Why curriculum analysis and design is key to successful content curation

Perhaps it’s an unusual analogy, but when I think of learning leaders’ attitude toward content curation,  I can't help but think about what my mother would tell me when I wanted to move on to dessert. "Eat your vegetables or you don't get any dessert", comes to mind. In today’s learning organizations, it’s sometimes easier...

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Content Curation in Times of Uncertainty

Click here for more information. If you’ve heard it once, you’ll have probably heard it a thousand times – today’s world is increasingly described as being a VUCA one – that is more Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous than it ever has been before. It’s a world where new skills not only need to be...

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Beethoven, Miles Davis and a Learning Management System Walk into a Bar….

The Role of Improvisation in Learning Ecosystems I can never quite remember the punchline to that one, but I’m pretty sure it’s something about a “staff virus in ¾ time.”  Learning has always has a shared vocabulary with music, we talk about the rhythm or ‘cadence’ of a lesson, get concerned about the ‘tone’ of...

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Unmasking the Hidden Costs of Curation for Learning

An Explanation of the Curation Gap   Anyone else remember when a Curator was either a rather cultured and mysterious figure who worked at the cold sterile museums you were forced to visit as part of a school field trip or perhaps, more vividly, an unmasked villain at the end of a Scooby Doo cartoon?...

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First Pants, Then Shoes: The Secret to Effective Learning Design

Growing up, I was a big fan of the Gary Larsen comic strip, “The Far Side.”  Besides being funny and irreverent, it also had the ability to convey common sense (and occasionally even wisdom), in a lighthearted manner.  One of my favorite panels was a depiction of a man sitting up in bed in the...

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