Curated Industry Content for the Week of July 6th

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:

What it is to be a “Learning Worker” (An Interview) by Jane Hart
Jane shares her thoughts on the changing nature of organizational learning and the responsibilities of individuals and organization to stay current. She shares examples and approaches both can take to move learning forward by moving out of the classrooms and courses.- Mark Britz

5 Habits of Effective Instructional Designers by Trina Rimmer
There are a lot a hobits instrictional designers can form in their practice. In this post, Trina Rimmer explores five important habots that can lead to better instructional design. It’s a great read, with Habit #2 being worth it on it’s own. – David Kelly

The Social Network Illusion That Tricks Your Mind by MIT Technology Review
Deeper research into why some ideas and content appears to move quicker and expand more in social networks and some doesn’t, creating the illusion that more people may actually believe or agree in something than actually do  - Mark Britz

Facebook As An eLearning Tool: How Can Facebook Support eLearning? by Katerina Kalamara
facebook is a tool that most people are familar with in a social and entertainment space, but is it possible to use it for learning? This post explores why you might consider using facebook for learning programs, and shares examples of how you can do just that. – David Kelly

Is Knowledge Management on Life Support in Most Organizations? by Stan Garfield
KM has become quite tired over the years as efforts around various systems and tools failed to deliver. “The practitioners, terminology, and technology of knowledge management change over time. But the underlying need to share, innovate, reuse, collaborate, and learn does not go away.” Interesting position on why KM is not dead but transitioning - Mark Britz

How Working Out Loud Helps Us Learn by Jane Bozarth
Does articulating our understanding of something deepen our understanding of the topic? This article explores the value of working out loud, and shares examples of how it can be used in the context of adult learning. – 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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