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. .

Stop Creating Content Landfills – Reuse & Recycle Content to Improve Sustainability

Xyleme

But have you ever considered applying these tried-and-true measures to your proprietary content? Recycling has become a common practice in our everyday lives, yet when we think about content development, we rarely think about reuse. Leverage Existing Content. “I

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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.

How to Overcome Content Management Challenges at Scale

Xyleme

Every organization runs into content management challenges when they reach a certain size. Content Backlogs & Bottlenecks. L ots of content managers and teams struggle to keep organization-wide information in sync. The content’s all out there, but it isn’t searchable.

What is a Component Content Management System?

Xyleme

A Component Content Management System (CCMS) is transformational for organizations with large-scale content creation and maintenance needs. Balancing Content Needs with Creative Constraints. The solution, of course, is to create large volumes of content.

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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. Future-Proofing Your Content for Mobile.

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?

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. Decentralized Content Management: Pros, Cons & Getting the Best of Both Worlds. Decentralized Content Management appeared first on Xyleme

Flow, Workflow, and Learning

Clark Quinn

On LinkedIn, a colleague asked “ Why do people think that integrating content in the flow of work equals learning in the flow of work ?” There are lots of reasons that we might want content in the workflow to help us succeed, but it may have nothing to do with learning.

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. What do many major organizations have in common?

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.

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.

Utilities Provider Streamlines Content Management to Improve Efficiency, Accuracy & Consistency

Xyleme

This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below: Password: The post Utilities Provider Streamlines Content Management to Improve Efficiency, Accuracy & Consistency appeared first on Xyleme | Content Management Solutions. Resources draft

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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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

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. We look forward to helping you unlock the power of your content to position your organization for success over the long term!

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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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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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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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 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?

Allina Health: Cutting Content Development Time by 66% with an Agile Reuse & Personalization Strategy

Xyleme

This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below: Password: The post Allina Health: Cutting Content Development Time by 66% with an Agile Reuse & Personalization Strategy appeared first on Xyleme | Content Management Solutions.

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.

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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Webinar: Five Ways to Future-Proof Your Content

Xyleme

It’s critical that modern organizations prioritize their content development, management, delivery, and analysis processes if they want to stay ahead of emerging trends and be prepared to capitalize on new opportunities.

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.

How to Integrate and Benefit from User-Generated Content In Your eLearning LMS

TOPYX LMS

User-generated content (UGC) is trending in eLearning because of the value it can add to an employees’ LMS training experiences. LMS eLearning LMS Content Production

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The future of enterprise content is modular and headless

Dion Hinchcliffe's Web 2.0 Blog

The classic approach to enterprise content management was to provide a central place to edit and publish content. But in a world filled with hundreds of digital channels, and dozens of types of devices, the traditional content management platform has become a spoke on a hub.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

[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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Misadventures in Content Production: Why “Rapid” Tool Aren’t Really Rapid

Xyleme

What you see is what you get” (WYSIWYG,) or “rapid” tools, apply styles that are hard-coded into the content, which means that the writing and designing are coupled together. Let’s be honest — so-called “rapid” authoring tools aren’t really rapid at all.