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Discovery: Mapping Content to Learning Outcomes and Why That’s Important
By Mark Christensen

Curate Discovery

You know curating a diversity of course materials that are engaging and current has been on your radar. Of course, it has. And implementing previously used and unaligned content is just not an option anymore. But why?

It’s a question I asked Eszti Major-Rohrer, Director of Products, who heads up CURATE by Ed MapTM, our consultative course materials service that matches content to your institution’s unique requirements and learning outcomes.

Take two minutes to watch the video below and learn from Eszti’s experience. From personalizing the student experience, curating a multiverse of engaging course materials, to supporting your institution’s mission!



Retreading old content is not keeping up with the times. Mapping up-to-date and emerging content options, like digital and OER, to learning outcomes, help you take advantage of every possible opportunity for your students. That’s a good thing.

For one, it’s about personalization at the institutional level. As a school, you likely have your unique requirements that align with your strategy. These could include, a personalized path to learning such as a competency-based education for students. Meaning, the course content needs to support that strategy as well. An institution can request affordable content in various formats so that you can cater to visual, oratory or text-based learning styles. And offer easy access for the students from the LMS or student portal.

Aligning to learning outcomes is also important for students. Having access to recent information in a course ensures students are learning the latest concepts, terms, and vocabulary that are relevant to the subject. Building a course syllabus around a required book published in 1978 may fit for a History course but not so much for a class on Web Design or Computer Engineering.

Lastly, it’s about affordability. When you tap into a range of course material options and leverage those in your course development, your institution can control the prices. It’s finding the most effective and cost-efficient way to help with administrative costs, support the school’s mission, and ultimately ensure your students are prepared on or before day one of class!

Want more? Make sure to read Thomas Edison State University’s spotlight story and learn how they put CURATE by Ed MapTM to work for them.

Mark Christensen

Mark Christensen
Senior Director of Marketing

Mark Christensen has worked in K–12 and higher education in various roles throughout his career from teacher to administrator to ed-tech marketing communications. He currently works with Ed Map, helping institutions navigate today’s dynamic and changing content landscape. He holds his MBA in Marketing from Rivier University and his Ed.D. in Curriculum & Technology from Plymouth State University/Argosy.

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