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 that IDs can use to improve their project management skills
  • An examination of where AR & VR adoption is today, and where it is headed
  • A personal look at what it's like for someone with a disability to play video games
  • An important examination of the risks associated with generative AI
  • A framework that can be used to improve training needs analysis

5 Things IDs Can Do to Improve Their Project Management IQ
This article by Deb Truster explores specific ways for instructional designers to improve their project management skills. It suggests strategies such as defining clear project goals, creating detailed project plans, and regularly communicating with stakeholders to ensure project success.

Where Are We in XR’s Lifecycle?
This article by Mike Boland provides an overview of the current state of the XR industry and discusses where the technologies are in their product lifecycle. It examines why XR is still in the early stages of development and adoption, as well as the significant growth potential XR has in areas such as enterprise applications, education, and healthcare.

Growing Up and Gaming with a Disability
This article by Grant Stoner shares the experiences of a gamer with a disability and discusses how video games (and other media) can provide an inclusive and accessible experience for people with disabilities. It uses personal experience to highlight the importance of incorporating accessibility features in digital experiences and promoting greater representation of disabled characters.

ChatGPT Is a Blurry JPEG of the Web
This article by Ted Chiang examines the limitations and potential ethical implications of language models like ChatGPT, including the potential for bias and misuse in applications such as chatbots and virtual assistants.

So You Need Training. Let’s Define That
This article by Jean Marrapodi examines the importance of defining training needs and objectives before implementing a training program. It provides a framework for defining these needs, including elements such as conducting a needs assessment, setting clear goals and objectives, and selecting appropriate training methods.

The Learning Guild's latest Research Report examines the results of a recent community survey exploring select and implement learning management systems (LMS). This report was conducted in response to numerous comments to a previous survey about the selection process, particularly around establishing needs and priorities.

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