bias. These tips can be adapted to any context in which bias may apply, including the design and development of learning programs.
This is DevLearn
This year marks the 15th anniversary of DevLearn, the industry-leading conference and expo for learning and technology. DevLearn is where the industry gathers to look at what’s now, what’s new, and what’s next in learning and development. It’s the experience that allows us to advance the work we’re doing—together.
The website for this year’s event is now live. Check out the keynote lineup below, and visit the website to learn more about all of the workshops, co-located events, and more taking place at this year’s event.