Curated Industry Content for the Week of 03/14/16

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:

10 Things You Could Create Instead of an E-Learning Course by Trina Rimmer
The elearning courses that are commonplace today have their place and value. But elearning is much more than just courses. This post explores 10 things you can create instead of a course, likely with the same tools you are currently using. -David Kelly

Games to Teach Mindfulness and Compassion to Adolescents via HealthyMinds
There is much debate on the effectiveness gane use can have on learning. Research into a topic is usually one of the best ways to bring clarity to a debate, and that’s just what this article covers – a study being conducted on the effectiveness of games to teach skills like mindfullness and compassion. -David Kelly

11 tips and tricks to make yourself read more by Scott Muska
Reading regularly is one of the best things you can do to learn and grow. It’s also something that takes time. I’m one of those people that accumulates books to read much faster than I consume them. This post explores a number of different techniques that can help prioritize regular reading. -David Kelly

Agile tips that will improve your eLearning development by Kasper Spiro
There’s a lot of buzz in our industry regarding “Agile”, in many contexts, and rightfully so. There are many benefits to adopting agile mindsets and methods to our processes. This post shares a number of tips on how to apply agile concepts to your elearning development . -David Kelly

Nuts and Bolts: The Cargo Cult of Training by Jane Bozarth
Being able to mimic something someone else does is very different than doing it as effectively. There are plenty of examples of training that “looks” like training on the surface level, but fails to deliver meaningful learning or skill improvement. This article explores this problem and explores strategies for avoiding the trap in your own practices. -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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