David Kelly’s Curated Content for the Week of 4/10/17

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:

What is Design Thinking and Why Does it Matter? by Trina Rimmer
Design Thinking is a term that is gaining popularity in our industry. However, while it’s usage continues to grow, the understanding of what Design Thinking is and more importantly, how it can be used to enhance training and elearning development. This post is a great primer for anyone looking to understand the potential of design thinking.

Nuts and Bolts: Social Tools for Learning: 2017 by Jane Bozarth
Social tools have a tremendous amount of potential for learning and performance support. However, much of that potential is lost if you only look at the surface level of what a tool does. As the article says, we must “Look past the usual uses of a tool…to find ways of supporting workplace learning and relationship building”. This post explores that need, sharing a number of examples of social tools being used in innovative ways.

Fact Check now available in Google Search and News around the world by Justin Kosslyn
Many of us need to do research related to the projects we work on, and unfortunately, the internet is increasingly being cluttered with fake news designed to create a narrative based on misinformation. Thankfully, there are resources like this new update to Google Search that can help you verify the information you find online.

Watch Out, Corporate Learning: Here Comes Disruption by Josh Bersin
Technology continues to disrupt the world of corporate learning. Disruption itself isn’t a bad thing; it’s a word that represents a change in the status quo. The word is neutral; it’s the way we react to the disruption that makes it positive or negative. We can better prepare ourselves for disruption if we follow the changes going on around us, and this post provides great commentary on some of the technological changes taking place in the L&D space..

13 Rules to Help You Stop Making Bad Font Choices via Adobe Spark
Words are a big part of elearning, but how much thought do you put into the fonts that are used for those words? If you’re unsure how to effectively use fonts in your learning programs, posts like this can give you valuable tips.

What Kind of Learning Culture Does Your Company Have? by Kelly Palmer
Every organization has a learning culture. Some have evolved and matured more than others. True influence in an organization means working within the culture, understanding its maturity and applying that understanding to the context of your work to continuously move it forward. This post breaks cultures down into four categories that can give you context related to the work you do each day.

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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