David Kelly’s Curated Content for the Week of 10/24/16

kelly_david I 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:

7 ways to make dialog sound natural by Cathy Moore
Dialogue is an important part of elearning. The right dialogue can make or break the believably of scenario. But what makes a dialogue sound more natural and believable? That’s what this post examines.

A Board Game About Climate Change That Melts as You Play by Chiara Harrison Lambe
There are many ways that we can learn while playing a game. This article explores an example of a subtle design choice that can be very powerful for learning. It examines a game for children that explore climate change, with pieces made of actual ice that melt while the game is being played.

5 Questions to ask Yourself Before Finding Someone to Build your Elearning Course by Ant Pugh
Too often we jump into creating an elearning solution without asking ourselves important questions that will help us take the right steps in the right direction. While this post is written with outsourcing in mind, the questions examined can be applied to internal elearning development as well.

Personas Place Developer Focus on Learners’ Needs by Pam Hogle
The use of personas is very common in the design and marketing fields. This article explores the use of personas for learning, and the opportunities that are available as we adapt the practice for learning and development.

MOOCs: The Beginning of the End? by Alex Moore
MOOCs seem to have lost some of their luster. Once described as a tool that will forever change education, MOOCs are now approaching a period of more reasonable expectations, and whether they truly transform education remains to be seen. This article looks at the reduced momentum around MOOCs, and the potential of where they may go in the future.

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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