Curated Industry Content for the week of August 24th

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:

Blackboard loses high-profile clients as its rivals school it in innovation by Jacob Bogage
While Blackboard caters more to academic institutions, the lessons this article shares about Blackboard’s story can apply to almost any Learning Management System. ne key point from the article is where the majority of demand for change is coming from: the learners.  – David Kelly

The Scientific Benefits of Mind-Wandering by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic
Distraction is the enemy of productivity. Multi-tasking is evil. We’ve all heard statements to this effect. But is distraction always a bad thing? This article considers the benefits associated with allowing your mind to wander.- David Kelly

Why Creating a Meaningful Morning Routine Will Make You More Successful by Cathryn Lavery
As someone who identifies himself as a “night owl”, this post resonated with me. The morning routine can be the difference between a productive day and a completely unproductive one. – David Kelly

The last 50 years of Lego, in true Lego form infographic from Bob Al-Greene and Heather Martino
Legos are a lot of fun, and the facts contained in this infographic exploring the last 50 years of Legos is interesting. But that’s not why I share it; I share it as another example of infographics in practice, as checking out infographics is a great way to understand and create our own, and to inspire our own designs. – David Kelly

Is Micro-Learning a Myth? by Sharon Boller
Micro-learning is a popular buzzword in our industry. Buzzwords always give me pause, as they often reflect an embracing based more on momentum than appropriate application. This post by Sharon Boller explores why there’s been a surge of interest in micro-learning, and where micro-learning does – and does not – work best. – David Kelly

The New ID
We’ve all had conversations with stakeholders and SMEs that leave us shaking their heads. Often we commiserate with peers, sharing these stories and a cathartic laugh. It helps to know we’re all in this together. That’s what you get from The New ID, a comic series created by many well-known names in our industry. It’s worth a bookmark. – 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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