Robin Good: Content curation will play a major role both in the way we "teach" and in the way we educate ourselves on any topic. When and where it will be adopted, it will deeply affect many key aspects of the educational ecosystem.
This article, builds up over my recent presentation on Content Curation for Education that I delivered at Emerge2012 virtual conference.
In that presentation I claimed that the adoption of "curation approaches" will directly affect the way competences are taught, how textbooks are put together, how students are going to learn about a subject, and more than anything, the value that can be generated for "others" through a personal learning path.
If we learn not by memorizing facts, but by collaborating with others in the creation of a meaningful collection-explanations of specific topics/issues/events then, for the first time in history, we can enrich planetary knowledge each time we take on a new learning task.
And it's already happening.
Yes, we are only at the very early stages, but, in my humble opinion, there are enough signs and indications that this is not going to be something marginal.
In this article I outline ten key factors, already at work, which, among others, will very likely pave the way for a much greater and rapid adoption of curation practices in the educational / academic world.
Game-based learning is gaining traction in many areas. There are concerns, but there is also much to suggest that game-based learning helps students learn academic subjects. Here is a listing of 20 blogs that discuss game-based learning, with descriptions that provide information so you may choose which you might like to follow.
Do you ask yourself how Smartphones might be used in education? Why they work for students? How they make a difference in education? This infographic looks at these issues as well as their benefits, great apps for students and how higher education is using the smartphone.
Since Sal Khan’s 2011 TED Talk, the Khan Academy has been nearly synonymous with “flipped classrooms.” This is because since then, Khan Academy has b (RT @gregwhitby: 'Content is supplied as a resource in the learning process rather than the starting...
Digital textbooks are in the news these days. Many publishers are providing digital textbooks at a cost. However, Boundless has "just launched the public beta version of its brand new site. What is Boundless? It’s a way to easily turn all of the open source information that exists in the world into a simple easy-to-use digital textbook. And it’s free."
Boundless uses open source materials to create their digital textbooks. Additional digital resources are also generated. For more information on how it works check out this article, or go directly to the Boundless website to sign up: http://www.boundless.com/.
Are you looking for some new ideas for icebreakers with your students this year? Here are 10 icebreakers that use technology. Begin your school year with an activity that greets the student as a 21st century learner.
"When policy makers support and cooperate with practitioners, schools prosper and do well. Let us take an example of educational research. One way to advance the quality of education is to encourage educational research both qualitative and quantitative ones."
"E-books were once thought of as a nice way to read books for entertainment purposes, and not much else. In recent years, they have exploded onto the education scene, as many schools are using them almost exclusively. It’s interesting to consider how e-books have changed the way that college students study."
In the 21st century, technology has changed the ways in which we communicate and go about our lives. Very few educators would disagree with the notion that technology has dramatically changed the teaching and learning process.
"Students are currently enjoying the last gasps of summertime in most countries right now. They’re outside, engaging in social activities, and constantly on the move. So what would happen if these students were thrown into a slow-moving and old-fashioned classroom? The students would get distracted, disconnected, and feel lost.'
This post explores the term "digital native" and has a short video that may get you "more excited about engaging active learners."
"Trying to keep up with all of the new buzzwords in the booming educational technology sector can leave you feeling like a kindergartener in a calculus class. Here's a cheat sheet infographic created by Boundless that can help. How many of these education trends is your organization implementing?"
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.