David Kelly’s Curated Content for the Week of 10/31/16

kelly_david I read through a number of articles and blog posts each day, and every Monday I curate a few of my favorites for members of the eLearning Guild Community, and for the learning and performance field as a whole. Each shared resource includes a brief introduction explaining why I find the link to be of value and recommend you read it.

Here’s the content for this week:

25 Story Ideas For eLearning by Connie Malamed
Story is a powerful tool for learning, but storytelling is a skill that many learning professionals have not had time to develop. This post acknowledges this fact, and takes a unique approach to dealing with it: providing 25 story starters you can use in learning programs.

A Devil’s Dictionary of Educational Technology by Bryan Alexander
Those who know me well know I appreciate sarcastic humor very much. This post has that in abundance, as it explores a number of common educational terms and defines them in very interesting ways. Example: Blended learning: The practice of combining digital and analog teaching. Also referred to as “teaching”, “learning”, and “the real world”.

What is Innovative Teaching? by Steve Wheeler
Innovation is something many of us strive for, even within education and training spaces. But what does innovation look like in education, and what role does technology play in that question? This post does an excellent job of addressing both parts of that question.

What’s New in eLearning? by Amit Arg
As technology evolves, so does the world of elearning. This post looks at a number of changes taking place in the world of technology and examines what the changes mean to the world of elearning.

The Art and Science of Emotional Engagement by Ashley Taylor Anderson
There are lots of posts that explore how to make content more engaging on an emotional level. I like this post for two primary reasons. First, it does an excellent job of breaking down various components of emotional engagement. But more importantly, the post also embeds a number of YouTube videos that show these principles and ideas in action.

Top 10 Things Psychology has taught me about L+D by Jo Stephenson
There’s plenty of things that L&D can learn from other fields. This post looks at some of the lessons the author has taken for L&D from the field of psychology.

What are you reading?

If you recently read an article, blog post, or other resource from someone else 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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