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Today, information access is immediate, but we end up spending a lot of time sourcing the right information we need. Content Curation is an approach you can use to overcome this challenge. Through a series of Q&A, I showcase why you should adopt it.
Today, the Internet provides access to information in seconds. However, we often end up spending a lot of time in sifting through this maze of data to identify what would work best in our context. Usage of Content Curation to offset this challenge not only helps addresses this challenge but also enables users to find the access to information they can use at the moment of their need.
In this blog, I pick top 5 questions related to Content Curation and outline why it makes business sense to adopt it.
The concept of Content Curation is akin to generic offering vs. custom offering.
The process steps involved in Content Curation are aligned to its definition and include:
Step 1: Identify the focus areas and suitable content (from internal sources, intranet or external links)
Step 2: Review, sift, and filter through the data to determine which assets would be relevant for the users
Step 3: Make it available to the users by offering them as standalone resources or through a recommended learning path
Step 4: Leverage on the expert advise to add commentary on the context and relevancy
Step 5: Once established, seek feedback, review usage patterns, and identify approaches to improve further
The typical learning strategy factors for formal and informal learning.
Content Curation provides an option to support both formal training and more significantly the Performance Support. It is an effective approach to promote Informal learning in workplace. Additionally, it encourages inclusive learning wherein users can contribute (subject to audit) and continuously enrich and enhance the knowledge base.
Key value-adds of Content Curation are:
Content Curation needs a steady investment to create the desired impact.
Here is a list of some practical tips that you can use:
Through some simple best practices, you can increase the impact of Content Curation program.
I hope this blog provides insights on why you should adopt Content Curation and gives you tips and best practices that you can use while starting the process of curating content. If you have any specific queries, do contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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