Curated Industry Content for the Week of 04/25/16

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:

Scenario mistakes to avoid #1: Eager-beaver feedback by Cathy Moore
Feedback is a foundational part of most learning programs. Feedback is what helps an individual understand what he or she is doing well, and what could be improved. Most Instructional designers focus on the type of feedback that is being provided, but there’s another aspect of the feedback that may be even more important: when it is provided. This post examines the limitations of the way most elearning provides feedback, and how we might improve upon feedback in the future. -David Kelly

Oculus Rift Review: A Clunky Portal to a Promising Virtual Reality by Brian Chen
It seems like the entire tech world has been waiting for Oculous Rift to arrive. Well, now that it has… does it match up to the hype? Does it realize the potential of VR? This review shares some interesting thoughts on the subject. -David Kelly

What Everyone Should Know About Running Virtual Meetings by Paul Axtell
Collaborating with others online is about much more than just technology. It’s about how we leverage the technology to connect with others. While this post specifically refers to virtual meetings, most of the tips can be applied to virtual training as well. -David Kelly

What’s the Cost of Video Production for the Web? by Hinge Marketing
The interest in using video as part of a learning and performance support strategy continues to grow\, and with that growth comes questions. There’s a wide spectrum of video available in terms of quality, costs, and other factors, and understanding it all can be daunting. This post does a very nice job of laying out the state of online video, and how much it costs to generate. -David Kelly

27 Questions To Ask Instead Of “What Do You Do?” by Courtney Seiter
I love this article for two reasons. First, it provides a number of great suggestions for breaking the ice with someone you just met, a valuable skill for conferences and other networking events. Secondly, it’s a greatly example of taking something universally accepted and looking at it it with fresh eyes, challenging ourselves to break free of what is for something better. -David Kelly

Eight Game Elements to Make Learning More Intriguing by Karl Kapp
Games can be a great way to make learning more intriguing. But have you ever thought about HOW it is that games can do this? This article explores a number of specific things that games contribute that add intrigue to a learning experience. -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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