Curated Industry Content for the Week of 12/21/15

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:

Enterprise Communication: Is Chat Enough? by Deb LaVoy (Jostle)
At the core of social is conversation and therefore most social tools make the ability to converse a key component. In this article, Deb LaVoy breaks down the pros and cons of chat and it’s frole in enterprise social platforms. -Mark Britz

The First Website Went Online 25 Years Ago Today (Dec 21) by Jon Fingas
Short reminder that in just 25 years the power of the Web was revealed and that time nothing has been the same. Computers are in your pocket, computers without connection are almost useless. Marketing, learning, politics, economics, organization have all felt the impact and yet as the article notes “its core remains the same: it’s a vital, dynamic tool for sharing information around the planet.” – Mark Britz

These are the 13 neuroscience blogs and podcasts you need to follow in 2016 by Sarah McKay
Looking to keep up on the latest in brain science? This list of 13 podcasts presents the latest findings, interviews and research into the one organ that really keeps L&D hopping. Subscribe to these and maintain a steady drip of science to influence your practice. – Mark Britz

 Why More and More Companies Are Ditching Performance Ratings by David Rock and Beth Jones
What’s behind the movement t measure performance and what does it mean for employee development? Harvard Business Review sited several issues with the established system and why more than just small companies are moving away from traditional measurement. – 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.

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