The Year in Learning—89 Hand-Picked L&D-Related Articles from 2017

The Learning Dispatch

Below are our recommended learning and development articles from the past 12 months, including thought-provoking or simply fun articles related to the field. Recommended Learning and Development Articles from Our Senior Learning Architect.

2018: This Year in Learning– 109 Curated L&D Articles from 2018

The Learning Dispatch

Below are our recommended learning and development articles from the past 12 months, including thought-provoking or simply fun articles related to the field.Did you have a favorite L&D post from 2017? Recommended Learning and Development Articles from Our Senior Learning Architect.

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Writing & Grammar: Writing Badly

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Consider this nice, clear sentence: You should complete the lesson on HTML tags before you start this section on tables. We get this: Completion of the lesson on HTML tags. But what are we saying about the completion of the lesson on HTML tags? Putting it all together, we now have no people in the sentence, no action verbs, and some abstract nouns that merely allude to actions: Completion of the lesson on HTML tags is necessary before commencement of this section on tables.

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How My Big Mouth Reminded Me of the Importance of Scenarios in Learning Design

eLearning Architect

The realisation dawning upon me, like the sun coming out from behind a big, black, South-West London cloud. Well, I made a note on the third occasion to blog about this - because it's such a valuable lesson for me to remember as an Instructional Designer.

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How to Create Context-Setting Learning Objectives - Tip #162

Vignettes Learning

A Massive Problem for Corporations, Classrooms and eLearning Lessons Organizations are unaware that they are actually paying a high premium for information inundation. This is an example of what we dump during learning lessons.

21 Business Phrases that Should Never Be Used in eLearning (or in Business)

eLearning Brothers

The main lesson to take away from this list is that some phrases are just not appropriate for the workplace. The author John Heyward coined the phrase, “make hay while the sun still shines” in the book Proverbs, Epigrams and Miscellanies of John Heywood.

Microlearning That Kicks Learners Into Thinking and Acting - Tip #202

Vignettes Learning

Etching Lessons Through Glass and Sun This magnifying glass experiment is perhaps one of the first scientific activities that we all remember having participated in as kids. And the best part is that most of us will find it easy to remember the lesson behind the experiment as well.

How To Find A Career When Nothing Interests You

Your Training Edge

In this article, we will show you how to find a career when nothing really interests you. This is particularly the case with experienced teachers who already helped thousands of other students to advance and find their place in the business sun.

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Deep Learning, Deliberate Practice, and Desirable Difficulties: An Interview with Patti Shank

Convergence Training

In this article, we’re going to investigate how to help workers develop job skills through deep learning, deliberate practice, and evidence-based training methods known as desirable difficulties. Read the article or scroll to the bottom and watch a recorded video of our conversation.

Letting Go of the Need to Know Everything: Use Context Setting Learning Objectives

Vignettes Learning

A Huge Problem for Corporations, Classrooms and eLearning Lessons Organizations are unaware that they are actually paying a high premium for information inundation. This is an example of what we dump on learning lessons.

CRZY APOCALYPSE — 4.1 WORKPLACE ELEMENTS TO HELP YOU SURVIVE.

Wonderful Brain

Learning on the job to get ahead by kneecapping others is not a hard lesson to learn – but the truly dangerous CRZY-MKRs are subtle, selective and have acquired an amazing sense of timing. Yes, they are all around you. Can you see them, hear them, smell them?

Tips for Small L&D Departments: An Interview with Emily Wood

Convergence Training

This article is an interview (in text and video format–scroll to the bottom for the video version) with Emily Wood, who is her own “elearning department of one” at a non-profit based in Portland, Oregon.

Disruptive Technologies and the Future of Learning & Development

Convergence Training

And second, if you’re the kind of person who’d rather watch and listen to the interview than read the transcription, just scroll on down to the bottom of this article to watch the video version.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

Overall, I thought this article was a good read, although I found the title a little misleading. This article focused more on what instructional designers should not be (lone gunmen). This group includes folks from the ADL, IBM, Sun, etc.