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Content curation as personal knowledge management - finding, gathering and organizing content with a critical perspective.
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More than just a pretty picture? How sociologists (and other social scientists) can use Pinterest

More than just a pretty picture? How sociologists (and other social scientists) can use Pinterest | Content Curation for Online Education | Scoop.it

      According to Deborah Lupton, who did research work on Pinterest, this social media platform has the potential to be of great value to sociologists and scientists.  Some school teachers are already using Pinterest as a pedagogical resource, but this does not apply to academics.

      Pinterest is relevant for the purposes of curating, displaying and (we could add) sharing images related to the topic being researched or taught about. The purposes mentioned by Deborah Lupton for the use of Pinterest by sociologists are suitable to a mere student or professor. 

 

      Broadly, you can use Pinterest boards as:

 - Disclosure and promotion of your academic work (your published material on books, blog posts and the websites) and material on the themes you are studying (like infographics, tables, mind maps). You can also use boards to promote research and teaching initiatives at an institutional level.

 - Repository of images on a specific learning topic;      

 - Aggregation of images from other users which are relevant for your working topic.

 

      To use Pinterest as a pedagogical tool:

-  Create a board on a subject you are teaching, use somebody else’s board or reuse pins from other boards;

-  Ask students to create their own boards (or preferably a collaborative one) so that this might trigger comment, analyses, discussion and writing of texts (essays, etc.);

-  Collaborate with other academics to share ideas and resources for teaching. 

 

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Creating, Curating and Cultivating the Social Web - By Esteban Contreras - Presented at M2C 2011

This presentation includes a part about curation, with ideas on how to be a great curator, which are listed by Esteban Contreras as follows:

- Listen, make lists, and be curious

- Know the tools and services available

 

Remember:

- Machines filter, humans curate

- Think big

- Bridge online and offline

- Always give credit

- Always link back

- Thank content creators

- Involve your audience / community

- Provide insight, expertise and meaning

- Enable offline experiences

 

Seen at Beth Kanter’s wiki: http://socialmedia-strategy.wikispaces.com/Content+Curation (Check it; her resources on content curation are amazing)

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Content Curation:... by Simple Marketing Now ... | SlideShare

 As I prepare my part on the collaborative workshop for the PLE Conference 2012, “Content Curation for Personal Learning and Sharing” (http://pleconf.org/program/all-sessions/a10/), I toss this idea: why not getting started by learning with marketers?

This presentation “Content Curation: Bringing meaning to chaos” based on the Info360 2012 presentation with Pawan Deshpande, Arnold Waldstein and Christine Whittemore is an example of amount of aspects we can learn about curation for personal learning with social media marketers. 

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4 Reasons Why Content Curation Has Gone Mainstream - Forbes

4 Reasons Why Content Curation Has Gone Mainstream - Forbes | Content Curation for Online Education | Scoop.it
Pawan Deshpande Guest post written by Pawan Deshpande Pawan Deshpande is CEO of Curata.
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Social curation is much more than just a market

Social curation is much more than just a market | Content Curation for Online Education | Scoop.it

This is article by Oliver Starr, chief evangelist for Pearltrees, and posted on GigaOM.

 

Excerpted from article:

"In 2010, “curation” popped up on tech blogs and VCs’ radars. Since then, people have been asking whether curation is a legitimate trend, a new market to be exploited, or just the latest buzzword.

 

It is now clear that social curation is not a bubble. The more I watch the development of social curation and the more I learn about the what, how and why of it, the more convinced I become that what we’re seeing is going to grow well beyond a simple market.

 

People have always had the desire to create, share what they’ve created and see what others have created. The emergence of the Web democratized access to content created by others in a way not seen since the invention of the printing press.

 

Humans also love to collect things — from tiny stamps to shiny cars. And what do we do with these things once we have them? We play with our collections. We organize, shape and prune them, and we display our collections for the benefit of others and the occasional bragging right. “Curation” is simply a stiff sounding word for an innate human activity — collecting, organizing and sharing — that people are now engaging in online.

 

In my opinion, online curation isn’t going to be a winner takes all game. There are too many ways that people collect, too many different things that people collect and too many different types of collectors for this to happen..."

 

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http://gigaom.com/2012/06/09/social-curation-is-much-more-than-just-a-market/

 


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Robin Good's comment, June 10, 2012 4:45 PM
In my humble opinion, Mr Starr view maybe quite limiting, especially if your interest is not just for personal expression and social sharing, but involves a mission of creating meaning and understanding out of a multitude of resources, ideas and concepts.

Collecting things you like has nothing to do with trying to make sense of a topic or issue.

Both activities involve collecting, but while one is done for personal pleasure (later to be shared with other like-minded people) the second one is done with an "audience" (a tribe) in mind, and with the goal of making sense of a certain topic for them.

Giuseppe Mauriello's comment, June 10, 2012 5:04 PM
Hello Robin,
I agree with your analysis, but at the same time I believe that Mr. Starr wanted in his article providing a general overview of the social curation, and in my personal opinion it is a different concept from what we think about how to make content curation :-)
Thanks for the comment, and I repeat that I agree with your point of view.
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Content Curation in NTEN Change Issue Six: June 2012

Content Curation in NTEN Change Issue Six: June 2012 | Content Curation for Online Education | Scoop.it
Issue Six: June 2012 of NTEN:Change, A Quarterly Journal for Nonprofit Leaders...

 

“NTEN Change” a quarterly journal for nonprofit leaders dedicates a whole issue to “Content Curation”, planned in 2011. All the articles can be read interactively. The feature story is from Beth Kanter: “The Unanticipated Benefits of Content Curation: Build Staff Expertise and Reduce Information Overload”

You can subscribe the journal for free.

 

2012 really is the year of Content Curation.

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Tom George's comment, June 7, 2012 6:48 PM
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Curation as an approach to elearning

Interesting video, drawings and view on curation: learning is more about how learners construct knowledge, so it’s positive to contribute to the scaffolding construction that enables people to learn (by Curatr http://www.curatr.co.uk/)  

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Content Curation Tool Clipboard Opens To All Adding New Feature Boards

Content Curation Tool Clipboard Opens To All Adding New Feature Boards | Content Curation for Online Education | Scoop.it

Giuseppe Mauriello: I "scooped" this service called Clipboard when it was in private beta, October 15, 2011:

 http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-content-curation/p/548503878/new-powerful-curation-tool-clipboard-saves-pieces-of-web-pages

Today Clipboard, that allows users to save parts of Web pages, is no longer in private beta.

 

From review on The Next Web:

"Clipboard was founded by Gary Flake, who previously founded Microsoft’s Live Labs, Yahoo Research.

 

Flake sees Clipboard as a service closer to Dropbox, then he does Pinterest. While Pinterest is more for vanity sharing, his company is all about capturing the important parts of the web for your own purposes, whether you want to keep your clips private or share them with others.

 

Along with coming out of beta, the site has launched its own feature called “boards”, which Flake tells me was the original concept for the site. Users can now put together all of the things that they clip into a Pinterest-style board and share them publicly or just with specific people.

 

By using Clipboard, you can not only share links, you can share the actual context of what interested you in the first place, with the code from the page completely intact. So if you wanted to clip an IMDB page, all of the links to the actor pages would remain. This beats the current Pinterest experience of simply grabbing an image..."

 

Read full article here: 

http://thenextweb.com/apps/2012/05/31/clipboard-officially-launches-adds-boards-and-could-become-your-new-inbox/

 

Try out it: https://clipboard.com

 


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Paulo Simões's comment, June 1, 2012 4:57 AM
Clipboard is a fantastic tool. One of my favorite for now. I don't see the point of Pinterest.
With Clipboard we grab all what we want. Almost perfect.
Giuseppe Mauriello's comment, June 1, 2012 5:20 AM
Hi Paulo, I agree with you. One of my favorites for me too.
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Share what you know | Learnist

Share what you know | Learnist | Content Curation for Online Education | Scoop.it
Learnist makes it super easy to share what you know by curating the web. You can use videos, blogs, books, docs, images or anything on the web to explain how to learn something.

 

Learnist is a new curation tool. It resembles Pinterest but it is directed for learning. It enables the compilation of content onto a board or “learning”, creators then show a path for each content component.

Sign in with Facebook and request an invitation or read more about it at Hack Education http://hackeducation.com/2012/05/24/grockit-learnist-pinterest-for-education/

 

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Using ICTs @ ISOCS: Web Content Curation

Using ICTs @ ISOCS: Web Content Curation | Content Curation for Online Education | Scoop.it

"Web content curation is the process of identifying, organizing and sharing the best and most relevant content on a specific topic or issue online."

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How to be a formidable content curator: a 17-step guide

How to be a formidable content curator: a 17-step guide | Content Curation for Online Education | Scoop.it
Over the past few years I must have heard the phrase ‘everyone is a publisher nowadays’ a thousand times or more. It’s largely accurate, due to the rise of social media, but I think we are mainly ‘curators’, as opposed to ‘publishers’.
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Content Curation is Disruptive

Content Curation is Disruptive | Content Curation for Online Education | Scoop.it
You often hear people say that Content Curation is a disruptive business, but what does that really mean?

 

Highlights:

"Curation will empower a generation of users to become context editors. (...)  With Content Curation a larger group of users will be empowered to manage the context of information shared.  The benefits of this new and disruptive activity are explosive.

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After lunch at #confab12: Panel: Content Curation Grows Up | EDUniverse

After lunch at #confab12: Panel: Content Curation Grows Up | EDUniverse | Content Curation for Online Education | Scoop.it

“Content curation is not a buzz word; instead, it is a force within the discipline of content strategy.”

 

It is worth reading Susan T. Evans’s summary of the discussion panel content curation, moderated by Erin Kissane at  #confab12. The panel included Mia Quagliarello, Margot Bloomstein, and Aaron Lammer.

 

Image: cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo by Thomas Forsyth http://flickr.com/photos/thomasforsyth/4593246445/

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When Educators Become Curators

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Slides from Joyce Seitzinger's virtual keynote at the Croatian MoodleMoot.


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Curation - A View from The Future: Ross Dawson

Curation - A View from The Future: Ross Dawson | Content Curation for Online Education | Scoop.it
What is curation? Does it really help or is it adding more noise to the soundwave of information already coming at us? Where do you draw the line between social sharing, personal expression and true curation?
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Misconception-free content curation

Misconception-free content curation | Content Curation for Online Education | Scoop.it

While curating, make sure you: improve the context; add value and expand the meaning. 

Do it for yourself, for individual empowerment and, as a digital citizen, do it to help improve the state of the Web. 

 

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Content Curation: Find Time or Find Help.

Content Curation: Find Time or Find Help. | Content Curation for Online Education | Scoop.it
There’s plenty of buzz about “Content Curation” in the marketing world right now. So why isn’t your company curating content? One word: Time.
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A Look at Curation in Education

A Look at Curation in Education | Content Curation for Online Education | Scoop.it

Content curation to serve the needs of students and to foster professional exchange.

 

 

Start at the source and turn yourself into a top level curator or start your curation at a later stage in the funnel. Focus on two or three topics at max you want to curate, this way your followers will know what to expect when following you.

 

Your output is only as good as your input. Follow relevant sources you know you can trust to deliver valuable links and sources. Don’t just automatically re-share every single link. Your job is to evaluate whether the information is relevant to your following.

 

Ideas taken from the post: “What comes after the LMS? A Look at Curation in Education” by Kirsten Winkler (http://esl-library.com/blog/2011/08/23/curation-in-education/)

 

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Using Storify for learning

Storify is now a noun and a verb.

At Storify you can gather stories, quotes, pictures, videos and web pages. If you need to create your stories with pictures and videos away from your desktop, there’s a free iPad app for that. 

You can use as a blog, to accomplish your assignments, and to organize thoughts for a paper or project. Above all collaborate and don't forget to share a lot.

 

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A Bargain-Bin MoMA: Content Curation for the Rest of Us

Delivered at HighEdWeb, Oct. 11, 2010, Cincinnati, OH From the presentation abstract: The fire hose is spouting content nonstop.

 

Just to remind you what we get  from content curation: authority, information,  content and community.

 

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Top 10 Web Trends to Look for in the Next 12 Months | Revolution

Top 10 Web Trends to Look for in the Next 12 Months | Revolution | Content Curation for Online Education | Scoop.it
Ted Leonsis was asked to comment on what he saw as big new trends to watch for during the next 12 months. He dashed off the following about curation:

“Curation – by humans – will become important. We have over indexed on machines and algorithms doing all of our recommendations. I believe that real life experts will now become more and more important. People that we trust will help us find our way in an over-communicated world – a web with too many choices, too much noise and not enough signal. Humans will rule again!”
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News Curation and Aggregation Guidelines: Add Value, Link, Attribute,

News Curation and Aggregation Guidelines: Add Value, Link, Attribute, | Content Curation for Online Education | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Steve Buttry has published a good article on his blog providing very specific suggestions and tips to those needing to aggregate, republish and curate news content for their organization.

 

Key topics covered:

 

-> Linking

-> Attributing
-> Quoting

-> Attribution checks

 

-> Adding value

-> Original reporting

-> Data analysis

-> Commentary

 

-> Filtering

-> Supplementing

-> Adding related stories

-> Rounding up

 

Valuable advice. 8/10

 

Full article: http://stevebuttry.wordpress.com/2012/05/16/aggregation-guidelines-link-attribute-add-value/ ;


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