The ever increasing tsunami of digital resources require educators and students be skilled curators of all types of content. Useful tools like Learn.ist, Diigo, Scoop.It, and Twitter combined with skills such as social bookmarking, following, tagging, and sharing, empower users to filter, organize, manage, and curate content.
Kim Flintoff's insight:
Looks the product of a university class assignment that curated its content.
A class from Ohio University's social media certificate program called Content Curation skyped with the CEO & Co-Founder of Scoop.it, a social curation site. Students live-tweeted to capture the advice and inspiration from Scoop.it CEO & Co-Founder, uillaume Decugis.
Finding educational content in the web is no big deal- but managing it, is. Educational content curation is the art – rather than the act – of sorting out the vast amounts of educational content on the web and organizing them around a specific educational topic in a coherent way.
As power shifts to consumers—who can program their own content using powerful technology and simple interfaces—curation moves out of the hands of professionals and into communities, platforms and algorithms.
While some debate whether Google+ is a ghost town or not, the search giant's social network quietly passed the 1 Billion user mark. That's right: 1 Billion people have a Google+ account which is 2x Twitter's user base and only 15% less than Facebook's. Perhaps more importantly, the +1 button is pressed more than 5 million times a day and 340 million of its users are active. Scoopiteers didn’t need to wait for those metrics to be public to demand that we add Google+ to the Scoop.it’s sharing options: as our platform is a hub to discover, curate and share content to feed your online channels, it’s natural to offer as many distribution options as possible. So today, after integrating with Facebook profiles and pages, LinkedIn profiles, groups and pages, Twitter and many other social platform such as Wordpress or Tumblr, we’re excited to launch our integration with Google+ with 2 new features:
Adding Google+ Company pages as a sharing option to Scoop.it
Adding Google+ authorship to your Scoop.it profile Continue reading →
Every time I visit the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, I see something I’ve never seen before. In fact, t’s considered the most influential museum of modern art in the world. With that in mind, meet Klaus Biesenbach. Klaus holds the title “Chief Curator at Large” at MoMA. If you’ve visited the MoMA and walked away impressed (like I have), Klaus has a lot to do with that.
As content curators, we should all aspire to be like Klaus. After all, wouldn’t it be great if our content collections drew as much interest, respect and admiration as the collections at MoMA? In order to achieve this feat, we need to become highly effective content curators. In other words, we need to curate Internet content as we would fine art.
Let’s consider seven habits of content creation that would make Klaus Biesenbach proud. Continue reading →
The quest to effectively share knowledge within a company is one that still appears elusive. How do you keep on top of your competitors’ developments? How do you monitor articles that mention your brand? How do you make sure your teams get the information they need to make decisions and to learn?
While we never had more ways to disseminate intelligence and knowledge within companies, it's easy to feel overwhelmed so that we're still often perceiving a lack of communication in the corporate world.
How do you influence your people to adopt productive behaviors around collaboration and knowledge sharing? The answer may be found in a new concept-at least as far as KM is concerned-called gamification.
Semantic technology has been around for years and was supposed to save us from information overload. So far, it failed. The Semantic Web or Web 3.0 is still Tim Berners-Lee's dream, and good old Web 2.0 keeps drowning us in oceans of content. But while social media is certainly the cause of this deluge of information, it can also be the solution: first, as it provides us with a huge amount of data that we can use to qualify this information through big data technology; second, because it educated and created a need for millions to become human curators. By combining algorithms and humans, we reinvent media while bringing the meaning back to the Web.
With so much information available to today's students through iPads, they must learn to curate it to get the maximum benefit and experience.
Schools like Dan’s realize that Curation, the intentional selection, organizing, and maintaining of works or artifacts, is an increasingly important skill in the digital world. With the wealth of knowledge and information accessible through a network connection and a few taps, students must not only be able to navigate and evaluate what they find, but they must they also be able to curate effectively. With information at the user’s fingertips, and apps that allow for interaction, shelving, tagging, and personalization, the iPad can allow students to create an organized network of learning resources that can seamlessly integrate with resource networks of other students and teachers.
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 W eb 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.
Simon Staffans: "Let me take a moment and share some simple truths I’ve distilled from a number of years creating content for just about anything – print, radio, television, online, live events… you name it."