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:

  • Enhancing Learning with Virtual Communities
  • AI's Impact Beyond Traditional Training
  • Emerging Tech Trends at CES 2024
  • Reviewing 2023 L&D Predictions and Outcomes
  • Framework for Effective Content Curation

8 Tips for Creating a Thriving Virtual Community
This article by Adam Hockman highlights the increasing importance of virtual communities of practice, facilitated by platforms like Disco.co and Circle.so, in enhancing collaborative learning and professional development across various fields, demonstrating how they can be effectively integrated within organizational learning strategies.

AI Does Not Equal Training
This article by Bob Mosher emphasizes the transformative potential of AI in learning and development, advocating for a shift from traditional training methods to AI-driven workflow learning, to impact performance and business outcomes better.

CES 2024: 5 creepy or weird trends we're already seeing
This article by Kimberly Gedeon highlights emerging technology trends at CES 2024, such as AI integration in everyday items, brain-reading tech, aging tech, AR/XR glasses, and foldable TVs. As CES showcases the latest in consumer technology, it also offers insights into future enterprise tech applications and their potential impact on human behavior in the workplace.

Did your learning and development predictions come true in 2023?
This article reviews L&D experts' 2023 predictions, highlighting key themes like the strategic role of skills, AI's influence on learning, reflective practice, effective use of apprenticeships, technology's alignment with business goals, cautious embrace of AI, the rise of coaching in management, prioritizing meaningful work over busyness, and the importance of listening and conflict management skills in organizations.

The C.U.R.A.T.E.D. Model Can Help Anyone Master Content Curation
The article by Mike Taylor introduces a comprehensive framework for curating effective learning content, sharing a step-by-step approach to creating customized learning experiences that cater to the unique needs of learners.

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