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:
15 Habits that will Transform your Productivity by Stephanie Vozza
Most elearning designers and developers spend a large amount of time hunched over a keyboard staring at a screen. It’s an environment that can easily slip into unproductiveness. This article shares some great tips for workers to increase their productivity. -David Kelly
100+ People Who Tweet About Workplace Learning by Jane Hart (@C4LPT)
Jane Hart provides an annual list of the most popular resources for workplace learning. She takes that same approach here but for human resources. This list of 100 workplace learning professionals that Tweet is an excellent aggregation of industry folks who share liberally their approaches, ideas and insights on the world of workplace learning. Perfect for those looking to build their network! –Mark Britz
Toolbox Tip: 3 Tips for Using PowerPoint Like a Pro by Tim Slade
PowerPoint is one of the most commonly used tools by elearning designers, while at the same time one of the most maligned. The latter is mostly due to people not using the full potential of the software. This post by Time Slade explores three specific tips that elearning designers can use to get more out of PowerPoint. –David Kelly
Why I Hate LMSs by Marc Rosenberg
In this thoughtful article, Marc carefully deconstructs the LMS and reveals its limitation, constrictions and negative influence it can have on workplace performance efforts. To be balanced, he also lists the “bright spots” that this mainstay of organizational learning can provide. -Mark Britz
Why is Playboy giving up nudity? by Mel Robbins
It may seem strange for me to be recommending an article about Playboy in a list of curated content about elearning, but I urge you to look past the headline and read this article. To quote the author, “This isn’t a story about nudity; it’s a story about disruption and innovation.” This is a great example of an organization innovating itself to stay relevant in changing times. More importantly, the author paints the business case for disruption and innovation very well. Lots of lessons here. -David Kelly
The most disruptive technology of the last century is in your house by Ana Swanson
We often talk about disruptive technology in the context of high-tech, or the workplace. This article explores the possibility that the most disruptive technologies of the last century exist in the home. It’s a great read and one that provides some interesting side-insights. Look at the data used to show the disruption. Consider how technology has completely eliminated tasks that were once required learning for the masses. -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.