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Using curation strategies to enhance teaching and learning in higher education contexts.
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The Keyword Blog: Make your own Mobile Apps? Use a 'Curated Search Field' for better results

The Keyword Blog: Make your own Mobile Apps? Use a 'Curated Search Field' for better results | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Using Scoop.it as your search field is a handy way to search a large number of curated articles. Since the articles are selected by individual 'experts' you tend to get a better set of initial results than you might find with a Google or Bing search. ~ Dennis


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Four Ways to Use Pinterest in Education

Four Ways to Use Pinterest in Education | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

It seems as though when one technology tool for the classroom is introduced, another one is waiting to make its debut! We’ve shared several 21st century tools with our readers; however, we have not acquainted you with a recent tool, Pinterest.

 

Pinterest is an electronic bulletin board where users can “pin” images from around the web. These images are then categorized into various boards on the users’ profile. Pins are also shared and searchable, which makes Pinterest a wonderful resource for visual information. So what are these pin boards good for with regards to integrating them into the classroom?

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Clip, Collect and Organize Anything That Interests You: Clipix

Clip, Collect and Organize Anything That Interests You: Clipix | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Clipix is a Pinterest-like clipping and collection app which allows you to capture images and content from any web page and to organize it in custom visual boards.

One key feature that differentiates Clipix from Pinterest (though it is likely that Pinterest will add this feature soon as well) is the ability to organize together multiple sets into a "multiboard".

 

Other key features include a "Price Drop Alert" which emails you when the price of one of the commercial products you have clipped drops and 

"...For example you might have a multiboard that you call “Recipe Ideas” and inside you’d have 3 clipboards: Baking Recipes, Soup Recipes, and Health Recipes.

 

The easiest way to create a multiboard is by dragging one clipboard from the icon in the lower right-hand corner into another clipboard."

 

Video promo: http://youtu.be/4heBUKnDb-w

 

FAQ: http://www.clipix.com/FAQs.aspx

 

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

 

 


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lelapin's comment, July 15, 2012 3:22 AM
Sounds cool, if only Pinterest didn't exist already (or zillions of other similar websites for that matter). thanks for curating and sharing though.
Robin Good's comment, July 15, 2012 3:26 AM
Thank you Lelapin. The world is beautiful because it is varied. Pinterest will soon lose its "mojo" to many of these more specialized clones, which will provide more immediate value to those specifically interested in that specific area or application. I may be wrong but this is what I expect to happen.
Moreen Torpy's curator insight, December 20, 2012 4:56 PM

Here's a new take on Pinterest, but it looks like personal use only.

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PKM Is Curation For Your Own Personal Growth | Harold Jarche

PKM Is Curation For Your Own Personal Growth | Harold Jarche | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Robin Good: PKM or Personal Knowledge Management may be indeed a very close relative to Content Curation. But while Content Curation, is done with a specific audience in mind, PKM is done for one's own learning.

Harold Jarche, looks at the relationship between the two and writes:

 

"The most important part of personal knowledge management (PKM), in my opinion, is the need for active sense-making.

 

Merely seeking and sharing information does little other than create more noise online.

Sense-making takes time, discipline, and effort.

 

-> One strength of PKM is the “manual” nature of sense-making activities. The act of writing a blog post, a tweet, or an annotation on a social bookmark all force you to think a bit more than clicking once and filing it to an automated system.

 

-> Sense-making, or placing information into context, is where the real personal value of PKM lies.

 

-> The knowledge gained from PKM is an emergent property of all its activities.

 

Merely tagging an article does not create knowledge. ...


The difference between PKM and Curation is that the former is personal, while the latter is for an intended audience."

 

 

Insightful. 8/10

 

Full article: http://www.jarche.com/2012/07/pkm-as-pre-curation/

 

 


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Beth Kanter's comment, July 13, 2012 10:46 AM
I have been using his framework for the past year and a half to teach curation to nonprofits. Linking curation to nonprofit staffer work flow is a great way to get people to use curation!
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KF:  Another collection/curation tool in the style of Pinterest.  This one is created for the Edcuation sector and focuses on collecting and sharing educational resources.

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A Flipped Classroom - Students as Curators with Storify

A Flipped Classroom - Students as Curators with Storify | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Sherry Stones is presenting the workshop: “A Flipped Classroom: Students as Curators with Storify”.

Storify will be used to demonstrate design multimodal/multimedia research-based assignments, due to its features such as Hashtag specific Tweets, Flicker and Instagram images, Soundcloud audios and Youtube videos.  

Most of the expected outcomes of the workshop can be associated to teaching and learning in general.

 

Important ideas:

 

a) Storify has a great educational potential;

b) You can organize Storify content based on theme or topic;

c) You can easily embed Hashtag specific Tweets, Flicker and Instagram images, Soundcloud audios and Youtube videos;

d) It helps students develop research, synthesis and presentation skills;

f) It helps students to evaluate the credibility and relevance of web sources;

g) It enables teachers to set assignments and rubric;

h) You can embed a Storify page into a Blog;

i) Other types of Open Access Content are great for embedding on Storify, such as: Xtranormal, Goanimate, Animoto animations; Infographics and Flicker images; Google Docs; Vimeo, Big Think, and Academic Earth videos; Webcomics; Prezi and Google Slideshows; Learning Objects.

 

Check the Wiki FrontPage for information about the COLTT 2012 Conference (http://coltt2012.pbworks.com/w/page/48067721/FrontPage)


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Carey Leahy's comment, July 14, 2012 2:29 AM
I've just used Storify to collect all the tweets from two diff. conferences. Now I'll look at these ides too - Thanks all.
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Why Twitter Matters: Tomorrow’s Knowledge Network

Why Twitter Matters: Tomorrow’s Knowledge Network | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Great pick by Jan Gordon and a vribrant defense of Twitter as way to do research, mutual curation and smart... cocktail parties! 

 

Nigel Cameron says in this post he doesn't like "the thought of “one great inter-connected world brain,” language proposed by the editors of a National Science Foundation volume a decade back." But reading him (and as he also admits), I couldn't help but think about this previous post on how curation might be shaping the global brain.

 

Thanks Jan!


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Guillaume Decugis's comment, July 9, 2012 3:29 PM
I also love the smart Cocktail Parties. Reminds me of our chats in NYC at the #140 ;-)
janlgordon's comment, July 9, 2012 9:07 PM
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Great minds think alike, I liked the 24/7 cocktail party too:) yes it was great chatting with you at the #140 last year, I missed you this year:)
Guillaume Decugis's comment, July 9, 2012 9:18 PM
This year was Chicago for me (TechWeek). But I love NYC so I'll be back!!!
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The Content Curation Conundrum: How To Strike a Balance Between Automated Aggregation and Manual Curation

The Content Curation Conundrum: How To Strike a Balance Between Automated Aggregation and Manual Curation | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Many content curation tools promise to make your content publishing job easier, faster and better. But is it really so? Does less work and more automated aggregation/filtering guarantee a higher quality result?

 

Christa Carone writes on Fast Company: "New content curation tools make automating the job easier--but easy may not always be as effective.

 

It would be a mistake to let algorithms do the entire job for you. No one knows your audience like you do.

 

And, keeping the human touch in the process is more real, which is really important to today's info-overloaded consumer."

 

Yes, the human touch. Not the human click to rapidly share, repost or reblog. The human touch as in the act of adding value in ways that go beyond being someone who passes on interesting items.

 

And to achieve that, someone needs to manually stop, research, read, check and contribute something of value. it doesn't happen automatically.

 

"The companies that are truly winning over audiences and driving consumers are the ones that are experimenting with a balance of automated aggregation and human-directed curation.

 

It's a process of out-sourcing and in-sourcing.

 

I've been following Intel's approach. It recently launched iQ, an employee-curated digital magazine created to connect with a younger audience and share with them the bigger, living brand story.

 

Not only does the site provide original stories about tech, it also aggregates top tech stories from other sites that Intel's audience will find interesting... all closely watched by editor-in-chief Bryan Rhoades, who spurs conversations by judiciously placing some stories on the iQ homepage.


NASCAR, too, is experimenting in this space. A partnership with Twitter includes a site that compiles #NASCAR-related tweets from popular drivers, who send 140-character blasts from the track or wherever they may be-- along with those from sports writers and other industry folks.

 

They pull it off by using a search algorithm and human editors who understand narrative---and appropriate content."

 

Rightful. 7/10

 

Full article: http://www.fastcompany.com/1841964/the-content-conundrum-to-create-or-automate ;

 


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Curation Platforms | Comparison tables - SocialCompare

Curation Platforms | Comparison tables - SocialCompare | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Curation Platforms are tools enabling you to select manually content online, to edit and share it.

This comparison table is part of a French IT news article about Curation Tools: "Le Guide de la Curation". For more details about products and criteria, please read to the original article: http://pro.01net.com/editorial/529626/le-guide-de-la-curation-(3)-les-outils/

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Content Curation for Education and Learning: Live Workshop + Q&A - e/merge 2012

Content Curation for Education and Learning: Live Workshop + Q&A - e/merge 2012 | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Next Tuesday, July 10th I will be running a live online workshop on "content curation for education and learning" as part of the e/merge 2012 web conference.

 

My session (90 mins.) will focus on defining curation within an educational/learning context and analyzing the factors that will rapidly make curation a major new interest area. I will look at the key benefits that content curation may bring, as well as at the types of content curation that are possible and the key tools available to do it.

 

I will finally showcase a few interesting examples of curation at work, before diving into a "live" collaborative session in which I will be joined by participants in the creation of a collection of great examples of curated content for education/learning. 

 

A follow-up Q&A session is sheduled for the following week on Tue 17 at 12:15 GMT+2

 

e/merge 2012 is the fourth virtual conference on educational technology in Africa and builds on the e/merge conferences in 2004, 2006 and 2008.

 

e/merge 2012 which takes place online from 9 – 20 July 2012, is primarily designed to share good practice and knowledge about educational technology innovation within the further and higher education sectors in the region, as well as to strengthen communities of researchers and practitioners.

 

The e/merge 2012 conference is organised by Tony Carr and the Centre for Educational Technology at the University of Cape Town.

 

Live session: 10 July from 12.30 – 2 pm GMT+2

 

Q&A: 17 July from 12.15 pm – 1.00 pm GMT+2

 

More info: http://emerge2012.net/workshops/content-curation-robin-good/ ;

 

Workshops agenda: http://emerge2012.net/workshops/ ;

 

Programme: http://emerge2012.net/provisional-emerge-2012-schedule/ ;

 

Registration page: http://emerge2012.net/registration/ ;

(The event is free for participants based in Africa.
Participants from other regions – R750 (apx US $100)

 

Event general info: http://emerge2012.net 


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Effective Content Curation in Higher Ed

In our communications efforts, we seek to convey and affirm the brand of our institution.

 

<- has a marketing slant, but some good comments and resources mentioned (JS)


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Looking for Content Curation Tools? Here's Where To Start: The Official Content Curation Tools Universe Map

Looking for Content Curation Tools? Here's Where To Start: The Official Content Curation Tools Universe Map | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Everytime I see a new post or article claiming to list the best content curation tools I know I am in for some disappointment.

 

Most of these lists just pick up names from other lists without even bothering to check, test or verify what these tools actually do, whether they are still available. Unfortunately the rush to put out "curated" list of tools and services has created more misinformation than useful lists. 

 

But if you, like me, are on the lookout for new and effective tools to curate your own content or the one of your customers, I have created a comprehensive map of all the curation tools available online and I keep it fresh and updated almost on a daily basis.

 

The map presently lists over 250 content curation tools which you can navigate much more easily than it was possible on my earlier versions of this map.

 

On the right side of the map you will find all of the news and content curation tools available online today. On the left side, you can find bookmarking, link lists builders, clippers and lots of tools to operate with RSS feeds (which are still at the heart of a curator's job).

Full map: http://bit.ly/ContentCurationUniverse  

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KF:  Thanks to Robin Good for highlighting this.  Many of these tools can be repurposed for educational uses. 


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Mike Ellsworth's comment, October 10, 2012 10:23 PM
Mala, thanks for the reScoop and many thanks to Robin Good for the crazy good mindmap!
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Mala, thanks for the reScoop and many thanks to Robin Good for the crazy good mindmap!
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An Open Infinite Canvas Where To Collect Anything You Want: Murally

Robin Good: Mural.ly is an infinite visual canvas that can be used to create visual maps, digital posters, collections of information resources, images and video clips.

Mural.ly makes it particularly easy to search the web and to import any image, video or content clip you decide to use.

Presently in invitation beta.  

Find out more and see work created with it here: http://beta.mural.ly/  ;


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Content Curation for Education and Learning: Robin Good @Emerge2012 Presentation-Map | Content Curation for Online Education

Content Curation for Education and Learning: Robin Good @Emerge2012 Presentation-Map | Content Curation for Online Education | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Robin Good: I believe that content curation will play a very important role in the future of education and learning and this presentation-map focuses on this topic.
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What Content Curation Is and How To Do It Right: Margot Bloomenstein [Video]

Robin Good: Good video with Margot Bloomenstein, brand and content strategist, being interviewed and explaining, in very simple terms what "is" and what "it is not".

 

This is a good introduction to what content curation is, and how it is done as it would be explained to someone who knows nothing or very little about it.

 

Good material to show to top management, executives and to those who may be a bit skeptical about the benefits of doing it as well as for those who are just starting to explore this activity.

 

"It’s not about hoarding content indiscriminately, says Bloomstein. You have to have goals in mind from the outset.

 

Not every bit of content you come across will be relevant to your audience, either.

 

The content curation process is intended to determine what is and isn’t important, in addition to what your readers want to see. Then, it’s your job to get that content in front of them."

 

To the point. Recommended. 8/10

 

Video 1':19": http://youtu.be/46tTz1IpzOw

 

Learn more at: http://labs.openviewpartners.com/videos/breaking-down-the-steps-to-content-curation/

 

KF:  Many of these principles carry across into the education sector. Staff collecting resources for their students will find this an insightful guide, and it will also provide some useful guidelines when asking students to curate a collection. 


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Content Curation for Education and Learning: Robin Good @Emerge2012 Presentation-Map

Content Curation for Education and Learning: Robin Good @Emerge2012 Presentation-Map | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Robin Good: I believe that content curation will play a very important role in the future of education and learning and this presentation-map focuses on this topic.

I have identified at least ten reasons that are transforming and weakening the education-certification system as it is now, and may rapidly give way to new ways of teaching, learning and getting certified which will likely involve a great deal of curation (both for those who teach/guide and those who want to learn).

 

In this presentation-map I am introducing the concept of curation for education, the key factors that I see are transforming traditional academic institutions and the learning industry in general, and the tools, resources and examples that are relevant to those working in these fields and wanting to find out more.

 

As part of my workshop session during the emerge2012 conference in which I have first presented these ideas, I have also created an "open", collaborative wiki-map where, you are welcome to contribute inspiring curated collections. You will find instructions on how to contribute to it at the end of this presentation.

Full presentation-map: http://www.mindomo.com/mindmap/content-curation-for-education-and-learning-robin-good-emerge2012-98ccaad217074a07b9bff8b76effab8e

 

"What is content curation in the context of education and why it is going to be so relevant in the near future. Benefits of content curation, examples and tools."


Emerge2012 Conference

 

 


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The Key Benefits of Content Curation by Beth Kanter: Presentation + Curated Tweets

Robin Good: Here is the official presentation that Beth Kanter delivered yesterday, accompanied by a curated bundle of user contributions (mostly tweets) and relevant resources (stats, some visuals and other resources) outlining the key benefits that content curation can bring.

 

To do so, she used Storify.com which allowed her to pull in the most relevant and interesting tweets that had been posted during her webinar, as well as other relevant resources on the topics she covered.

 

My three picks from this Storify bundle:

 

- Mindless sharing is not content curation (Dara Goldberg)

 

- RT @ntenorg: Good content curators don't just share or collect links, they explain & make sense of a particular topic for others. (Steve Heye)

 

- ...@hjarche Seek-Sense-Share (PKM) model, he offers an online workshop bit.ly/HPV07M

 

Storify curated story: http://storify.com/kanter/the-anticipated-benefits-of-content-curation

Full presentation on Content Curation benefits: http://www.slideshare.net/kanter/the-unanticipated-benefits-of-content-curation

 

 


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Beth Kanter's comment, July 13, 2012 10:53 AM
Robin thanks so much for highlighting the storify summary - I did that right after the session because I wanted to do a quick content analysis of the tweets and see what resonated. I also did the same for the chat logs so I could gather up the questions and make sure they were answered. The session was based on an article I wrote recently on why content curation - real content curation as you describe it - can benefit nonprofits. How it can enhance staff expertise and reduce information overload. Here's a blog post that wrote sharing some of the other resources, including many of yours. http://www.bethkanter.org/?p=5690
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How curation tools can enhance academic practice

How curation tools can enhance academic practice | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Do you suffer from information overload? Do you find it difficult to organise and process the things you find online so that you can apply them productively in your day-to-day working life?"

 

An interesting and personal account of curation for learning. According to the author, curation tools are used to facilitate the core practical tasks which anyone working on an information rich environment does: collecting, sorting, evaluating, and sharing information.


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ROCKZi Is Blekko’s New Social Content Curation Site: Hybrid Between Pinterest And Flipboard

ROCKZi Is Blekko’s New Social Content Curation Site: Hybrid Between Pinterest And Flipboard | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Robin Good: ROCKZi is a new social news discovery and sharing service launched by the human curated search engine Blekko.

 

The service intelligently leverages the great work done by its own human curators to generate a thematic news board that is an hybrid between the experience of Pinterest and the one of Flipboard.

 

From GigaOM: "...taking a cue from from other popular curation sites, ROCKzi was built to bring curation to a wider set of users through low-touch, passive curation tools.

 

The site surfaces fresh content from news sources curated by power blekko users and displays articles in topic-specific, searchable “news boards,” from “Geekery” and “Glitterati” to “SportZ” and “Red State.”

 

As of now, there are 33 boards but, over the next few weeks and months, it plans to expand to hundreds and then thousands more."

 

Source: http://gigaom.com/2012/07/12/blekkos-new-social-content-curation-site-rockzi-turns-search-inside-out



N.B.: Not only you can browse and discover news through the existing boards, but if you scroll below them, you will find a search box that allows you to dive and find news on ANY topic you want.
Examples:

http://rockzi.com/search?q=curation

http://rockzi.com/search?q=curation&amp;amp;tag=&amp;amp;date=1

http://rockzi.com/search/?q=%22robingood%22



More info: http://rockzi.com/about (here you can find the ROCKZi bookmarklet and the opportunity to suggest a new topic board)

 

Try it out now: http://rockzi.com


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Understanding the Value of Curation for Education: Nancy White

Understanding the Value of Curation for Education: Nancy White | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Robin Good: What does curation mean from an educational viewpoint? And what is the key difference between "collecting" and "curating".

Nancy White (@NancyW), a 21st Century Learning & Innovation Specialist and the author of Innovations in Education blog, has written an excellent article, dissecting the key characterizing traits of curation, as a valuable resource to create and share knowledge. 

 

She truly distills some key traits of curation in a way that is clear and comprehensible to anyone.

 

She writes: "The first thing I realized is that in order to have value-added benefits to curating information, the collector needs to move beyond just classifying the objects under a certain theme to deeper thinking through a) synthesis and b) evaluation of the collected items.

 

How are they connected?"

 

Excellent definition. 

 

And then she also frames perfectly the relevance of "context" for any meaningful curation project by writing: "I believe when we curate, organization moves beyond thematic to contextual – as we start to build knowledge and understanding with each new resource that we curate.

 

Themes have a common unifying element – but don’t necessarily explain the “why.”

 

Theme supports a central idea – Context allows the learner to determine why that idea (or in this case, resource) is important.

 

So, as collecting progresses into curating, context becomes essential to determine what to keep, and what to discard."

 

But there's a lot more insight distilled in this article as Nancy captures with elegance the difference between collecting for a personal interest and curating for a specific audience. 

 

She finally steals my full endorsement for this article by discretely inquirying how great a value it would be to allow students to "curate" the domains of interest they need to master.

 

Excellent. Highly recommended. 9/10

 

Full article: http://d20innovation.d20blogs.org/2012/07/07/understanding-content-curation/ ;


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Beth Kanter's comment, July 8, 2012 1:22 PM
I especially like how she used the Bloom's Taxonomy and related that to curation.
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Thanks for this!
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Content Curation As an Autonomous Collective Process That Shapes Our Global Networked Consciousness

Content Curation As an Autonomous Collective Process That Shapes Our Global Networked Consciousness | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Robin Good: I agree. Curation is an autonomous process of collective intelligence, where you and me, and all the others who sift and select from the ocean of information passing through them, unconsciouly help our global brain, to make sense of the information we have ourselves created.

 

Even those who simply like, share or retweet, contribute to this process, by gradually filtering and marking what is most interesting and relevant to them.

 

Evolver.fm writes on Wired: "There’s too much stuff. We can help each other find it. This is what the age of curation is about.

 

Yes, it’s amusing to make fun of people who seem to retweet other people’s links all day, but that’s giving all of those retweeters and Likers too little credit by far.

 

What they’re really doing is strengthening connections in the global brain, in much the same way the axons and dendrites in our brain grow and lose connections to shape our minds."

 

"Content curation is the natural evolution of our globally networked consciousness.

 

This sounds like a bunch of hippie drivel, but we really are creating a global brain, of sorts, by encoding human knowledge and tracking human activity.

 

Using the human nodes of this network to strengthen some of these connections while weakening others (by choosing either to pass along i.e., ‘curate’ information or not to pass it along) helps this global brain function better as a system, which in turn increases its power whenever any of us need to tap into it.

 

...

 

When we curate, for whatever reason and in whatever form, we are enhancing a connection in the global neural network we are inadvertently creating."

 

Insightful. 7/10

 

Full article: http://www.wired.com/underwire/2012/07/curation/ ;

 


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Tina Stock's comment, July 6, 2012 11:15 AM
Robin - thanks for the excellent commentary. I always appreciate your posts!
Robin Good's comment, July 6, 2012 11:47 AM
Thank you Tina, much appreciated.
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Curate Brands, Issues and Stories with Informative Data Widgets Arranged in Visual Dashboards: Sparkwise

Curate Brands, Issues and Stories with Informative Data Widgets Arranged in Visual Dashboards: Sparkwise | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Sparkwise is a new, open-source free web service which allows you to assemble and curate beautiful looking data-dashboards containing the most relevant info and data about a person, a company or an issue. You choose.

 

How does it work. 

 

You simply connect your social accounts to Sparkwise and then you start to drag and configure the widget buttons representing different data types onto your page. For example you can drag a Twitter Fan Count widget and specify for which Twitter account you want that widget to display the data. There are widgets for just about anything from Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Google Analytics statistical counters to any data, image or video coming from other sources. You can even type in your own data.

 

You can create as many dashboard/pages as you like, and publish only the one you want, while keeping control of which widhets and data everyone gets to see.

 

If you want to create visual engaging story-pages with lots of data to support your focus, this is really a great tool to explore.

 

Recommended.

 

Tour: http://sparkwi.se/tour ;

 

FAQ: http://sparkwi.se/faq ;

 

Try it out now: http://sparkwi.se/ ;


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cbrooks.empoweru's comment, June 29, 2012 11:14 AM
at first glance this seems like it could b a great resource for teachers
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Curation: How the Global Brain Evolves

Curation: How the Global Brain Evolves | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

I just had an epiphany reading this article that explains how curation is the shaping out of a global brain for mankind. I've used this analogy in the past (such as recently in this TechCoktail interview) and I've always thought I was maybe sounding a bit crazy.

 

Well, good to see I'm not the only one. Thanks Eliot van Buskirk: you just made my day! 

 

And as I said in the comments on this post, the other important point that's happening is that human curators are not just passing the information: they enrich it. With context and meaning to a particular audience. So yes, this global brain we're building will be smart.

 

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Guillaume Decugis's comment, July 9, 2012 2:19 PM
@Scott - The idea in the article is that curators pass ideas in a similar manner to neurons and synapses in the human brain, forming a global brain. An idea which isn't new but which could be taking shape with the Internet, social media and... curation.
JKingston's curator insight, October 6, 2013 5:44 PM

Big idea - collective consciousness

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marker.ly

marker.ly | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Once installed in your browser, Markerly lets you grab text from any website and add it to your books. When you mark from a website, we automatically grab the source link so we can credit the original creator.

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schooX - The Academy for Self Learners - Online Courses and Certificates

schooX - The Academy for Self Learners - Online Courses and Certificates | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Schoox is an Academy for Self-Learners where members can teach, learn and certify their knowledge online. Users can create private or public online courses by using files or web resources incredibly easy and in seconds.

 

KF:  This approach blends together curation, OER and independent learning.  In conjunction with a good badge system there is making of an informal alternative to any educational sector.

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