Content Curation

Content Curation enables L&D teams to offer highly relevant content to support their primary training. Leverage our Content Curation strategies to multiply the impact of your corporate trainings.

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19.8 % of business time – the equivalent of one day per working week – is wasted by employees searching for information to do their job effectively. (Interact Source)

What is the value of Content Curation in corporate trainings?

Content Curation provides a repository of relevant and meaningful resources that can be accessed easily from a central location. It empowers L&D teams, Subject Matter Experts, and learners as they can play a pivotal role in the process of Content Curation.

Content Curation is an exercise to source or find, sift and filter, or group and organize to share the most relevant content to the users. The curated content can then be delivered to learners through an online tool or a dedicated platform or portal.

How can EI Design help you establish a Content Curation practice?

We can help you to support Formal and Informal Training and this will also serve as a great booster for Self-Directed Learning. In our consulting service, we recommend a 5-step process of Content Curation for corporate trainings.

Step 1 (Identify): You need to begin the exercise with the identification of the focus areas you want to curate content for. Then, identify the sources for them, including the internal knowledge base and external sources.

Step 2 (Filter): Then, you need to begin the process of reviewing the collaterals with the help of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). By sifting and filtering, you can categorize learning resources that are most relevant to the selected focus areas.

Step 3 (Contextualize): You need to leverage the SMEs further and have them provide context to the content. Their feedback helps learners relate to the content and apply it in the recommended manner to generate the highest impact.

Step 4 (Share): Once the content is identified, it can be offered to the learners either as stand-alone nuggets or through a learning path. At this point, define how this should be shared (through a platform, online tool, or portal).

Step 5 (Continuous improvement): The process of Content Curation for corporate training is an on-going one. Once the rhythm is established, obtain feedback and review how the content is being consumed otherwise. These indicators will be useful in identifying measures that will help you improve further.

Our Tips and Strategies to Multiply the Impact of Content Curation for Corporate Training

1

Align with what learners want

We recommend that you create forums to obtain their inputs at the beginning of the course and collect on-going feedback and analytics to assess the usage patterns.

2

Support training at various levels

We recommend you use the curated content to supplement Formal Training as learning resources that provide just-in-time help, and to encourage Informal Learning and promote Social Learning.

3

Establish clear and demonstrable gains

We believe we should record small success stories and leverage them to ensure active participation from your experts as well as learners.

4

Establish a team of curators

We recommend establishing a core team that not only curates content but also re-strategizes on the basis of the feedback/usage patterns.

5

Offer flexibility

We design the learning journey to be mobile enabled (mLearning or Mobile Apps) to offer the learners the flexibility to access the curated content on the go and on the device of their choice.

6

Provide control

We recommend that learners are given control so that they can customize the learning paths based on their interest.

7

Encourage learners

We recommend that learners should contribute, recommend, and promote the usage, highlighting what they gained through the curated content. This can help you create “communities of practice.”

8

Sustain the momentum

To maximize the value from the Content Curation effort, do ensure that you have a team that is analyzing, adding to, and refining the approach on an on-going basis.

9

Plan for on-going updates, refinement, and enrichment

We recommend using the feedback, analytics, and inputs from Subject Matter Experts to keep curated content relevant and meaningful for the learners.

10

Archival

Remember to archive the resources so that you can reuse them in future.

Want to learn how you can leverage Content Curation to multiply the impact of your corporate trainings?

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