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Organizing and Curating Content on a Subject May Actually Be The Best Way To Learn It

Organizing and Curating Content on a Subject May Actually Be The Best Way To Learn It | Curation on Curation | Scoop.it

Robin Good: I think Sam Gliksman has a vital point here. 

 

The point is this: there is no better way to learn something than to research, organize and build a personal framework of information, facts, resources, tools and stories around it. 

 

And yes, if I do think about it, I can only confirm that my in my experience this has certainly been the case. 

 

Rather than learn by memorizing and going through a predetermined path that someone else has arbitrarily set for me (and thousands of others), by curating my own learning path and curriculum, I am forced to dive into discovery and sense-making for the very start, two essential ingredients for effective learning. 

 

The change is evident: from passive memorization of predetermined info, to personal exploration, discovery and sense-making of what I am interested in pursuing. 

 

With such an approach, the replacement of classic teachers with curators who can act as guides, coaches and wise advisors to my exploratory wanderings may be vital to the success of many learners. 

 

Curation can therefore be a revolutionary concept applicable both to learners and their approach as well as to the new "teachers" who need to become trusted guides in specific areas of interest.

 

Here's the text excerpt from this article, that sparked in me these ideas:

 

"Reliance on any type of course textbook – digital, multimedia, interactive or otherwise – only fits as a more marginal element in student-centered learning models.

 

It’s not the nature of the textbook as much as its reverence in the classroom as “the” singular authority for learning.

 

Lifelong learners need to be skilled in finding, filtering, collating, evaluating, collaborating, editing, analyzing and utilizing information from a multitude of sources.


Instead we could prioritize “content construction”. Textbooks are an important gateway - a starting point from which students can learn and then begin their exploration of information on any topic (although even on that point I feel we should encourage the “critical reading” of textbooks).

 

However the days when students could responsibly rely on any textbook as a singular information source are gone.

 

Also, the process of accessing, synthesizing and utilizing information is often as important as the product.

 

The skills developed are an essential component of education and life today.

 

We have access to an exponentially growing amount of information to process and apply [and] there are many excellent tools we can all use to help in constructing and organizing that content."

 

Insightful. Informative. 8/10

 

Full original article: http://ipadeducators.ning.com/profiles/blogs/supplementing-textbooks  


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Robin Good's comment, March 3, 2012 1:13 PM
Thank you for being so kind. I am happy to see this resonates with your experience too.
janlgordon's comment, March 3, 2012 5:37 PM
This is another great piece and it certainly resonates with me, thanks for sharing this Robin.
Steven Verjans's curator insight, December 11, 2012 7:19 PM

Not to mention that it's the first step towards research as well.

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Curation as a tool for teaching and learning

What is curation anyway, and how can it be used as a tool for student and teacher learning? This essay will investigate what curation is and the different contexts it is used in. Why is it important; who are the curators, what motivates them and what makes a great curator? What processes and tools are used for curation and what digital literacies are required for successful curation? It will conclude with an investigation into ways teachers can use curation both with and for their students and as a tool for their own professional learning and a brief look at some curation tools.


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Yvonne Middelkoop's curator insight, July 21, 2014 2:17 AM

Who are the curators, what motivates them and what makes a great curator?

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 23, 2014 2:01 PM

Nice essay about curation. A useful example of using storify

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 4, 2015 10:13 PM

Excellent article. Worth a read to clarify the importance of content curation. 

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Exploring Curation as a core competency in digital and media literacy education | Mihailidis | Journal of Interactive Media in Education

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Exploring Curation as a core competency in digital and media literacy education
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According to ALA ( American Library Association "Content curation warrants the use of critical thinking skills otherwise known as information literacy. Information literacy is the ability to, "recognize when information is needed and to locate, evaluate and use effectively the needed information."  

The skills needed in content curation are crucial to developing  life-long learners in this digital age

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Unlike many studies that tried to predict specific job categories and labor requirements for the future, this report analyzes key drivers that reshapes the workforce landscape and identifies the work skills required in the next decade instead.

 

The essential workforce skillsets identified in this report can be  aligned with the skills practiced with content curation

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10 Key Reasons That Make Content Curation Important for Education And Learning

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 "Content curation will play a major role both in the way we teach and in the way we educate ourselves on any topic. 

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 and the value that can be generated for "others" through a personal learning path.

 

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.

 

Read full, long and interesting article by Robin Good here:

http://www.masternewmedia.org/curation-for-education-and-learning/


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Prasanth (WN)'s comment, August 9, 2012 9:28 AM
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Innovations in Education - Understanding Content Curation

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The chart on the differences between collecting vs curating clearly shows the relevance of curation to the 21st century learners.

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Content Curation Primer

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What is Content Curation?

Content curation is the process of sorting through the vast amounts of content on the web and presenting it in a meaningful and organized way around a specific theme.  The work  involves  sifting, sorting, arranging, and publishing information.  A content curator
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There are many definitions with slight variations on content curation and many articles on content curation. Beth’s  article is one of clearest so far.

-          Content curation is the organizing, filtering and “making sense of” information on the web and sharing the very best pieces of content that you’ve cherry picked and shared with your network.

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How To Be An Effective Content Curator: A Resources Guidemap

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Paula Silva's curator insight, March 3, 2014 11:34 PM

A useful source for content curation.

Ali Anani's curator insight, March 4, 2014 12:37 AM

Curate and scoop it- this one shows you how to curate  effectively

Christoph Meier's curator insight, March 11, 2014 9:38 AM
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Here's a valuable resource on content curation, "distilled" by the students of the DCurate MOOC lead Martin Couzins and Sam Burrough which organizes over 60 different articles, guides and tools on the topic.

 

This resources collection is presented in the form of a Pearltrees interactive map, organized into eight sections:

 

1. Why Do We Need Curators

 

2. What Is Digital Curation

 

3. Aggregation vs. Curation

 

4. It's All About Audience

 

5. How Do We Find Valuable Content

 

6. How Do You Decide What To Curate

 

7. Curation Tools

 

8. Contributions from participants

 

If you are new to content curation this is a good resource to bookmark and keep as a reference.

 

DCurate MOOC sign-up: http://www.curatr3.com/portfolio-item/how-to-be-an-effective-digital-curator/  ;


See also: http://sco.lt/99a09Z ;

 

 

Free to use.

 

Explore the guidemap: http://bit.ly/digitalcuratorguidemap ;

 

See also: https://gibbon.co/RobinGood/content-curation-guide ;

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Learning and Teaching with Content Curation: an Academic Introduction

A digital essay completed by Heather Bailie as part of the assessment requirements of #INF530 Concepts & Practices for a Digital Age.

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Nancy White's curator insight, August 10, 2014 2:06 PM

A good review of curation in education.

Christoph Meier's curator insight, August 11, 2014 4:20 AM

Hilfreicher Übersichtsartikel mit Links zu verschiedenen Beiträgen in peer reviewed journals.

Mark Monsen's curator insight, May 6, 2015 11:21 PM

All about curation, some great educational models

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In Honor of Digital Learning Day, an Experiment in Curation

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Curation: It's one of the crucial 21st-century skills for learners of all ages, including through higher education and beyond. Conceptually, it's important to understand digital curation less like ...
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RJI Futures Lab update #52: Newspaper video that takes on TV news, and inside news curation apps - YouTube

This week we see how the Austin American-Statesman newspaper hopes to take on local TV by providing live breaking news video; and we learn about the rise of ...
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Key insights shared by key personnel of news discovery services on how curation is now an essential and important part of journalism.

 

??When does content curation become copyright infringement?

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Digital Curation or Content Curation?

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If you search and pay attention to the concept of “content curation”, you reach the conclusion that some users refer to “content curation” as “digital curation” - something which is likely to lead to confusion.

 

Digital Curation is the management and preservation of digital material to ensure accessibility over the long-term (1). It’s a discipline with embedded practice and research (2). Wikipedia displays a similar definition: “the process of establishing and developing long term repositories of digital assets for current and future reference by researchers, scientists, historians, and scholars.”

 

If you want to refer to: “the act of researching, finding, filtering, editing, and collecting valuable information resources into meaningful collections, guides or galleries to help a specific group of people make sense/learn or be updated on a specific topic” (3) then what you mean is Content Curation. That’s what you can do on Scoop.it - you curate or you aggregate (which is a step prior to content curation).

 

Time to ask: “Who curates those who curate the curators”?

Are you aware of the difference between Digital Curation and Content Curation or do you use the concepts interchangeably? Your feedback will be welcome.

 

 

(1) Abbott, D. (2008). What is Digital Curation? http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/briefing-papers/introduction-curation/what-digital-curation

(2) Higgins, S. (2011). Digital Curation: The Emergence of a New Discipline. The International Journal of Digital Curation, 6(2), 78–88.

(3) Robin Good’s mindmap on Content Curation For Education And Learning (http://goo.gl/Trhb3

 


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Why You Need A Content Curation Tool (And How To Choose One)

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Content curation tools are a fantastic way to stay organized, up-to-date and in-the-know. But the number of content curation tools out there can be almost as overwhelming as the amount of articles and blog posts you want to ...
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Curated Content Delivery Formats: Beyond News Portals and Magazines

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The new frontiers for content curation tools and services are in a) providing advanced collaborative (social) features and in b) introducing and integrating new and effective, highly visual, delivery formats. Curating content
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