UX Practices in L&D

For the past 5 years, I have been on a journey to integrate some UX design practices into my learning design practices. One practice that L&D experts, such as Shannon Tipton, have employed is Design Thinking. I have used workshop tactics to rapidly test a design that was informed by my needs analysis. One of the harder skills to learn was managing competitng thoughts in the workshop. One thing that books don’t teach you is how to facilitate such a workshop to get the outcome that you would like. It’s a different type of facilitation than classroom facilitation. It’s a careful dance to extract just the right amound of information from participants while managing the over-abundance of creativity. Some may argue that this is beyond the scope of L&D, but is it really? Or is it just one more tool to be effective?

If you are interested, the tools at IDEO have been a great starter. I’ll also share another tool in the coming weeks.

Do you use UX practices in L&D? Share your journey with me.

Free Learning Webinars

Inspired by Cara North and PACT Career Enhancement VP, Stacy Salinas, I would like to share upcoming Learning Opportunities for L&D. Over the course of my career, I have benefitted from free webinars, free ebooks and other resources. Check out this resource!

Limestone Learning publishes a blog that curates free L&D webinars. There are a wide variety of topics to choose from.

Which free webinars or books do you subscribe to? Let me know!