Curated Industry Content for the Week of 1/18/16

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.twist-curated-content-1

Here’s the content for this week:

2016: Rethinking Continuous Professional Development (CPD) by Jane Hart
Despite the growing interest in social and informal learning in our industry, many learning and performance professionals fail to practice for themselves what they preach for others. This post by Jane Hart explores the idea of continuous professional development, how it is different than traditional professional development, and why understanding the difference is critical. -David Kelly

To Stay Relevant, Professional Associations Must Rebrand by Denise Lee Yohn
Many do or have belonged to professional associations over our careers.  They offer us the opportunity to learn, network and stay abreast of our professions. This HBR piece looks at how, in the face of growing competition from  mostly on-demand self-service resources professional associations are trying to rebrand to remain relevant. But is this enough? -Mark Britz

A Neuroscientist on the Calming Powers of the To-Do List by Tanya Basu
Many of us use To Do Lists to keep our tasks prioritized and our projects on track. In addition to keeping your work in order, did you know that To Do Lists also help keep your brain organized? This post shares how that is the case. -David Kelly

Why Twitter Should Relax the 140 Character Limit by Stowe Boyd
As the popular social media platform Twitter plans to expand it’s 140 character limit people have take to the blogosphere to share their opinions and the pros and cons behind the decision. Writer, futurist Stowe Boyd offers a “go with the flow” approval of the decision in this short post -Mark Britz

L&D Enters the Age of Curation by Ben Betts
The digital age has empowered anyone to become a content creator. In this new world, the need for L&D to create content for every need is diminishing. It’s increasingly likely that someone, somewhere, has already created content that you can repurpose. Curation is the art of finding these resources and re-purposing them (within copyright). In this article from Benn Betts, the growing need for curation in L&D is explored. -David Kelly

You Should Plan on Switching Jobs Every Three Years for the Rest of Your Life by Vivian Giang
It’s no longer a stigma to job hop as employers are starting to accept the growing trend of skilling up and moving on.  This Forbes article looks at the benefits of moving on and how to navigate a career of constant change -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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