Get flash to fully experience Pearltrees
Overview: President John F. Kennedy was informed about the deployment of Soviet medium-range missiles on Cuba shortly after 8 a.m. on the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 16, 1962. His first reaction on hearing the news from National Security Adviser McGeorge Bundy was to accuse the Soviet leader Nikita S. Khrushchev of a double-cross.
I’ve got an odd relationship with the notion of social learning. Whilst I’m often at pains to remind people that social learning is nothing new, I’m acutely aware that the term is today a much broader one than it has been in years gone by. Influenced by a score of theorists dating back centuries, the idea that our individual learning is influenced by both our circumstances and by other people seems to be a naturally easy assumption to make. But ’social’ is something of a pariah in the corporate learning world, at least increasingly so it would seem. Recently I worked with a partner on a pitch to a global multinational as we sought to enable more collaborative learning in the organisation. Trouble is we didn’t phrase it ‘collaborative’ we called it social.
What is curation?
Curation is becoming an increasingly important term and for good reason: the online world is increasingly messy, muddled and full of blind alleys. Search used to be the best way to navigate online but today it is only one part of an Internet user's dashboard. Finding things is fine if you know what to look for, but search is increasingly less effective in judging the quality of links, or putting those links into a context. Blekko , the recently launched search engine tries to provide a context for search terms but it's still not curation but aggregation So what is curation?
Posted by Tom Foremski - November 16, 2010 There is no doubt in my mind that the topic of curation and the Internet, is an important one and that it will be a dominant topic in 2011. Curation is important because we are reaching the limits of what can be achieved through algorithms and machines in organizing and navigating the Internet. Aggregation looks like curation but it's not. (Please see: Aggregation Is Not Curation - There Is A Big Difference - SVW ) I define curation as a person, or a group of people, engaged in choosing and presenting a collection of things related to a specific topic and context.
Curation: The Next Big Thing?