Curated Industry Content for the Week of 02/22/16

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:

The Secret To Learning New Skills Twice As Fast by Charlie Sorrel
Most learning professionals know that practice is a huge part of developing a new skill. This article references new research suggesting that repetition itself may not be enough, and that slight variations in the repetitions can enhance the value of practice tremendously. -David Kelly

How to Graciously Say No to Anyone by Alexandra Franzen
No. It’s one of the simplest of words in the English language, containing only two letters. And yet, it’s a word that many of us struggle with using effectively. It’s hard to say no, and being able to say no in an effective manner is hugely beneficial to any working professional. This article explores a number of great tips for saying no in a positive way. -David Kelly

5 Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Unmotivated Students by Jennifer Gonzalez
While this post definitely has an academic narrative to it, the questions explored are important to all educators, including those working in corporate and organizational learning environments. -David Kelly

Dear “I don’t have the time” people: You actually have plenty of time. You just choose to use it differently. by Peter Shankman
I know a great number of people – myself included – that have used some version of the phrase “I don’t have time” as the reason for not learning a new skill or prioritizing personal development. And while it is true that we are all busy, that’s not the problem. The problem is about making better choices about where we want to allocate our time. -David Kelly

5 Learning Tech Trends to Watch in the Next 5 Years by Karl Kapp
It’s always interesting to hear what people think about the future. In this post Karl Kapp explores 5 technology trends that are impacting organizational learning. -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.

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