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How, Google Plus & Twitter can turn chaos into order

How, Google Plus & Twitter can turn chaos into order | Collaboration in teaching and learning |

If you do anything professionally related to online technology, you understand the immense amount of data you need to sort through each day. There are the daily content roundups, blogs to read, Facebook posts and to check, tweets to scroll through and news sites. That doesn’t include whatever else arrives in your in-box. I literally cannot keep up with all that I want to know about social media technology and its use for engagement, fundraising and advocacy.

It’s really too much to know. That’s when I began trusting the curators.


Trusting the curators was a strategy I employed to begin to figure out what to read, what I needed to read, and what others whom I trusted thought was important to read. We cannot read it all. We cannot begin to imagine trying to read it all. We must trust to the curators.

Trusting others to curate content has become my primary means for gathering relevant information about social media and particularly nonprofit technology.

Via Dennis T OConnor, Miloš Bajčetić
Gilbert C FAURE's comment, April 26, 2014 4:18 AM
totally agrees with Dennis
John Rudkin's curator insight, April 26, 2014 6:30 AM

Curation is all about trust.  I too cut to the cause by keeping in the know via great curators.

Joyce Cordus's curator insight, April 30, 2014 2:23 AM

This is really helpful to get the best out of all these tools!

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A Framework for Using Content Curation in a Learning Organization

A Framework for Using Content Curation in a Learning Organization | Collaboration in teaching and learning |


4 Ways to use Curation in Learning

I’m getting very excited about the possibilities of using more digital curation in learning.  The trouble with curation is that I’m seeing it everywhere. As such I wanted to come up with a short framework that I could use to talk about how I see curation in learning being used, both at the organisation level and for individuals.  So, go easy on me; here’s what I’m proposing…


We can think of digital curation as being useful to us in four broad roles that I’m calling Inspiration, Aggregation, Integration and Application. Inspiration is how I term curation that is done by other people on your behalf, outside of a formal learning environment.  Aggregation is the same thing, but done within a formal learning context.  Integration is a more personal curation process; how individuals blend new learning experiences with existing thoughts.  And finally Application is how individuals apply new insights in the real world; how we individually manage knowledge on a day-to-day basis.  I capture this flow in a simple matrix that demonstrates how the four types of curation can flow into each other in a continuous learning cycle:


Via Robin Good, Miloš Bajčetić
Lucy Beaton's curator insight, January 7, 2014 9:08 PM

Emphasises the importance of integrating new information into your own mindset and then working out how to apply it.

Eileen Forsyth's curator insight, January 17, 2014 12:17 PM

Wow, this is what I've been thinking I should have my independent study kids doing!

John Thomas's curator insight, February 1, 2014 12:23 PM
A framework for using Curation in a learning organisation
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curation and Online Teaching

curation and Online Teaching | Collaboration in teaching and learning |

Scoop it provides a rich search field for my subjects of interest. I can search and subscribe to the work of other curators. I can easily 're-scoop' articles that fit my needs. I also troll for information on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and many blogs. When I find an article that fits the needs of my students I use the handy Curation Widget to capture a summary of the article. If I'm being disciplined I also apply tags (keywords) to the articles that will help me when I'm teaching my classes.

Via Patty Ball
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Beware online "filter bubbles"

Beware online "filter bubbles" | Collaboration in teaching and learning |
As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there's a dangerous unintended consequence: We get trapped in a "filter bubble" and don't get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden our worldview. Eli Pariser argues powerfully that this will ultimately prove to be bad for us and bad for democracy.

Via Dennis T OConnor
Allan Tsuda's curator insight, March 19, 2014 9:14 PM

Now I know who to blame for whatever my son does.

Lara N. Madden's curator insight, March 21, 2014 2:55 PM

Interesting, I wonder if this issue will effect academic research that is more and more only using online resources?

Bronwyn Desjardins's curator insight, March 22, 2014 4:02 AM

I've been aware of this for some time now and it has challenged me to think creatively when doing searches. 

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Content Curation: Understanding the Why and How - a Research Study

Via Robin Good, Dennis T OConnor
Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, October 16, 2013 2:17 AM

A research paper by Zhong, Shah, Sundaravadivelan and Sastry, King's college London, 2013

AnneMarie Cunningham's curator insight, October 17, 2013 8:28 AM

See the excellent notes from Robin Good below. Interesting to see more work emerging in this field.

John Thomas's curator insight, February 9, 2014 10:20 AM

Content Curation: Understanding the Why and How - a Research Study 

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Curating Information & Making Sense of Data Is a Key Skill for the Future [Research]

Curating Information & Making Sense of Data Is a Key Skill for the Future [Research] | Collaboration in teaching and learning |

Robin Good: The Institute for the Future and the University of Phoenix have teamed up to produce, this past spring, an interesting report entitled Future Work Skills 2020.


By looking at the set of emerging skills that this research identifies as vital for future workers, I can't avoid but recognize the very skillset needed by any professional curator or newsmaster.


It should only come as a limited surprise to realize that in an information economy, the most valuable skills are those that can harness that primary resource, "information", in new, and immediately useful ways.


And being the nature of information like water, which can adapt and flow depending on context, the task of the curator is one of seeing beyond the water,

to the unique rare fish swimming through it.


The curator's key talent being the one of recognizing that depending on who you are fishing for, the kind of fish you and other curators could see within the same water pool, may be very different. 



Here the skills that information-fishermen of the future will need the most:


1) Sense-making:

ability to determine the deeper meaning or significance of what is being expressed


2) Social intelligence:

ability to connect to others in a deep and direct way, to sense and stimulate reactions and desired interactions


3) Novel and adaptive thinking:

proficiency at thinking and coming up with solutions and responses beyond that which is rote or rule-based


4) Cross-cultural competency:

ability to operate in different cultural settings


5) Computational thinking:

ability to translate vast amounts of data into abstract concepts and to understand data-based reasoning


6) New media literacy:

ability to critically assess and develop content that uses new media forms, and to leverage these media for persuasive communication


7) Transdisciplinarity:

literacy in and ability to understand concepts across multiple disciplines


8) Design mindset:

ability to represent and develop tasks and work processes for desired outcomes


9) Cognitive load management:

ability to discriminate and filter information for importance, and to understand how to maximize cognitive functioning using a variety of tools and techniques


10) Virtual collaboration:

ability to work productively, drive engagement, and demonstrate presence as a member of a virtual team



Critical to understand the future ahead. 9/10


Curated by Robin Good


Executive Summary of the Report: 


Download a PDF copy of Future Work Skills 2020:  

Via Robin Good, janlgordon, catspyjamasnz
Beth Kanter's comment, December 20, 2011 7:34 PM
Thanks for sharing this from Robin's stream. These skills sets could form the basis of a self-assessment for would-be curators, although they're more conceptual - than practical/tactical. Thanks for sharing and must go rescoop it with a credit you and Robin of course
janlgordon's comment, December 20, 2011 7:56 PM
Beth Kanter
Agreed. It's also one of the articles I told you about....good info to build on:-)
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 4, 2014 2:34 AM

Curating Information and Data Sense-Making Is The Key Skill for the Future [Research]