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  • Travis Jordan

Content Curation: A Necessary Skill for Future Instructional Designers

Updated: Jul 20, 2019

In 2002, as I was wrapping up my Masters degree in Instructional Technology from Utah State University, one of my professors (Dr. M. David Merrill) stated: "In 10 years instructional designers will spend most of their curating content rather than creating content". First off, I wondered "what is content curation" and secondly, I wondered "where are instructional designers going to get all of this content?" Well, fast forward a few years and here we are; an age where content is created and consumed at an astounding rate. Below is the amount of content that is created every 60 seconds according to