The Instructional Designer as Content Curator

As learning shifts from an event-focused model to one where learners take ownership of their own development, where does that leave instructional designers? How do we shape learning experiences if our audiences are seeking out their own instruction and performance support outside of the structures of corporate universities and learning management systems?

We must become curators of content. Like our counterparts in museums and galleries around the world, we must craft collections of information and experiences for our learners.

Stacy Friedman presents some tips to help make the shift from creator to curator in this article in Learning Solutions Magazine: Assembly Line: Instructional Designers as Content Curators

And to help track learner experiences, check out the Tin Can API, which allows users to count all learning experiences, not just the ones that are SCORM compliant.

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