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Curating resources to support learning is a valuable activity. The internet is full of useful articles, videos, documents and discussions that are useful to support people developing their skills and knowledge in any area. As part of the mix in a ‘learning event’, used before or as a follow up after an event or even as an alternative to a workshop, curated resources help a deeper level of learning to take place. Using what’s already out there helps to avoid re-inventing the wheel.

But how do you find the time to curate resources?


Here’s something that might help.


Our friend, Martin Couzins at Learn Patch, has kindly offered us all the chance to make use of beta programme of a new service that provides curated lists for subscribers. You decide the topic for the curated resources you’d like to see and Learn Patch sends them to you. In return for the chance to get involved, you just need to give your feedback on the resources curated by Learn Patch and the service provided.

One of the things that has always impressed me about Learn Patch is the approach in ensuring resources are credible, relevant and appropriate. The approach in making sure the credible stuff bubbles to the top and the nonsensical fake news is weeded out is important when it comes to curating resources. You don’t want to put out any old rubbish in front of the people in your organisation, do you?


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I’m going to give this a whirl and try this out. I’ve chosen the topic of #DigitalSkills given that’s an area I’m hugely interested in. For you, it could be resources to help with training you’re working on, an area that you are working on in your business or perhaps something to do with the industry your organisation is working in. If you are studying on any of our CIPD programmes, perhaps there’s an assignment or topic where curated resources would be of benefit.

If this is something you want to try out too, I’d love you to do a couple of things. First, leave me a comment as to what interests you about this and why. Once you’ve done that, then head along to get started and sign up free at

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  • Thanks for sharing this Ady! Just to reassure everyone, this really is free and all I ask is that in return you let me know what you think of the links I pull together for you.

    So, if you need some insights on anything L&D/OD, workplace related then please let me know!

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