Content curation for skill development is more than sharing. It’s about finding the best content for your team and presenting it in a way that invigorates their learning goals. It begins with identifying common skills gaps and involves filtering through a plethora of content to select high-quality sources that best contribute to skill development. Choosing the right content can be a daunting task, especially with such a massive influx of resources available. However, implementing the three following strategies can streamline curation for efficient skill development. To act as a guide, Tractus partners with Degreed to deliver their Learning Experience Platform (LXP) to your small or mid-sized business.
Clearly Identify Common Skills Gaps
The first step to streamlining curation is to open a dialogue about skills in order to identify learning goals. Skill is a term that encompasses the knowledge, competencies, and abilities to perform operational tasks. Inventory your organization’s skills by asking,
- What skills do we have? For example:
- Financial Acumen
- Project Management Tools/Processes
- What skills do we need in the near future? For example:
- Giving/Receiving Feedback
- Planning & Executing Effective Meetings
Identifying skill gaps can help you figure out what areas you should focus on improving in order to advance your career or achieve your personal goals. Once you have a clear understanding of you and your teams’ learning objectives, it will be easier to progress with your search in finding the right resources.
Emphasize Curation Over Creation
With the impressive array of content available from online sources and beyond, it’s no longer necessary to create everything from scratch. Content curation involves selecting content created by others, and packaging the information in a logical, efficient way that fits the learner’s needs. Curate content from both internal and external sources, and blend in activities that provide opportunities to practice and collaborate.