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When is L&D officially using AI?

In AI by JD Dillon

Training Magazine recently published their 2020 Training Industry Report. This graph stood out … According to the survey, only 6% of organizations are using artificial intelligence to deliver training. 89% stated they are not using AI. 5% aren’t sure. Hmmmmm … Almost everyone has an LMS. One quarter of companies …

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Build, Buy, Bring: A Framework for Learning Content Curation

In Design by JD Dillon

Content is a never-ending challenge in workplace learning. Great content is hard to design. Great content is hard to develop. Great content is hard to maintain. All of this leads to a very time-consuming and expensive content problem. Unfortunately, our content struggles don’t stop new workplace challenges from constantly popping …

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A disruption-proof framework for workplace learning

In Ecosystem, Featured by JD Dillon

Does it still work? I entered 2020 with a shortlist of themes to explore. This year was going to about balance, reskilling, artificial intelligence, and frontline enablement. Then March happened. The professional conversation shifted from “that’s an interesting idea we should think about moving forward” to “we just need to …

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5 questions to ask in response to a training request

In Design by JD Dillon

“We need training on …” L&D pros hear this statement on an almost-daily basis. Stakeholders come to the door with a pre-determined solution. There’s a problem in the operation. People aren’t doing the job as expected. So they must need more training. Knock knock, L&D! Many of these “requests” come …

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JD’s Top Tools for Personal Learning (2020)

In Technology by JD Dillon

This may be a very interesting year for Jane Hart’s Top Tools for Learning Survey. How many new tools have you adopted as a result of pandemic-induced changes to your everyday work? I wonder if TikTok will fly up the list. I’ve worked remotely for the past 5+ years. However, …

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5 great conference memories

In Conferences, Personal by JD Dillon

This photo was taken in February at ATD TechKnowledge in San Jose, California. Except for a quick stop at the Axonify office in Waterloo, this was the last time I saw professional peers in person before the COVID-19 pandemic impacted our everyday lives. Conferences have been a big part of …

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TikTok is (not) the future of learning

In Featured, Technology by JD Dillon

Facebook is the future of learning. Wait … YouTube is the future of learning. Hold on … Netflix is the future of learning. You see where I’m going … Over the past week, I’ve heard/read the words “TikTok is the future of learning” six times. Some came from vendors trying …

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More simple remote work practices from my team

In Work Life by JD Dillon

I’m spending a few minutes every day sharing my ideas and experiences as a remote worker. Today, I’m thinking about the way my team seems to be adjusting so quickly to their new normal. My team has been fully remote for 3 days, and they’re already quite good at it. …

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Running a good remote meeting

In Work Life by JD Dillon

I’m spending a few minutes every day sharing my ideas and experiences as a remote worker. Today, I’m thinking about the difference between in-person, blended and fully remote meetings. I just participated in my first meeting with a newly 100% remote team. Honestly, it was a MUCH better experience for …

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Dealing with isolation as a remote worker

In Featured, Work Life by JD Dillon

I’m spending a few minutes every work day sharing my thoughts and practices around remote work. Yes, there are many, many, MANY organizations sharing recommendations on this topic right now. In reality, this series is just as much for me as anyone who takes the time to read it. Thank …

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My advice for managing a remote team

In Work Life by JD Dillon

Yesterday, I shared what I’ve learned as a remote worker over the past 10 years.  Today, I’m shifting focus to a critical part of the remote work experience for any employee: managers. Managers can make or break the remote work experience. This is especially true for managers who have limited …

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My 5 best remote work tips

In Work Life by JD Dillon

I’ve been a remote worker for much of the past decade. Here’s my shortlist of five tips for anyone making the transition now. Please share your best remote work tips in the comments! Build your spot I’ve never been able to focus when sitting on the couch with my laptop. …

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12 use cases for AI in workplace learning

In AI, Featured by JD Dillon

I wrote the article “The Path to AI” for the January 2020 edition of TD Magazine. The purpose of the article was to provide a foundation for how L&D pros can begin to approach the application of AI within workplace learning. Rather than get enamoured with specific technologies or marketing …