Curated Industry Content for the Week of 12/07/15

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:

Why Smart People Struggle with Strategy by Roger L. Martin
Being strategic is about more than being smart. It requires flexibility, imagination, and more – qualities that smart people often miss in their quest for the “right” answer. This article explores The many layers of strategic thinking, and how these layers sometimes become barriers for smart people. -David Kelly

How Technology Will Transform Retirement by Joseph Coughlin
Technology continues to transform the ways we interact with the world. Many times these canges can transform how we learn, even if learning isn’t the main focus of the technology. Consider this article examining how technology is transforming how we look at retirement. There are a great number of changes described that affect learning; changes that will trickle down to how we build learning programs in the future. -David Kelly

Mistakes Are Not All Created Equal by Eduardo Briceno
There’s learning value in mistakes. This is a statement most learning professionals will agree with. It’s also a statement that is too broad to really be practical. That’s why I like this article. t takes a deeper dive into mistakes, putting them into four categories, and exploring the value of each one. -David Kelly

Women in eLearning: Micro-inequities Add Up to Macro-inequities by Karl Kapp
Gender and minority biases are prevalent in just about every field. It’s a prblem we need to deal with and one that often gains attention when a hi-profile case of non-representation is noticed. These hi-profile examples are often the last link in a chain of a micro-inequities. This article by Karl Kapp explores this challenge and why true long-lasting change requires us to change the small, everyday micro-inequities of daily life. -David Kelly

Tin Can API: Will It Help Your Learning Analytics Measure Up? by Jerry Gschwind
The Experience API (sometimes called Tin Can API, as in this case) is gaining traction in our industry. I’ve often described it as a technology that can change the conversation organizations have around learning. While this article provides a nice intro into xAPI and what it can do, I share it because if the way it demonstrates the changed conversation, providing an example and looking at how the conversation can shift by looking beyond the traditional reports most of us are accustomed to seeing in our industry. -David Kelly

Gestures Are Defining Apple Watch by Bernard Desarnauts
The Apple Watch is still defining itself as a device. Two of the two biggest impacts it is having in it’s early adoption – the impact of reduced reliance on a smartphone and the normalization of the “gesture” input, are explored in this article. -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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