David Kelly’s Curated Content for the Week of 02/12/17

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:

Met Museum Makes 375,000 Images Free by Joshua Barone
Images are a major part of elearning, the costs of licensing them can often add up. For this reason royalty-free images are often held in high regard. With the Met Museum making 375,000 images free, you’d do well to bookmark this site.

Always Wanted to Learn to Play Piano? The Opportunity Has Arrived via Virtuality
How will augmented reality change the world of learning? Take a look at this video for a glimpse into the future. What I like most this video is the fact that it takes a known example of learning – learning to play the piano – and shows how the experience can be transformed via AR.

Why are most curators doing it wrong? by Kasper Spiro
Curation is a powerful force for learning, which is why it’s a popular buzzword in L&D. It’s also something that is misunderstood and often poorly implemented. There are a few core elements that I think are needed to truly be curation, and one that is often missing is the purpose. That’s what this post explores, and it does a nice job of concisely exploring the why context and purpose or critical in the curation discussion.

What’s the Difference Between Learning and Training? by Kellye Whitney
Language is a powerful thing. The labels we chose to give things have meaning, and that meaning gives the label weight. In the world of workplace L&D, no arguably no two labels carry more baggage than “learning” and “Training”. There’s much debate as to which is the true role of the L&D professional. I find it interesting that the debate exists, when true understanding of the meaning if each label often does not. This post does a nice job of exploring the weight and applications of each of those terms.

Gamification Briefing by Susan Jacobs
Gamification is one of the hottest buzzwords in our industry. But what does the term really mean to enterprise learning> This post examines the core elements of gamification that matter to learning organizations, and provides a number of great resources that can be used to dig deeper into the topic.

Want to resist the post-truth age? Learn to analyze photos like an expert would by Nicole Dahmen & Don Heider
Fair warning – This is a political article. However, I don’t share it here for its political message. There are two reasons I share the post here. First, the article examines the powerful ways narratives can be shifted through subtle changes in an image. Second, the article examines a number of simple things we can all do to verify the accuracy and intent of an image – something that is becoming increasingly important in an era of fake news.

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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