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Is Content Curation in Your Skill Set? It Should Be. by David Kelly

Is Content Curation in Your Skill Set? It Should Be. by David Kelly
“Curation is an important skill to develop, especially in an environment in which more and more organizations shift towards self-directed learning for their workers. Now is the time for learning and performance professionals to develop this new skill set.” Curation is a term that is rapidly growing in popularity and is directly impacting the world of workplace learning and performance. In a world where the amount of information available to workers doubles every 18 to 24 months, it is impossible to keep up with the seemingly endless supply of it. In his book Curation Nation, Steven Rosenbaum describes it this way: “Curation replaces noise with clarity. Curating the information available within an organization is a growing need, and one that learning and performance professionals need to be able to address. The word curation has become a bit of a buzzword, and that always concerns me. So let’s start with a common foundation for discussion. What is curation? What changed the game? Related:  Content CurationPublic Speaking - Curation Research

Curation: Beyond the Buzzword - Resources Shared at #ASTD2013 At the 2013 ASTD International Conference and Exposition, I am conducting a concurrent session entitled Curation: Beyond the Buzzword. The session is taking place on Sunday May 19th at 1:45pm, so if you’re attending the conference, please feel free to attend. Here’s a description of the session: Curation is a term that is becoming more and more common in the learning field. Unfortunately, most talking about it do not understand what it is, let alone how to leverage it for their organization. During the session we will define curation, including the various types and levels of curation that exists (including aggregation, filtering, elevation, mash or match-ups, and timelines). Many in the field know that curation is a rising need. This blog post is being set up a follow-up resource for those that attended the session. My Curation-themed WritingIs Content Curation in Your Skill Set?

6 Content Curation Templates for Content Annotation A fundamental part of content curation is adding annotation and commentary to third-party content you choose to share. It’s easy for novice curators to simply focus on finding and sharing relevant content while overlooking the importance of annotating your content with your own perspective. Annotating your content is crucial for a few reasons: DifferentiationCurata’s Content Marketing Tactics & Technology Planner shows content curation continues to accelerate in popularity year over year. Search Engine Optimization (SEO)With Google’s increased attention for duplicate content, curators must be particularly mindful of how much content they excerpt from a third-party article. Fair Use & EthicsWhen using other people’s content, be respectful of fair-use and copyright law. In many ways, annotations go back to the heart of curation in the offline world, predating content curation in the online world. Strategy 1: Abstracting Now We Know Why Googling ‘Pressure Cookers’ Gets a Visit from Cops

17 Essential Content Templates and Checklists By far, the most popular post we have ever published at the Content Marketing Institute is 10 Must-Have Templates for Content Marketers. Though this post is almost two years old, our readers still seem to clamor for this type of information and advice. To that end, we wanted to provide a refresher on the most popular templates and checklists shared by the CMI team and our guest contributors. Some of these are “oldies but goodies” that we included in the first list, and others are new. Buyer-focused resources Buyer persona template: The first rule of content marketing is that whatever you create must be relevant to your audience. Content mapping template: If you sell something with a complex sales cycle, you’ll need to map your content requirements to stages in the buying cycle. Content and process organization Editorial calendar template: To keep all of your content projects planned and organized, you’ll likely want to develop a content calendar. Creativity and design

Education & Resources - National Women's History Museum - NWHM Author, lecturer, and chief philosopher of the woman’s rights movement, Elizabeth Cady Stanton formulated the agenda for woman’s rights that has guided the struggle to the present. Born in November 1815 in Johnstown, New York, Elizabeth Cady was the daughter of Margaret Livingston and Daniel Cady, Johnstown's most prominent citizens. She received her formal education at the Johnstown Academy and at Emma Willard's Troy Female Seminary in New York. Her father provided her with an informal legal education too. Well educated for a woman, Cady married abolitionist lecturer Henry Stanton, and had 7 children. On their honeymoon in London to attend a World’s Anti-Slavery convention, she and Lucretia Mott were angered at the exclusion of women and vowed to call a woman’s rights convention. Cady Stanton met Susan B. By the 1880s, Cady Stanton was sixty-five years old and focused more on writing rather than traveling and lecturing. Additional Sources: Web Sites: Books: Adiletta, Dawn C. Works Cited:

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection | The Collection Annotation: Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902). National Women’s History Museum. Goodbye iGoogle - Hello Protopage (Click above for larger image)iGoogle Gone, Baby GoneSo, thanks to my amazing mentor @JoyceValenza & Google+ I recently heard the upsetting breaking news that Google is doing away with iGoogle! "iGoogle will be retired in 16 months, on November 1, 2013. The mobile version will be retired on July 31, 2012." What the What!? Now... to be honest I only use iGoogle at school as my start up page & to bypass my district filter for Twitter using the totally awesome TwitterGadget! (My original iGoogle Page - Click above for larger image)Social Media to the Rescue! Protopage Outlasts iGoogle! checked it out -- and not so bad. Branding, Backgrounds, and Graphics! Thanks the responsiveness of John Sortino of TwitterGadget for a timely answer to an email, I finally figured out how to add it to my page! Do you use iGoogle?

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