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Using curation strategies to enhance teaching and learning in higher education contexts.
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Curating Tech Developments in Online Learning -- Campus Technology

Curating Tech Developments in Online Learning -- Campus Technology | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The new "Virtually Inspired" website will bring together the latest deployments of cutting-edge online learning technologies.
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Getting Started with Curating Content

Getting Started with Curating Content | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Curation. Whenever I hear the term I always think of a person working in an art gallery carefully selecting pieces of work for an upcoming exhibition. But I’m also seeing it as a skill needed for m…
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:: Pindex ::

:: Pindex :: | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Pindex is a pinboard for learning. Collect and discover the best material. Love teaching. Love learning. LHC. Hyperloop. Atoms and molecules. Periodic table.
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Becoming a Great Educator on Flipboard

Becoming a Great Educator on Flipboard | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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As mentioned in our paper from 2 years ago.  http://tinyurl.com/nrnlfea

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More than a desire for text: Online participation and the social curation of content

More than a desire for text: Online participation and the social curation of content | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Why and on what bases do people choose content and share it in an online environment? At the centre of Henry Jenkins’ theory of convergence culture lie in the transforming links between active, participative audiences, media content and media corporations. However, the ‘textually motivated’ desire to participate in the circulation of and control over texts is just one among other key motives for the dissemination and recirculation of content. Ethnography-based research conducted at Masaryk University in the Czech Republic suggests that when exploring participation in textuality, performative self-exposure and self-presentation must be taken into account as well as the context of audiences’ everyday life. Thus, I propose to approach participation as based not only on a ‘will to text’ but also on a dialectical relationship between a ‘will to self-performance’ and a ‘will to conformity’. These three factors then impact on the social curation of content – a reflexive process in which members of the audience construct texts for consumption and recirculation.


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5 Common Content Curation Mistakes

5 Common Content Curation Mistakes | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
What do they say? You learn more from your mistakes than you failures. Not sure who they are but they must know what they are talking about. When I came

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lynnegibb's curator insight, October 11, 2015 1:40 AM

Yes - need to really think about this one :)

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The Busy Person's Guide to Content Curation: A 3-Step Process

The Busy Person's Guide to Content Curation: A 3-Step Process | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A complete guide with step-by-step instructions for efficient and expert content curation.

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malek's curator insight, May 25, 2015 7:44 AM

There are some pitfalls to sharing without reading.

  • The story could be far worse quality than you anticipated, and it’d reflect poorly on your tastes and opinions.
  • The story could have a misleading headline. It could take an entirely different angle than you expected.
  • The words, language, and visuals may not be inline with your brand standards or policies.
  • You might be asked to give your opinion on the article.
  • Many people view it as a shady practice or even dishonest.
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Content Curation Takes Time

Content Curation Takes Time | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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Robin provides a useful and manageable checklist of essential criteria for effective curation.  Master the basics...

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Filomena Gomes's curator insight, April 18, 2015 9:52 AM
Robin Good's insight:

 

 

Notwithstanding the viral content-marketing tam-tam keeps selling the idea of content curation as a miracle-shortcut to work less, produce more content and get all of the benefits that an online publisher would want to have, reality has quite a different shade.

To gain reader's attention trust and interest, it is evidently not enough to pull together a few interesting titles while adding a few lines of introductory text.

 

Unless your readers are not very interested themselves into the topic you cover, why would they take recomendations from someone who has not even had the time to fully go through his suggested resources?

Superficially picking apparently interesting content from titles or even automatically selecting content for others to read is like recommending movies or music records based on how much you like their trailers or their cover layouts.

 

Can that be useful beyond attracting some initial extra visibility?

 

How can one become a trusted information source if one does not thoroughly look and understand at what he is about to recommend?

This is why selling or even thinking the idea of using content curation as a time and money-saver is really non-sense.

Again, for some, this type of light content curation may work in attracting some extra visibility in the short-term, but it will be deleterious in the long one, as serious readers discover gradually that content being suggested has not even been read, let alone being summarized, highlighted or contextualized.

Content curation takes serious time.

 

A lot more than the one needed to create normal original content.

To curate content you need to:

Find good content, resources and references. Even if you have good tools, the value is in searching where everyone else is not looking. That takes time.

Read, verify and vet each potential resource, by taking the time needed to do this thoroughly.

Make sense of what that resource communicates or represents / offers and be able to synthesize it for non-experts who will read about it.

Synthesize and highlight the value of the chosen resource within the context of your interest area.

Enrich the resource with relevant references, and related links for those that will want to find out more about it.

Credit and attribute sources and contributors.

 Preserve, classify and archive what you want to curate.

Share, distribute, promote the curated work you have produced. Creating it is not enough.


(While it is certainly possible to do a good curation job without doing exactly all of the tasks I have outlined above, I believe that it is ideal to try to do as many as these as possible, as each adds more value to the end result you will create.)

 

These are many more steps and activities than the ones required to create an original piece of content.

Curation is all about quality, insight and attention to details.

It is not about quantity, speed, saving time, producing more with less.

 
Robert Kisalama's curator insight, April 18, 2015 11:37 AM

truly Curation should not be  merely aggregating different links without  taking off time to reflect indeed it is very to end up like some one buying clothes impulsively only to realise you could have done without some of them.

Nedko Aldev's curator insight, April 19, 2015 2:24 PM

 

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Curated articles at the tap of a tag: E-Learning and Online Teaching Magazine:

Curated articles at the tap of a tag: E-Learning and Online Teaching Magazine: | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 9, 2014 11:17 PM

Click through to an interactive graphic built using ThingLink.  

 

Click a few tags to see how Scoop.it dynamically assembles a magazine based on your choice of tags.

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Developing Digital Literacy Through Content Curation

Developing Digital Literacy Through Content Curation | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
With the vast amount of content that is shared on the Internet, content curation is becoming an essential digital literacy skill for teachers and students.

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Denis Lundie's curator insight, June 17, 2014 4:04 PM

This is part and parcel of the future of teaching and learning, by whatever name it goes . .

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TL Forum 2014: Flintoff, Mellow and Clark - Digital curation: Opportunities for learning, teaching, research and professional development

TL Forum 2014: Flintoff, Mellow and Clark - Digital curation: Opportunities for learning, teaching, research and professional development | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The concept of digital curation has evolved from its original use. While the digital preservation of artifacts is still the primary domain of digital curation, due to Web 2.0/social media applications it has allowed anyone to easily create a topic centered library online to share with the world. Assets found online can now be quickly collated into a visually appealing web site using freely available tools. This descriptive paper explores the potential use of digital curation within three tertiary institutions.

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Our refereed paper on digital curation for education presented at the 2014 Teaching and Learning Forum in Perth is now available online.

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Building Content Knowledge: Collaborate and Curate

Building Content Knowledge: Collaborate and Curate | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Mark Engstrom. 8th grade Geography teacher and Assistant Principal at Graded- The American School of São Paulo, has redesigned his entire course. Students move through the modules of this blended l...

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Library Staff's curator insight, May 28, 2014 6:16 AM

Practical example of blended learning. 

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Object Lessons: The New Museum Explores Why We Keep Things

Object Lessons: The New Museum Explores Why We Keep Things | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Curators at the New Museum have created an exhibit with over 4,000 objects that examines the various ways we collect and own items.
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Beth Holland - Edutopia: Take Note: How to Curate Learning Digitally

Beth Holland - Edutopia: Take Note: How to Curate Learning Digitally | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Whether students choose to handwrite, sketch, or type their notes, the challenge lies not in choosing, but in creating a system that allows them to ultimately curate, synthesize, and reflect on what they learn..


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Filtering digital information is a survival skill.

 

Teaching curation skills means teaching critical thinking as part of the note taking, and information gathering process.  You can weave this skill into any curriculum you teach. You serve your subject area as you build thinking skills and implement standards.

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Rod Murray's curator insight, April 2, 11:20 AM

Making curation part of an information management process.

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Making curation part of an information management process.

Norman René Trujillo Zapata's curator insight, April 4, 1:33 PM

Making curation part of an information management process.

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The New College Degree: In an Unbundled World, Curation is King (EdSurge News)

The New College Degree: In an Unbundled World, Curation is King (EdSurge News) | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In recent months, we have witnessed the success of books and articles predicting massive shifts in the way students will experience and complete post-secondary education. Costs will be reduced and outcomes improved, writers argue, when higher ed is unbundled, meaning students pick and choose from a
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Does ethical content curation exist? A data-driven answer

Does ethical content curation exist? A data-driven answer | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
We’ve been asked "how ethical is content curation?" so many times we decided to dig deep to give you a data answer: ethical content curation exists.
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Content Curators as Cultural Intermediaries: “My reputation as a curator is based on what I curate, right?” | Daniel Ashton, Martin Couzins | M/C Journal

Content Curators as Cultural Intermediaries: “My reputation as a curator is based on what I curate, right?” | Daniel Ashton, Martin Couzins | M/C Journal | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Content Curators as Cultural Intermediaries: “My reputation as a curator is based on what I curate, right?”

 

In 2011 The Economist alerted us to the claim that “digital data will flood the planet.” The exponential increase in data such as e-mails, Tweets and Instagram pictures underpins claims that we are living in an age of ‘infoglut’ (Andrejevic) and information superabundance (Internet Live Stats). Several years earlier, Shirky posed this as an issue not of “information overload” but of “filter failure” (Asay). Shirky’s claim suggests that we should not despair in the face of unmanageable volumes of content, but develop ways to make sense of this information – to curate.

 

Reflecting on his experiences of curating the Meltdown Festival, David Byrne addressed the emergence of everyday curating practices: “Nowadays, everything and everyone can be curated. There are curators of socks, menus and dirt bike trails […] Anyone who has come up with a top-ten list is, in effect, a curator. And anyone who clicks ‘Like’ is a curator.”

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David Byrne: a great curator beats any big company's algorithm

David Byrne: a great curator beats any big company's algorithm | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The Talking Heads member on curating the Southbank Centre's Meltdown festival, the unfairness of book awards, and why the best line-ups surprise.
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Content Curation Lands on Google+: Introducing Collections

Content Curation Lands on Google+: Introducing Collections | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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Nancy White's curator insight, May 12, 2015 5:38 PM

Excited to see how we might be able to set this up in our GAFE space - students already have accounts, so this is a natural fit to facilitate student curation!

Konstantinos Kalemis's curator insight, August 10, 2015 4:58 AM

 

 

Google has just introduced "Collections", for Google+, a new service which allows any Google+ user to group his posts by topic and to create public, shareable collections of his favorite links, articles, videos and images.

 

To use Google Collections, simply go to your G+ profile page and then select "Collections" on the drop down menu appearing on the top left part of the page.

 

"Each collection can be shared publicly, privately, or with a custom set of people. Once you create your first collection, your profile will display a new tab where other people can find and follow your collections."

 

You can either create new posts containing whatever type of content inside a collection, or assign an existing, published post to a collection you have just created.

 

You can create as many collections as you like.

 

Google+ Collections is available on the web and on Android (iOS coming later).

 

 

My comment: Google+ Collections adds opportunity for creating additional value to G+ users by letting interests drive community engagement. This is a feature that sooner or later any social network will offer. 

 

Free to use.

 

Try it out now: https://plus.google.com/collections/welcome ;

 

 

 

More info:

 

Official Google announcement: https://plus.google.com/+googleplus/posts/7ZpGWeou2sV ;

 

Featured collections: https://plus.google.com/collections/featured ;

 

See also the official review from Techcrunch:

http://techcrunch.com/2015/05/04/google-turns-users-into-content-curators-with-new-collections-feature/ ;

 

Video tutorial: https://youtu.be/gtVNkbtS9g8 ;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nurita Sánchez's curator insight, January 29, 3:13 PM

Cómo usar las colecciones:

http://www.ilusual.com/como-usar-las-colecciones-de-google-plus-guia

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A Beginner’s Guide to Content Curation

A Beginner’s Guide to Content Curation | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
What is content curation? This beginners guide to content curation answers that question and more.
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A Digital Design Learning Hub Created Around Curated Content: Hack Design

A Digital Design Learning Hub Created Around Curated Content: Hack Design | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, October 5, 2014 9:26 AM

Great for high school learning too!  Use with art, digital storytelling, web design classes.

Jimun Gimm's curator insight, October 13, 2014 1:26 PM

당신의 통찰력을 추가 ...

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Blogging as a Curation Platform

Blogging as a Curation Platform | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
I have written about curation before using Twitter as a Curation Tool and about the importance of helping our Students Becoming Curators of Information.  Sue Waters also just published a very compr...

 

Content curation requires more than just the selection of information. It’s the assembling, categorizing, commenting and presenting of the best content available.

 

Learn more:

 

http://blog.scoop.it/2011/11/30/lord-of-curation-series-gust-mees/

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Curation

 


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Mónica Silakowicz's curator insight, June 24, 2014 9:39 AM

Curar contenido es más que simplemente buscar y seleccionar información.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, July 26, 2014 7:45 AM

Blogging as a Curation Platform

John Poole's curator insight, July 28, 2014 6:03 AM

Founder of scoopIT

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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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Where content curation traffic comes from and 4 ways to increase yours

Where content curation traffic comes from and 4 ways to increase yours | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Content curation is not just collecting, it's also sharing. And whatever our motivation, we curate content to have an impact so understanding where our traffic comes from is important. During our first 2 years of existence, the Scoop.it users have published more than 50M pieces of content attracting more than 100M unique visitors so we've been in a great position to observe not only where this traffic came from but also what best practices had the strongest influence on it. So we’ve analyzed all the content curated, published and shared through Scoop.it. This post is about sharing these data and learnings so you can be more effective with your content curation. Continue reading →

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