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Content Curation enables you to offer highly relevant content to your learners and support their primary training. Leverage our robust 5-step Content Curation process to deliver relevant content to your learners and drive Self-Directed Learning.
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)
Content Curation provides a repository of relevant and meaningful resources for the learners that can be accessed easily from a central location.
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. L&D teams, Subject Matter Experts, and learners play a pivotal role in the process of Content Curation. Its value lies in its ability to offer on-demand, relevant, and current content to learners – in their workflow.
We will help you support Formal and Informal Training and boost Self-Directed Learning through Content Curation. 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 ongoing 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.
We recommend that you create forums to obtain their inputs at the beginning of the course and collect ongoing feedback and analytics to assess the usage patterns.
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.
We believe we should record small success stories and leverage them to ensure active participation from your experts as well as learners.
We recommend establishing a core team that not only curates content but also re-strategizes on the basis of the feedback/usage patterns.
We design the learning journey to be mobile-enabled (mLearning or Mobile Apps) to offer learners the flexibility to access the curated content on the go and on the device of their choice.
We recommend that learners are given control so that they can customize the learning paths based on their interest.
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.”
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 ongoing basis.
We recommend using the feedback, analytics, and inputs from Subject Matter Experts to keep curated content relevant and meaningful for the learners.
Remember to archive the resources so that you can reuse them in the future.
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