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:

  • The important role language plays in elearning design
  • The impact physical activity can have on your work
  • Critical copyright questions arising in the age of generative AI
  • A look at handheld AR, and its role in enabling a head-worn future
  • Steps you can follow to deepen the learning experiences you create 

Human-centered Terminology for More Human-centred eLearning Design Processes
The language we use often shapes our thoughts, ideas, and ultimately the ways we live and work. This article by Joanne Etmanski examines the ADDIE-centric language we often use when discussing elearning design, and the hurdles it can create. That article also suggests alternative language that can reframe our design conversations for ourselves, and those we support.

To Improve Your Work Performance, Get Some Exercise
Few would argue about the benefit physical activity can have on our health. In an age of remote work, it can be increasingly difficult to prioritize physical activity. This article by Bonnie Hayden Cheng and Yolanda Na Li examines not only the health benefits of maintaining physical activity but also how it can provide a positive impact on your work performance.

How AI Became a New Animation Battlefield: 'I Can't Wait for Them to Get Sued'
This article by Alex Stedman explores the increasing use of artificial intelligence in the animation industry, particularly in the creation of realistic facial expressions and movements. The article explores the important legal and ethical implications of using AI-generated content, including issues related to ownership and copyright infringement.

AR’s Headworn Future Starts with its Handheld Present
This article by Mike Boland examines the current state of augmented reality technology and its potential for future growth, particularly in the area of head-worn AR devices. The article also explores the important role widespread adoption of handheld AR devices will serve as a precursor to the adoption of more advanced head-worn AR devices in the future.

Four Steps to Deeper Learning
How can we ensure that the learning programs we are developing are designed for deep, impactful, learning? In this article Clark Quinn explores that question, examining four specific elements that learning programs can include that deepen the learning experience. 


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