We love it when a quote makes a big point. This is from Ben Betts on curation in learning. betts was reflecting on a social learning lab he had just run in which he curated content to spark conversations. Read the post in full here.
It took me less than a day to gather content from around the web to seed our conversations. Participants reported spending up to 4 or 5 hours each browsing, reading, commenting and curating around these insights. This flips the notion of eLearning design on its head; where hundreds of hours of design yield a few minutes of instructional experience. My message is simple; stop trying to make the perfect piece of content. You never will. Allow your learners to select the most relevant resources for themselves.