Curated Industry Content for the week of June 22nd

twist-curated-content-2Every Monday we curate a number of articles and blog posts that have relevance to members of the eLearning Guild Community, and to the learning and performance field as a whole. Each piece of content that we share includes a brief introduction from the member of the Guild Community sharing why they think the content is important.

Here’s the content for this week:

How to Make Micro-Credentials Matter by Mary Jo Madda
Badges have been a topic of growing interest in recent years, and they have promise as a means of changing the way we measure, track, and credentialize an individual’s learning and performance competencies. But there are barriers that have kept digital creditials from reaching their potential. This post does a nice job of addressing some of those barriers. – David Kelly

Why Ed Tech Is Not Transforming How Teachers Teach by Benjamin Herold
A common phrase that I use in learning technology conversations is that our industry has a long history of shoehorning outdated methodologies into cutting edge technologies. Technological innovations have redefined the ways we interact with the world around us, but our use of technology for instruction has not kept pace. In article explore the current state of “teaching” using technlology, and examines some of the things that are holding educators and trainers back. – David Kelly

What Google Just Announced Is a Bombshell by Joshua Topolsky
Mobile technologies are increasingly bringing the potential of performance support to reality. Now On Tap, a new application from Google, has the potential to bring us performance support right into the context of a task. It’s everything performance support should be. Definitely watch the brief video to get an idea of how this new technology can redefine how we get support in the middle of task completion. – David Kelly

Google’s New Project Soli Is Mind Blowing – See It In Action by Jack Archer
Google had a big week. This is another new technology they recently introduced, and it could be change the way we interact with technology in ways greater than the introduction of the touch screen. Learning professionals should always keep their finger on the pulse of consumer technoogy, especially technologies like this that can change the way we interact with the world around us. – David Kelly

Wearables about to kick in for business by Patrick Nelson
Wearable technology is exploding in the consumer market, but it’s implications for the workplace are only just beginning to be seen. This post explore the promise and some pitfalls for wearables in the workplace. and shares a few contextual examples that can help you understand how wearables can be used for performance support and learning in an organization. – David Kelly

Nuts and Bolts: Performance Matters, or, Guy Walks into a Brain-tumor Clinic by Jane Bozarth
Training is important, but it is only one of a number of factors that contribute to overall job performance. In this powerful and personal article for Learning Solutions Magazine, Jane Bozarth details some of the important factors that matter in the context of job performance, wrapped around a personal narrative of her husband’s brain tunor and the treatment he received. It’s a must-read for learning and performance professionals. – David Kelly

That’s it for this week. If you have an article, blog post, or other resource that you think we should consider sharing in a future Curated Industry Content post, please feel free to send a link to the resource to David Kelly along with a few sentences describing why you think the resource is valuable.

Until next week!

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