Flashcards in 2.5.A - Skill in curating instructional content, tools, and resources, for example researching, evaluating, selecting, and/or assembling publicly available online courseware. Deck (9)
A talent development professional needs to create a training program on compliance to labor laws for an organization. The talent development professional has an existing course in mind that is someone else's copyright but is likely to be very useful for the organization and plans to check the legality of using this course. What kind of content can the existing course be best classified as?
A. Third-party content
B. Public domain content
C. SME-generated content
D. User-generated content
A -The existing course can be classified as a third-party content because it was created by someone else. To use this content, the talent development professional should check the legality of using the content and see how it needs to be modified to fit the organization's needs. User-generated content is generated by the user. While this course may have been reviewed by a SME, it fits the description of third-party content the best. Since the course is someone else's copyright, it is not public domain content.
What is an example of user-generated content in an organization?
A. A human resources manager shares the company's policies with the employees.
B. An instructional design trainer shares a link to an online presentation with learners.
C. A group of learners exchange SME-authored blog-post references.
D. Software developers post their ideas on a learning portal for feedback.
D - Software developers posting their own ideas on the learning portal for error minimization would be an example of user-generated content. Company policies are drafted by certain individuals within the organization on behalf of the organization and cannot be termed as user-generated content. Presentations available online and SME-authored blog posts are examples of public domain content.
A talent development professional bookmarks various websites while researching content for a learning module on stress management. In the context of curation of information, what has the talent development professional done?
A. Applied information
B. Shared information
C. Transformed information
D. Stored information
D - When bookmarking websites, the talent development professional is storing the information so that it can be used later, as needed. Storing information is one of the actions that any curator of content undertakes. Since the talent development professional has not done anything with the content yet, the remaining options are incorrect.
What is the difference between inspiration and aggregation?
A. Inspiration is how individuals blend new learning experiences with existing thoughts, whereas aggregation is how individuals apply new insights in the real world.
B. Inspiration is a personal curation process, whereas aggregation is how people individually manage knowledge on a day-to-day basis.
C. Inspiration is formal and personal, whereas aggregation is informal and more relevant to the organization.
D. Inspiration is curation by other people on one's behalf outside a formal learning environment, whereas aggregation is done in a formal learning context.
D - Inspiration is the curation that is done by other people on one's behalf, outside a formal learning environment. Aggregation is the same thing but done in a formal learning context. Integration is a more personal curation process; it is how individuals blend new learning experiences with existing thoughts. And finally, application is how individuals apply new insights in the real world and manage knowledge on a day-to-day basis.
If a talent development professional has a curation mindset, what characteristic is the talent development professional likely to possess?
A. Annotates to understand instead of attempting to add value
B. Shares as part of insight instead of sharing as an afterthought
C. Understands by reflecting instead of understanding by communicating
D. Welcomes comments instead of inviting comments
B - Sharing as part of insight as opposed to sharing as an afterthought is a characteristic of a curation mindset. The other options are characteristics of a learning mindset.
Identify a characteristic of the curation mindset that is distinct from a learning mindset.
A. Focuses on the individual as opposed to focusing on the learning organization
B. Aims for collective understanding as opposed to wanting to understand as an individual
C. Creates understanding as opposed to creating meaning
D. Sees networks as a bonus as opposed to building and living in networks
B - Aiming for collective understanding as opposed to wanting to understand as an individual is a characteristic of a curation mindset. The other options are characteristics of a learning mindset.
A talent development professional is building a course on process optimization for a manufacturing company. While researching for this project, the talent development professional selects expert-reviewed articles and identifies presentations that can be useful for this course. The talent development professional also takes inputs from the organization's managers and employees to decide how to customize the learning for them. What type of curation is the talent development professional using in this scenario?
B -The talent development professional is using aggregation to develop the course on process optimization. Aggregation involves using insights gathered from both inside and outside the organization as a baseline of content to develop new courses.
What is the best example of the storing of information by a content curator?
A. Modifying a course on search engine optimization to suit specific needs within the organization
B. Bookmarking sales-pitch videos for the sales team from a video-sharing website
C. Retweeting the Twitter feed of a SME on social learning
D. Creating a list of blogs on supply chain optimization in an Excel spreadsheet
D - Creating a list of blogs on supply chain optimization in an Excel spreadsheet is an example of storing information by a content curator. The other examples are of transforming and sharing content.