Curated Industry Content for the week of August 3rd

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:

The #Blimage List by Steve Wheeler
Blimage is an amalgamation of the words Blog and Image. The terms was coined as part of a unique blogging event that is currently popular among learning and performance professionals. Bloggers are challenging one another by sending random images. When a blogger is challenged, they need to write a learning-related post that is inspired by the image. It’s been a great exercise with lots of participation. This post collects the contributions. – David Kelly

President Obama Will Host the First-Ever White House Demo Day on August 4th by Thomas Kalil and Lyons
The community of entrepreneurs and innovators are coming together to share their stories of success. In the first ever demo day this event, unlike a contest or sales pitch for venture capitalists, will highlight the importance of supporting the entreprenuerial spirit that fuels the “American Dream”. Show your work meets share your success. – Mark Britz

10 Visual Design Tips for eLearning and Slides by Connie Malamed
Visual design is an often-overlooked aspect of quality elearning design. In this short slidedeck, visual design expert Connie Malamed shares 10 important tips that can immediately enhance the look and feel of your next elearning course. – David Kelly

The Psychology of How We Learn by Ritika Puri
Marketing and Sales meets learning. Is this a new opportunity for Learning professionals?  The days of the hard sell and presentations is over as more organizations look at the details behind learning and connection to content vs. traditional approaches. Some of the take-aways here relate to choice, empathy and community, things L&D folks have been weaving into their solutions for years. – Mark Britz

The nerd’s guide to learning everything online TED Talk by John Green
In this TED Talk John Green talks about the power of community in learning via his own personal story. He shares his journey of building his personal map of the world around him, and how his learning happened via communities, as compared to learning in a classroom.  – David Kelly

Changing Change Management by Boris Ewenstein, Wesley Smith, and Ashvin Sologar
In a word, digitization. Information, communication and training are at the core of Change Management approaches but the world has changed due in great part to technology. The same technology that serves to disrupt is being looked at to revolutionize Change Management. Efforts to improve the much maligned change management approach include dashboards for continual updates on progress, social tools for just-in-time information and community-based feedback. – Mark Britz

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.

Until next week!

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