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 article valuable and recommend you read it.

Here’s a summary of this week’s content:

  • How AI can enhance onboarding programs
  • How DEI boosts retention, innovation, and even profits
  • Practical tips for debunking common learning myths
  • Trends in the 2024 L&D job market
  • Tips on fostering creativity in eLearning

Use AI Tools to Improve Onboarding
This article by Bill Brandon examines the integration of artificial intelligence in onboarding, providing practical plans and examples for deploying AI tools to foster engagement and accelerate the path to productivity.

The Importance Of Diversity And Inclusion Training
It's always interesting to watch when mainstream media sites like Forbes cover topics connected to L&D, as they often help inform the lens through which non-L&D leaders view our work. This Forbes article by Andrew Fayad examines the profound impact of DEI strategies on organizational success, highlighting how they enhance employee retention, drive innovation, and significantly boost financial performance. 

3 Common Myths About Learning—and What Teachers Can Do Instead
This article by Jonathan G. Tullis examines three widely held beliefs about learning that are incorrect, and it counters these misconceptions with practical tips to promote more effective instructional strategies. While the article is written with academic environments in mind, the advice applies to learning and development professionals as well.

Navigating the evolving landscape of the L&D Job market: insights and trends for 2024
This article by Ryan Austin (with contributions from Dr. Keith Keating, JD Dillon, & Debbie Richards) explores the rapidly evolving landscape of the Learning and Development (L&D) job market, highlighting the shift towards strategic, technology-integrated roles and the necessity to navigate economic challenges and technological advancements effectively.

8 Tips To Nurture Creativity In eLearning
The article by Aman Rai underscores the significance of fostering creativity in eLearning environments by detailing practical strategies such as integrating real-world challenges, employing storytelling, and utilizing gamification, which collectively enhance learner engagement, innovation, and problem-solving capabilities.