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Why Curation Will Transform Education and Learning: 10 Key Reasons

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.

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Create or Curate? One of the current hot topics in e-learning is curation. But what exactly is curation? And what relevance does it have to e-learning? Interestingly the word derives from the Latin cura – meaning literally someone ‘who cares’. Curators have existed for thousands of years and their role is defined as follows: Jisc digital capability codesign challenge blog It’s been a hectic, interesting and sometimes information-overloaded couple of months on the Digital Capabilities frameworks project. Lou McGill and I have reviewed over 60 existing frameworks for describing the digital capabilities of staff, from professional frameworks which might only touch on digital practice, to frameworks from the IT industry, digital media, and business innovation. We’ve looked at a host of publications and web sites. And I’ve carried out interviews with dozens of people who are doing work in this area, whether they are based in professional bodies or in universities and colleges, or in industry and the professions outside of education. One of the surprising things to emerge from this process, as Sarah Davies has outlined, is the affection people feel for some of the work Jisc has already done in this area. Six elements of digital capability: click for more detailed view

7 Content Curation Tips For Personal Branding Success Popular Today in Business: All Popular Articles I’d like to share 7 simple content curation tips for personal branding success, based on a recently-introduced feature on one of my favorite blogs. As I wrote Author’s Journey blog post a few weeks, content curation can be a powerful tool for personal brand building and corporate branding. Content curation can save you time while helping you and your business build your expert status and maintain your consistent online visibility. “However, too much content curation can backfire, leading to reader boredom and tune-out. This can easily happen today, when the same Top 40 blog resources are often simply passed along, over and over again, without differentiating comment or added value.”

5 Tips for Great Content Curation Steven Rosenbaum is the CEO of, a real-time video curation engine for publishers, brands, and websites. He's also the author of Curation Nation. You've heard the buzz word — curation — being thrown around like it's a gadget we all know how to work. The Road to Successful Learning is Paved With Mistakes Today’s educators are quite concerned that our present educational system still has a long way to go in terms of providing a successful learning experience for students of all ages. Nowhere is this more evident than in the short film here, produced by Ericsson, and featuring some forward-thinking individuals who are hoping that the future will build on past mistakes and achievements to build a brighter educational future: We Can No Longer Utilize 20th Century Learning Techniques It is a foregone conclusion that technology must be utilized in order to ensure that every learner gets the most out of his or her educational opportunities. Teachers will always play a valuable role in learning, but they need to start teaching learners to be independent thinkers, rather than spoon-feeding them information that will only be regurgitated on a standardized test.

UNESCO Global MIL Assessment Framework UNESCO Global MIL Assessment Framework The UNESCO Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Assessment Framework provides a conceptual and theoretical framework for MIL, and introduces the rationale and methodology for conducting an assessment of country readiness and existing competencies on MIL at the national level. It also includes practical steps for adaptation of its recommendations at national level. An increasing flow of information and media content created and shared using new information and communication technologies (ICTs) and the growing role of media and information providers in society offer new possibilities for social, economic and political development. In order to take an advantage of these developments and tackle the resulting challenges, there is a need for a new approach to literacy that is more situational, pluralistic and dynamic, drawing attention to information, communication, media, technological and digital aspects. >> Read the full version

How Educators Use Pinterest for Curation Digital Tools Jody Strauch By A. Where does curation sit in e-learning? Where does curation sit in all of this? Whilst blogging implies creating content or self-publishing, curation is aggregating content by one person for others – going out with a broom to sweep autumn leaves into a pile then picking out the russet red ones. It isn’t publishing either, these leaves are literally individual pages, not entire books, and they are, in the parlance ‘bite–sized’ pieces of information. Noam Chomsky on the Purpose of Education by Maria Popova On the value of cultivating the capacity to seek the significant. In this talk based on his presentation at the Learning Without Frontiers conference in January, philosopher, linguist, and cognitive scientist Noam Chomsky — easily one of our time’s sharpest thinkers — discusses the purpose of education. Despite the slow pace and the cheesy AfterEffects animated typography, the video is a treasure trove of insight on everything from the role of technology to the pitfalls of policy. On the industrialization of education, echoing Sir Ken Robinson’s admonition about its effects on creativity:

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