Curation in learning has caught people’s imagination during 2012. You can see why: an exponential increase in the amount of information generated on the web and more tools to help people filter content relevant to them and what they do.
Added to that you now get to see more about who the curator is through their social media profile. All this should be great news for L&D. But is it?
Recently we started a discussion on curation in learning which led to a short talk at at a weelearning event in Bristol.
This is the short video that came out of our discussions. From that event we found out how insurer Unum curates content.
From all this we thought it would be good to organise a bar camp style event (definition here) to coincide with the Learning Technologies conference and exhibition.
The aim of the event is to have a drink and an informal discussion about curation. So far we have three speakers who have kindly agreed to share their thoughts on curation. They are:
Craig Taylor, learning technologies manager
Sam Burrough, online learning consultant, Unum
Tim Drewitt, learning technologies specialist at Eversheds
Ben Betts, MD of HT2, creators of the Curatr Social Learning platform
If you would like to speak then drop me a line – the more the merrier.
We have a pub five minutes from Olympia 2 (will announce venue shortly). The event is free but you will have to buy your own drinks - unless someone out there wants to sponsor it, of course :)
UPDATE: Those lovely people at Curatr have agreed to sponsor the event so that means we can get you your first drink.
Find out more about the Curatr Social Learning Platform.
Please sign up if you are interested – this is something new so we need to get an idea of how many people will come.
Hope to see you there!
A big thankyou to our event sponsor:
LearnPatch is a start-up media brand in the L&D sector. Founder and editor @martincouzins
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