As you might know, I’m fascinated by the work of Vincent van Gogh. He started his work in a village called Nuenen (pronounce: New-nan) and it happens to be that I live in that same village. It made me curious about how he managed to become such an extraordinary artist with hardly any type of formal training.
So, I started reading and researching his letters (he wrote over 800 letters!) with one question in mind: how did van Gogh create his own learning journey? I started going through his content, writing down my findings. I then filtered these findings and created a storyline with seven principles as answers to my question. It’s an example of content curation.
My next big content curation project is ongoing: my learning notes to support you to help people learn. This edition of the learning notes is dedicated to resources to help you curate content for learning. It includes the essentials of content curation, the difference between content dumping and content creation, curation tools, and other helpful content.
Jennifer shows us how enthusiasm and good intentions can become a common pitfall of being a ‘Dumper’ instead of a ‘Curator’. She’ll take you by the hand to learn about good curation. You can choose: read the text or listen to the podcast.
Why read it?
Jennifer gives a very clear explanation about the difference between dumping and curating and why it matters.
The article provides six practical guidelines for good content curation followed by six curation tools.
If you like Sushi and want to learn more about Sushi – there’s great curated Sushi content inside!
Fiona Quigly interviews Stephen Walsh to clarify the essentials of content curation. See it as a ‘primer’ for the e-book Stephen wrote on this topic (link to free e-book included)
Why read it?
Stephen explains content curation from the perspective of a (any) professional referring to Harold Jarche’s Seek-Sense-Share.
The second part is about applying content curation combined with other learning interventions to create ongoing learning journeys. It’s extremely informative, with ‘leadership development’ as an example.
The title says it all: Putting Curation into Practice. That is one part – and we all like practical tips, don’t we? But it also specifically has a focus on L&D, so its highly relevant – a second reason to read this post.
Why read it?
This also is a very ‘practice what you preach’ content curation post. It starts with the slide deck that David Kelly uses when talking about the topic at conferences.
After the slide deck, you’ll find additional resources (weblinks) structured into categories (hey – sounds like content curation!)
The list covers the posts of many of my favorite content curation professionals. At the end – if we were allowed to only choose one content curator to follow, for me, it would be David Kelly.