learningCloud (New Features): Playlists
What are Playlists?
A Playlist is basically a list of resources related to a certain topic of interest. They can be of any kind: videos, posts, podcasts... These lists are created and organized by an author, who updates and adds new content over time. This same author can decide if it is only for him, or if he wants to share it with other users who may be interested in the topic.
The closest example is Spotify platform, one of the largest content curators with millions of people around the world listening to their playlists daily. Some of them are algorithmic, selecting content automatically, such as news or discoveries. But the vast majority, who originally created this model, are made by content curators.
What are they for?
But the usefulness of playlists are not limited to sharing this type of content. In its evolution to improve online teaching and student participation, learningCloud implements this model to its platform as a method of getting new materials and encourage continuous learning.
Through this new functionality, any user of an instance can become a content curator, create their own playlists and share with students any external resource that they consider of interest on certain topics. On the other hand, students can browse through these playlists of different authors, follow the ones they are most interested in and keep up to date with their news through alerts.
The Playlists section is accessed through the same user portal, but it is separated from the training section. In this way it becomes a more enjoyable and informal tool, to motivate the user to consult it regularly and keep up to date with the latest news on their topics of interest.
Remember, to start using this new tool in your instance you must first activate the feature. It is a very simple technical process, just contact your Commercial or Consultant and in a short time you will have it available.
- Constantly evolving: the curator updates the playlists regularly, adding and removing information. Because information that was relevant in the past is no longer relevant now, new ways of seeing or doing things appear.
- Promote student engagement: feedback is crucial. Students interact with playlists by evaluating each content, adding comments that provide new points of view or create debate with other users.
- Encourage continuous learning: create a culture of continuous learning in organizations with relevant, updated, attractive and easily accessible information.
To learn more about how to manage and take advantage of playlists, you can check the articles in this section where this new feature is explained step by step.