Fast Company Why You Should Google Yourself And Not Feel Guilty About It Fast Company Your online presence should be thoughtfully curated. “Be sure you're putting out what you want people to see,” Klier says.
Last week we listed the top five skills we believe are necessary for librarians, based on current realities, developing trends and the requests we get from library recruiting and staffing clients. They are: 1.
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.
The response to my initial Diigo post has been overwhelming. Many of you discovered the benefits of Diigo’s bookmark features so I wanted to share a few thinking-outside-of-the-box ideas for doing more with Diigo.
Many people just constantly face several challenges and stumbling blocks to create original content for blogs and social media sites.
In an infographic by Uberflip, 73% of marketers are facing the challenge of creating original content while 75% agreed that they just don’t have the time.
The visual explores how curation can become an effective tool to incease visibility, boost SEO and establish thought leadership. Yes, you don’t have to constantly create original content to effectively showcase your knowledge about a topic but carefully handpicking the best content sources and amassing or putting them together in a way that clearly explains all strong points will help you produce an organized content.
Key Takeaways: - Creating original content is the biggest obstacle for 73% of content marketers. - 75% of marketers cannot justify spending the time needed to create original content for their audience. - There are a variety of tools developed within the past 3 years that can help marketers and content curators gather the most relevant content, re-purpose it, and present it to their audience in unique ways. - 85% of brands use content curation to establish thought leadership, and 80% say it enables them to increase brand visibility
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."
The Unanticipated Benefits of Content Curation View more presentations from Beth Kanter Yesterday, I did a free NTEN Webinar called "The Unanticipated Benefits of Content Curation: Reducing Information Overload" based on my feature article in the...