Curation in Learning I’m getting very excited about the possibilities of using more digital curation in learning. The trouble with curation is that I’m seeing it everywhere. As such I wanted to come up with a short framework that I could use to talk about how I see curation in learning being used, both at the organisation level and for individuals. So, go easy on me; here’s what I’m proposing… We can think of digital curation as being useful to us in four broad roles that I’m calling Inspiration, Aggregation, Integration and Application. Inspiration With the proliferation of content on the Web, it should come as no surprise that we are in increasing need of systems to sort, maintain and re-purpose content in a systematic manner. Organizations can of course benefit from this approach. Aggregation Increasingly we are being challenged to deliver ‘more with less’ in the learning department. Taking this further, some organizations are beginning to advocate a ‘resources not courses’ strategy. Integration Application
A Comprehensive Guide to Content Curation Depending on your point of view, content on the internet can be a vast collection of treasures, a cesspool swimming in filth, or a big pile of gold specks mixed in with an even bigger pile of dirt. My guess is that most people lean towards the last one, giving rise to content curation, the process of finding the gold among the dirt, as a very popular online activity. At its most basic, content curation is the process of finding, organizing, and presenting content from the flood of information and media that inundate the web by the second. Content curation isn’t about creating new content, just like a museum creator has no hand in creating the artifacts she decides to put on display. It’s not about indiscriminately collecting content (that’s aggregation, like what an RSS reader does), either, just as a museum curator doesn’t simply point to any object in a warehouse when deciding which artifacts will be included for a particular show. There are many ways content curation happens online.
Digg users game the system, spam homepage with Reddit links as problems persist – Tech Products & Geek News Power users took the matters into their own hands and flooded Digg’s homepage on Monday with a bunch of links leading to rival social media site Reddit. The backlash from the disgruntled community came in response to dozens of issues plaguing the site since its redesign last Wednesday. In addition, users complained about drastic design changes, like the removal of the Burry button and RSS feeds. People are also enraged over the new publisher accounts that basically let media organizations take over the Digg homepage – traditionally the home to power diggers, the folks who discover and share interesting stories and links. Seeing those issues persist and the Reddit attack on its homepage, Digg temporarily prevented both end-users and publishers from submitting new content, except for the auto-submit via RSS feeds feature. The official Twitter account belonging to Kevin Rose, Digg’s celebrity boss and founder, acknowledges technical problems with the site. Read more at VentureBeat
GUEST POST by Jay Cross: Why Content Curation Should be in Your Training Skillset Curation can boost your profit and help your people grow. It can save millions, reduce frustration, and boost the velocity of information in your organization. It starts in a gallery. You expect the curator of an art gallery to know the collection and to: search out the best itemsselect for the collectionauthenticate and preserve itemsadd interpretation, descriptions, and meaningpublicize viewings Picture a digital curator in your company. blog posts and Tweetsarticlesmeeting summariespresentationscompetitive analysisvideoconversationsimagesinfographicsTED talkssales pitches Curating these items — selecting, organizing, evaluating, and sharing them widely — multiplies an organization’s return on information many times over. Instead of satisfying art lovers, corporate curation saves enormous amounts of time, keeps teams on the same page, and equips everyone with the latest insights. An example: How Jay Cross Curates Content Here’s an example of a no-cost, one-person curation project.
Teaching with Content Curation Content curation is “…the process of collecting, organizing and displaying information relevant to a particular topic. Teacher content curation can be used by students and students can be asked to show expertise with examples of curation.” In my 8th grade ICT class we will be completing webquests on content curation as a teach method of introducing students to “Content Curation.” Storify: create stories or timelines using social media such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Flipboard: Update: Flipboard is NOW web-based!!! Scoop.it! Build engaged audiences through publishing by curation.Think of it as a way to build content.You can bookmark and share your sources.Can be used to increase your authority on a topic. Paper.li Automatically find, publish & promote engaging articles, photos and videos from across the webDisplay Content Marketing Information. Introduction into Content Curation What is Content Curation? Updated ==> Content Curation Lesson Step One: Step Two: Step 3: Curation Websites
The Complete Guide To Twitter Hashtags In Education What is a hashtag? A word or phrase preceded by a “#.” How do hashtags work? Twitter can be a busy place with lots of tweets–and thus lots of “noise.” A #hashtag is a way to aggregate tweets that are appended with a hashtag. Who can use hashtags? Anyone. What else do I need to know? Don’t hashtag spam–if your tweet doesn’t add to that hashtag’s topic, discussion, or user base, don’t add the hashtag.Use more than one hashtag if it applies to more than one topic, but choose wisely. Meeting Times Many of the hashtags have “meeting times” where educators agree to “meet and tweet”–that is, send out messages on a topic at a certain time on a certain day. If you do participate at the agreed upon time, you’ll see the tweets stream in live and participate in said conversation (via twitter) in what is nearly real-time. Note, this list of hashtags will be updated periodically, including reorganization, functional linking on all hashtags, and the addition of meeting times and focus areas. Popular Hashtags
Content Curators Are The New Superheros Of The Web Yesterday, the ever-churning machine that is the Internet pumped out more unfiltered digital data. Yesterday, 250 million photos were uploaded to Facebook, 864,000 hours of video were uploaded to YouTube, and 294 BILLION emails were sent. And that's not counting all the check-ins, friend requests, Yelp reviews and Amazon posts, and pins on Pintrest. The volume of information being created is growing faster than your software is able to sort it out. What's happened is the web has gotten better at making data. While devices struggle to separate spam from friends, critical information from nonsense, and signal from noise, the amount of data coming at us is increasingly mind-boggling. In 2010 we frolicked, Googled, waded, and drowned in 1.2 zettabytes of digital bits and bytes. Which means it's time to enlist the web's secret power—humans. If you want to understand how fast curation is growing on the web, just take a look at Pinterest. 1. How will curation evolve?
Franco Torcellan: Quando la ricerca online diventa prodotto ... dai diamanti non nasce niente dal letame nascono i fior ... La ricerca in rete presenta non poche difficoltà: internet è rappresentabile anche come una grande biblioteca caotica dove materiali di grande qualità sono mescolati a documenti ben poco attendibili, di scarsa fattura ed anche totalmente errati e fasulli. Anche se sono state elaborate metodologie e prassi per la valutazione della qualità delle informazioni reperite in rete (PDF, Kb 524), qualcuno è molto scettico su tutto questo e tende a rifiutare le nuove modalità e forme della conoscenza. David Weinberger afferma, invece, che "La conoscenza in rete è meno certa, ma più umana. Del resto gli stessi filtri sono contenuti: Google, ad esempio, ordina i risultati tenendo conto soprattutto di chi linka che cosa. La nuova conoscenza è dunque ampia, senza confini, populista, accreditata dagli altri, irrisolta. Weinberger dice ancora che "... per quanti metadati espliciti si forniscano, non saranno mai suficienti. ... ...... ...
Educators Guide to the use of Pinterest in Education Some educational Pinners to follow This is the editor of the famous blog cool cat teacher. It has over 69 boards all with more than 600 pins. Some of her best boards include "Teaching Ideas and App", Collaborative Writing", and " Global Collaboration in Education ". This guy is one of our favourite educational writers. Karen is a great educator with a huge presence online. This is an ICT specialist. Shannon has a great Pinterest page that includes some awesome boards on educational technology essentials. Shelly has one of the resourceful boards on Pinterest. Useful Pinterest Tutorials : 1- How to start using Pinterest 2- How to save Time Using Pinterest 3- How to Pin a Quote and Text to Pinterest 4- Everything you Need to Know about Pinterest
Curation as Digital Literacy Practice I have been writing my PhD so haven’t updated this blog for a while. Thesis writing is taking up a lot of my mental space as I get the ideas, storyline and contentions to ‘coalesce’ and cohere in a manner suitable for such a piece of work. I’ve been mulling over a series of ideas in my analysis of digital literacies, and one of them is the concept and practice of ‘curation’ as a digital literacy, and what the implications are for curation practices to be better understood, theorised, and subsequently harnessed for educational purposes. Back to the topic: The word ‘curation’ comes from the Latin root curare, meaning ‘to cure’ or ‘to take care of’ and historically relates to any processes of organisation, collation, judicious selection (usually for presentation), and even curing and preserving. Everyday examples of such practices include retweeting, ‘liking’ on Facebook, collating tweets and other updates into thematic collections (e.g. References: Bhatt, I. Tufte, E. Like this:
AulaBlog Top 11 Educational Pinners on Pinterest Pinterest is such a powerful new addition to the online social media fabric. It is not long since its official launch and it has already hosted thousands and thousands of pinners and is gaining in popularity day after day. Part of this huge success is due to the visual element that Pinterest depends on. The idea of social bookmarking is not new at all but Pinterest has revitalized it in such a creative way allowing people to use images from websites and blogs they like and assemble them into some visually appealing boards. As is the case with other social media tools, Pinterest has brought about some great pluses for educators and teachers. Here are some of the ways you can use Pinterest in education. 1- Create a classroom board Go ahead and create a board for your classroom on Pinterest. 2- Enhance Teamwork and Collaboration 3- Lesson Planning Pinterest boards can be a great help for storing visual representations of your lesson planning. 4- Book Readings 1- Lisa Johnson 2- Suzy Brooks