David Kelly’s Curated Content for the Week of 03/20/17

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:

Teachers must ditch ‘neuromyth’ of learning styles, say scientists by Sally Weale
There are a number of myths in our field, but the one that is arguably the most common is the myth around learning styles. Despite a growing body of evidence against the idea, many educators still believe that tailoring instruction towards an individual’s preferred learning styke will improve learning. This post, spurred by a letter sent by thirty leading academics, explores the myth and the science related to it.

Storytelling: The New Strategic Imperative Of Business by Billee Howard
Storytelling is a natural tool for learning. This post does not explore storytelling directly from a learning standpoint, but the way it describes storytelling as a business imperative emphasizes the value stories have for learning as well.

Google’s AI Learns Betrayal and “Aggressive” Actions Pay Off by Paul Ratner
Artificial intelligence technologies continue to advance at breakneck speeds. This post explores a recent experiment that showed AI learning aggressive human-like behaviors. More interestingly, the post explores how this can happen and what it may mean.

6 types of learning content by Don Taylor
For many in our industry, there’s an assumption that learning content must be created by the training department. That’s the norm, but it doesn’t have to be. This post examines the idea of learning content differently, considering six different categories for learning content, only one of which is created by the internal training team.

Exploring interactive video learning best practices by Sharon Vipond
The increased use of video for learning in recent years is partially due to ability for video to be more interactive than ever before. This post, curated heaviliy from articles and research done by the eLearning Guild, explores the potential and use cases of interactive video for learning and training.

Augmented Reality Is Already Improving Worker Performance by Magid Abraham & Marco Annunziata
Augmented reality, once an idea of only science fiction, is now a reality. While apps like Pokemon Go get mainstream attention, the potential for AR to impact workplace learning and performance is tremendous. This post explores some of that potential, which will be imacting workforces sooner than you may expect.

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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