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:

  • Tips for managing L&D in a rapidly changing environment
  • A look at Microsoft's new Inclusive Design Toolkit
  • How AI will transform your experiences with email
  • Why augmented reality will transform our approach to training
  • Exploring how ChatGPT will improve educational experiences 

Flexibility Is Key to Managing L&D in Start-Up Organizations
In this article, April Petrey explores why L&D professionals need to be agile and adaptable in their approach to training and development in the fast-paced environment of a start-up. The article provides strategies that can help overcome these challenges - strategies that can be adapted to any rapidly-changing work environment.

Microsoft’s new Inclusive Design Toolkit is designed for the brain
Microsoft has released a new Inclusive Design Toolkit aimed at creating accessible and user-friendly digital experiences for people with cognitive disabilities. This article by Elissaveta M Brandon explores the toolkit, which includes a set of guidelines and resources for designers, developers, and stakeholders to create products and services that consider the diverse needs and abilities of users with cognitive impairments.

How AI Could Transform Email
Artificial intelligence is poised to transform almost every aspect of daily life. This article by Reece Rogers looks at how it will impact something most of us deal with every day: email communications. The article explores a world where email is shaped by AI to improve email writing in many ways, including personalizing messages, suggesting subject lines, and checking for grammar and tone.

How Augmented Reality Is Set to Revolutionize Education and Training Forever
The article by Dmytro Spilka explores how AI is transforming education and training by providing immersive and interactive learning experiences. The article examines the potential benefits of AR, including its ability to improve retention and engagement for learners in a variety of fields, from healthcare to engineering.

How ChatGPT Can Improve Education, Not Threaten It
There have been many articles written about the risks ChatGPT places on education. This article, written by Professor John Villasenor, takes a different approach, exploring how AI-powered chatbots can be used to improve education by providing personalized support and feedback to students. Villasenor paints a vision where chatbots complement traditional teaching methods and enhance the learning experience for students, rather than replace human educators.

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