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:

  • How A.I. will power the future of workflow learning
  • Research exploring ChatGPT's impact on productivity
  • Tools that can enhance your learning while exploring the web
  • An example of VR being used to train first responders
  • How Duolingo uses A.I. to enhance learning

Performance Support in the Flow of Work—Now and Going Forward
Workflow Learning is a popular buzzword in today's L&D world, but it isn't a new concept. This article by Markus Bernhardt & Teresa Rose examines the rich history of supporting workers during their work, and then looks to the future, and the important role artificial intelligence will play in powering the workflow learning experiences of the future.

New MIT Research Shows Spectacular Increase In White Collar Productivity From ChatGPT
ChatGPT has become one of the hottest buzzwords in the technology world, and L&D has taken notice. But does it really make humans more productive? This post by Josh Bersin examines research from MIT that shows a dramatic increase in productivity on certain tasks when leveraging ChatGPT.

The 10 Best Google Chrome Extensions to Help You Expand Your Knowledge
I love tools that enhance my ability to learn in the moment. This post shares a list from Ben Neer exploring ten different browser extensions you can add to Google Chrome to enhance your learning while surfing the web.

How VR Is Being Used To Prepare For Mass Casualty Events
Virtual reality is uniquely suited for training people on high-risk tasks that are difficult to simulate in the real world. The more we see examples like this, the more approachable virtual reality becomes as a tool for learning and performance. This article by Kyle Melnick explores one such scenario: training first responders on how to respond to a mass casualty event.

How Duolingo’s AI Learns What You Need to Learn
Artificial intelligence is poised to transform learning. But… how? What does that look like in action? This article by Klinton Bicknell, Claire Brust, & Burr Settles looks at the popular learning app Duolingo and how A.I. is powering the next generation of the learning experiences it provides.

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