Continuous, Curated Learning: The Business Case

Stephen Walsh, Modern Workplace Learning Magazine, Jan 30, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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Sometimes people call what I do here 'curation', but I really dislike that word, because it's not what I do. Maxim Jean-Louis came up with a better word recently: scholarship. I think sometimes people have forgotten what that means, and have substituted soulless academic make-work in its place. Anyhow this article makes the case for learning professionals to engage in scholarship (the real thing): "You’re not just aggregating content from multiple sources. That’s what machines do. You’re acting as an intelligent human filter, drawing attention to what really matters – because you understand your audience, their needs and their context. It’s a very personalised service – and it scales really well if you use the right tools. As Beth Kanter put it, you’re spotting the awesome." Yeah.

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