Podcast 54 - How can journalism skills help us in L&D?

Asking good questions, listening carefully, checking facts: all skills associated with journalists. But these are the exact same skills that can help us improve as learning and development (L&D) professionals.

Written by Ross Garner
Published 17 July 2017
Podcast 54 - How can journalism skills help us in L&D?
On this week's Good Practice Podcast, L&D's editor-in-chief Martin Couzins joins Ross Garner and Owen Ferguson to share his insight into the crossover between those two professions, and the lessons you can learn from journalism.

The Jeremy Paxman v Michael Howard interview that Martin referenced can be viewed on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyqnu6ywhR4.

The tldr version of the 2017 trends can be found at TechCrunch, which includes a bullet list of key points and a highlights version: https://techcrunch.com/2017/05/31/mary-meeker-internet-trends-2017/.

A good demo of Hololens can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihKUoZxNClA

The official Microsoft page for Hololens is at: https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/hololens.

This video demonstration of a Hololens game demonstrates Ross' point about the relatively low-quality graphics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29xnzxgCx6I.

About the author

Ross Garner

Ross Garner

Head of Learning Experience
Ross has been working in L&D for seven years and he heads up the instructional design team at Emerald Works. In 2019 he completed a Masters in Digital Education and was named Learning Technologies’ Learning Designer of the Year. He is also one of the hosts of the Good Practice Podcast.

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