Why content curation is useful 🤩
You guarantee the continuity of your employees’ learning process.
They can, for example, complement formal training with articles, tutorials or other formats.
Learners can be recommended content to complement formal training according to the forgetting curve.
Also, they can easily be aware of the latest innovations and developments in their field of expertise. How can this be done? By having several trusted sources of content via referenced sites, and by automatically proposing content on topics related to the training to a person in charge of curation.
This way, the time of the expert trainers and L&D is freed up (with regard to content creation) and the shorter time can be allocated to more value-added by selecting things already recommended.
You improve the use and engagement of your learning environment
By rewarding the sharing of information, you will be able to give a social dimension to your learning, identify and value your business experts, and offer a greater variety of content formats to your learners.
You will use learning methods and tools that are naturally appealing. Tools that your learners use on a daily basis, both at work and outside (Google, Youtube, press, podcasts…). This way, each employee feels valued by his peers by offering quality content and being recognized for his expertise.
In the same way as for automation via trusted sources, it is quite possible to add a validation process of the resources created by the end users before a more massive sharing. But just as it is utopian to do an a priori moderation of messages posted on social networks, we advise you to let the community of learners of your company to judge the production itself via likes / comments. In this case, immediacy is important. Thus, the less qualitative UGC will naturally be pulled down while the others can be reviewed monthly and added to the company’s “formal” training programs.
Finally, UGC allows managers and experts to share content, best practices and methods with their teams.