Sharing What Works

March 16 – 18, 2016 Orlando, FL

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LS407 Curation: Moving Beyond the Buzzword

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Wednesday, March 16

Instructional Design


Curation is a term that is becoming more and more common in the learning field. Unfortunately, most people do not understand what curation is, why curation is important, how it will impact their role, and how to leverage it for their organization. And yet it is a critical future competency for those in the field.

During the session you will learn the definition of curation and the various types and levels of curation that exist (including aggregation, filtering, elevation, mash- or match-ups, and timelines). You’ll see examples of each that show the value curation adds to learning programs, as well as techniques that contributed to the examples.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to define curation and the core types of curation that will impact learning
  • How curation will impact the learning industry
  • Techniques to get you started with curation
  • Technology’s role in curation
  • Applications of curation in learning

Those interested in learning more about the value of curation. There is no prerequisite.

Technology discussed in this session:
Various curation tools.

David Kelly

Executive Vice President, Executive Director

The Learning Guild

David Kelly is the executive director of The Learning Guild. David has been a learning and performance consultant and training director for over 20 years. He is a leading voice exploring how technology can be used to enhance training, education, learning, and organizational performance. David is an active member of the learning community, and can frequently be found speaking at industry events. He has previously contributed to organizations including ATD, eLearn Magazine, LINGOs, and more. He can be found online at his website,, or on Twitter @LnDDave.

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