I read several articles and blog posts daily 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:

  • Limitations of employee wellness programs
  • Real-life examples of AI enhancing productivity
  • Microlearning's strategic value in L&D clarified
  • DEIB's critical role in business practices
  • An overview of efficient closed captioning tools

Do employee wellness programs improve well-being?
Molly Macfarlane's article examines the limitations of individualized interventions for employee well-being and underscores the need for organizational change, emphasizing a holistic approach that includes both individual support and systemic workplace improvements.

I spent a week using AI tools in my daily life. Here's how it went.
Cecily Mauran's article explores how generative AI tools can enhance professional productivity and task management. The article shows both AI's potential beyond novelty  and the learning value of experimentation.

Debunking Common Misconceptions About Microlearning
Jill Stefaniak's article unpacks common misconceptions surrounding microlearning in the L&D field, illustrating its strategic value in just-in-time training and as a flexible complement to traditional learning methodologies, not a one-size-fits-all solution.

All Eyes on DEI(B)
Yasmine Alani's article examines the importance of integrating Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) into business practices, while highlighting the pivotal role L&D professionals play in embedding these principles organization-wide through education, policy updates, and collaboration.

Closed Caption Tools
Christy Tucker's article provides a comprehensive overview of various tools and techniques for generating closed captions in e-learning and videos, emphasizing the importance of efficiency and accuracy in the process, and includes firsthand recommendations from a broad community of professionals.

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