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Ready, Set, Curate by Editor Allison Anderson, Editor Ben Betts

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CASE STUDY: THE ACCIDENTAL CURATOR

David Kelly

Curation has been gaining attention in the field of learning and performance as something that can serve as a solution to many of the challenges we face in today’s digital age. It can help provide focus to workers distracted by an ever-increasing amount of information by enabling us to deliver solutions to performance problems at speeds we could never attain when creating solutions from scratch. Curation often appears in articles in industry magazines, in session topics in conferences, and in the features of many products and tools. Curation is one of the industry’s biggest buzzwords right now.

And that’s what scares me.

I define a buzzword as “the status achieved when use of a term spreads ...

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