Curated Industry Content for the week of 09/28/15

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:

How Visual Systems Make It Easier to Track Knowledge Work by Daniel Markovitz
There are many different factors that can impact the effectiveness of workplace performance. In many organizations, a lack of understanding of what work is being done, and more importantly, needs to be done, hurts productivity. This article examines this challenge and explores the role visualizing knowledge work can have in improving the situation – David Kelly

Adios Ed Tech. Hola something else by George Siemens
George Siemen’s has been involved in, contributing to, and writing about educational technology for what would appear to be a lifetime (in a digital sense). In this piece he shares a shift in his thinking about the state of edtech and the disturbing trend he sees in “technosolutionism” where people are a mere part of the technology used in learning.  Thought provoking article, as seen in the number of comments – Mark Britz

Discovr Labs Brings Virtual Reality To The Classroom, Lets Teachers See What Students See by Greg Kumparak
There’s a lot of interest in the potential for virtual and augmented reality for training and learning. Most of those conversations focus on the experience of the learner, and how learning can be enhanced through these immerse experiences. This article explores another angle of the VR/AR conversation: The perspective of the teacher or instructor, and how they can support VR/AR learning. – David Kelly

The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 by Jane Hart
Once again Jane Hart has gathered and tabulated the results of her Top Tools survey for 2015. Always an interesting list as she shows which tools are rising and which are falling to tell a story of learning and working in organizations today.  This list goes beyond social tools and elearning development and includes workplace productivity technology as well – Mark Britz

Ready To Grow? 20 Ways To Improve Your Professional Learning Network
Without question, my greatest resource for learning and career development have been the people I have connected with through my personal learning network, or PLN. Many people are new to the concept of a PLN, and struggle to know where to start in building one. This article shares 20 specific things you can do to connect with others and build your PLN. – David Kelly

VW Recall Scandal is a Wake-up Call for Executives by Michael Yoshikami, CNBC
Ethics, trust, openness and transparency are all hot topics once again due to the scandal surrounding Volkswagen’s emissions testing cover-up. For organizational learning it raises the question of how to support ethical behavior. For management and leadership it serves to remind them that it can take years to build trust and mere moments to erase it all. – Mark Britz

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.

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