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Curation Is As Important as Creation

Curation Is As Important as Creation | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Robin Good: If you are interested in understanding how "content curation" differentiates itself from simple re-sharing and re-blogging here is a great article by Chris DeLine.

 

Great advice for anyone wanting to become an effective content curator: “Whether in tweets, in blog posts, in podcasts, or in newsletters, be ruthless with your attention.


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Some adopt a strategy of blanket-curation, throwing everything new or fresh or remotely interesting online and letting other consumers make their own value distinctions.

 

Others assume the role of tastemaker, selectively making the decisions themselves.

 

Both have their place, but the former contributes to what Jonathan Haidt calls “the paradox of abundance,” which he says “undermines the quality of our engagement.”

How many content-overload websites can you monitor before you become overwhelmed by volume? How many share-explosions does it take before you remove a friend from your Facebook feed? How many Tumblr pages can you pay attention to before the reblogs become a blur?

 

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Thoughtful, honest, and caring curation isn’t entirely different than creation.

 

After all, the topics you choose to research, to blog about, and to discuss with friends all begin with the process of sifting through the media abyss yourself and singling out worthwhile information."

 

What really counts is to create content that is useful, meaningful and helpful for others, whether from direct hand authorship, or by curating the best existing resources.

 

Insightful. 8/10

 

http://chrisdeline.com/curation

 

(Image credit: Shutterstock)

 


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Sinan Zirić's curator insight, January 19, 2013 11:50 AM

This is an excellent Curation review.

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Content Curation for Personal Learning and Sharing

Content Curation for Personal Learning and Sharing | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

 

This was the meme I, @josemota, and @etutoria prepared for The PLE Conference 2012 (1). Memes of this sort are supposed to be fun -  that’s what we tried to achieve through the choice of images.

 

I see myself as a wannabe content curator, someone who has to work hard, never mind the reasons.  

 

What about you? How do people see you as a curator? How do you see others as content curators?

 

Curate and have fun too!

 

(1) http://pleconf.org/program/sessions/a10/

The meme was created here: http://uthinkido.com/

[Paula]


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Good Curation VS Bad Curation Beth Kanter

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What is good curation versus bad curation?  The image is a remix of a presentation entitled ”Link Building by Imitation” and authored by link building expert Ross Hudgens — and explains the skill set pretty well.


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Digital Curation or Content Curation?

Digital Curation or Content Curation? | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

 

If you search and pay attention to the concept of “content curation”, you reach the conclusion that some users refer to “content curation” as “digital curation” - something which is likely to lead to confusion.

 

Digital Curation is the management and preservation of digital material to ensure accessibility over the long-term (1). It’s a discipline with embedded practice and research (2). Wikipedia displays a similar definition: “the process of establishing and developing long term repositories of digital assets for current and future reference by researchers, scientists, historians, and scholars.”

 

If you want to refer to: “the act of researching, finding, filtering, editing and collecting, valuable information resources into meaningful collections, guides or galleries to help a specific group of people make sense/learn or be updated on a specific topic” (3) then what you mean is Content Curation. That’s what you can do on Scoop.it - you curate or you aggregate (which is a step prior to content curation).

 

Time to ask: “Who curates those who curate the curators”?

Are you aware of the difference between Digital Curation and Content Curation or do you use the concepts interchangeably? Your feedback will be welcome.

 

 

(1) Abbott, D. (2008). What is Digital Curation? http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/briefing-papers/introduction-curation/what-digital-curation

(2) Higgins, S. (2011). The International Journal of Digital Curation Digital Curation : The Emergence of a New Discipline, 6(2), 78–88.

(3) Robin Good’s mindmap on Content Curation For Education And Learning (http://www.mindomo.com/mindmap/content-curation-for-education-and-learning-robin-good-emerge2012-98ccaad217074a07b9bff8b76effab8e

 


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Curate Your Favorite Web Sites Into Visual Groups with Only2Clicks

Curate Your Favorite Web Sites Into Visual Groups with Only2Clicks | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Robin Good: If you would like to create visual collections of web services and tools belonging to a special category, application or industry, Only2clicks, provides a very effective, simple and straightforward free tool to do so.

 

With Only2clicks you can create multiple pages containing the screenshots of as many web pages you decide, organized and sorted as you prefer and accompanied to your own descriptions.

 

Only2clicks provides also a standard bookmarklet which can be used to grab any web page or service as you navigate the web and to add it instantly to one of your Only2clicks pages tabs.

 

Last but not least, you can publish your curated visual collections on your own customized URL.

 

Among all of the visual bookmarkers available online (there are over 15 of these - see my tools map here: http://bit.ly/ContentCurationUniverse) this is the one that I prefer.

 

iPhone interface: http://www.only2clicks.com/iphone

 

Tour: http://www.only2clicks.com/tour.php

 

Features: http://www.only2clicks.com/features.php

 

Try it out now: http://www.only2clicks.com/

 

 

 


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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

Curators Create The Metadata Needed To Enable Our Emerging Collective Intelligence | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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

 http://www.jarche.com/2012/08/sharing-with-discernment/


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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

Create Collaborative Multimedia Portfolios and Visual Collections with Dropr | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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!
Nedko Aldev's curator insight, May 8, 2013 5:04 AM

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Curate Your Own Web Magazine by Picking the Best from the Web with Zeen

Curate Your Own Web Magazine by Picking the Best from the Web with Zeen | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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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Is Content Curation Just Organized Theft?

Is Content Curation Just Organized Theft? | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Under that provocative title, Justin P Lambert actually does a great favor to Curators by outlining a key point between plagiarism, social sharing and curation.

 

While blog plagiarism has been as old as blog platforms - Justin shares his own story - he defines the clear line that exists between:

1. blog users who copy/paste entire articles 

2. social media users who share randomly without having their "audience’s needs or desires in mind"

3. curators who - he says - "put their audience first"

 

Curation done right "involves figuring out what your audience wants and needs to know about and then sifting through the overwhelming amount of information out there to hand-pick specific items that you know they will benefit from." This is a pretty good definition of Curation in my opinion and one of its direct consequences is that Curation works better in a topic-centric model.

 

Defining a topic and making your editorial line clear is a great first step to develop an audience with their interests in mind.

 

<- curators do a public service...


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Guillaume Decugis's comment, August 31, 2012 2:54 PM
Thanks Gilbert for the comment. I of course agree (but I think Justin too: he actually defended the value curators bring and listed Scoop.it in the tools he loves :-). And you're right to point out Curation is an old habit which is just changing with technology and new platforms like ours. Thanks for the praise on Scoop.it!
Shaz J's comment, September 2, 2012 3:35 AM
I like the idea of the "set it and forget it" value of Scoop.it. But then that is definitely a dimension of the tool that one would have to consider - is that what you want from your curation? Does that match your audience?
I find this to be a very important point, especially for me personally. Thank you.
Perry the Pomskie's curator insight, April 28, 2015 10:43 AM

good definition of plagiarism.

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How The New Learnist Apps Signal A Change In Education Technology | Edudemic

How The New Learnist Apps Signal A Change In Education Technology | Edudemic | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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"If you haven’t heard of Learnist yet, you’re going to see the name around a whole lot more as of 11am today. That’s because Learnist just launched its new iPad and iPhone apps. Edudemic got a hands-on view of these apps and they are quite remarkable. Not just because they’re fancy apps that look nice, but because of what they signal to the larger world of education technology.

 

"These apps are going to be the yardstick by which future edtech apps are judged."

 


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Introducing The Curator’s Code: A Standard for Honoring Attribution of Discovery Across the Web

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As both a consumer and curator of information, I spend a great deal of time thinking about the architecture of knowledge. Over the past year, I’ve grown increasingly concerned about a fundamental disconnect in the “information economy”: In an age of information overload, information discovery — the service of bringing to the public’s attention that which is interesting, meaningful, important, and otherwise worthy of our time and thought — is a form of creative and intellectual labor, and one of increasing importance and urgency. A form of authorship, if you will. Yet we don’t have a standardized system for honoring discovery the way we honor other forms of authorship and other modalities of creative and intellectual investment, from literary citations to Creative Commons image rights.

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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.
:-)
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

The Human Algorithm: Making Information Overload Work | Networking Exchange Blog | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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

Curate YouTube Playlists with New Intro and Outro Video Feature | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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&amp;amp;answer=57792

 

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

 

 

 

 


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The Curated One-Stop Hub for Learning Video: Mobento

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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...

 

<- very quick overview of curation


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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

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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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