Curated Industry Content for the Week of 06/27/16

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:

Why Constant Learners All Embrace the 5-Hour Rule by Michael Simmons
Learning professionals are responsible for providing professional development opportunities for others. The irony of this is that many learning professionals fail to allocate time for their own development and growth. This post examines the importance of lifelong learning, putting it into an actionable context and exploring the benefits that intentional learning can have on personal and professional growth. -David Kelly

10 Super Helpful Charts Every Baker Needs to Pin by Marlisse Cepeda
I know; this blog isn’t about baking. That’s not why I share this post. This post shares a number of visuals that show outstanding examples of visuals being used for learning and performance support. If you’re looking for inspiration for your next job aid, this post has some great examples. -David Kelly

Project Based Learning: Start Here by Jennifer Gonzalez
There’s a lot of buzz in both academic and corporate environments around project based learning. While this post targets the academic space, the definitions and examples have plenty of applications in corporate learning environments as well. -David Kelly

Where Should the Learning Department Go? by Bravetta Hassell
Learning leaders have long sought after the proverbial “seat at the table”. But what does that really mean? This post explores this question, and puts specific detail behind what today’s organizations need from their learning leaders. While the article mentions CLOs by title, I would argue that the skills and mindset described by the author are needed by anyone leading learning initiatives in their organization, regardless of title. -David Kelly

No Evidence That Training Prevents Harassment, Finds EEOC Task Force by Christina Folz
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC’s) Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace recently made a somewhat concerning discovery – that the last 30 years of harassment training has done little to curb actual harassment. The findings are currently being shared at a public commission in Washington DC. While this finding may not be of complete shock to many in the learning and performance field, it should be concerning. Harassment training, and compliance training in general, need not be, to quote the article, “a boring and impersonal online training session”. Read this article and then ask yourself – What could I be doing differently? -David Kelly

Where everyone in the world is migrating—in one gorgeous chart by Nick Stockton
Visuals such as charts and infographics can do a great job of conveying data and information. This chart is a great example of a single visual being used to convey a large amount of information. Notice how the visual also has the ability to convey the stories behind the data in ways that a simple spreadsheet would not bring to light. -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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