Content curation could mean different things to different people. Our definition is based on its relevance to learners and the impact it can create for business.
We define content curation as an exercise to continually find, filter (group, organize), and share the most relevant content on specific topics and offer it to learners as an online tool or through a portal or platform.
Content curation can add value to your learning strategy and enhance the impact manifold as it helps you:
While formal and structured learning approaches will continue to be revered in Learning circles, there is a growing sense of consensus with regard to they being less appealing to modern-day learners. The reasons are many – longer development time, longer seat times, limited learner participation, higher development costs, time consuming update processes, and so on to mention a few.
Content curation appeals to today’s generation of learners who are accustomed to looking up information on the Internet.
It resonates with today’s learners due to the following factors:
For your content curation exercise to be beneficial, you need to follow these steps:
You can enhance the impact of your curated content by following a few simple practices:
Now, I share a case study that will help you understand how you can use content curation in your organization.
Our content curation approach is based on a dedicated learning portal featuring multiple learning paths. We have integrated aspects of social learning, gamification, and personalization to support the organization’s 70/20/10 learning model.
Take a look at this video to see how this solution works and the kind of impact it can create on the learning:
I hope this article provides the required insights on content curation (its definition, benefits, and how it can be used practically). If you have any queries, do contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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