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Elliott Masie’s Learning TRENDS - March 13, 2018.
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Host: Curation & Learning LAB - March 21 to 23, Saratoga Springs, NY. 

1. Google Learning Resources/Courses Online.
2. Last Minute Curation LAB Spaces.
3. Job Aids - Personalized and Sharable.
4. ImmersiveTech for Learning - Your Questions Please! 

1. Google Learning Resources/Courses Online: Google has recently created a powerful collection of online learning resources and free courses on topics including Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and more.  Many of these feature working engineers at Google and I spent many hours in the past week experiencing these. 

Take a few minutes and explore this site: 

Learning with Google AI Resources: 

2. Last Minute Curation LAB Spaces: Next week, we will be hosting a group of learning colleagues at the MASIE Lab in Saratoga Springs for our Curation & Learning LAB.  There are just a few more seats open if you can plan a last minute registration for this engaging and interactive learning experience that I will be hosting: 

Learning & Curation LAB - March 21 to 23, Saratoga Springs, New York USA.
Info and Registration: 

3. Job Aids Personalized and Sharable: One topic has been popping up more and more in our conversations with Corporate Learning Leaders:  JOB AIDS.  In fact, several companies have shifted their learning strategies from growing traditional eLearning programs to creating more and different Job Aids - that can be used by employees and customers.  Here are a few of the Job Aid shifts we see: 

- Job Aids that can be used by an experienced worker to teach a skill to a new worker - shoulder to shoulder in the workplace.
- Digital Job Aids that are optimized for mobile phones.
- Job Aids that are personalized - based on a worker’s role, experience and language.
- Job Aids that include short video or animation elements.
- Job Aids that are triggered by verbal requests (ala Amazon’s Alexa)
- Job Aids that are embedded into a ChatBot or Messenger Model 

This is an intriguing expansion of a traditional tool and approach that is rarely talked about in learning circles.  Yet, to bring learning to the worker’s “moment of need” - a new view of Job Aids is evolving. 

4. ImmersiveTech for Learning - Your Questions Please!  We are about to create an updated report on the role of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality and other deep technologies for learning.  Our new and free “ImmersiveTech for Learning Report” will be available in the coming months.  

I have a question for Learning TRENDS colleagues.  Can you send me YOUR questions about how VR, AR and other Immersive Technologies could be used for workplace learning?  Our team will use your questions to shape this update of a very popular report we did 15 months ago. 

Send your QUESTIONS to me at and we will try to incorporate them into our findings.

Yours in Learning, 

Elliott Masie.
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Twitter: @emasie  . 

MASIE Center Seminars, Events and Services: 

- Curation & Learning LAB - Mar 21 to 23 - Saratoga Springs, NY
- Diversity & Learning LAB - April 10 to 12, Saratoga Springs, NY
- ChatBots & Learning LAB - July 16 to 18, Saratoga Springs, NY
- Learning 2018 - Nov 4 to 7 - Orlando  (Early Registration Now Open)
- Membership in The Learning CONSORTIUM 

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