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Curation: A Core Competency for Learning Professionals

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A nice, succinct description of curantion competency. I  really like how he breaks down the levels of curation:

"There are multiple layers to curation, each of which has benefits when applied to learning and performance:

· Aggregation: Gathering and sharing relevant content. It releases the individual worker from needing to seek out the content.

· Filtering: Instead of simply aggregating content, filtering shares only those resources that are most relevant and valuable.

· Elevation: Recognizing a larger trend in the sea of seemingly less important content.

· Mashups: Merging two or more unrelated pieces of content to form a new message.

· Timelines: Organizing random pieces of content in chronological order to show the evolution of an idea."


The author is right that there still is a human need in this act of knowledge management.  As one commentator added, "For me, curation is meaningless unless some value is added by the curator. That takes some time and effort..."

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…My heart’s in Accra » David Weinberger: Too Big To Know

Really great summary/live blog by Ethan Zuckerman of David Weinberger's book launch last night with a talk about "unsettling knowledge". It looks like Weinberger is continuing the research from his last book everything is better and talking about the social curation of knowledge. I love the statement that it is not so much a question of "information overload" but rather "filter failure".
Stacie Cassat Green's comment, January 28, 2012 7:18 PM
I have a recent Weinberger interview on my iPod, just waiting for a good time to listen to it!