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:

  • Why project managers are so critical in L&D
  • Generative AI's introduction within the MS Office suite
  • What the future of education powered by AI may look like 
  • A research-based exploration of video length
  • A look at context switching and the impact it has on our work

Making the Case for L&D Project Managers
Project management is a critical part of learning program development. Unfortunately, it's also an area that is under-resourced, with designers and developers also serving as project managers for their work. This article by Debra Truster examines why project management is so important in L&D, and why having dedicated project managers could benefit many organizations. 

Microsoft’s Massive Upgrade: OpenAI CoPilot For Entire MS 365 Suite
ChatGPT has taken the internet by storm, but the true power of generative AI will be found in its integration within existing workflows. This article by Josh Bersin examines one such integration; Microsoft introducing Generative AI into the entire MS Office Suite. 

The Role of Artificial Intelligence in the Future of Education
Artificial intelligence is poised to transform education and training… but how, exactly? This article looks to provide some context around that question, providing examples of AI being used in educational settings.

Research and Goldfish: Best Practices for Determining Video Length
“How long should this video be?” is a very popular question that is explored in countless articles and online discussions. This post by Mark Lassoff takes a welcome approach, applying current research to the discussion in order to provide practical advice. 

Meet Context Switching, the No. 1 Productivity Killer in the Workplace
There are many different factors that affect our productivity. This post by Danielle Ezell looks at one of the biggest drains on productivity, context switching, explaining what it is and how we can mitigate it in our work.

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