Why Curation Will Transform Education and Learning: 10 Key Reasons There is a growing number of key trends that are both rapidly revolutionizing the world of education as we know it and opening up opportunities to review and upgrade the role and scope of many of its existing institutions, (as the likeliness that they are going to soon become obsolete and unsustainable, is right in front of anyone's eyes). George Siemens, in his recent Open Letter to Canadian Universities, sums them up well: 1) An Overwhelming Abundance of Information Which Begs To Be OrganizedThe goal is not (and probably it never was) to learn or memorize all of the information available out there. It's just too much even if we focus only on the very essence of it. The goal is to learn how to learn, to know where to look for something and to be able to identify which parts of all the information available are most relevant to learn or achieve a certain goal or objective.This is why new digital literacy skills are of such great importance. From the New York Times: "...Mr.
Digital Commons | Toolkits and Tutorials | bepress In order to help subscribers get started with Digital Commons and take full advantage of its features, bepress Outreach has compiled this series of toolkits and short tutorials. In the toolkits, you will find a collection of research, reference materials, and other information on each topic to give you the tools you need to be successful. The tutorials are designed to share outreach strategies based upon community best practices. Follow index Toolkits Toolkits Getting Started Toolkit, bepress Journals Toolkit, bepress ETDs & Student Work Toolkit, bepress Law Review Toolkit, bepress Copyright Toolkit, bepress Faculty Collections Toolkit, bepress SelectedWorks Toolkit, bepress Marketing Toolkit, bepress Tutorials Tutorials Dissemination and Discovery: Open Access Publishing for Graduate Work Through Digital Commons, Courtney Smith Generating Top-Level Buy-In for Your Institutional Repository, Courtney Smith Capturing Unique Collections in Digital Commons: A Service to Campus and Community, Ann Taylor
Digital Curation: Alternatives to Storify As I wrote in one of the early ProfHacker blog posts, it’s always a good idea to have a backup plan. This truth was brought home to me this semester in my teaching. About a month ago, students in my course on “Writing in Digital Environments” began experimenting with Storify, a social media curation tool we’ve covered before here at ProfHacker. As part of their work for the course, the students have been using Twitter since the semester began. Unfortunately, on the day the Storify assignment was due, some students (and apparently many Storify users) lost their work due to a mistake made by Storify with their database. In order to fulfill the task of analyzing and presenting their Twitter activity, students would need to use an alternative to Storify. In the end, most of my students decided to go back to Storify and hope that the mistake that knocked their work offline won’t be repeated. How about you? [Creative Commons-licensed flickr photo by Gwyneth Anne Bronwynne Jones] Return to Top
» Ethan Zuckerman on curation (and many, many other things) Dyfeisgar Totally floored by t his blog post from Ethan Zuckerman . Great stuff. Here’s a thought on ‘curation’: Like everyone else, I’m experiencing a shift in how I get news about the world. In the pre-web world and early web days, news of the world came primarily through curated media – broadcast television, newspapers, magazines. On the other hand, curators invariably have biases, and the ability to seek information that appeals to our own interests and preferences is one of the most powerful capacities the modern web has put in our hands. We need mechanisms to ensure that search gets complemented with serendipity, , not just those of the majority.
Curation! (2) PowerPoint Presentation: Digital Curation My site: springfieldlibrary.wikispaces.com / My blog: blog.schoollibraryjournal.com/neverendingsearch / My tweets: @ joycevalenza My Guides sdst.libguides.com / newtools sdst.libguides.com / researchtools databases Presentation joycedownunder.wikispaces.com / Curation for search 1306973026 m ake sense determine relevance d etect crap s earch without Google/it’s not about the answer find a niche/take a lead m aximize the new OER resources even a kid can be a trusted guide d evelop digital literacies not on the test take responsibility for learning http ://www.youtube.com/watch? edtechthefuture.png Lopes de Santos, Jaci . Nunley , Donnie. Magic Madzik . “Binghamton University Libraries. Robin Good:
File Format Comparison Projects: Still Image and Audio-Visual Working Groups - Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative The FADGI Still Image and Audio-Visual Working Groups are exploring file formats for still images and video. Two explorations are focused on reformatting, e.g., digitizing documents, books, maps, and photographs as still images, and digitizing videotapes (mostly analog, sometimes digital) as file-based video. These two comparisons employ similar, matrix-based tools to make comparisons relevant to preservation planning. The matrixes compare a limited number of formats in terms of roughly forty factors, grouped under the following general headings: Sustainability FactorsCost FactorsSystem Implementation Factors (Full Lifecycle)Settings and Capabilities (Quality and Functionality Factors) Raster Still Images for Digitization: A Comparison of File Formats Digital File Formats for Videotape Reformatting Meanwhile, a third exploration examines born digital video. Creating and Archiving Born Digital Video Back to Top
curator's ǝpoɔ BLOGTASTIC! This is part of the the book BLOGTASTIC! Growing and Making a Difference Through Blogging. You can read the table of contents and follow the book on this page: See the table of contents for the book here: BLOGTASTIC project Previous article: What’s on your “About Me” page? Some people think that they can create a brand simply through their blog. There’s a huge difference between building a brand and extending a brand. Let’s look at brand extensions for a moment. Crest is known for its mint-flavored toothpaste, but they also have launched cinnamon and citrus flavored toothpaste. Note: There is a limit. When you launch a blog, your blog is typically a brand extension. There is no shortcut to building a powerful personal brand. A blog is a great way to extend your brand online. Blogging Tip: Focus on building your personal brand–online and offline Whether you like it or not and whether you want it or not, you already have a personal brand. Related Articles
Take Note: How to Curate Learning Digitally Note taking lies at the heart of curricula around the world. Beginning in elementary school, we teach students to "take notes" so that they can maintain a record of the content disseminated to them by the teacher. And yet, with mobile devices replacing paper notebooks, this process has become increasingly complex as students (and teachers) struggle to apply previous strategies to new tools. In the past, I wrote about the 4Ss of Note Taking With Technology. Students should choose a system that: Supports their learning needs Allows them to save across devices Possesses search capabilities Can be shared While I realize that younger students need scaffolding to learn any system, older students need to think beyond just transcribing information. Curate Recently, a middle-school teacher mentioned to me that her students could not keep track of everything. Curation implies more than just collecting resources into a folder or notebook. Synthesize Reflect
Requirements for Digital Preservation Systems: A Bottom-Up Approach Abstract The field of digital preservation is being defined by a set of standards developed top-down, starting with an abstract reference model (OAIS) and gradually adding more specific detail. Systems claiming conformance to these standards are entering production use. Work is underway to certify that systems conform to requirements derived from OAIS. We complement these requirements derived top-down by presenting an alternate, bottom-up view of the field. 1. The field of digital preservation systems has been defined by the Open Archival Information System (OAIS) standard ISO 14721:2003 , which provides a high-level reference model. Work is under way to elaborate the OAIS reference model with sufficient detail to allow systems to be certified by an ISO 9000-like process , and to allow systems to inter-operate on the basis of common specifications for ingesting and disseminating information [74, 22 ]. 2 Goal 3 Threats Media Failure. 4 Strategies 4.1 Replication 4.2 Migration