Every 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:
Games Can Make You a Better Strategist by Martin Reeves & Georg Wittenburg
The use of games for learning and performance support in organizations continues to gain respect in organization. In this article from Harvard Business Review, the authors explore three specific reasons that games can be used to enhance the strategic performance of managerial and executive level workers. -David Kelly
The Best, The Worst, and the Most Surprising from the Apple Event by Noah Robischon
Today’s learning professionals need to keep their finger on the pulse of changes in technology. Few company products have changed the ways we interact with the world more than Apple, so when they introduce new and updated products, we should pay attention. This brief video covers the introduction of the new iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, as well as updates to Apple TV, Apple Watch, and, of course, the latest iPhone. -David Kelly
Rediscovering the Forgotten Benefits of Drawing by Jennifer Landin
Before the ability to mass produce visuals became easily accessible, the only way to visualize an idea was to actually draw it. It’s why drawing lessons were actually mandatory in schools. However, technologies like cameras and computers make it easy to capture a visual, so the need to draw and visualize something on your own was diminshed, and as such the urgency of teaching drawing as a skill was reduced. Bu was something more important as it applies to learning lost in this transition? The author of this article explores this question. -David Kelly
How to Trick Yourself into Doing Tasks You Dread by Alexandra Samuel
We all have those tasks that we dread. The ones that don’t tap into our passions and are basically a drag, but are still required and important. This is the reality explored in this post. The article also provides some great suggestions for breaking though that dread and getting those dreaded tasks done. -David Kelly
Adam Savage Calculates the Speed of a Star Wars Blaster Bolt posted by Kyle Hill
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock of late, you probably know that there’s a new Star Wars movie coming out in December. Star Wars is all over lately, including a new Star Wars-themed episode of Mythbusters. In this brief video, we explore how fast the “lasers” in the film actually travel. It’s an entertaining piece, and a great example of breaking down a problem and experimenting to find a solution. (And the fact that it features Adam Savagae, our featured keynote at DevLearn doesn’t hurt either.) -David Kelly
Being a Go-Getter Is No Fun by Bouree Lam
Being respected as a competent worker is something most professionals strive for. But is there a down side to being seen as competent? This article explores that question and provides some great tips to managers as it relates to how they deal with competent members of their team. -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!