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The many dimensions of Digital Learning - edtech, eLearning, blended, authentic, online
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Curtin Teaching and Learning - eLearning: eLearning advisors

Curtin Teaching and Learning - eLearning: eLearning advisors | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The diverse team of eLearning advisors provide elearning workshops, send out periodic newsletter, provide customised consultation, support the eScholar program and more.

 

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Robot learning improves student engagement

Robot learning improves student engagement | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Online students who use the innovative robots feel more engaged and connected to the instructor and students in the classroom, the first-ever study of a pioneering robot-learning course shows.
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The first-ever study of Michigan State University's pioneering robot-learning course shows that online students who use the innovative robots feel more engaged and connected to the instructor and students in the classroom. 

Stationed around the class, each robot has a mounted video screen controlled by the remote user that lets the student pan around the room to see and talk with the instructor and fellow students participating in-person. 

The study, published in Online Learning, found that robot learning generally benefits remote students more than traditional videoconferencing, in which multiple students are displayed on a single screen.
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Online Learning, Disruptive Innovation in Education - Michael Horn

Online Learning, Disruptive Innovation in Education - Michael Horn | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Quick Take: In a knowledge economy, we need to ensure that every student is getting the right opportunities to fulfill their potential. Online learning offers a flexibility that can help transform Education into a student-centered learning system beneficial to all.

Michael Horn is an expert in online learning, blended learning, competency-based learning and student-centered education. He works with several education organizations to improve student learning experiences and his work has also led him to serve on education organizations advisory boards. He is co-founder of the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, a non-profit think tank, and is the author of the bestseller book “Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools.” Horn holds a BA in history from Yale University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

In this interview, he shares how to transform the educational system into a student-centered learning (SCL) approach, how to use online learning to maximize student success, and why online learning is considered a disruptive innovation in education. He also shares his perspective on the challenges of blended learning, as well as some of the trends educational institutions will experience in the coming decades.
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Quick Take: In a knowledge economy, we need to ensure that every student is getting the right opportunities to fulfill their potential. Online learning offers a flexibility that can help transform Education into a student-centered learning system beneficial to all. 

In this interview, he shares how to transform the educational system into a student-centered learning (SCL) approach, how to use online learning to maximize student success, and why online learning is considered a disruptive innovation in education. He also shares his perspective on the challenges of blended learning, as well as some of the trends educational institutions will experience in the coming decades.
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International Perspectives on Next Generation Digital Learning Environments

International Perspectives on Next Generation Digital Learning Environments | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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by Marieke de Wit, Francesc Santanach and Jeffrey Merriman
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Monday, August 14, 2017
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How can higher education institutions worldwide support transforming educational needs with the right tools at the right time?
Next generation digital learning environments must meet the requirements of evolving learning methodologies, the realities of the new life-long student demographic, and constantly evolving hardware and software technologies.
New, openly defined, and evolving models, standards, and data formats for capturing and sharing educational knowledge in programmatically accessible ways will stimulate the emergence of new educational businesses and services.
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Why the culture of ‘free’ is damaging edtech & education

Why the culture of ‘free’ is damaging edtech & education | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
This leaves us constantly in the position of trying to build our tech integrations strategy on quicksand. We have to be constantly finding new apps and services to replace the ones that have folded and then starting again learning and training how to use and build ideas and materials around these.
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This leaves us constantly in the position of trying to build our tech integrations strategy on quicksand. We have to be constantly finding new apps and services to replace the ones that have folded and then starting again learning and training how to use and build ideas and materials around these.
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 Digital Futures | Curtin University

 Digital Futures | Curtin University | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Digital Futures is a program of technology-related projects that are increasing Curtin University’s digital capabilities and equipping key areas of the business to compete in the rapidly-evolving higher education marketplace.


The expectations of students, researchers and staff are changing in light of the increasing use of digital technologies and capabilities around availability of information – anytime, anywhere and using any device.

A personalised, interactive, intuitive and collaborative experience is now the norm.

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A personalised, interactive, intuitive and collaborative experience is now the norm.
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The Academic Library and the Promise of NGDLE

The Academic Library and the Promise of NGDLE | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Academic libraries support institutional goals for student success and have embraced the use of correlation research to demonstrate connections between library services and resources and student learning, retention, completion, and postgraduation success.
Recent correlation research has revealed promising connections between academic libraries and student success; however, data difficulties seem likely to stymie continued work in this area.
To further their research and maximize library contributions to learning, librarians should prepare for next generation digital learning environments and learning analytics initiatives on their campuses by reading about related topics, engaging with library colleagues, and consulting campus partners.
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International Perspectives on Next Generation Digital Learning Environments

International Perspectives on Next Generation Digital Learning Environments | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Key Takeaways
How can higher education institutions worldwide support transforming educational needs with the right tools at the right time?
Next generation digital learning environments must meet the requirements of evolving learning methodologies, the realities of the new life-long student demographic, and constantly evolving hardware and software technologies.
New, openly defined, and evolving models, standards, and data formats for capturing and sharing educational knowledge in programmatically accessible ways will stimulate the emergence of new educational businesses and services.
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The Academic Library and the Promise of NGDLE

The Academic Library and the Promise of NGDLE | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Academic libraries support institutional goals for student success and have embraced the use of correlation research to demonstrate connections between library services and resources and student learning, retention, completion, and postgraduation success.
Recent correlation research has revealed promising connections between academic libraries and student success; however, data difficulties seem likely to stymie continued work in this area.
To further their research and maximize library contributions to learning, librarians should prepare for next generation digital learning environments and learning analytics initiatives on their campuses by reading about related topics, engaging with library colleagues, and consulting campus partners.
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Shifting the paradigm: making digital learning the norm

Shifting the paradigm: making digital learning the norm | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
As an educator, making the transition to digital can be an exciting but challenging (even frustrating) experience.  Just because you host your slides on a Digital Learning Environment doesn’t mean you are providing a digital learning experience.  Will your students absorb information more effectively just because they have read it on screen rather than on paper?  As yet, there is a lack of conclusive evidence on whether online reading accommodates more in-depth comprehension of material.  Digitising your learning resources will not necessarily improve the learner’s experience.
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10 Reasons the Listicle Is Effective for Digital Pedagogy

10 Reasons the Listicle Is Effective for Digital Pedagogy | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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The listicle retains the nostalgic orderliness of the beloved book while ushering in the brevity necessary for teaching and learning in the information age.


Students can use the listicle to synthesize information, organize information, and prioritize course tasks.


The broad pedagogical power of the listicle helps students by enhancing their reading, researching, writing, and digital-media skills.

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Students Say They Are Not as Tech Savvy as Educators Assume - EdSurge News

A love for avocado lattes and Snapchat filters are just a few of the stereotypes following Millennials these days. But students are now pushing back on these generational generalizations, noting that assumptions regarding their attitudes, hobbies, and abilities are hurting them academically. One of the biggest misconceptions students at last week’s New Media Consortium’s Summer Conference (NMC) brought up was the idea that millennials are digital natives.
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The NGDLE's Relevance to Community and Technical Colleges

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Today, the typical learning management system serves as little more than a virtual resource storage site, facilitating access to material rather than inspiring and enhancing the actual learning process.


In contrast, the Next Generation Digital Learning Environment focuses on personalization, tool integration, and content exchange, thereby serving as a launch pad for new learning experiences.
Because it is standards-based, NGDLE eliminates interoperability problems that often plague higher education institutions.


One such institution is the Kentucky Community and Technical College System; its encouragement of faculty innovation has resulted in successful tool use and teaching approaches — as well as a mash-up of tools that is straining the limits of its existing LMS.

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Provosts, Pedagogy, and Digital Learning

Provosts, Pedagogy, and Digital Learning | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Higher education provosts and chief academic officers (CAOs) have come of age, personally and professionally, with the technologies that are now ubiquitous on campus and in the consumer market. However, considerable survey data and numerous conversations suggest that many provosts and CAOs remain skeptical about the potential or claimed benefits of information technology as a resource for teaching, learning, and instruction. They are also concerned about the significant investments that institutions make to support information technology for those purposes.1
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Higher education provosts and chief academic officers (CAOs) have come of age, personally and professionally, with the technologies that are now ubiquitous on campus and in the consumer market. However, considerable survey data and numerous conversations suggest that many provosts and CAOs remain skeptical about the potential or claimed benefits of information technology as a resource for teaching, learning, and instruction. They are also concerned about the significant investments that institutions make to support information technology for those purposes
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[PDF] Instructional Design in Higher Education

[PDF] Instructional Design in Higher Education | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Learning — to some it is the sound of chalk on blackboards,  the search through stacks of scribbled notes, and backpacks full of heavy textbooks. For others with a less traditional lens, learning is the summoning of professors with a click of a mouse, assignments no longer living on paper, but in a cloud, and the ‘classroom’ being everywhere. Education has changed considerably in recent years and we don’t expect it to slow down anytime soon.


Because of the advancement of technology, institutions are able to reach more students than ever with the help of quality and accessible online courses. ‘eLearning’, ‘distance education’, ‘blended learning’, ‘online campuses,’ and other related programs have grown more prominent in higher education institutions. According to NCES data, there were 5.5 million students enrolled in distance education courses at degree-granting postsecondary institutions in fall of 2013.

There are many technologies flooding the market that help foster innovative teaching and learning. These tools, such as learning management systems, lecture capture systems, simulation creators, authoring, and video and audio tools, have flooded into the classrooms and lecture halls of higher education. However, the inference that these innovative tools aid learning should not be immediately assumed. With faculties’ full work load, learning and implementing new and often complex tools to improve their online pedagogy isn’t a priority. In fact, as the needs and tools of institutions have evolved, instructional designers have positioned themselves as pivotal players in the design and delivery of learning
experiences. Instructional designers exist to bridge the gap between faculty instruction and student online learning. But who, exactly, are instructional designers? What do they do? Where do they fit in higher education?


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Learning — to some it is the sound of chalk on blackboards, the search through stacks of scribbled notes, and backpacks full of heavy textbooks. For others with a less traditional lens, learning is the summoning of professors with a click of a mouse, assignments no longer living on paper, but in a cloud, and the ‘classroom’ being everywhere. Education has changed considerably in recent years and we don’t expect it to slow down anytime soon.
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Cambridge University could allow laptops and iPads for exams 

Cambridge University could allow laptops and iPads for exams  | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Academics say that the move, which would bring an end to more than 800 years of tradition, has come about because students rely too heavily on laptops in lectures, and are losing the ability to write by hand.

Cambridge University has now launched a consultation on the topic as part of its "digital education strategy", having already piloted an exam typing scheme in the History and Classics faculties earlier this year.

In an online survey, students are asked whether they would like the option to type exams, and whether this would have a “significant positive impact” on their “well-being”.  
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About time...  the reliance on disused and flailing social practices - like handwriting - are discriminatory and retrograde.  
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Technology, Autonomous Learning & a Decline in Critical Thinking

Technology, Autonomous Learning & a Decline in Critical Thinking | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

A lot has been written about helping guide students to choose the 'right' materials that have 'authority' when they access the online world, but I think that's a mistake. There are no wrong or right sources of information, there is only information. We need to help students to think critically about that information understand the arguments within it, the rationale behind it, the bias that influenced it and above all how they, as individuals, personally respond to that information and apply it to their lives. There is a wonderful line from a poem by Walt Whitman

" re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency".


This was written in 1855, but in the world we now live in, this above all is what our children need to learn.

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book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency".
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Digital Learning in British Art Museums - DML Central

Digital Learning in British Art Museums - DML Central | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Disclaimer: The Tate Modern is one of my favorite museums. My previous apartment held a place of honor, above the couch, for a poster I picked up there. And, in 2014, I interviewed the developers of their awesome app, the Magic Tate Ball (re: Using “String and Sellotape” To Build the Magic Tate Ball). So, imagine my excitement when I was recently introduced to Kathryn Box at the Tate Gallery in London.

Kathryn manages and produces content for the Tate Kids website and the Tate Kids social channels, which focuses on games and films and articles that speak to kids’ interests in art and the wider world. After three years invested at the Tate, she seemed like the perfect person to speak with to learn about their latest innovations in digital learning and across the British art scene in general.
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The Power of a Higher Education Consortium

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The next generation digital learning environment presents many challenges for institutions because of its dramatically new approach to teaching and learning.
A consortium is often the most cost-effective means to explore the vision of personalized learning through technology that the NGDLE offers.
Meeting this vision will require collaboration to collectively control and govern resources and provide the infrastructure needed to enable innovation and serve each university’s mission.

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Using Technology Doesn’t Make You Innovative – George Couros – Medium

Using Technology Doesn’t Make You Innovative – George Couros – Medium | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
If a classroom gets iPads, a question you will often hear immediately is, “What apps should I download?” In our concern for machines taking over education, we often do things that encourage machines to take over our teaching. I have been privy to seeing many educators use “flashcard” apps with students, not because they see it as a better process, but because they feel they need to justify iPads in their classroom by using them (the device) in some way with their students. This is often because devices are thrust onto educators without much thought and support on what is possible to do with them and how this aligns with the vision of the community.


I always ask educators to think, “What could you create with this iPad that you couldn’t create before?” Focusing on what we can “create” versus what we “consume” only, is a great starting point. It is not that consumption and content isn’t important. It is just that both consumption and creation should be evident in education for true deep learning.

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"I always ask educators to think, “What could you create with this iPad that you couldn’t create before?” Focusing on what we can “create” versus what we “consume” only, is a great starting point. It is not that consumption and content isn’t important. It is just that both consumption and creation should be evident in education for true deep learning."

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LearningOS: The Now Generation Digital Learning Environment

LearningOS: The <em>Now</em> Generation Digital Learning Environment | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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An overbuilt learning management system encumbers learning with too many features and options that require too much time to learn, customize, and perhaps disable.
The LearningOS is a thin system that gathers information about learning through data that is enhanced by external tools to create an ecosystem for learning.
Thought experiments, interactive discussions with colleagues and workshopping ideas at conferences can help shape the manner in which we proceed, the technologies we develop, and the approaches to implementation that we take in achieving the LearningOS.
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10 Practical Strategies to Integrate Technology in Your Classroom

10 Practical Strategies to Integrate Technology in Your Classroom | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Using technology in class should always be motivated by a real need to optimize students' learning and to enhance your teaching. Every time you want to digitize a teaching task ask yourself the following  questions: what are the added advantages of integrating technology in this task? And what are the alternative plans if things did not go as planned? The purpose is to make sure your use of technology is pedagogically sound and that it aligns with your own teaching goals. There are actually several ways to integrate technology in your classroom from collecting students feedback to grading paperlessly. In today's post, we are sharing with you this handy visual that features10  good examples of how you can put technology to serve your teaching. This visual is based on Marcus Guido's blog post "25 Easy Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom". We have done little bit of tweaking (with permission) on Marcus original list and ended up with the list below.
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Naked in the Garden: Privacy and the Next Generation Digital Learning Environment

Naked in the Garden: Privacy and the Next Generation Digital Learning Environment | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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By defining NGDLE Privacy Interoperability Standards, we elevate our stewardship of learning data to more fully support the next generation of students as they cultivate their digital learning environments.


Whether an institution's NGDLE looks more like a meticulously designed garden, a patchwork of community plots, or a field of native flowers and grasses, designing privacy requirements into interoperability standards helps ensure alignment with institutional and personal privacy values.


A crosswalk between the various elements of multiple privacy frameworks categorizes related concepts from these distinct schemes into five broad themes that offer the basis for an NGDLE Privacy Interoperability Standard.

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Under the Hood of a Next Generation Digital Learning Environment in Progress

Under the Hood of a Next Generation Digital Learning Environment in Progress | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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A first-year experience course at the University of Notre Dame offered the opportunity to develop and test a next generation digital learning environment. 


As a guiding framework for the digital architecture of the new FYE course, the design team followed the five dimensions of an NGDLE described in an ELI report to close the gaps between current learning management tools and digital learning environments. 


The FYE course required innovating beyond the supplemental course-level learning management system to create a more holistic NGDLE in order to fully support the teaching, learning, and student success missions of the program. 


Because they used an open-source LMS, they had a flexible hub with a campus support staff that could quickly, inexpensively, and safely begin to innovate at scale without high vendor cost or long development times.

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Shaping the Educational Technology Innovation Ecosystem

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Moving beyond "one size fits all," Next Generation Digital Learning Environment research is a call to action for greater personalization of educational experiences built on a technology foundation seamlessly integrating existing and emerging digital technologies and products.


An ecosystem of open-standards–based interoperable digital products shaped by the education community enables integration at low cost and is rapidly becoming a reality through the work of the IMS Global Learning Consortium.


IMS Global Learning Consortium member institutions are putting in place key features of the NGDLE by leveraging new releases of the Learning Tools Interoperability, Caliper Analytics, and Digital Microcredentials standards.


Now is the time for higher education institutions to develop a digital learning leadership strategy that enables their priorities into the future, leveraging and supporting the open standards movement.

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Key Takeaways Moving beyond "one size fits all," Next Generation Digital Learning Environment research is a call to action for greater personalization of educational experiences built on a technology foundation seamlessly integrating existing and emerging digital technologies and products...."
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In Real Life: Content Is Holding L&D Back

In Real Life: Content Is Holding L&D Back | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Content is a big consideration for organizations that are trying to evolve their learning and performance strategies. Most L&D teams, especially in large enterprises, aren’t starting from scratch. You’ve likely spent thousands of hours and tens of thousands of dollars building your content library. You’ve pieced together customized curricula that map to job codes across the company. You’ve even categorized your library based on the HR-approved competency list. Sure, half of this stuff was designed pre-2010, but it’s your content. You want to make the most of it! So, if you start to explore new strategies or technologies, you have to consider what may happen to all of that content.

There is, of course, a reason you’re looking for new ways to modernize your L&D practices. No, it’s not your content’s fault, but your content may be a symptom of a larger problem that continues to stifle many L&D teams. The more courses we have and the more topics we cover, the better we can explain our value to business stakeholders. Or at least we thought that was how it worked. We’ve fallen into the trap of associating our value as L&D to our content. But the workplace isn’t school—even if we do throw around the term “university” all the time. We’re no longer judged by seat times, completions, and test scores—even for compliance topics. In real life, the only content that matters is content that has a measurable impact on business results.
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