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Social Media AND Social Learning, the Behavioral Difference | Education News

Social Media AND Social Learning, the Behavioral Difference | Education News | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

Social media is the platform and social learning is the act.  

(paraphrased by me - dn)


Social learning... is the act of exchanging ideas, knowledge or information through social media means.


Marcia Conner and Tony Bingham, in The New Social Learning, define social learning as:

  • ...people becoming more informed, gaining a wider perspective, and 
  • being able to make better decisions by engaging with others.
  • ...acknowledg[ing] that learning happens with and through other people, 
  • a matter of participating in a community, 
  • not just by acquiring knowledge.


Social learning is a behavior. It is not a separate behavior outside of the overall learning spectrum, but one that is also relatively new. One cannot assume that by enlisting in a Facebook or Twitter account (social media examples) that the user will be able to socially learn.


Organizations not only need to help with the definition of learning, they need to provide the right opportunities to help their employees understand how to socially learn as well.

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Collaboration Culture Behaviors needed. Does it = Chief Collaboration Officer New Role ?

Collaboration Culture Behaviors needed.  Does it = Chief Collaboration Officer New Role ? | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

"As businesses become social businesses, collaboration and community skills are becoming the new workplace skills."


This post recalled one of the structural questions I like to consider in organization design:  how changing roles, goals procedures & relationships will foster collaborative culture through encouraging and supporting new skills.


Excerpts:


[Consider what roles would] help identify what “good” collaboration behaviour might look like within [your] organisation, and ...help to build an effective collaboration culture.


[A chief collaboration officer] will need:

  • to have a good understanding of the business, business processes and business strategy – not just learning theory
  • to appreciate that organizational learning involves more than just training people and that collaborative (or social) learning is a fundamental and natural part of doing social business.
  • a good knowledge of social and collaborative tools, and recognise that the primary collaboration platform in the organisation will be the one that underpins the work, ie some form of social intranet – but not a learning platform or system.
  • to believe that fostering a collaborative culture needs to be achieved by “modeling behaviours” - rather than training and testing competencies in order for workers to obtain their “collaboration license” before they are allowed on the network.

...developing collaborative skills will require an ongoing, adaptive, organic “modeling” process – not a one-off training event.

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Pinterest THIS, Curators: How McLuhan, Agel, and Fiore Created a New Visual Vernacular

Pinterest THIS, Curators:  How McLuhan, Agel, and Fiore Created a New Visual Vernacular | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

Pinterest THIS!  It's an opportunity to channel your connect-the-dots ability into absorbing this prescient piece from Brain Pickings.

 

It may strike you as sophisticated & illuminating  or wandering and confusing, depending on how it grabs your favorites or introduces you to unknown history.  

 

Some excerpted nuggets:

"...contemporary visual culture:  the convergence of highbrow and lowbrow, the vernacular of advertising, the dynamics of newspaper and magazine publishing, the creation of avant-garde mass culture, and a wealth in between."

 

"The purpose of this inventory is to draw a circle around a body of objects; to take stock of their common properties; and to tell a story about where they came from, what they were, and where they led.

 

Their variety is such as to sustain a multiplicity of narrative threads: about

  • the rise of a new photo-driven graphic vernacular;  
  • the triumph of a certain cognitive/cultural style;  
  • criss-crossing between high and low,  
  • erudite and the mass cultural;  
  • the shifting boundaries between books, magazines, music, television, and film.” 
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Referred:  for the Information Age via @piscitelli


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Let Others Inspire Your Interactive E-Learning. Here’s How. » The Rapid eLearning Blog

Let Others Inspire Your Interactive E-Learning. Here’s How. » The Rapid eLearning Blog | Agile Learning | Scoop.it
Great piece on how to deconstruct & construct interactive & social learning.



One of the best ways to learn to build better courses is to find some good examples, break them apart, and then try to build something similar. This way you get some hands-on practice, which is a lot more valuable than reading about interactive elearning.
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Pinterest Drives More Traffic Than Google+, YouTube and LinkedIn Combined [STUDY]

Pinterest Drives More Traffic Than Google+, YouTube and LinkedIn Combined [STUDY] | Agile Learning | Scoop.it
Pinterest now beats YouTube, Reddit, Google+, LinkedIn and MySpace for percentage of total referral traffic in January.


Wow!  Pinterest is growing like gangbusters, like an 8000% increase, (another Pinterest post in my Peer/Social Learning & Curation stream here.)   It remains to be seen what that means for the company and it's sustainability.


  • Pinterest has pulled quite a bit of attention away from Facebook. From Oct. 2010 to Oct. 2011, the site grew from 40,000 to 3.2 million monthly unique visitors.  That’s 8,000%.   Source:  All Techie News


Excerpts from Mashable:


The darling network of brides-to-be, fashionistas and budding bakers now beats YouTube, Reddit, Google+, LinkedIn and MySpace for percentage of total referral traffic in January, according to a Shareaholic study.


Pinterest accounted for 3.6% of referral traffic, while Twitter just barely edged ahead of the newcomer, accounting for 3.61% of referral traffic. In July 2011, Pinterest accounted for just 0.17% of referral traffic, proving the site’s blockbuster growth.

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Social Learning & UnConferences: Structure & Semi-Structure - Social Learning Conference 2012

Social Learning & UnConferences:  Structure & Semi-Structure - Social Learning Conference 2012 | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

"What better time to be bold, try something new, than in 2012 with an UnConference?"


I'm starting to track unconferences in this curation stream, as I'm quite intrigued with their results and impacts on peer & social learning.


I'm privileged to be a convener of a taste of Open Space for 30 minutes of a 90 minute panel kickoff session for the Association of Change Management Practitioners, 2012 (#ACMP2012) in Las Vegas, in April.  (Early bird deadline today.)


Our collaborative panel + Open Space will be a new experience to a good number of the structured focused participants as this conference, a number of whom are corporate, PROSCI change management trained.  It will also be familiar to a smaller group of us, those who have some comfort with being uncomfortable and "leaning into" the new, the unfamiliar, which is a natural part of learning.


To that end, here are a few excerpts from this HR based (read:  HR generally prefers structure) UnConference.  I like to tap into these seemingly yin/yang experiences whenever possible to learn:


#SLCONF 2012 is a 1-day engaging unconference that explores the growing impact of Social Collaborative platforms in Learning & Development. The unconference will combine a mixture of Case Study presentations and Interactive Discussions.


My next post will be a YouTube video on how to run an UnConference.  It's illuminating if you are new to the idea, regarding peer learning and using a semi-structured process.


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Curation, Collection, Bookmarking: Does it Obscure Our Bias Toward Action? | ProfHacker & Chronicle of Higher Ed

Curation, Collection, Bookmarking: Does it Obscure Our Bias Toward Action? | ProfHacker &  Chronicle of Higher Ed | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

What are the actions, results that come from our collecting, referencing, bookmarking, and proliferations of social media profiles, blogs, channels and social empires?


This post refers to current tools, and probes our purpose in using them by asking questions I often ask in executive coaching or in just making a smart decision:

  • What's important?  
  • What really matters?


Excerpted:

...With the near omnipresence of digital reference material, many of us no longer turn first to our own collections. Yet we were trained, explicitly or implicitly, to collect and save large amounts of information.


In Scott Belky’s recent book Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality, he argues that most people spend too much time collecting notes of various kinds, and goes so far as to say:


References obstruct your bias toward action.


Many times, we hold onto an email, the URL of a website, or the PDF of a journal article, as a kind of emblem of an action we intend to take...


If those actions are important, then they should be captured and put into your action list. Otherwise you’re just piling up digital clutter.


Tools like Evernote, Catch (formerly 3Banana) and DevonThink can help you tag, manage, and easily retrieve those references.)


If you just keep everything, then you lose sight of what’s most important.


Today, with so much information all around us, there’s less and less that you really need to keep yourself. Focus on the important stuff and let go of the rest.

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Curation & Blogging, Business Lessons Learned & Curator Prescience, 2012

A choice in social media for business today is blogging or curation, or some of both, or developing a hybrid. How do you make smart choices among traditional and the newest social media tools?


Curation to deal with Social Media Overload:  It's a theme in my new, tailored video presented this month to the local Lunch Ann Arbor Marketing, @LA2M group, focusing on the differences between blogging and curation.


Curation is not filtering, it's not aggregating, it's functioning as a librarian of current and classic content, which allows others into the curation process curate with you, to help avoid "filter bubble" syndrome (I've blogged & have a Move.on video on the subject.)  ScoopIt enables the co-creation curation function as one of the newer curation platforms out there.


I also mention in my video, both Beth Kanter, a respected blogger in non-profit circles, and Robin Good, who was just interviewed by Beth.  This seems to be a prescient convergence to me.


LA2M also archives most of their presentation, so my presentation partner, JT, has his slides and our UStream video archived here, so you can access our combined, recent curationg presentation.


What do you think about curation?  What are your questions?



~ Deb


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Harold Jarche » Informal learning, the 95% reality of how it happens

Harold Jarche » Informal learning, the 95% reality of how it happens | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

To create real learning organizations, there is a choice.


We can keep bolting on bits of informal learning to the formal training structure, or we can take a systemic approach and figure out how learning can be integrated into the workflow – 95% of the time.


An industrial age mindset would require a unified approach for informal learning, but the network age demands an acceptance of perpetual Beta.


We have many methods and frameworks that can better inform us how to design work systems. When learning is the work, the support systems have to enable both.


Integrating the best of what we know from multiple disciplines, in an evidence-based fashion, is the way to proceed and support complex, creative, collaborative work.


Informal learning, the 95% solution http://t.co/h5jyxeVx...

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The Future Belongs to the Curious: A Manifesto - Not All who Wander are Lost

The Future Belongs to the Curious: A Manifesto - Not All who Wander are Lost | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

This reminds me that:

"not all who wander are lost."


Skillshare is sharing this manifesto under the banner of the transformative power of curiosity.  The blog post's video includes themes of lifelong learning and curiosity with a focus on early to middle life stages.  


Take a look and see what you think, if you are curious...

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Disruptive Technologies in Social Learning - 2012 | Bill Brandon, Learning Solutions

Disruptive Technologies in Social Learning -  2012 | Bill Brandon, Learning Solutions | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

“In 2012, three (3) disruptive technologies [will] play a larger and larger part in our work ...changing business models, roles and relationships in more and more organizations in 2012, not just the early adopters."

 

1. Mobile

Mobile technology is already having an effect in secondary education as well as in higher education, where tablets and mobile phones are a standard part of the delivery system on many campuses.

 

Consumers have switched their behavior to smartphones. This year for the first time, time spent in mobile device use of apps passed the time spent using mobile devices to access the Web. These behavioral changes will increasingly show up in government and enterprise learning-related activities in 2012.

 

2. Social

Social technology is having similar effects on consumer behavior, but with interesting variations. For example, television producers have figured out how to make social comments on second screens (the iPad in the lap of a viewer while she watches television) part of the show.

 

Social apps and sites are already a significant part of marketing products and ideas. Game designers increasingly add social features to their products.

Could there be effects on learning in 2012? How can we engage individual learners on multiple platforms simultaneously? How can we simultaneously engage multiple learners, including collaborative engagement across multiple platforms?



3. The Cloud

(a metaphor for the Internet, the unseen “cloud” of servers used as a utility to store information and host applications and services in real time) is another phenomenon  discussed for several years.

 

More enterprises are creating their own on-premise “clouds” as a means of gaining the advantages of cloud computing while having (at least some) control over security of their data and reliability of services. Combinations of The Cloud and on-premise clouds are also becoming more common.


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Inviting Interaction & Partnership with Informal Workplace Learners | Learning Solutions Magazine

Inviting Interaction & Partnership with Informal Workplace Learners | Learning Solutions Magazine | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

“So much learning is informal and unconscious; often learners don’t think of it as ‘learning something’ but as ‘solving a problem.’”


Without tools to make it more evident, management may not be aware of informal learning in the workplace at all.


But at the same time, informal learning require a quantum leap for many in the Learning & Development field, used to developing, vetting and tracking content.


How can we invite interaction and develop a partnership with our learners?


Teachable Moments:  Film the exemplary performer or technical expert (or have her film herself), and put it on the company’s YouTube or other video channel. The Cheesecake Factory restaurant chain has done this with great success in an initiative called “Video Café” as a way of showcasing good performers and practices.


Increase Mindfulnesss of Learning

Research from Allen Tough features typical (middle-class) adult engages in five self-directed learning projects a year, investing an average of 100 hours in each.


In inviting interactions about learning, it’s useful to help workers recognize when they are learning. Doing worker status reports or callouts in meetings? “What did you learn this week?“   Encourage management to make this part of conversations, meetings, and classes. Incorporate it into the performance review: “Learning x helped me perform y.” Articulating it surfaces it.


In The eLearning Guild’s recent Social Media for Learning Report, a finding was that many organizations experiencing success with social media for learning were doing it via the use of “ambassadors” from within the organization – those people likely to write or otherwise contribute to endeavors.


So: Who is talking, what do they want to talk about, and how can L&D support and facilitate that without overcontrolling or killing it?

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5 ways to curate and add value - Liz Guthridge

5 ways to curate and add value - Liz Guthridge | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

Liz Guthridge has great information, especially on communication, change and social media.  I have a current video by her on our ChangeResults YouTube channel here:

http://www.youtube.com/user/ChangeResults?blend=7&ob=5#p/u/7/MoPG8nkRC-4

 

Here's some useful strategies from Liz on five effective ways to curate:


1. Call out the important

2. Connect the dots
3. Provide context
4. Summarize key points
5. Encourage conversations


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What is expert curation? Context & quality examples from the experts

"Using Storify, another curation tool, this is a helpful collection of what expert curation is and can continue to be from a journalistic and curator perspective."


After experiencing an excellent special collection of Rembrandt "The Faces of Jesus" at the Detroit Institute of Art recently, just after walking through the Dutch masters exhibits on their 3rd floor, context and quality is the MAIN thing in expert curation.


Excerpts:


"Curation is not simply the act of collecting disparate items and sloppily slopping them together."


Peter Alter explains his duties as a curator at the Chicago History Museum here, via video.


Business Insider's Steve Rosenbaum says that "curation is the new role of media professionals." Here is his explanation of how those professions can provide context.

“Separating the wheat from the chaff, assigning editorial weight, and -- most importantly - giving folks who don't want to spend their lives looking for an editorial needle in a haystack a high-quality collection of content that is contextual and coherent."  ~ businessinsider.com




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Pure Peer-to-Peer Learning: Toward Peeragogy | DMLcentral

Pure Peer-to-Peer Learning:  Toward Peeragogy | DMLcentral | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

"If we do this right, I'll learn more about facilitating others to self-organize learning."


Toward Peeragogy: the transformative power of high-end, peer-to-peer, global learning via the internet and social media.


From the author of a UC-Berkley post:


I've been invited to deliver the 2011 Regents' Lecture at University of California, Berkeley. I intend to expand the paragogy universe by instigating a peer-created guide to pure peer-to-peer learning. I'm calling it "peeragogy."


While "paragogy" is more etymologically correct, "peeragogy" is self-explanatory.


In my lecture, I'll explain the evolution of my own pedagogy and reveal some of what I've discovered in the world of online self-organized learning. Then I will invite volunteers to join me in a two week hybrid of face-to-face seminars and online discussion.


Can we self-organize our research, discover, summarize, and prioritize what is known through theory and practice, then propose, argue, and share a tentative resource guide for peeragogical groups?


In theory, those who use our guide to pursue their own explorations can edit the guide to reflect new learning.


It's not exactly a matter of making my own role of teacher obsolete. If we do this right, I'll learn more about facilitating others to self-organize learning.


This is the last in a very popular series. The previous three posts are: D.I.Y.U.: An Experiment, Pop Up U, and Learning Reimagined: Participatory, Peer, Global, Online.

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HR is ripe for social disruption. Peer sharing & learning within HR structures to support innovative organizations

HR is ripe for social disruption.  Peer sharing & learning within HR structures to support innovative organizations | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

Is it finally Time for Social HR? What's out there that uses social systems to revitalize how people are recruited and learn, grow and develop within organizations?


If organizations tend to be hidebound against change, Human Resources (HR) is even more so, in spite of the trendy strategic HR spin of the early 2000's . Consider HR's roots, which persists: labor relations, compensation, employment/personnel and the number of lawyers on staff.


Here's some fresh thinking about injecting social into HR systems.


Excerpted, adapted:


Knowledge Sharing: Forget the idea of databases acting as “repositories” of knowledge, internal social networks can capture employees work activity as social intranets – and team members can follow what others are doing on their activity streams. Newer tools like Opzi and MindQuilt can also emerge as a enterprise version of Quora, the popular Q&A site.


Recruitment:  HR has been quick to leverage social media to “Broadcast” vacancies. The next level would be actively creating and nurturing communities of practice shaped around skills where hiring managers can gauge level of skills of people and also develop them (Disclaimer: The author works with BraveNewTalent, a platform that helps organizations do that)


HR policies: Using a social tool which leverages crowdsourcing ideas from employees can help HR in co-creating processes and policies – and raise acceptability when they are finally rolled out. Dell’s EmployeeStorm is a great example by which employees give ideas on everything in the company.

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Stuff Curators Say - [Parody] - Filtering is Sexy!

This is a satire of the trendy term, Curation.  Note: apologies to the PG language in the labeling.


Parody shakes up the boundaries of taking ourselves too seriously, especially in social media with #curation trending, heh.

 

Satire is a lesson, parody is a game.  ~  Vladimir Nabokov

 

Excerpt:

 

In response to the original Mashable article, "S**t People Say", the scoopit team Ally Greer and Axelle Tessandier ...did a parody on 'S**t Curators Say". 

 

...hilarious.  It's good to laugh at ourselves!!

 

Also see the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-W-9P6rOnU


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Peer & Social Learning Unconferences: The what, the why, the how

Bruce Eckel covers what Open Spaces are how they are run, and resolves many misconceptions about 'Unconferences'.  10 seconds into this video, and you'll see the first of the mechanics for how it works, as well as lessons that Bruce has learned in doing UnConferences.


Even though this video is titled, "Open Spaces" - it really is about running an Unconference, step-by-step, using Open Space concepts.  The two concepts are a bit different.


Open Space tends to be about developing actions as take aways focused around a central theme or issue.  It is not necessarily focused primarily on learning and exchange, although it CAN be, as I will be demonstrating in a learning & dialog focused 30 minute Open Space demonstration/learning event at a panel/open space combo event at our April, 2012 session for the Assn. for Change Management Practitioners in Las Vegas.


UnConferences are about learning and dialog, in an open, self-directed format where participants co-create & co-own the outcomes.  


Here's a collection of UnConference videos, interviews, and how-to resources that you might find useful, as deemed by my perspective as a facilitator and change strategist/organization development practitioner:


Two views of What is an UnConference?  Brief video


Show and tell, photos of an unconference in action.


Video I (part of a series) of healthcare & teamwork UnConference in action.


How to run a great UnConference session.


How to prepare to attend an UnConference, especially if you might be facilitating dialog in an UnConference session.

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Pinterest is Taking Curation to a Whole New Level - Here's Why

Pinterest is Taking Curation to a Whole New Level - Here's Why | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

Networks, people and business continues to intertwine themselves gently and fiercely, especially on Pinterest.  People don't want brands in their face, except for, perhaps, a favored few.  That may be enough for Pinterest.

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I use ScoopIt for business & Pinterest for fun / people networks.  Check out my own boards on Pinterest and find out why, along with the review of Pinterest's success below.  


Also, my low-carb chocolate cake Pinterest referral link is here.

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Excerpts:

  • Pinterest has pulled quite a bit of attention away from Facebook.   From Oct. 2010 to Oct. 2011, the site grew from 40,000 to 3.2 million monthly unique visitors. That’s 8,000%. 
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Pinterest curation in action:

  • Pinterest leverages web content from Tumblr like no site that has ever existed, thus riding on top of its network-effect while not requiring user generated content like many services.
  • They've also perfected in-network virality (pin, repin, like) in addition to out of network sharing (Facebook, Twitter) to grow virally.
  • For these reasons Pinterest could conceivable be the most successful site of its kind in the future.
  • Pinterest is [planning to] threatening to monetize, as those Midwest housewives are literally using it for shopping discovery, which Pinterest can profit off of by taking attribution for purchases that originate off its platform.
  • Several people have purchased stuff spontaneously via random discovery on the site.
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Pinterest should be thriving a year from now .  The author suggests 30 million users next Thanksgiving - and spawning hundreds of copycat startups in other verticals.

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/ysH3kI]  from AllTechie News


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Curate and Contrast: Fave Products featuring GetVega

Curate and Contrast: Fave Products featuring GetVega | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

Today, over 100 people have shared my Pinterest post from HealthyIndulgences.com on low carb chocolate cake.  Here's master curator, Robin's post on a hot curation tool, and more:


Robin Good: GetVega is a Pinterest-like visual clipping tool, which allows you to create lists and visual collections of commercial products while easily capturing selective info relative to each one (cost, size, weight, price, etc.). 

 

As I have been writing, one of the key next evolutionary areas for content curation tools, is the delivery format. It is on this front that there are lots of marvellous opportunities yet to be tapped. And GetVega is one of the first curation tools to do a great job on this front.  

In fact, one key feature inside GetVega is the ability to display curated collections in one of three different visual formats, depending on the type of list and use you want to make of it. One such display format is extremely effective and valuable as it makes it easy to "compare" products and info within one collection.

GetVega provides a Google Chrome extension that allows you to easily clip one or more images from any product page, as well as any specific product info text or video.

Check out for example this curated collection of iPad alternatives: http://www.getvega.com/list/4f030465e91683175200a750-do-i-really-need-an-ipad You can see at a glance the different tools and their key specs. 

 

Collections can be set to be either "public" or "private" and can be easily shared.

 

Similar "product curation tools" include:
Polyvore, Wanelo, Bagcheck, Curisma, OpenSky, Lyst  

 

Recommended. 8/10


Try it out now: http://www.getvega.com/ 


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Looks interesting, just signed up:-)
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Insights & Tips On Curation, Social Media For Non-Profits, Video | Beth Kanter Interviews Robin Good

This is a great Scoop for Social, Peer Learning & Curation, just after I put together a video for LA2M on this very topic mentioning BOTH Beth & Robin.

 

Here you go (and the video post will follow next.)

 

Beth Kanter interviewed Robin Good a few days ago.

 

Beth:  Robin, I really enjoyed listening to you, I know this is aimed at non-profits but your insights, tips and suggestions are something we can all use. 

 

Key points:

  • BEFORE you get on the web, decide how much time you're going to spend on there, otherwise it could become addictive, and this can happen if you're not careful (hmmm how many of you can relate to this?)  
  • Know who your audience is, pick a very specific topic
  • Be as narrow as you can, find great pieces, pull out what you think would be relevant for them. (Being too broad doesn't help filter out the noise for these people, it adds to it) 

Hear Beth's interview with Robin here: [http://bit.ly/zmRMc7]


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Deborah Verran's comment, January 27, 2012 1:52 AM
Interesting interview, but one small point. Some curators are female!
Beth Kanter's comment, January 27, 2012 9:08 PM
Jan - thanks for scooping this. I learned a lot from this interview. I also transcribed it and have included what I think of some of Robin's "classic" curation resources!
janlgordon's comment, January 28, 2012 12:01 AM
Beth,
I revised this post and put the link to the entire interview in it. Really great stuff, Robin is so amazing, good work!
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Great Content Curation Models: E-learning Examples by David Anderson

Great Content Curation Models: E-learning Examples by David Anderson | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

Here's another helpful curation example reviewed by Robin Good, curation meister, featuring the areas of "multimedia journalism", "infographics" and "html5" among others.

 

The author in Elearning Examples has written and edited a specific information card with images and links to the work being referenced.

 

The design of the site and the quality  examples showcased highlight what good "content curation" is. 

 

See if you agree:  no noise or regurgitation of information, rather sense-making on the topic.

 

David Anderson is an e-learning designer & community manager at Articulate who has curated this set of galleries.

 

Inspiring. 9/10

 

Look: http://elearningexamples.com/ 

 

David Anderson's blog: http://multimedialearning.com/ 

 

His Twitter channel: https://twitter.com/#!/elearning 

 

(Reviewed by Robin Good)


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Curation Tech-Hustler: Guillaume Decugis, CEO & Co-Founder of Scoop.it

Curation Tech-Hustler:  Guillaume Decugis, CEO & Co-Founder of Scoop.it | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

Guillaume Decugis has some tech cred to his name.  For example:

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  • his previous company, Musiwave, became the leading Mobile Music Service Provider in Europe and was sold for $120 million in 2006 to Microsoft.
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  • he also launched Goojet, a mobile social media app which topped 1 million downloads in France at the end of 2010.
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Now, he is the CEO & Co-Founder of Scoop.it, the publishing-by-curation platform that makes it easy to create an online magazine on your favorite topic. You are reading it, via my Social-Peer Learning, Curation curated digital magazine right now.  


This post has a Vimeo interview with him, and, I quote, "Listen to his true tech hustler story now."  Heh, it's a great entry for 2012, a year for tech mobile, curation, cloud & results.   


Thanks for finding my curation news on the Reveln brand of ScoopIt.  Happy New Year!  Warmly,  Deb

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Curation and amplification will become much more sophisticated in 2012

Curation and amplification will become much more sophisticated in 2012 | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

Vadim Lavrusik is the Journalist Program Manager at Facebook and he makes interesting points among which I'd emphasize a couple:

1. The role of journalists will evolve towards fact checking and curation:

  • rather than originate stories, they can now tap in social media powered citizen journalists and become effective curators 
  • something Andy Carvin at NPR pioneered brilliantly. 


2.The curation mindset itself has to evolve and a stronger emphasis needs to be put on distribution and post-production.

  • How stories will look, live and evolve after they are publish is important.

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Talent is irrelevant and so 1971... What makes for a talented group and innovative result?

Talent is irrelevant and so 1971...  What makes for a talented group and innovative result? | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

At least, the author admits, talent is less relevant TODAY in this blog post:


  • Less work is being done by individuals and more work is being done by groups
   
  • Nobel prizes are increasingly awarded to multiple individuals, research papers increasingly cite numerous individuals
   
  • Inside our organizations more projects and objectives are anchored to groups of people. 
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   ...our three most wasted assets inside the organization are knowledge, perspectives and heuristics…inside a persons brain, the mash-up of their identity and experience.
    
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Individual ability / competence / talent are one variable among many in the equation. Putting a group of talented individuals at a table together does not make a talented group.

   

Relational skills, communication skills, empathy, flexibility…all of these are part of the equation as well.  And so is diversity.

   

Very likely our three most wasted assets inside the organization are knowledge, perspectives and heuristics…the stuff inside a persons brain, the mash-up of their identity and experience.

   

When you bring a group together to do serious work, the bigger your aggregate collection of knowledge, perspectives and heuristics is, the more likely you are to have access to the tools necessary to generate an optimal result and the less likely you are to be limited and compromised by shared blind spots.

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