A3: The Pros and Cons of Curating Existing Content vs. Creating New Content


Ferhana Dostmohamed, FD Learning Consulting, Canada


Information overload is a real issue in our world today, and there is a lot of well packaged, relevant information that is available for easy access – if you know where to look for it.

Knowing when to create new content versus when to source existing content will save you time, effort, and money. It allows you to bring in best practices, stay relevant and focus internal expertise where it will have the highest impact.

As a learning professional, having the balance of tapping into existing, well-constructed content and knowing when to build content customised for your audience helps you stay relevant and provide learning at the speed of the need of your organisation.

Why re-invent the wheel when you don't need to?

SCHEDULE: 14.00 – 17.20


14.00 – 14.10

Introductions and welcome

14.10 – 14.30

What is content creation and why should you be interested in it?

14.30 – 15.00

How to curate Content

15.00 – 15.30

Design basics of creating new content

15.30 – 16.00

Coffee break

16.00 – 16.20

Packaging curated content into learning paths

16.20 – 16.35

What technology do you need for content curation?

16.35 – 17.05

Where can you find high-quality content to curate?

17.05 – 17.20



All learning and knowledge management roles.


All. This course is relevant to all people who are tasked with providing knowledge or learning content to their audience.


Not required.


  • Explain the difference between creating and curating learning content.
  • Identify the basics of creating new content.
  • Identify how to source and curate existing content.
  • Create learning paths using a mixture of digital and non-digital content.


African nationals based in Africa who don't work for international organisations or global corporations may register for €30, all other participants may register for €50. This half day event includes a tea/coffee break and materials.

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