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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. Related:  digital skillsCuration

You have a Twitter account... now what? So you have a Twitter account. Great! But what's next? Maybe you've had this account for months or years and you haven't figured out what to do with it. Here are a few quick tips to enhance your experience! 1. Say who you are and why you are using Twitter. 2. Who? How I decide who to follow? 3. Time to get going! Should you tweet about matters that are not about your work or study? If you have any questions or tips for others, please post them in the comments. Remember it is fun. How Can Web 2.0 Curation Tools Be Used in the Classroom? Digital Tools Jeff Thomas “Curation” may be one of the big buzzwords of 2011. As the amount of information accumulates thanks to the Web, it becomes increasingly important that we use tools to help us find information that’s relevant and useful. The role of the curator has always been to help pull together and oversee collections of materials. There are a number of tools that enable this. “Curation offers a context on the biggest learning playground the world has ever known.” That’s another vital part of the act of curation: what other people have deemed important. While the Web has perhaps democratized who can be an expert, we do still prefer to turn to those with specific backgrounds and from specific professions, especially when it comes to education.One interesting new curation tool is Scoop.it. Curation was once the purview of experts and professionals who collected and preserved resources. Related Explore: Scoop.it

Who are your curators? | Content curator | Digital Curator I had already planned to write a post about “curators” today when I noticed that Jeff De Cagna has posted about the “content challenge” over on SmartBlog. He sees “content curation” as one of the most significant innovation opportunities available to organizations. We’re in agreement on that and have spoken together about it before. Here on Mission to Learn, though, I’d like to focus on it as one of the most significant innovation opportunities for individual lifelong learners. First things first: What is a Curator? The idea behind curators and content curation is that there is such a flood of new content pouring through the Internet pipes these days that being aware of all of it and sorting it out in meaningful ways is simply not possible. Bottom line: A curator is an individual or organization who excels at helping others make sense. For the individual lifelong learner, I see (at least) two powerful opportunities here. The first is to find great curators. The second is to be a curator.

TV | Home What is digital curation? The digital curation lifecycle Digital curation and data preservation are ongoing processes, requiring considerable thought and the investment of adequate time and resources. You must be aware of, and undertake, actions to promote curation and preservation throughout the data lifecycle. The digital curation lifecycle comprises the following steps: Conceptualise: conceive and plan the creation of digital objects, including data capture methods and storage options. Create: produce digital objects and assign administrative, descriptive, structural and technical archival metadata. Access and use: ensure that designated users can easily access digital objects on a day-to-day basis. Appraise and select: evaluate digital objects and select those requiring long-term curation and preservation. Dispose: rid systems of digital objects not selected for long-term curation and preservation. Reappraise: return digital objects that fail validation procedures for further appraisal and reselection.

Online friend or foe? | Learning out and about with tech When we advise children about being safe online, we often tell them to be aware that who they are talking to online may not be who they think. But as adults how many of us think that could happen to us? I thought I was pretty careful but along with many of my twitter friends, I was duped by someone in a rather impressive way. Why do I say impressive? Because this person maintained this false and other false identities, blogged/tweeted under this identity for over two years. This week through some mistakes by this person and some pretty good detective work by other twitter friends, it was discovered that the pictures of the twins were taken from a blog in the States and the wedding pictures were fake too. How do I feel about this? We came with our families to a Helen’s mums farm in Yorkshire where we spent a fantastic two days doing a variety of activities such as: daytime astronomy, geocaching, den building, football, painting, mission explore, walking, weird science, origami etc.

teachnology / Digital Storytelling DigiTales- The site created by Bernajean Porter, with resources for digital storytelling, many of which are linked below Center for Digital Storytelling- Based in Berkeley, with international digital storytelling resources Digital Storytelling Cookbook- By Joe Lambert, from the Center for Digital Storytelling The Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling- Site from University of Houston, with examples, guidelines, tips, and other resources, many of which are linked below The DAOW of Storytelling- by Jason Ohler, another look at the elements of digital storytelling; a good lunchtime read! What is a Digital Story? 7 Things You Should Know About Digital Storytelling- An overview of the pros and cons of digital storytelling Examples Island Movies- These movies were part of a contest for students in Hawaii. Nice example using clip art to have students write a creative story Should You Be Afraid of Snakes? Pre-Writing/Brainstorming

La puce et le neurone : deux mots sur la “curation” Ah le vilain mot que celui de « curation » ! Il y a décidément des anglicismes qui passent mal. Je ne sais pas pourquoi on ne lui préfère pas le terme d’édition, fût-il imparfait. Quoi qu’il en soit, c’est depuis quelques mois un des mots à la mode sur le Web et il recouvre quelque chose d’important : essayons donc de remonter du son (bruyant) au sens. Mais tout d’abord, qu’est-ce que la curation ? Maintenant, si l’on considère le Web, on comprend aisément pourquoi c’est une notion importante. Pour ne parler que du Web moderne, celui qui dans mon esprit commence au milieu des années 1990, deux méthodes de curation se dégagent : l’humaine et l’algorithmique. La curation humaine, c’est « David and Jerry’s Guide to the World Wide Web« , à savoir Yahoo! Delicious, né durant les années 2000, est une autre start-up qui fit date et, à mon avis, la start-up la plus emblématique du Web 2.0. Il est assez aisé de tracer les principaux avantages et inconvénients de ces deux approches.

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:

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