Critical thinking, VR hangovers, and what being human means for L&D

Coffee Break
Shonette Laffy
Deputy Editor
TrainingZone
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Happy new year! We hope your first week back at work isn't too bad - allow us to get you up to speed with our picks of L&D news and opinion.

Let us know what you think of the articles we've shared, and tell us what you've enjoyed reading recently too.

Learning

What makes us human and what it means for future L&D propositions (Mind Click)

- 5 ways to avoid overwhelming learners (eLearning Industry)

- What is meta learning? Where has it been used successfully? (Ed Tech Review)

Skills

- 5 team building games that can teach critical thinking skills (Global Digital Citizen Foundation)

How to be happy: a guide for teachers (and everyone else) (The Guardian)

- 6 do's and don'ts when creating a self-managing organisation (Corporate Rebel)

Resources

- 12 L&D blogs of Christmas (Good Practice)

- How we learn: a reading list (How we get to next)

- What we learned about management in 2016, in 19 charts (Harvard Business Review)

Tech

Japanese white-collar workers are already being replaced by artificial intelligence (Quartz)

- Virtual reality can leave you with an existential hangover (The Atlantic)

- How Microsoft and LinkedIn plan to change the way the world works (Inc)

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