This article describes the difference between informal learning, non formal education and formal education. The definitions used are most from prior to 2004. I think there could be a few other ways of looking at the examples given. But a good academic article, nonetheless.
Robin Good: PKM or Personal Knowledge Management may be indeed a very close relative to Content Curation. But while Content Curation, is done with a specific audience in mind, PKM is done for one's own learning.
Harold Jarche, looks at the relationship between the two and writes:
"The most important part of personal knowledge management (PKM), in my opinion, is the need for active sense-making.
Merely seeking and sharing information does little other than create more noise online.
Sense-making takes time, discipline, and effort.
-> One strength of PKM is the “manual” nature of sense-making activities. The act of writing a blog post, a tweet, or an annotation on a social bookmark all force you to think a bit more than clicking once and filing it to an automated system.
-> Sense-making, or placing information into context, is where the real personal value of PKM lies.
-> The knowledge gained from PKM is an emergent property of all its activities.
Merely tagging an article does not create knowledge. ...
The difference between PKM and Curation is that the former is personal, while the latter is for an intended audience."
Tweet TweetJay Cross, the author of the 2007 seminal book, Informal Learning, Rediscovering the Natural Pathways that Inspire Innovation and Performance, recently wrote a blog post in which he explained that ...
What will the university of the future look like? If we are to believe Bill Gates, it will be open, worldwide, and free. “Five years from now [Aug. 2010] on the web for free you’ll be able to find the best lectures in the world. It will be better than any single university.” Are Open Educational Resources (OER) a threat to traditional higher education? Or are they the key to the very survival of universities in the digital era?
Presentation by Jackie Gerstein for integrating the flipped classroom approach in higher education with a focus on experiential learning with videos and other content supporting not driving the instruction.
The best news and content discovery tools available as selected and listed by Robin Good - updated monthly; arrayed in a mindmeister map with links to the tools. Approximately 45 tools are listed this month.
"A growing group of individuals, who call themselves 'health hackers' or 'citizen scientists', are taking control of their personal health data, and sometimes they interact privately with research institutions to enable meaningful scientific research. "Increasingly, the outside-the-system approach seems to have reached a turning point. In talks at national conferences, in webinars, blogs and articles, more people are starting to ask: Is science really something anyone can do?""