I read through a number of articles and blog posts each day as part of my ongoing professional development. Each week, I curate a few of my favorites, including a brief introduction explaining why I find the post valuable and recommend you read it.

Here’s a summary of this week’s content:

  • Combining AI with personalized & social learning strategies
  • Enhancing L&D through strategic content curation
  • How a popular business magazine positions workflow learning
  • A comprehensive competency-based assessment guide
  • Improving L&D impact through tailored communication

Two L&D Trends to Follow: Personalization & Social Learning
This article by Pam Hogle examines the potential of merging AI-driven personalized learning with collaborative approaches in L&D. Discover how these compelling strategies intertwine, enhancing your holistic learning efforts by catering to individual needs and fostering collective growth.

5 Ways Curation Can Elevate Your L&D Results
This article by Mike Taylor explores the transformative power of content curation in Learning & Development. The article examines how curation can be a strategy that promises personalized, agile, and cost-effective learning experiences, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and engagement among modern learners. 

Help Your Employees Develop the Skills They Really Need
While this article by Greg Satell, Abhijit Bhaduri, and Todd McLees has value on its own merits, I share it here in the context of business conversations. It's always important to read articles telling learning's stories and using L&D jargon that are published in business magazines - they often shape the perspectives & expectations of our stakeholders. 

What is Competency-Based Assessment?
This article by Mike Harman provides a comprehensive guide to competency-based assessments, examining how they support unbiased and personalized learning experiences and provide practical experience and more reliable assessments. While the article is written with academia in mind, the information can also be applied to other learning environments.

How ‘L&D speak’ might be preventing learning success
This article by Jackie Clifford shares insights on enhancing the impact of L&D initiatives by tailoring your communication and aligning your language with organizational semantics, and ensuring that innovative learning projects are not just welcomed but seamlessly integrated into ‘business as usual’.