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Curation Fundamentals: How & Why to Get Started with Curation

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October 07, 2021

Curation Fundamentals: How & Why to Get Started with Curation

by Mike Taylor


Mike Taylor

October 07, 2021


  1. Curation Fundamentals How and Why to Get Started with Curation

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  2. Learning While Working

  3. POLL How familiar are you with curation? A = I’m

    totally new to it and want to know more… B = I’m interested in the concept… C = I’m an active curator of learning…
  4. What is curation?

  5. Robin Good “Curation is about making sense of a topic/issue/event

    /person/ product etc for a specific audience.”
  6. “Curation is using your expertise in a field to gather

    great content around a specific theme and present that content in a way that will educate others.” Stephanie Hatch Leishman
  7. Why curate?

  8. Why train?

  9. Curation is central to L&D

  10. Analyze & Set Goals Create & Collaborate Deliver, Publish &

    Share Measure Maintain, Expire & Destroy COURSES CURATION Curate
  11. 1 Daily work experiences (ie doing the day job)

    93% 2 Knowledge sharing within your team 90% 3 Web search (eg Google) 79% 4 Web resources (eg videos, podcasts, articles) 76% 5 Manager feedback and guidance 74% 6 Professional networks and communities 72% 7 Coach or mentor feedback and guidance 65% 8 Internal resources (eg documents, guides, etc) 60% 9 Blogs and news feeds 56% 10 E-Learning (eg online courses for self-study) 41% 11 Conferences and other professional events 35% 12 Classroom training 31% Jane Hart’s Learning in the Workplace Survey Curatable Common L&D focus % VI+Ess
  12. In times of information super-abundance people start to look for,

    and appreciate, the contribution from a trusted, expert guide who can provide them with “intellectual binoculars”. Robin Good
  13. CHAT What is your favorite example of content curation?

  14. News

  15. Personal

  16. A personal favorite and one of the best Marketing /

  17. None
  18. None
  19. Product Info Ebooks User-generated content Templates Webinars Jobs

  20. Benefits of Curation?

  21. Benefits of Curation give people what they really need &

    want saving people time reducing costs help organization stay agile provide a more responsive service help teams stay smart build your own expertise creating a lasting resource encourage sharing and working out loud deliver at point of need supplement exiting programs harness collective intelligence
  22. How it works

  23. Aggregation vs Curation Aggregation is automated. Curation is manual.

  24. Aggregation Typically, keyword driven (algorithms) + Fast + Many sources

    - No quality check/validation - Often lacks proper context
  25. Curation Why are you curating? Who are you curating for?

    - Time investment + Check for quality & context + More options and control for distribution
  26. Automatic vs Manual

  27. Best of Both

  28. More signal. Less noise.

  29. Getting Started

  30. Simple Find great things Share them with your audience

  31. A bit less simple Where do you look for content?

    How do you find the best stuff? How do you find the time to do it well? What do you do with it once you find it?

  33. Curation Steps Goal Skills/ Topics Sources Process + Add Value

    Sharing Evaluate/ Feedback

  35. Seek » * Process, Verify, Add Value Discover & receive

    info efficiently Save, Share, Publish, Do Sense » Share*
  36. 15-30 mins/day 30-60 mins /day or ~2-4 hrs/week Depends

    on audience & channels
  37. SEEK Most of a curator’s time is spent discovering valuable

  38. Getting information is often like drinking from the fire hose.

  39. None
  40. *@&^#!

  41. Step 1: Information Delivery INFO DELIVERY

  42. None
  43. None
  44. Step 2: Information Filtering

  45. None
  46. HOW MANY CHANNELS? Websites Email Twitter Pinterest YouTube Reddit

  47. CONSOLIDATE Websites Email Twitter Pinterest YouTube Reddit

  48. Rich Site Summary Really simple Syndication (Feed Readers) RSS

  49. None
  50. Every new blog post, article or update from your favorite

    sites in one place
  51. Like Magic!

  52. sources

  53. Control What, When & Where A-List Everyday B-List 2-3x/week Everything

    Else 2-3x/month
  54. STOCKS vs FLOWS COURSES Dated quickly Closed/Isolated Slow Inflexible Expensive

    CURATION Current Connected Quick/Agile Flexible “Free”*
  55. Creation Knowledge Stocks How do these get refreshed? As the

    pace of change accelerates, the value of any stock of knowledge depreciates faster.
  56. Creation CONSUMPTION Publish Push vs Pull

  57. Creation CONSUMPTION Publish Push vs Pull Info delivery & Filtering

  58. CONVERSATION Creation CONSUMPTION Publish + external Knowledge + co-creation +

    Curation + TACIT Knowledge
  59. CONVERSATION Creation CONSUMPTION Publish + external info +co-creation + Curation

    Knowledge Flow continually refresh our knowledge by participating in relevant flows
  60. SHARE Share / Publish

  61. Sharing helps accelerate learning.

  62. Time Ability Beginner Pro YOU CAN’T SHORTEN THIS How to

    be an expert
  63. Time Ability Beginner Pro YOU CAN SHORTEN THIS! How to

    be an expert
  64. Time Ability Beginner Pro YOU CAN SHORTEN THIS! How to

    be an expert
  65. Time Ability Beginner Pro How to be an expert

  66. Endless Sharing Options Social Media • Pinterest* • Diigo* •

    Twitter • LinkedIn • Facebook • Buffer • Hootsuite • Yammer Websites/Blogs • WordPress • Blogger • Medium • Zeef • Sharepoint • Jive, etc • Curatr • MS Teams Newsletters • MailChimp • Mailerlite • Refind • Revue • Goodbits • TinyLetter • Drip
  67. 1-Click Saving/Sharing* Email into most for free!

  68. What does it look like?

  69. LinkedIn Learning Playlists

  70. Anders Pink

  71. Degreed

  72. Croncycle

  73. An LXP is turbo-charged curation Guidance or insight into what

    skills employees should be developing [Goal & Topics] Diversity of learning experiences and content (user-generated content, social learning, articles, videos, classes, etc.). [Sources] The ability to recommend and connect users with relevant resources, experts, and experiences [Process & Add Value, Sharing] A process to provide feedback on users’ progress, offering both guidance for employees and visibility for the organization [Evaluate & Feedback]
  74. Curation Steps Goal Topics Sources Process + Add Value Sharing

    Evaluate/ Feedback

  76. Be ruthlessly efficient with your curation strategy

  77. Curate the curators.

  78. Strive for 25 You can build a strong curation process

    on 25 good sources.
  79. Mobile Apps Read on the go and tap windows of

  80. Look for add-ins Many tools have browser add- ins that

    streamline the process Many services work with email too
  81. Curation Control Panel Share/ Publish Save/ Organize Subscribe in Feedly

  82. Zapier Connect your tools & platforms with each other for

    a curation ecosystem
  83. Dedicate Time Put it on your calendar and make it

    a habit. Even just 10min/day or 1hr/week
  84. Pro Tip: Speed up collection Airtable Citable

  85. Pro Tip: Yes, you can have it both ways Manage

    Display Google Sheets/Airtable Spreadsimple/Softr
  86. Success Factors Efficient process Easy opt-in / out Searchable/ accessible


  88. Finding Content That Resonates Goals & Pain Points Financial advisor

    Sample topic: Retirement savings Sample share: 5 Easy Ways to Save More for Retirement Information They Want Software Sales Sample topic: Blockchain technology Sample share: How Blockchain Will Change Every Department in Your Company Awareness They Need Mortgage advisor Sample topic: Real Estate trends Sample share: What Buyers Need to Know About Home Prices This Year
  89. CHAT What are your takeaways?

  90. #LWW19 @tmiket ALL THE STUFF Drop your email here and

    I’ll send you everything.