Curated Industry Content for the week of June 29th

twist-curated-content-1Every 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:

Business Can Pay to Train Its Own Work Force by Eric Johnson
Where does higher education end and organizational training begin? This article takes a critical look at the pressure higher education is under to provide students with job-specific education that prepares them for the workforce. In that simplified sentence it sounds like a good thing, right? However, a deeper examination shows some larger concerns to consider. – David Kelly

New and Emerging Technologies by Steve Wheeler
How is technology changing the future of learning? What emerging technologies should organizations be following? In this interview, Steve Wheeler shares his thoughts on how we should be looking at technology today, and what we should be watching for in the future. – David Kelly

What it is to be a “learning worker” (an interview) by Jane Hart
In this interview, Jane Hart discusses the shift from “knowledge workers” to “learning workers”. She explains the differences between the two types of workers, and how learning workers add value to today’s organizations. – David Kelly

Conquering Digital Distraction by Larry Rosen & Alexandra Samuel
Digital distration is a growing problem in today’s workforce. The Harvard Business Review offers up two takes on dealing with modern digital distractions: one from a psychologist and another from a technologist. – 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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