David Kelly’s Curated Content for the Week of 11/21/16

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:

Marc My Words: Evaluating Vendor Proposals by Marc Rosenberg
When you need to evaluate a vendor proposal, what criteria do you use? Sure, price is an obvious one, but if that’s the only criteria you use you leave yourself open to tremendous risk. This post examines 10 additional criteria that should be used when evaluating an vendor proposal.

The 7 best VR apps for iPhone by Rick Broida
Virtual Reality is not a topic you can truly understand from reading about it; to truly understand what VR is, you need to experience it for yourself. This article shares seven of the best VR apps you can use to experience VR right from an iPhone.

Surgery training app Touch Surgery cuts deal with Johnson & Johnson by Haje Jan Kamps
Simulations can help surgeons understand and build competencies related to the skills required for complex surgeries. This post shares an example of such simulations in practice.

Have Your Training Projects Entered the 21st Century by Tom Kuhlmann
I share this post for two reasons. First, it starts with a reference to the Sega Master System, one of my favorite old school video game systems. Secondly, and admittedly more importantly, the post draws a comparison between how learning how to play a video game has evolved over the past few decades and what that means to your elearning design.

A Simple Trick to Make Your Content Magnetic and Memorable by Stephanie Stahl
When you create content, what sort of narrative does it use? Too often learning content is just a regurgitation of facts, lacking the emotional context that provides real meaning. While this post is written for marketing professionals, the lessons it explores are easily transferable to learning. As the quote from John Hall of Influence & Co referenced in the article states: “Creating content isn’t just about marketing, it’s about affecting behavior.”

How to manage for collective creativity by Linda Hill
What’s the secret to finding the creativity hidden within daily work? That’s what this TED Talk explores, highlighted by specific tools recommended that can help harness the creativity of your organization.

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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