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6 steps for quality content curation Published on May 18, 2018

Posted on Aug 24, 2018 by Katharine Barnett

Sifting through the masses of online content to make good decisions about what to read, listen to or learn next is difficult. Sometimes, next to impossible. A way to make sense of the constant bombardment of content is to curate. At Filtered, we’ve hand curated over 800 assets across multiple platforms; our demo product, our L&D version, and client project as well.

We use this system of manual curation to build a training set for our algorithm stack magpieto automatically source and tag content. We’ve developed our own 6-step process: Understand, Source, Evaluate, Publish, Maintain, Analyse.

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Topics: Learning, curation

Fewer jam options will make you happier…

Posted on Jul 31, 2018 by Rich Ward

12 months of working in the corporate learning and development industry and there’s a lot of noise.

Consistent feedback is that professionals don’t know what to learn and don’t believe they have the time, so self improvement stalls. This sent me down a research path about what’s happening to today’s knowledge worker and Barry Schwartz’s work on ‘The Paradox of Choice’ offered so many answers. At its extreme end, an abundance of choice (in life) has been proven to lead to depression and loneliness. If you like this thinking, you can take it a step further here with the concept of ‘Voluntary Simplicity’.

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Whose data is it anyway?

Posted on Jun 20, 2018 by Chris Littlewood

A question that has been bubbling away since the early days of the world wide web has been thrown into the open by the Facebook scandal. Who owns our data?

For many years the question has been asked by idealists and internet pioneers. Facebook’s poor decisions have thrown it into the open. The implicit transaction - I give you my data in return for access - is now under explicit scrutiny.

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How do skills affect productivity?

Posted on Apr 17, 2018 by Chris Littlewood

Since the financial crisis, there has been a steady drip of gloomy news on UK labour productivity. Most recently an encouraging rise was overshadowed by better performance in the Eurozone, US and Japan. But why should we care? The national debate concentrates on national actions: improving transport links, extending mobile coverage, or changes to regulation to increase access to capital or foster competition. These are not levers most of us can pull in our jobs and our organisations.

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6 ways to use motion in your UI

Posted on Mar 30, 2018 by Aaron Krohn

Over the past 10 years, motion has become an essential layer of interface design. It is often the difference between a good and great User Interface (UI). Its rise in importance can be attributed to the dawn of the smartphone, touch-screen era. The direct success to this idea is that it offers a way to manipulate content and brings a physicality to design. Interact with a website that doesn’t meet our understanding of how it should work, and it breaks a users flow. This is why it is important to bring consistency to an interface.

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How does a learning company launch a learning initiative?

Posted on Mar 09, 2018 by Rob MacAllister

We all think we’re good at our jobs... But how do we quantify and share our knowledge in a way that provides useful and actionable insight?

We’ve been working a lot with clients to successfully launch globalfilter in their organisations. One practical way we've been able to deliver meaningful advice is through our own experience rolling the platform out in-house. Below are 6 actionable tips that we have learnt, the challenges we’ve encountered and how we are maintaining engagement and usage. I'll be sharing our learnings (for better or for worse) fortnightly via LinkedIn and would love to hear your thoughts/ queries/ questions.

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Metrics, medicine, magpie and Marc

Posted on Feb 28, 2018 by Marc Zao-Sanders

We think a lot about how to measure how good a recommendation is at Filtered. While there is no one ‘right’ way to assess this, having metrics that attempt to quantify how well our algorithms are performing helps us make progress. They let us build a sense of what works well, what doesn’t, and whether changes we make are improvements or otherwise.

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Kind recommendations

Posted on Feb 28, 2018 by Marc Zao-Sanders

Kindness is at the heart of the recommendation. It’s one person saying to another, I see your situation and I think this thing can help you. That gets lost in an era of mass, computerised (and often low-quality) recommendations. But I’m talking about why, really, recommendations (and the members of the genus: suggestions, tips, hacks, help, advice, counsel) are offered in the first place. We’re able to make a good recommendation when:

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The Launch Playbook - How to Launch a New Learning Initiative

Posted on Feb 21, 2018 by Adam Lacey

When you are launching a new learning initiative at your organisation there are loads of things to consider. Like any big project, knowing where to start is half the problem.

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L&D-on-Slack

Posted on Feb 20, 2018 by Marc Zao-Sanders

Share. Relax, be open. Advance the world, not just us.

That’s one of the official behaviours we encourage here. And it’s one of the reasons we launched globalfilter for L&D professionals in September last year, to advance the understanding of learning issues amongst learning professionals. That went well: 2,000 learning professionals have already signed up for the free service. So today we’re augmenting that with a dedicated Slack instance.

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Topics: Learning, Work Technologies, skills