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Curation: Creatively Filtering Content

Curation: Creatively Filtering Content
We are living in an era of information overload. So much content is shared online that curation is needed as a way to get value out of the information flood. Content curation is the process of shifting through the vast abundance of content on the Internet to select the best, most relevant resource, on a specific topic or theme, so that we can organize, manage and collate the content for ourselves and share with others. Content curation is about working smarter and not harder. Content curation is also a reflective process; as you curate resources you reflect on their value. Reflection makes new information stick in your brain. Why is curation important? Curation is a life skill and an important part of being digitally literate. While at the Edutech National Congress & Expo I curated the best resources shared from the Edutech conference into a Flipboard magazine. The purpose of this post is to showcase all the different ways content was curated at the Edutech National Congress & Expo to: 1.

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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.

Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask 1. What can the URL tell you? Techniques for Web Evaluation : 1. Before you leave the list of search results -- before you click and get interested in anything written on the page -- glean all you can from the URLs of each page. 2.

Getting Started with Content Curation in the Classroom – John Spencer This is the second in a series called The Future of Learning. The previous post dealt with the seismic changes happening with technology. This post dives into the question of how we explore information in a world of information overload. Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information An essential part of online research is the ability to critically evaluate information. This includes the ability to assess its level of accuracy, reliability, and bias. In 2012, my colleagues and I assessed 770 seventh graders in two states to study these areas, and the results definitely got our attention. Unfortunately, over 70 percent of the students’ responses suggested that: Middle school students are more concerned with content relevance than with credibility They rarely attend to source features such as author, venue, or publication type to evaluate reliability and author perspective When they do refer to source features in their explanations, their judgments are often vague, superficial, and lacking in reasoned justification Other studies highlight similar shortcomings of high school and college students in these areas (see, for example, a 2016 study from Stanford).

The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons Lately, we’ve been hearing more and more about digital copyrights and fair use in the news and online – particularly with the whole SOPA/PIPA uproar that recently swept the web. Also, we on the Edublogs support team have been getting more and more complaints and official requests to remove copyrighted content that users have placed on blogs. The legal jargon with respect to digital copyrights can be confusing – especially since different countries have their own laws and regulations.

Teaching Students to Become Curators of Ideas: The Curation Project I know a lot of people view curation as a buzz word devoid of meaning, but I like the metaphor! I think it beautifully captures the process we need to go through to best make sense of the vast amount of information available on the web. Of course, it doesn’t help that a lot of people use the word curation to describe activities that don’t live up to the metaphor. And that takes away from its power. To talk content curation, we really need to think through the duties of a museum curator for a second. A curator scours the art world, selects the finest works, gathers them together around a unified theme, provides a frame to understand the artists’ messages and then hosts a conversation around the collection.

What universities have in common with record labels - Quartz If you spent the 1990s plucking songs from a stack of cassettes to make the perfect mixtape, you probably welcomed innovations of the next decade that served your favorite albums up as individual songs, often for free. The internet’s power to unbundle content sparked a rapid transformation of the music industry, which today generates just over half of the $14 billion it did in 2000—and it’s doing the same thing to higher education. The unbundling of albums in favor of individual songs was one of the biggest causes of the music industry’s decline. It cannibalized the revenue of record labels as 99-cent songs gained popularity over $20 albums. It also changed the way music labels had to operate in order to maintain profitability. The traditional services of labels: identifying artists; investing in them; recording, publishing, and distributing their work; and marketing them—are now increasingly offered a la carte.

Copyright and Online Courses: Frequently Asked Questions Can I use copyrighted material in an online course module if access to the web page is restricted to students in the course? Perhaps. There are no guidelines specific for the use of copyright materials in developing online courses. Therefore, judgments must be made about the fair use of the material. See: What Does Fair Use Reallly Mean? Curating content - tools and processes Having clarified the need to curate content on a specific topic, your next step is to choose a curation tool. One that meets your users' needs and is easily accessible. Contents Getting started: the curation processTools for content curationShare your curated contentExamples of curated collectionsRelated links for further reading

6 Great tools for content curation 407 Shares Share Tweet Email I read recently that content curation is dead. 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. 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. Similar to museum curators, content curators sift through a seemingly never-ending amount of digital objects to unearth individual items worthy of being showcased for a specific audience. Once the selection is finished, the curator presents those assembled elements under a cohesive theme, just like museum curators do for specific exhibitions. It helps to think of a content curator as someone who’s editing a print magazine.

Blogging as a Curation Platform I have written about curation before using Twitter as a Curation Tool and about the importance of helping our Students Becoming Curators of Information. Sue Waters also just published a very comprehensive Curation: Creatively Filtering Content on her blog. According to Heidi Cohen Content curation requires more than just the selection of information. It’s the assembling, categorizing, commenting and presenting of the best content available. Free Audio Books Sort by Titles Per Page 1 - 10 of 10068 Titles by Napoleon Hill Available on:Audio Download Inspired by an idea from Andrew Carnegie, Napoleon Hill devoted 25 years to what became his life's work and is now one of the most influential self development books of all time, Think and Grow Rich.

Good overview of curation and why it is important. Explores different ways to curate information using different tools. by karenmalbon Aug 26

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