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Smart Glasses, Crossroads, Upskilling & AI Shifts
Smart Glasses - Augmented Connectivity
Crossroads in Learning - Conversations in Toronto
AI Shifts - Personalization, Data and Bespoke Data
Bring Them Home - Concert from Broadway
I am heading on a 2 week trip tomorrow to Eastern Europe and the Middle East for conversations and connections with learning, technology and business colleagues. I will be offline until November 26th, so I wanted to share a few quick items:
Rayban Meta Smart Glasses: I will be taking my new pair of Smart Glasses from Rayban/Meta on my trip. These will take pictures or videos, provide voice access to an AI search engine and other augmented connectivity:
I have been experimenting with asking for specific information by voice and hearing the answer quietly in my ears. It is linked to my phone and has a wide range of augmented connectivity. Intriguing implications for workplace learning, workflow support and knowledge/entertainment innovations. Info at: https://www.meta.com/smart-glasses/
Crossroads in Learning : I had the honor of being the opening Keynote speaker at the I4PL Conference for learning and development colleagues in Canada last week. My keynote title was a new one: Crossroads in Learning. Exploring the key changes and direction shifts that learning can/may/should make in the coming year - starting with the model of a “course”:
This “Crossroad” is a move away from a COURSE - to a range of content, simulations, video segments, chatbots, workflow tips and more. Watch for my new “Learning Crossroads” labs and retreats in 2024.
AI Shifts - Personalization, Data and Bespoke Content: While in Eastern Europe, we will be exploring the shifts in AI - from fascination about Generative AI to a focus on Data, Personalization and Bespoke Content. AI will be a part of almost every IT platform and system. Leveraging AI for Learning will leverage the role of data about performance, preference and workflow. Personalization will be a key factor - done by the designer, the AI systems and the learner. Plus, Bespoke Content is how we will build collections of internal content and records to be used in a focused way for a specific set of actions, employees or models.
I will be integrating these AI Shifts into our next AI & Learning LAB in Saratoga Springs in January. Details at http://www.masie.com
Upskilling Survey, Please: Upskilling Survey: UpSkill America, an initiative of the Aspen Institute, is partnering with The Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) to understand how organizations design and support employee upskilling
This survey will result in a national report sharing the prevalence of employer-driven education programs, and important design factors that companies like yours have implemented to get great results.
Please complete the survey at: https://www.research.net/r/P9WYCDW
Bring Them Home - Broadway Concert : Broadway Stars Sing 'Bring Him Home' in Tribute to Kidnapped Hostages. The video features Kelli O’Hara, Jessie Mueller, Annaleigh Ashford, Jeremy Jordan, Alex Newell, Debra Messing, Arielle Jacobs, Raymond J. Lee, Billy Porter, Ali Ewolt and more."
Yours in Learning,
MASIE Learning Foundation