Separate content from description

Clark Quinn

That is, to separate content from description. The point is to separate content from description. That’s what’s led me to be keen on content systems. The notion of pulling up content by description instead of hardwiring together content into an experience is the dream. .

Why You Need a Cohesive Content Strategy

Xyleme

Put simply, a content strategy is a business plan for your content. Do I Really Need a Content Strategy? How to Implement a Content Strategy . When implementing a content strategy at scale, technology becomes a critical driver of success. Got Content Problems?

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Content systems not content packages

Clark Quinn

In a conversation last week (ok, an engagement), the topic of content systems came up. For one, separate content from how it’s delivered. And, pull content together by rules, not hardwired. This is in opposition to the notion of pre-packaged content. The first point is about content models. That we should start designing our content into smaller chunks. For one, it was supporting different business products from the same content repository.

Webinar: Driving Content Management ROI Across the Extended Enterprise

Xyleme

Managing content at the component level (as opposed to the document level) makes content smarter and more powerful by?reducing The post Webinar: Driving Content Management ROI Across the Extended Enterprise appeared first on Xyleme | Content Management Solutions.

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Mobile Learning: Making Content Available Anytime, Anywhere

Xyleme

Mobile learning, also called M-learning or mLearning, is any type of content that is developed or consumed on mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, and including anything from podcasts to full eLearning courses. The world is mobile; therefore, content has to be flexible, responsive and small enough to consume on the go. Future-Proofing Your Content for Mobile. Content Must Be Small Microlearning and mobile learning go hand-in-hand.

Content Confusion

Clark Quinn

I read, again and again, about the importance of ‘content’ in learning. Just what do mean by ‘content’? For one, I get concerned that talking about content foregrounds ‘information’ And that’s a problem. Objectives should be ‘able to use to ’ Talking about content, as I’ve talked about before , leads us down a slippery slope to curriculum being defined as content.

Webinar: Driving Content Management ROI Across the Extended Enterprise?

Xyleme

February 25, 2021 | 1:00 pm EST. Managing content at the component level (as opposed to the document level) makes content smarter and more powerful by?reducing Learn more about how Xyleme CCMS support the extended enterprise and helps organizations drive content management ROI. .

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Driving Content Management ROI Across the Extended Enterprise

Xyleme

Does your organization struggle with content management? At Xyleme, we specialize in partnering with our customers to solve the complex content problems other solutions don’t have the depth or breadth to tackle. If your content management challenges feel overwhelming, we can help.

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Content Curators

Dan Pontefract

As I’m fresh off my first neighbourhood block party in the Kitsilano hamlet that makes up part of Vancouver’s West Side, I got to thinking about content, curating and libraries. In a world where the pure volume of digital content swells with each passing day, we mustn’t cave into a digital only existence. But, it is often satisfied by those within my strong and weak tie network (and to a slightly lesser degree via search) that are curating the learning content in the first place.

Content engineering

Clark Quinn

We’ve heard about learning engineering and while the focus is on experience design, the pragmatics include designing content to create the context, resources, and motivation for the activity. And it’s time we step beyond just hardwiring this content together, and start treating it as professionals. You can customize the content you’re searching for with filters. The content reacts to the device you’re on and displays appropriately.

Xyleme is Proud to Partner with Content Rules

Xyleme

Technology & Content Strategy Go Hand-in-Hand. We’re thrilled to announce a new partnership with Content Rules , the well-known leader in content strategy. She believes content should be easy to read, cost-effective to create and translate, and efficient to manage. “We

Centralized v. Decentralized Content Management

Xyleme

Regardless of the type of content being created, the debate over the benefits of centralization versus decentralization is a pervasive one. The truth is, regardless of which way they set out, most modern organizations end up organically arriving at what can best be described as a “hybrid” content management strategy. . Decentralized Content Management: Pros, Cons & Getting the Best of Both Worlds. Decentralized Content Management appeared first on Xyleme

Meet Xyleme [Video]: Solving Complex Content Management Challenges at Scale

Xyleme

When personalizing and localizing content at scale, a single document can multiply exponentially. Xyleme’s content management solutions alleviate the resulting maintenance burden, making it easy for organizations to personalize, reuse and maintain even the most complex content libraries.

Solving the Content Explosion Problem

Xyleme

A content problem — specifically, a content explosion problem. Writing and delivering content that can scale effectively is a tall order, and the more audiences an organization serves, the more complicated it becomes. For example, delivering a small piece of content, such as procedure steps for a job aid, is a relatively simple task — a “one and done.” Is your organization struggling with the Content Explosion Problem? .

user-generated content

Harold Jarche

Content creation, a subset of sensemaking, is difficult. According to a 2019 survey of 213 North American workers conducted by Degreed , most sharing of information is in responding to other content found in the flow of work or learning. A lot of user-generated content is sharing content that has been created by others. As a blogger for over 15 years I know how much effort it takes to create content. It takes time and effort.

Misadventures in Content Production: Copying & Pasting is Not Reuse

Xyleme

The term “reuse” gets thrown around a lot in regard to content management and maintenance, particularly when dealing with content at scale. But did you know that most content authoring and management tools that tout reuse are essentially just copying and pasting?

The Building Block Approach to Content Strategy

Xyleme

Content Management. Relying on traditional processes and “rapid” authoring tools is no longer an efficient or effective way to manage large volumes of content. Creating each deliverable from scratch, trapping content into restrictive formats, and allowing content to reside in multiple incompatible tools or platforms all make it more difficult to create and manage content effectively — let alone pivot and respond to new needs and challenges.

Intelligent Content

Clark Quinn

I’ve been on the content rant before , talking about the need to structure content into models , and the benefits of tagging. You have to understand that folks who do content as if their business depended on it, e.g. web marketers, have a level of sophistication that elearning (and all elearning: performance support, social, etc) would do well to adopt. One of the people I follow is Scott Abel, the Content Wrangler.

How True Advertising Can Save Journalism From Drowning in a Sea of Content

Doc Searls

Journalism is in a world of hurt because it has been marginalized by a new business model that requires maximizing “content” instead. Here’s one way to tell the difference between journalism and content: Journalism has ethics. Content has volume. Content is supported by adtech. Better to “generate content” than to do the best journalism we can, the proposition goes. But the current system of ad-supported web content isn’t working for readers and viewers.

Content/Practice Ratio?

Clark Quinn

So, I’d roughly (and generously) estimate that the ratio is around 80:20 for content: practice. So, two questions: do we just need more practice, or do we also have too much content. Yes, designing practice is harder than just delivering content, but it’s not that much harder to develop more than just to develop some. However, I’ll argue we’re also delivering too much content. And then let the practice drive them to the content.

Content as a Service

Xyleme

For better or worse, the development of learning content has been a one-way push process. As instructional designers, we create our learning products, package them up with all the content and media, wish them well, and ship them off to the LMS’s – never to be seen again. Once gone, we lose all connection and control of our content – and this has some obvious drawbacks: Content is replicated to each LMS. There is no way to monetize the content.

Conversations not content

Euen Semple

Sadly much of it has been turned into one big content farm. The internet still holds so much potential to helps us understand and improve ourselves and the world around us. It doesn't need to be this way. It is not too late. Each of us can ask our selves every time we share, like, or write something: Will this post trigger people to think more deeply about its topic? Have I written it in a way that is more likely to open up debate than close it down?

Free eBook by Brandon Hall Group & Xyleme: Content Personalization at Scale

Xyleme

Download the free eBook by Brandon Hall Group and Xyleme, “Content Personalization at Scale: Why Content Strategy and Technology are Critical to Success.” The post Free eBook by Brandon Hall Group & Xyleme: Content Personalization at Scale appeared first on Xyleme

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How to Create a Content Strategy that Resonates with the Modern Learner

Xyleme

Solutions Consultant, Mike Buoy , and Jennifer Rogers , Head of Learning at Anglo American, discussed how learning leaders need to rethink how to create, manage, and deliver content to meet the needs of the modern workforce. Learning organizations must find ways for their content to serve not only in courses, but the entire learning ecosystem. The post How to Create a Content Strategy that Resonates with the Modern Learner appeared first on Xyleme. In this webinar, Xyleme Sr.

Looking forward on content

Clark Quinn

At DevLearn next week, I’ll be talking about content systems in session 109. The point is that instead of monolithic content, we want to start getting more granular for more flexible delivery. And while there I’ll be talking about some of the options on how, here I want to make the case about why, in a simplified way. As an experiment (gotta keep pushing the envelope in a myriad of ways), I’ve created a video, and I want to see if I can embed it. Fingers crossed.

Content Personalization: What is it & Why is it so Hard at Scale?

Xyleme

What is Content Personalization, anyway? When serving large volumes of content to multiple diverse audiences at scale, effective personalization is almost impossible – let alone sustainable – without the right strategy and tools in place. Overcoming 3 Main Challenges to Personalization.

Under the ‘Content’ Cover

Clark Quinn

Too often I see instructional design training and tools, in addition to talking about ‘objectives’ and ‘assessment’ (which I tend to call ‘practice’, for hopefully obvious reasons), talking about ‘content’. What should be the elements of content are an introduction to the learning experience, a presentation of the concept(s), examples that illustrate applying the concept to contexts, and a closing of the experience.

Modernising training content (online workshop)

Jane Hart

Following my posts about Modern Workplace Learning, this is the first of a series of online workshops which will help you make it a reality. Next public online workshop runs: 6 April – 1 May Much of today’s e-learning is unappealing, and differs greatly from the resources enjoyed daily on the Web. This workshop looks at […]. Social learning

Webinar: Personalizing Content at Scale? 3 Reasons an LCMS is Essential for Success

Xyleme

What if, instead, we created content in flexible, reusable chunks that we could essentially use as independent building blocks? Content personalization is no longer an option–it’s an expectation.

From Content to Experience

Clark Quinn

A number of years ago, I said that the problem for publishers was not going from text to content (as the saying goes), but from content to experience. And is this content aligned to that skill? For instance, if the content is a bunch of knowledge that somehow you’re to magically put in someone’s head, such as product information or arbitrary rules, you’re far better off putting that information in the world than trying to put it in the head.

Webinar: 3 Ways a “Building Block” Approach Supports Content Personalization at Scale

Xyleme

Content personalization is no longer an option—it’s an expectation. But when serving large volumes of content to diverse audiences, effective personalization is almost impossible (let alone sustainable) without the right strategy and tools in place.

Content or experience

Clark Quinn

I continue to have a problem with the term content as a component of what our field does. What we do is create content. Even in F2F training, we have content and structure around actions we ask our learners to take. At the end of the day, much of what we’re working on is content that is communicated or triggered by learner actions. I believe we need to focus on the activity , not on the content.

Figuring Out Content Strategy

Adaptive Path

The biggest change in my understanding of design after joining Capital One, by far, is how I understand the importance and nature of content strategy in my design work. I honestly can’t understand how I’ve gone as long as I have without really digging into content strategy; it just seems so obvious now. First, I defined each chunk of content that we needed. Small section of content architecture document describing intentions of content sections.

Content as Icebergs

Doc Searls

In Snow on the Water I wrote about the ‘low threshold of death” for what media folks call “content” — which always seemed to me like another word for packing material. Twenty-five straight minutes of content!” So I think about content death a lot. Back around the turn of the millennium, John Perry Barlow said “I didn’t start hearing the word ‘content’ until the container business felt threatened.”

What is a Learning Content Management System (LCMS)?

Xyleme

There’s a lot of confusion surrounding Learning Content Management Systems. When most people hear the phrase “Learning Content Management System,” they usually think “Oh, an LMS.” ” Even a Google search for Learning Content Management System returns ads for Learning Management Systems, and articles that claim to rank the top LCMS’s, but really only include Learning Management Systems. What is a Learning Content Management System?

Modernising e-learning content

Jane Hart

Next public online workshop runs: 11 JANUARY – 5 FEBRUARY 2016 It is clear that many people find traditional training approaches out of date and unappealing, so this is the first in a series of online workshops that look at how to provide modern training. This 4-week workshop offers an opportunity for participants to consider a number of […]. Social learning

[siu] Accessing content

David Weinberger

Alex Hodgson of ReadCube is leading a panel called “Accessing Content: New Thinking and New Business Models or Accessing Research Literature” at the Shaking It Up conference. You import your pdfs, read them with their enhanced reader, and can annotate them and discover new content. “What does content want to be?” JSTOR has 150M content accesses per year, 9,000 institutions, 2,000 archival journals, 27,000 books.

Smarts: content or system?

Clark Quinn

I wrote up my visit to the Intelligent Content conference for eLearnMag , but one topic I didn’t raise was an unanswered question I raised during the conference: should the ‘smarts’ be in the content or the system? Making content smart would require a bunch of additional elements to the content. Having well-defined content and letting the system use contextual information to choose the content is the typical system used in the industry.

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Will Content Blocking push Apple into advertising’s wheat business?

Doc Searls

The company is also taking sides against both — especially adtech — by supporting Content Blocking in a new breed of mobile phone apps we can expect to see in iOS 9 , Apple’s next mobile operating system, due next month. In Apple’s Content Blocking is chemo for the cancer of adtech , which I posted a few days ago, I visited the likely effects of content blocking. Yet Content Blocking should stop iAd ads as dead as all the rest, one would assume.

Webinar: Five Ways to Future-Proof Your Content

Xyleme

In this joint webinar with Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA), Xyleme COO Leslie Farinella and TSIA VP of Technology Research John Ragsdale break down how to develop, manage, and maintain high-quality content as delivery channels, user expectations, and available technology continue to evolve. In this webinar, we explore how realigning content management processes now can future-proof your content for the new decade, and beyond. .

Dis-content

Euen Semple

What a shame that the web, this wonderful medium for self discovery and sharing has been turned for so many into "content". There is something so utilitarian about the word, something so manipulative, something so industrial. It seems to sum up all that I thought we were getting away from. Maybe there is still time

Content isn’t a silo

Clark Quinn

I mentioned in my previous post that I was talking at the xAPI camp about content strategy, and on the way in I created a new diagram to convey a concept I wanted to discuss. Consequently, so too is content. Content is used in many ways, whether via apps, through the web, or print. L&D, with it’s hard-wired content, needs to pull on the big kids pants, and start getting with content systems: content engineering, governance, and strategy.

3 Tips for Streamlining Online Learning Content Production

TOPYX LMS

Creating online learning content can be either very involved and complex, or simple. Online Learning Learning Experience Platform LXP Content ProductionIt all depends on the needs of your employees and the resources and tools your company has access to. Whether you want to create complex or basic eLearning, you will benefit from implementing a few tips for streamlining the online learning production process.