#GuildChat for 10/12/18: Curation in Workplace Learning

Our next #GuildChat takes place Friday, October 12th at 11am PT / 2pm ET. Our topic for this week’s chat is on Curation in Workplace Learning.

Curation is nothing new, museums and the like have been curating with curators for centuries. Content Curation however is relatively new and was drawn into the L&D industry by our ever favorite muse, the Marketing department. The idea is simple, there is a lot of information/content online that informs our work. Which is best? How do we sort it? Make sense of it? Know who needs it and get it to those people?


Clay Shirkey explained to us all the issue of filter failure and we all agreed, we can do better to find the diamonds in the rough for ourselves and our organization. But how prevalent is the activity today? Do companies have learning curators? Are we doing well in this space for ourselves? If the answer is no, what’s holding us up? The information is growing exponentially, the answer is out there, should  we keep on creating more or work on curating more?

Join us this Friday, October 12th at 2pm EST to learn and contribute to our latest look at Curation in Workplace Learning.


Prospective questions:

Q1. What about curation can make it useful for L&D?
Q2. What can help you determine if you should curate existing information or make something new?
Q3. What kinds of curation have you seen or done yourself in L&D? What was shared and how?
Q4. What questions do you ask yourself when evaluating content for curation?
Q5. What can make curation hard to use in the workplace? Are there ways to mitigate that?
Q6. How do you determine where to look for content to curate?
Q7. Why hasn’t content curation taken a more official position in organizational learning strategy?
Q8. Do organizations need a dedicated Curator role? Why or why not?


Missed this GuildChat? Don’t worry – you can still read through what happened on our Wakelet transcript of the chat!



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