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Using curation strategies to enhance teaching and learning in higher education contexts.
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Curate, Filter And Publish Your Streams Of Information With State

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Excerpted from review article on ReadWriteWeb:

"As streams of information become more popular on the Web, we need better ways to consume and manage them. Apps that allow you to aggregate content from different sources - Twitter, Facebook, blogs, news websites and more - may become very popular: State is trying it.

 

State is currently in private beta. At first glance, it looks part FriendFeed, part TweetDeck, part iGoogle, and part something wholly new.

 

Co-founder Joshua Lewis said:

"what the future of the web looks like when you replace static content with streams of data.

...State is "a general purpose tool to manipulate, filter and publish streams of data."

 

How State Works:

You can add streams of content from up to four services (so far): Twitter, App.net, Instagram and Dropbox. This is the part that reminds me of a start page, like early Netvibes or iGoogle, because you end up with panels of content across the web page. You can also connect to Instapaper, enabling you to save content for later reading.

 

Then, like TweetDeck, you're able to view various aspects of the stream. For Twitter, you can select to view content by home timeline, mentions, user, place, tag, search and list. The same principle applies to content from App.net and Instagram.

 

While State only connects to five services so far, you can imagine it eventually hooking into many more.

 

One feature I really like in State is the ability to "follow" a page of streams that someone else has created.

Each page - or "workspace" to use the service's parlance - is made up of many different streams of content.

There is limited ability to filter - for example, you can select to view only images from a stream. But I imagine more filtering options will be added over time.

 

By default your pages are private, but you can choose to share or make them public..."

 

 

Read full original article here:

http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/first-look-state-a-streams-app-of-the-future.php

 

Check it out here: https://www.sharingstate.com

 

Request an invite: https://www.sharingstate.com/signup

 

Check out demo: https://www.sharingstate.com/demo/Home


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Robin Good's comment, August 29, 2012 2:57 AM
Pino your title is pretty unambiguous to me: "Curate, Filter And Publish Your Streams Of Information With State". I read "curate" as the first word.
You can check yourself.
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Giuseppe Mauriello's comment, August 29, 2012 3:04 AM
Hello Robin,
Co-founder Joshua Lewis said:
....State is "a general purpose tool to manipulate, filter and publish streams of data."
Manipulate is not similar to curate?
Robin Good's comment, August 29, 2012 3:52 AM
Pino: Manipulation has nothing to do with curation.

I think that we should not mislead readers or sell a tool for what it is not. Credibility is everything in this realm.

Re Joshua Lewis: if he wanted to say "curate" he would have. But he didn't. The choice to put "Curate" as the opening word in the title above was yours, not his.

If it was my post, I'd revise the title as I wouldn't want to lose any of the trust I have earned from those who read me. To be credible for me is much more important than being first, or popular.

My two cents. :-)

(Best of all would be for you to test it and to write for us what it does and whether you consider that curation or not). :-)

My two cents.
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The Human Algorithm: Making Information Overload Work | Networking Exchange Blog

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Redefining the Value of Data...

 

Big data is just that…it’s big. While the profusion of information today can lead to analysis paralysis, by listening with intent, organizations can tune into the signals that will direct opportunities to adapt to and lead this new era of connected consumerism. This is about innovation—inside and out. Those who don’t plug in and invest in technology’s human counterparts are in turn making an investment toward potential irrelevance.

 

Is your organization exploring the human algorithm? How are you making sense of big data?

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Curate YouTube Playlists with New Intro and Outro Video Feature

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Robin Good: YouTube has just introduced a great, valuable feature to its playlist service, by allowing playlist authors to add short video clips at the beginning, end and in between any clip, to contextualize, introduce or explain what has been seen or is coming up next.

 

From the original article on TheNextWeb: "YouTube decided to help out the community a bit by releasing a new intro and outro feature that lets you insert professional clips in between your videos easily.

 

YouTube Engineer Eric Lundberg said: "You can choose from a variety of styles for text introductions and even add royalty-free music tracks. Interstitials will appear as unlisted videos in your account, and are eligible for monetization if they are at least 15 seconds long."

 

These particular features allow video creators to tell a full story in a series of videos. Even if you’re not making your own videos, creating a playlist is a way of providing a valuable service to the community."

 

Source: http://thenextweb.com/google/2012/08/23/youtube-makes-easier-video-creators-tell-story-new-intro-outro-feature/

 

 

This is a great addition for video curators who can now add their viewpoint, comments and context to any video compilation they decide to assemble.

 

N.B.: You can choose from a variety of styles for text introductions and even add royalty-free music tracks. Interstitials will appear as unlisted videos in your account, and are eligible for monetization if they are at least 15 seconds long.

 

The interstitial video clips can be recorded directly from you webcam.

 

If you have never created a playlist check this: How To Create a Playlist in YouTube: http://support.google.com/youtube/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=57792

 

More info: http://youtubecreator.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/new-feature-easily-create-video-intros.html

 

 

 

 


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Susan Kay Daniels's curator insight, January 9, 2013 2:21 AM

Youtube has introduced a great curating feature for the playlist service. You can insert professional clips in between your videos, you can choose from a variety of styles for text introductions, add royalty-free music tracks and your interstitials will appear as unlisted videos in your account and are eligible for monetization if they are 15 seconds long.

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The Curated One-Stop Hub for Learning Video: Mobento

The Curated One-Stop Hub for Learning Video: Mobento | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Mobento is a hub of curated educational video clips integrating a special search engine capable of finding any word spoken inside the video collection and of visualizing where the words were spoken on a timeline.

 

From the official site: "This is a library and a library has librarians. That’s us. We’ll be rigorous in only uploading high quality, fascinating videos from established academic institutions and learning organizations."

 

FAQ: http://www.mobento.com/faq

 

Try it out now: http://www.mobento.com/

 

 


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Understand collective curation in under 90 seconds

http://crowdspoke.com When Brian Solis called 2011 the "year of curation," he identified a growing trend in how people are addressing the issue of informatio...

 

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Pinterest for Teaching and Learning

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It's easy to be jaded when there's buzz about a new social network. Who has time to keep up with them all?

 

The striking, clean visuals and the bulletin board model are sure to appeal to educators, and it certainly has value as a curation tool -- a digital way to save and organize all those little bits of goodness you find online. Intrigued? This week, we're launching the official Edutopia Pinterest account. Whether you're an avid pinner or just a beginner, follow us! Get started by watching the videos below for some ideas about what Pinterest is and how educators are using it.

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How to use content curation in your class

How to use content curation in your class | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

 

Instructors are information curators. At iTteachU (University of Alaska), this is how teachers are using content curation tools in the classroom to:

 

- create group activities;

- organize and disseminate new content as a sort of digital handout to students in online and flipped classrooms;

- collect and share professional reading materials with students;

- foster discussion about current events;

- encourage students to become both content creators and curators;

- connect to experts outside class and to the world knowledge base;

- critique information available on the web. teach students to curate social media;

- help students gain credibility and exposure;

- keep track of online research efforts;

- create reading lists;

- help students gain access to the ‘collective intelligence’ of the Internet;

 

What about you? Do you use curation tools for personal or pedagogical purposes? Let us know. Share your experience on curation with us.

 

Link to the original post: http://iteachu.uaf.edu/grow-skills/filelink-management/content-curation-tools/

Image: cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo by MichaelEClarke: http://flickr.com/photos/unrelaxeddad/2707719368/


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Zhang Meilan's curator insight, January 6, 2013 8:49 AM

如何在你的班上使用内容策展

教师是内容策展人,他如何在课堂上使用内容策展工具呢?作者提到了11种方法。包括:

1.创造集体活动;

2.组织和传播新内容,将之作为一种数字讲义,提供给在线学生和翻转课堂;

3.收集并跟学生共享专业阅读材料;

4.促进对时事的讨论;

5.鼓励学生陈给内容的创造者和策展人;

6.与课堂外以及世界知识背景的专家建立关系;

7.对网络上信息进行批判,并教给学生去组织社会化媒体;

8.帮助学生获取信誉和知名度;

9.帮助学生跟踪在线研究工作;

10.创建阅读列表;

11.帮助学生掌握使用互联网“集体智慧”的能力。

 

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, July 3, 2013 5:06 AM

An article outlining some ways to use content curation in schools.

Sacra Jáimez's curator insight, September 15, 2014 1:59 PM
Sensible ideas for content curation in our classrooms.
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eduClipper: The Pinterest of Education

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Pinterest revolutionized the way we keep track of the gems that we find on the Internet, with categories of interest ranging from home decorating to cooking.

While it hosts a wealth of educational resources, wouldn’t it be nice for educators to have a similar site tailored solely to educational purposes?

Such a site exists! It’s called eduClipper, a virtual pin board designed specifically for education. It is, hands down, the latest and greatest innovation in education.

 

KF:  Despite the hyperbole above - this is a curation site of sorts and it does have an educational focus. Like all these tools - it isn't the tool itself but rather the innovative appllication of the tool to learning needs that will define its status.


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Curation and Creation Over Pedagogy and Classical Education

Curation and Creation Over Pedagogy and Classical Education | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Robin Good: What is it more important?

 

To refine a science of how to transmit, explain and illustrate what "needs to be known" or that we empower learners to create their own learning direction, approach, scaffolding and pace, by providing them with the ability to "drive" and "build" their learning value and not by having them become open sponges that memorize and comprehend what we offer them?

 

From the original article by Dominik Lukes: "A self-directed, self-motivated learner, will take any resources (no matter how pedagogically naive or badly instructionally designed – Khan Academy, iTunesU lectures, iPad ebooks, labs, conventional classes or TED videos) and use them to learn.

 

As the learner becomes more aware of their own learning (gaining metacognitive skills), they will look for resources that suit their learning better. And, in many cases, will create such resources.

 

That’s why we need to encourage a culture of the remix. Or in starker terms: Curation and creation over education."

 

Rightful. 7/10

 

Full article: http://researchity.net/2012/08/15/zero-pedagogy-a-hyperbolic-case-for-curation-and-creation-over-education/

 

<- the abundance of information is changing education in so many ways... (JS)


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Digital Curation Resource Guide

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Robin Good: Excellent guide to digital curation resources by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.. It includes alphabetically organized lists of digital-curation related resources from academic programs to file formats, guidelines, organizations, blogs, and a very rich list of digital curation software tools.  

 

From the site: "This resource guide presents selected English-language websites and documents that are useful in understanding and conducting digital curation. It is also available as an EPUB file (see How to Read EPUB Files)."

 

Excellent. 9/10

 

Full guide: http://digital-scholarship.org/dcrg/dcrg.htm

 

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slararos's comment, October 25, 2012 3:45 AM
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Learn all about curation here

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Education And Learning Curation: Discover Thousands Video Lessons From Best Teachers With Knowmia

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Giuseppe Mauriello: Knowmia is new San Francisco-based startup that offers a video lesson platform for teachers and students.

Knowmia are building the largest marketplace for short-form video educational content and the tools for teachers to create and publish outstanding content.

 

 

From "About Us" on official website:

"Knowmia is a destination for learning that features short video lessons from great teachers everywhere. We help you to find what you need to succeed in school in a personal, affordable, and time-efficient way. By bringing together a wide range of video lessons and making it easy to find what you need, we help you with challenging topics, prepare you for an upcoming test or new course, and find the right teacher for your style of learning..."

 

From review article on GigaOM:

"At launch, the site includes about 7,000 videos in a broad range of subject areas, from geometry and algebra to chemistry and physics to world history and American literature. The videos, which are about one to ten minutes long, have been mostly culled from YouTube and Vimeo and then reviewed by teachers working with Knowmia to provide editorial notes, create relevant quizzes and tag content according to subject, topic and skill.

 

Going forward, Knowmia will encourage teachers, as well as public and nonprofit groups, to add more videos. As the site grows, the plan is that the initial videos and tags will provide the foundation for additional notes and teacher-provided tags, which help teachers and students discover content.

 

The idea is that if students (mostly high school, for now) need extra help in a certain subject, say algebra, they can just go to the site, search for “quadratic equation” and instantly choose from a handful of short videos on the topic.

 

Knowmia’s focus on providing curation and structure, as well as sophisticated tools for teachers, will help distinguish it from other online platforms...."

 

Read full review article on GigaOM:

http://gigaom.com/2012/08/14/flip-video-co-founder-launches-learning-platform-knowmia/

 

Check out it here: http://www.knowmia.com


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Google Search Starts To Reward Curators, Collections and Quality Lists

Robin Good: In the overall effort to improve the quality of its search engine result pages Google is continuining to make significant improvements to its search engine.

Starting from now all users worldwide can see Knowledge Graph results showing up on top of search results as a visuable and browsable list of alternative options to explore.

 

Not only.

 

Google is now officially going after the gathering and curation of the best list, collections and guides on just about any topic.

From the official Google Blog. Read it carefully: "Finally, the best answer to your question is not always a single entity, but a list or group of connected things.


It’s quite challenging to pull these lists automatically from the web. But we’re now beginning to do just that.


So when you search for [california lighthouses], [hurricanes in 2008] or [famous female astronomers], we’ll show you a list of these things across the top of the page. And by combining our Knowledge Graph with the collective wisdom of the web, we can even provide more subjective lists like [best action movies of the 2000s] or [things to do in paris]."

 

 

Very interesting. 8/10

 

Read more about it: http://googleblog.blogspot.it/2012/08/building-search-engine-of-future-one.html

 

 


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Interesting, thanks.
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Curation and Originality

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A while back now I reviewed a host of apps enabling students to create newspapers online. Scoop.it is a similar idea that enables users to “scoop” (or copy and paste) their favourite on...
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Curation At Work: The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

Curation At Work: The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Robin Good: The David Ramsey Map Collection is an historical collection of thousands of beautiful maps and atlases organized and made freely accessible to the public online in unique and unprecedented ways.


This is a stunning example of a visual curated collection, offering thousands of beautiful images at very high quality, and multiple ways and tools to navigate this ocean of maps.

 

This online collection offers in fact no less than 12 different ways to navigate its contents by providing dedicated browsers and visual imaging tools ranging from 2D-GIS to SecondLife and virtual QTR panoramas. For example, with the Google Earth visualization, any map in the collection can be seen perfectly mapped on the globe, or by using the Luna Browser one can create collections, save and download images, annotate maps or even create embeddable presentations.

All of the images in the collection have been published online at full resolution and are available to download at different quality levels under a Creative Commons License for non-commercial uses.

This is truly a spectacular collection with marvellous maps and atlases enriched by complementary data, visualization tools and a formidable array of navigation devices.

 

Possibly the best online curated collection I have seen so far.

 

Must-see. 10/10

 

About page: http://www.davidrumsey.com/about

 

Collection and Tools to navigate it: http://www.davidrumsey.com/view

 

Home page: http://www.davidrumsey.com/


 


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Vincenzo Storti's comment, August 28, 2012 1:35 PM
bellissime !
Robin Good's comment, August 29, 2012 1:29 AM
Vincenzo: I agree 100%
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Curators Create The Metadata Needed To Enable Our Emerging Collective Intelligence

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Robin Good: Participatory culture writer and book author Henry Jenkins interviews cyberculture pioneer Howard Rheingold (Net Smart, 2012) by asking him to explain some of the concepts that have helped him become a paladin of the  and "new literacies" so essential for survival in the always-on information-world we live in today.

 

This is part three of a long and in-depth interview (Part 2, Part 1) covering key concepts and ideas as the value of "community" and "networks", the architecture of participation, affinity working spaces, and curation.

Here is a short excerpt of Howard response to a question about curation and its value as both a “fundamental building block” of networked communities and as an important form of participation:

 

Howard Rheingold: "...at the fundamental level, curation depends on individuals making mindful and informed decisions in a publicly detectable way.

 

Certainly just clicking on a link, “liking” or “plussing” an item online, adding a tag to a photograph is a lightweight element that can be aggregated in valuable ways (ask Facebook).

 

But the kind of curation that is already mining the mountains of Internet ore for useful and trustworthy nuggets of knowledge, and the kind that will come in the future, has a strong literacy element.

 

Curators don’t just add good-looking resources to lists, or add their vote through a link or like, they summarize and contextualize in their own words, explicitly explain why the resource is worthy of attention, choose relevant excerpts, tag thoughtfully, group resources and clearly describe the grouping criteria."

 

In other words, "curators" are the ones creating the metadata needed to empower our emerging collective intelligence.

 

Curation Is The Social Choice About What Is Worth Paying Attention To.

 

Good stuff. In-depth. Insightful. 8/10

 

Full interview: http://henryjenkins.org/2012/08/how-did-howard-rheingold-get-so-net-smart-an-interview-part-three.html

 

 


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Shaz J's comment, September 3, 2012 3:20 AM
You're welcome :)

It's interesting interesting that you mention POV and stance, as that is not something I had explicitly articulated for myself, but naturally it must be implicitly true. In that sense, it reminds me (again) that curation forces self-reflection in order to present the content better, and that can only be a good thing.
Liz Renshaw's comment, September 8, 2012 9:57 PM
Agree with posts about curation guiding self reflection. This interview in particular is top value and two of my fav people indeed.
Andrew McRobert's curator insight, August 19, 2014 8:43 AM

8. This links a series of three interviews quite lengthy but there is some insightful information for the novice in the digital information age. There is video links within the article, including a great question and answer with Robin Good on curation. The video brings a balance to this inclusion.

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Curated Topic Pages Are The Next Big Thing in Content Publishing

Curated Topic Pages Are The Next Big Thing in Content Publishing | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Chronological and time-bound sequences have been the overwhelming approach to organize content on the web, just like newspapers had been doing for a long time. Look at blogs, Facebook and Twitter to see how pervasive this type of chronological organization has become.

 

But as more content becomes available more rapidly, chronological organization doesn't work anymore.

 

What we need is the option to navigate, quality content, through topic-based structures, maps and collections, where time is only one among other factors helping me slice and dice what I want to see.

 

"There's simply too much content to consume nowadays, so the great challenge of online publishing is to organize it better. Topic pages are the solution."

 

From the original article: "The time for topic pages has come.

 

Chronological and real-time consumption of content just doesn't work anymore.

It's time for topic pages to add a layer of organization on top."

 

 

Right on track. 8/10

 

Full article: http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/why-topic-pages-are-the-next-big-thing.php

 

 

 


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Curation is sharing with discernment

Curation is sharing with discernment | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

 

One of the important elements of the tripartite model of content curation is sharing. It assumes the value which is determined by the purpose and the objectives set by the topic curator(s). Sharing may, for example, follow a marketing strategy or may be moved by the spontaneity of the curator (or the user/follower). With regard to Personal Knowledge Management (PKM), Harold Jarche highlights a significant aspect to guide sharing: discernment, i.e., when sharing you must be aware of the following aspects: when, with whom and how. Sharing can be done openly, through a blog, or it can be targeted to a particular community or network. Like PKM, when you are curating, a discerning sharing also contributes to build trust. If a curator sets himself as a reliable node for a community or network, his intervention will have a greater value and impact.

 

Image credit:Harold Jarche

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Terry Elliott's comment, October 5, 2012 11:32 AM
I really am drawn by the graphic and the abstraction, discernment, is full of resonants, aftertones, undertones, and tones yet to be heard but imminent. Discernment changes daily. I think this is a reminder that we need to approach curation with a 'prayer' of focus. For example, in curation-ed I need to invoke a hope to find words, minds, and text that will help us all seek/filter/create sense/discern/and share.
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Robert Scoble On Online Curation

Increasingly, curation is becoming an important participation/collaboration skill for digital citizens. I interviewed Robert Scoble, one of the most prolific...
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Ken Morrison's comment, September 1, 2012 8:55 AM
This is a very good introduction to why curation is important. Thanks for following my topic. I hope it is helpful for you. I do have a special tag for 'curation' that may be interesting to you. Thanks for your quality site.
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Create Collaborative Multimedia Portfolios and Visual Collections with Dropr

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Robin Good: Dropr is a new visual curation and presentation platform which allows you to easily import / upload any type of content, from text to sound clips, video, images and more, to your online creative space. 

 

Multimedia contents can be organized into Portfolio, Projects and Collections. (Frankly I was a bit overwhelmed by all these levels and by their effective role, but it looks like by browsing other people collections, that this is not an issue limited to me.)

To get an idea of the type of things you can do with Dropr go to the home page here: http://dropr.com and click on the Explore button on the top right corner. Then click on one of the three buttons (Portfolios, Projects, Collections) and see what a fantastic world of stunning visual portfolios can be set up with this tool.

Once you are in a collections or portfolio the visual browsing, navigation and experience is great. I'd recommend it to any visual artist wanting to set up rapidly a visual portfolio of his best work. The hard part, at least from a conceptual viewpoint, is understanding how to organize these different levels and how to take best advantage of them.

 

Go try it out yourself: http://dropr.com/

 

 

 


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Charles Duwez's comment, August 17, 2012 3:27 PM
quite complex indeed...
Robin Good's comment, August 17, 2012 3:41 PM
Yes Charles, they will have to do something about it!
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Curate Your Own Web Magazine by Picking the Best from the Web with Zeen

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Robin Good: I have just received an invitation to test the new content curation platform Zeen, and here I am with some early impressions on what I have seen.

 

Zeen is a content curation tool designed to create good-looking magazines on a specific topic or theme. Setup and configuration is very easy and straightforward and it allows you to connect your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

 

Once you are in, you can immediately set up a Zeen magazine, by selecting a title, a description and a cover image. From there on you are free to use the integrated search feature to find web articles, news, images, video clips or tweets relevant to your magazine. You just start a search after having selected what kind of content you are looking for and Zeen presents you with a set of relevant results. One-click on any of them and they are inserted instantly in your magazine.

 

You can also create as many "tags" (Zeen calls them "labels") as you like and assign each content item to a specific label.

 

The final magazine issue offers an automatic visual table of contents, in which you can organize by dragging and dropping the order of your selected contents.

 

A Zeen magazine can be made of multiple issues, instead of being like Scoop.it, a continuously growing content holder. You select the content items and you produce an issue (which can be still edited after publication).

 

N.B.: There is no way to edit or modify the content picked and added to your magazine, including the use of images.

 

You can't create new content but only pick and organize existing resources.

 

Here is an example of a Zeen magazine: http://zeen.com/read/ODgO94/toc

and here is another one on barbeques: http://zeen.com/read/KuJoAW

 

 

More info: http://zeen.com/

 


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Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com's comment, August 16, 2012 8:58 AM
After receiving an invite yesterday and also gave it a try. They have a long way to go as far as a mobile user using the site to currate content.

In find when viewing a magazine the layout has to much going on around it that takes away from the content.
Robin Good's comment, August 16, 2012 9:02 AM
Brian, I agree with you 1000%!
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Content Curation: How To Cite, Credit and Attribute Other People's Content on the Web

Content Curation: How To Cite, Credit and Attribute Other People's Content on the Web | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Here is a good guide providing the basic principles that should be followed when using, reposting, citing or quoting other people's content (both text and images).

 

The article outlines "proper methods of source attribution on the internet to guarantee the right people get credit for their hard work and ideas."

 

Specific sections of the article cover:

How To Cite Content in Blog Posts How To Cite Content in Social Media How to Give Credit to Guest Bloggers and Ghost Writers How to Cite Images and Visual Content

Well done. 8/10


Read more: http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/33098/How-Not-to-Steal-People-s-Content-on-the-Web.aspx


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El código Gutenberg's comment, August 18, 2012 2:01 PM
Thank you very much. You're very kind. I hope that readers like my work in "El código Gutenberg". And thank you for the information in your page.
nickcarman's curator insight, February 17, 2013 5:45 PM

This is an excellent article, which lays out the groundrules for using, or citing someone else's content.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, August 29, 2013 8:32 AM

A Good Resource

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Pinterest Releases “NEW” Optimized iPad App

Pinterest Releases “NEW” Optimized iPad App | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Now, with the new upgraded app, which is totally FREE by the way, you have a highly intuitive interface that makes it EASY to use on your iPad. While you cannot edit boards you can do just about anything else. It even has a built in web browser for surfing for more pins, with, of course its own Pin Button."


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100 Curators: Emerging Artist Collections Curated on Saatchi Online

100 Curators: Emerging Artist Collections Curated on Saatchi Online | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Saatchi Online is an online curated art gallery for emerging artists, providing both quality selections and the means for young artists to sell their own work easily.

 

The "100 CURATORS 100 DAYS", is a new, recent initiative (started in July) that recognizes 1,000 artists for their outstanding work.

 

Since July 18 2012, every day for 100 days Saatchi Online will reveal one curator’s selection of ten artists to be included in the largest exhibit of its kind. The curators have made their selections from over 60,000 artists that are currently exhibited on Saatchi Online. The entire list of curators for 100 CURATORS 100 DAYS can be viewed July 18 at www.saatchionline.com/100curators.


(More info on this initiative: http://www.saatchionline.com/press)

 

From the official site: "Saatchi Online is a platform that allows emerging artists to showcase and sell their work and gives art lovers insider access to new talent from around the world.

 

Launched in 2006 by London’s renowned Saatchi Gallery, Saatchi Online aims to continue the gallery’s legacy of promoting new, contemporary talent and bringing great art to a wide audience.

 

A place for first-time buyers and serious collectors alike, Saatchi Online brings new talent directly to our members through a curated environment."

 

"Our vision has always been to empower sustainable careers. We enable artists to sell their originals as well as make them available as prints while giving them access to an engaged global audience. Artists manage their own portfolios and price their own work letting both artists and collectors skip the formalities of the traditional gallery structure."

 

Collections: http://www.saatchionline.com/collections

 

Why and How to sell art on Saatchi Online: http://www.saatchionline.com/upload/why

 

Tutorials and tips for artists selling their work: http://www.saatchionline.com/artschool

 

FAQ: http://www.saatchionline.com/help

 

More info: http://www.saatchionline.com   

 

 


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Video Curation Tools: Auto-Collect, Save and Organize Your Favorite Clips with Vidque

Video Curation Tools: Auto-Collect, Save and Organize Your Favorite Clips with Vidque | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Vidque is a web service which allows you to easily collect video clips from any website, RSS feed or Twitter account as they are published automatically. You can then later tag, edit the related info for each to help your collections stay organized.

 

From the official site: "Vidque is a free curation platform designed to help discover, filter and archive online video content. Controlled and curated by its users, Vidque aims to simplify the discovery of quality video content through the joint effort of the online community."

 

Vidque allows you to follow other Vidque users and to see and save all of the content they share. 

 

Vidque is also capable of auto-collecting all of the video clips that are in one page by simply providing the reference URL of that web page.

 

All saved clips end up in your "collection", which can be viewed also according to the tags you have associated with each saved clip.

 

How it works: http://vidque.com/about_overview

 

Find out more: http://vidque.com/

 

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

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Excerpted from long but very interesting article by Master Curator Robin Good:

 

"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.

 

These factors are:

 

1) An Overwhelming Abundance of Information Which Begs To Be Organized:

New digital literacy skills are of such great importance. They provide the mental tools for individuals to be able to evaluate, assess, filter and organize information in more effective ways than they have done until today.

 

2) A Growing Number of "Open" and Freely Accessible Teaching/Learning Content Hubs:

Learners will soon need some guidance in selecting the most appropriate course, instructor, approach and institution to achieve their goals most effectively.

 

3) From a Static, Unchanging World of Information To a Constantly Changing One:

a) Some of us dedicate their efforts to find, identify, monitor and update which are the most relevant "information sources", hubs or curators in every possible area of interest.

b) We equip our youth and ourselves with appropriate mental tools to be able to carry out such tasks.

 

4) Real-World Information Is Not Held Inside Silos Like Academic Institutions Pretend:

Curation fits in as a more appropriate approach to learning and to prepare for real-world work challenges, by allowing learners to construct meaning by having to research and to understand and to create new relationships between different information-elements.

 

5) Fast-Food Information Consumption In Rapid Decline - Curation Is the New Search:

Google has lost its "mojo". Search results have become increasingly unsatisfactory as they are often polluted by irrelevant, commercially-driven results or by large brands which Google likes to favor over small, independent and - hard to verify - information sources.

Researchers, educators and guides prefer to refer to trusted "curators" of specific information areas rather than to rely on Google-style secret and commercially-driven algorithms.

 

6) The Job Market is Rapidly Changing:

Outside of traditional "professionals" as doctors and engineers, companies recruiting new people are looking more for "skills and experience" than for degrees and certificates.

Today, the job marketplace requires people who can "think". People who can come up with creative solutions to unexpected problems...

Content curation offers a practical and immediately usable approach to help new learners train themselves in developing such very skills.

 

7) Alternative Certification Systems Are Emerging: Open Badges:

Here a few simple ideas.

Move from teaching and certifying to:

a) curating talent - breed new talent by providing motivated learners with the ideal conditions to study, research and develop new ideas.

 

b) curating educational resources for a specific area of interest / language / region / by creating and maintaining highly qualified "learning paths", and providing assistance, specialized training and resources, to those in specific need of it.

 

c) curating human guides, training future curators - by cultivating and supporting the development of skilled information-guides and coaches that possess the skills of a curator and those of a great story-teller.

 

8) Teachers and Professors Can Now Curate Their Own Textbooks:

Academic and independent teaching curators will design new textbook and teaching curriculums / learning paths. They will do so by selecting and pulling together the best and most relevant material in a variety of formats and configurations to satisfy the needs of many different "audiences".

These individuals will create also great collections of exercises, case studies, real-world examples, people's profiles and toolkits to further facilitate the exploration and learning of such topics.

 

9) Educational Marketplace Open to Thousands of Competitors:

There are now tens of learning marketplaces and platforms that allow anyone to offer and sell courses online. From WiziQ to Udemy the number of alternative services making it possible for anyone to deliver a "professional" course is rapidly increasing.

Today, anyone can become both a "resource", a supplier of content as well as a curator / editor / publisher of new curated content resources such as book collections, expert guides, curated and annotated lists of resources, examples, or templates galleries.

 

10) Growing Demand for Trusted Guidance Over Learning Content and Curricula:

Traditional academic institutions may indeed become trusted curators and guides to the greater universe of information out there, while specializing their efforts for a set of specific areas, needs and communities of interests.

With such abundance and variety (in quality) of educational materials, learners will soon express a growing demand for trusted guides to help them in selecting quality learning guides, sources, hubs and more than anything, curated learning paths and toolkits to explore and learn deeper about a specific topic.

This is where the opportunity for both sides lies."

 

 

Each factor is analyzed with more information, examples and external links. Read full, long and interesting article here:

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


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Prasanth (WN)'s comment, August 9, 2012 9:28 AM
Thanks
Nate McGee's comment, August 9, 2012 10:08 AM
Thank you!
Prasanth (WN)'s comment, August 10, 2012 10:10 AM
Thanks