Curated Industry Content for the Week of 04/04/16

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:

Netflix says Geography, Age, and Gender are “Garbage” for Predicting Taste by David Z. Morris
There are a lot of assumptions made about the people in organizations we support. This article explores how Netflix has used the power of big data to discover that many of the assumptions we believe about different groups are actually useless when used to predict taste. Could similar studies dispel many of the common assumptions that exist about learning? -David Kelly

Could The Language Barrier Actually Fall Within The Next 10 Years? by David Arbesú
This article explores the possibility that technology may advance to the point that translation tools may eliminate the need to learn how to speak a foreign language. It’s a fascinating possibility that is explored very well by the author. I also share it in the context of where I see technology best placed in learning – as a place to offload the less critical aspects of learning so that humans can allocate more time on the context and meaning associated with new ideas.  -David Kelly

How To Change Someone’s Mind, According To Science by Art Markman
When someone has their mind set in one direction, it can be extremely challenging to get them to see things another way. This is true in many aspects of life, including learning. This article looks at the science behind chaging someone’s mind, which is something that can be very useful to learning and development professionals. -David Kelly

6 Financial Lessons From the Wildly Popular Board Game Catan by Chris Taylor
As the conversation around games and learning continues to grow, more examples are emerging in mainstream media. This article for examines important lessons in finance that can be learned by playing the popular board game Catan.  -David Kelly

Toolkit: What’s the Best eLearning Tool? It Depends by Joe Ganci
What’s the best tool for elearning development? It’s a fairly common question in our industry, one without a defiitive answer. While at first glance an answer like “it depends” may seem like a cop-out, the reality is “it depends” is the most truthful and accurate answer you can be provided with. In the article Joe Ganci explores why that is the case. -David Kelly

Future of Video in Corporate Training by Amit Garg
Video continues to grow as a medium to be used for learning. But it’s not just video itself that is driving this growth, it’s the increasing amount of interactivity that are showcased in today’s videos. This post explores the potential of interactive video, and more importantly shares a number of great examples of interactive video in practice. -David Kelly

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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