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3 Reasons KM and learning systems will soon be amazing

Oct 17, 2019 10:30:00 AM / by The Feathercap staff posted in Learning, Knowledge Management, AI Primer, AI, Blog, LMS, NLP, workplace learning, augmented workforce

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We’re at an amazing time today as all manner of learning vendors and knowledge management systems are going through a renaissance. Vendors have understood that no one has time to learn required job skills as a separate learning event, and must gain the skills they need in real time as they perform their jobs. A big driver are the technology changes such as the availability of AI approaches accelerating this trend.

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5 Reasons why AI will curate all your content

May 20, 2019 3:53:00 PM / by The Feathercap staff posted in Knowledge Management, AI, Blog, AI curation, augmented workforce, best wiki software, corporate intranet, sales enablement best practices

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This is part two of our series on content curation, see last week's part one: "5 Reasons corporate content curation is getting difficult." In this post, we talk about the solutions.

Over the past few years, we’ve seen a lot of end of year blog predictions on existing problems to be solved in workplace learning and knowledge management for the coming year. Almost without exception these posts bring in AI as the "deus ex machina"; or as defined from Merriam-Webster: "as a plot device whereby a seemingly unsolvable problem in a story is suddenly and abruptly resolved by an unexpected and seemingly unlikely occurrence, typically so much so that it seems contrived." So how will AI in practice solve our workplace content curation issues? This week’s post focuses on one of the bigger struggles; workplace content curation. Here are the five specific reasons AI will curate all our workplace content:

 

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Automated AI curation in practice

Jul 6, 2018 1:26:03 PM / by The Feathercap staff posted in AI, Blog, NLP, AI curation, NLU, AI content curation, automated content curation

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In our previous post, “4 reasons why learning content authoring tools must become as easy to use as publishing to Youtube” we talked about how learning authoring tool companies like Articulate and Adobe amongst others have made it easy to turn existing MS PowerPoints and other assets into learning content. This of course is not new. The idea of taking all manner of video, text, images and assessments combined with a logical path for a learning audience to follow has been with us since the late 90’s. It’s not fair to compare today’s authoring approaches and tools with those of the past as they really are easy enough for most any novice to get started. But to produce a really good learning experience we would argue the vast majority assume some expertise is required. How many authoring tool vendors have user groups, elaborate help guides, templates for sale, and “experts” for hire to assist you to build or assist in creating learning content for your organization? How much do they cost? They are priced to be creative tools for experts. We can now say this has changed with our own latest release of Feathercap; our authoring and learning sharing system. In our newest release of Feathercap you can now select a PDF, MS PowerPoint, xAPI course or most any document and video to instantly turn into trackable learning content. Like Youtube, press a button and pull one or many files at once from your desktop or Dropbox (Box, Sharepoint/ OneDrive and G drive support coming soon) then upload to Feathercap. That’s it. An image from the first page is even automatically grabbed as a thumbnail for your audience. Everything you select is now trackable, responsive web based courses available on any device. You can even synch and update an entire Dropbox directory of content and have it all automatically turned to Feathercap/ xAPI courses at once.

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