Curation! Learners to Sort Content!
More and More Content - Learners Need to Find the Just Right Stuff!
Learners from organizations all around are asking for Curation Tools, Systems and Skills!
GOOD NEWS: As content collections from external course providers such as LinkedIn and Coursera, Public Content resources from YouTube and internal sources, the good news is that learners have a massive increase in their learning options.
REALITIES: Many employees feel overwhelmed by these LARGE COLLECTIONS. They ask:
How do I find the just right course for my needs right now?
How do I select content that is in a format (eg. video, graphics) that I prefer?
How do I compare similar looking assets - perhaps with reviews by previous users?
How do I extract the segment of a course that is just enough for my needs right now?
How do I mark a piece of content for my use “later”?
CURATION!: It is time to build User and Enterprise Curation Tools & Systems!
Content Curation is the process of sorting through vast amounts of web and enterprise based content and presenting it in an organized and meaningful format.
In fact, many learners build their own Curation approach or tools. I have three digital folders for Curation:
Email Folder - Messages to be Read Later
Dropbox “Curated” Folder - Resources to be Viewed or Shared Later.
Recommended Resources File - Assets Valued by Colleagues
NEEDED: Our Learning Systems should add Curation tools, reviews from users, tagging options and more. In addition, our Courses and Classes should be formatted to allow users to access, store or share smaller segments - when they don’t want to take an entire class but want a 3 minute video or infographic with content.
SKILLS: We need to add Curation Skills to our Learning and Development competencies. And, our employees need personal skills and approaches to curate to the just right content, in the just right format, from the just right source at the just right time.
In the coming year, we will be exploring and experimenting with evolving the world of CURATION.
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Yours in learning,
MASIE Innovations & Learning COLLABORATIVE
Great post! I lead a Curriculum Curation function, which we create about a year ago as part of a strategy to centralize L&D to create even more value for the business. This function has allowed us to really progress towards our goals of making learning accessible and personalized to accelerate both career and business growth. We have more work to do in 2022, but would welcome a conversation with anyone exploring a curation role in L&D!