Every 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:
Scenario example: Chainsaw training! by Cathy Moore
Scenarios are very commonly used in elearning, but have you every really considered what makes a good scenario (or learning program in general)? This post explores the core elements of a scenario, and it even includes an interactive scenario to help you beter understand the concepts of the post. -David Kelly
XKCD: Map Age Guide by Randall Munroe
If you’re looking for examples of just how powerful a single page job aid can be, you should definitely check out this flow chart from the comic XKCD. In just a few questions it can reasonably date any modern map (and, in an amusing turn of events, a few fictional ones as well). It’s a low tech solution and surprisingly effective. -Bianca Woods
The first great works of digital literature are already being written by Naomi Alderman
There’s a lot of talk about digital literature and the future of storytelling in the arts and literature communities. This article explores the fact that the next generation of digital literature and storytelling is here today – in video games. -David Kelly
How social tools can reshape the organization via McKinsey Global Institute
We hear a great deal about social learning and the tools that can help facilitate these types of interactions. But social learning goes well beyond the typical training and education-focused aspects of learning. This article focuses on how social tools are being used to make organizations more effective, and provides a lot of great context on the value these tools can provide. It’s not an article about learning, and yet, it’s very much an article about learning. -David Kelly
1,000+ Learning & Performance Tools by Jane Hart
There are an enourmous number of tools available to today’s learning and performance professionals. Finding the right tool for your context is incredibly important, and incredibly challenging. Having a directory like this available can make your next tool purchase more effective. -David Kelly
The Impact of Interactivity and Video on Learning by Erika Trautman
The growth in the use of interactive video continues to accelerate. This article shares a few examples of organizations that are using interactive video, and the benefits they are seeing from using the technology.. -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.