David Kelly’s Curated Content for the Week of 4/24/17

kelly_davidI 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:

I spent two hours with a mobile video genius and learned 26 useful things by Tom Whitwell
In the age of the smartphone, anyone can shoot an HD video. However the fact that the video is HD is only one small gauge of quality. The quality of your smartphone video is often driven by how you use the technology. This post explores that idea, and shares a number of great tips to get more out of your next smartphone video.

New apps from MIT fill your waiting moments with learning opportunities by Darrell Etherington
The continued growing interest in using mobile phones for learning and performance is based on potential. Much of that potential resides in our ability to integrate learning into natural everyday behaviors. That’s exactly what this post explores, via an interesting program being conducted by MIT.

The 50 Best New Board Games by William Herkewitz
The best way to understand how games can be used for learning is to play games yourself. By experiencing different game mechanics in action you can start to see the context in which they can be used to support learning and performance programs. This list contains a number of different games, covering numerous types and themes. It’s worth checking out, either to choose a game to try or even just to see the different types of games that exist.

9 Ways Learning An Instrument Strengthens Your Brain by Christopher Sutton
There are plenty of benefits to learning to play a musical instrument, but have you ever considered how learning to play an instrument may help your ability to learn in general? This post explores a number of different ways that learning to play an instrument can help your brain and enhance your personal learning.

Neil deGrasse Tyson Says This Is His Most Important Message Ever by Paul Ratner
This past weekend thousands participated in the March for Science. I’ve spoken with a few people who wonder why such a march is needed. This video sums it up brilliantly, regardless of your political affiliation. In addition to considering the video on its own merits, consider how what is being shared may be applied to our own work, and some of the myths that can dilute our practices.

Virtual Reality in Corporate Training by Amit Garg
The conversations exploring the potential of Virtual Reality within corporate learning and performance continues to grow. If you’re new to the conversation, you may need an onboarding of sorts to help give you the basics. That’s exactly what this post does, explaining what VR is, and using a number of examples to paint the picture of its potential uses for learning and development.

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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