Curated Industry Content for the week of July 20th

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:

A Framework for Content Curation by Ryan Tracey
Are current internal curation efforts a “hotchpotch” as Ryan suggests? Would a framework help guide more meaning through a more formal structure for learners? Ryan expands on a common approach in this post that garnered much commentary for and against. What’s your take? – Mark Britz

Former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao: The trolls are winning the battle for the Internet by Ellen Pao
Social learning, and more specifically the use of social media to power social learning, is an increasingly big part of organizational learning strategy. But what does it mean to be social in an online environment? This excellent opinion piece from Ellen Pao explores the seldom talked about dark side of connecting online, and the growing power of those that would use the power of the internet for evil. – David Kelly

Mary Meeker’s 2015 Internet Trends (SlideShare) by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Once again Mary Meeker has released her Internet Trends report. The lengthy report offers valuable insights to anyone interested in Internet use and activity, serving to influence strategic direction for areas like Marketing, Advertising and Learning and Development. This SlideShare by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Bayer presents the findings in a concise, visual format. I encourage you to see the full report. – Mark Britz 

Nuts and Bolts: Figure It Out by Jane Bozarth
We analyze. We plan. We prepare. And yet still sometimes things go wrong. In this insightful article, Jane Bozarth shares a story of just this happening, and explores why it’s important to just figure things out even when you don’t have all the resources you thought you would. – David Kelly

Habitual By Design by Julie Dirksen
Author and Consultant Julie Dirksen (@usablelearning) explores the habit formation process and how instructional designers can design for habits that can make excellent performance automatic. In this short peice she breaks down the components of habits and presents some solid strategies to encourgage their development  – Mark Britz

Four Reasons Any Action Is Better than None by Rosabeth Moss Kanter
It’s good to think things through, but sometimes we can find ourselves overthinking ourselves into “Analysis Paralysis”. In this article for Harvard Business Review, Rosabeth Kanter explores four important reasons that taking any action might be better than taking no action at all. – David Kelly

What are you reading?
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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