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Exploring developments in digital curation for teaching & learning
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The Human Algorithm: Making Information Overload Work | Networking Exchange Blog

The Human Algorithm: Making Information Overload Work | Networking Exchange Blog | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it

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This article by Brian Solis is bringing together a couple of themes

 

1.)   How SoLoMo and ambient information are causing information overload not only for individuals but at the enterprise level

 

2.)   Social media monitoring is about measurement, but there is a missing piece - making sense of the information.   Community managers are not doing this.

 

3.)  Business intelligence teams are siloed and not working with the social media team on sense making and application of the social media data.   

 

4.)   Better to invest in a human who can make sense of information than more technology ..

 

The idea of the human algorithm is to serve as the human counterpart to the abundance of new social intelligence and listening platforms hitting the market every day. Someone has to be on the other side of data to interpret it beyond the routine. Someone has to redefine the typical buckets where data is poured. And someone has to redefine the value of data to save important findings from a slow and eventual death by three-ring binders rich with direction and meaning.


One place where the human algorithm can have an immediate impact is in social media listening. In addition to tracking simple data signals such as conversations, sentiment, share of voice, and service inquiries, data can present insights into preferences, trends, areas for innovation or refinement, R&D, co-creation, and more. Even though sophisticated tools can help track data points that can lead to these insights, it still takes a human touch to surface them and in turn advocate findings within the organization. It’s the difference between insights, actionable insights, and executed insights.

 

The truth is that a community or social media manager is not tasked with this type of responsibility. Therefore, insights largely remain undiscovered. It takes a new role that unites the disciplines of business intelligence and social media with the perseverance of a change agent. Without it, all of the insights capable of leading organizations to the next big thing will meet their long time arch nemeses: fear and skepticism.

 

 

A few nonprofits, like DoSomething, have invested in data analysts on stff who job it is to steward data and help staff make sense of it.   How many nonprofits allocate the time for sense-making beyond the routine.   Usually, it is part of someone's job description and not enough time is invested in this important process.

 

 


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Digital Curation or Content Curation?

Digital Curation or Content Curation? | Digital Curation for Teachers | 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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Is Content Curation Just Organized Theft?

Is Content Curation Just Organized Theft? | Digital Curation for Teachers | 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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3 Free Cool Tools to Curate Content - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad -

3 Free Cool Tools to Curate Content - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad - | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it
Content curation is a great way to find, organize and share useful knowledge efficiently. There are many free digital tools available to help manage web content in flexible ways allowing us to quickly share resources that are accessible online.

 

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Curation and Creation Over Pedagogy and Classical Education

Curation and Creation Over Pedagogy and Classical Education | Digital Curation for Teachers | 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

"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)."

 

<- wonderful collection of resources (JS)


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Curation and preservation related journals | Digital Curation Centre

Journals on #curation...

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Curation Techniques, Types And Tips

Curation Techniques, Types And Tips | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Steve Buttry, who has already written several articles on content curation (see the end of his original article), just published this in-depth essay celebrating the launch of a new curation team at Digital First Media and pointing to many of the critical factors neeeded for a content / news curator to be effective.

 

He covers a lot ground while giving a particular emphasis to the importance of linking and attribution. He writes: "Where you can’t learn much about the source of content you’re curating, consider crowdsourcing the question: Note the name and organization, tell readers what you’ve found and that you’re continuing research and ask them what they know about the source.

 

Where the source of online content is unclear, you should be clear about what you know and where you found the material."

 

and...

 

"Sometimes the name of a person or organization is not sufficient attribution.

 

If the person or organization is not well-known, do a little research (Google will provide quick answers in many cases; sometimes an “about us” page will help).

 

Especially in political content, you want to note whether you are linking to partisan sources. A liberal or conservative think tank or political action committee is an entirely different kind of source from a professional media outlet or an independent fact-checking site."

 

Steve Buttry also includes some valuable key guidelines on "how to add value" when curating content and suggests several types of curation approaches that can be used in the newsroom.

 

Good advice on curation and practical tips. 8/10

 

Full article: http://stevebuttry.wordpress.com/2012/07/19/curation-techniques-types-and-tips/

 

(Image credit: Shutterstock http://tinyurl.com/crw65b4)


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Giuseppe Mauriello's comment, July 20, 2012 2:43 PM
Hi Robin,
in this period I am busy, and I have no time to discover news and curate my topic.
Thank you so much for your great curation!
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Students as Curators of Their Learning Topics

Students as Curators of Their Learning Topics | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Must-read article on ClutterMuseum.com by Leslie M-B, exploring in depth the opportunity to have students master their selected topics by "curating" them, rather than by reading and memorizing facts about them.

 

"Critical and creative thinking should be prioritized over remembering content"

 

"That students should learn to think for themselves may seem like a no-brainer to many readers, but if you look at the textbook packages put out by publishers, you’ll find that the texts and accompanying materials (for both teachers and students) assume students are expected to read and retain content—and then be tested on it.

 

Instead, between middle school (if not earlier) and college graduation, students should practice—if not master—how to question, critique, research, and construct an argument like an historian."

 

This is indeed the critical point. Moving education from an effort to memorize things on which then to be tested, to a collaborative exercise in creating new knowledge and value by pulling and editing together individual pieces of content, resources and tools that allow the explanation/illustration of a topic from a specific viewpoint/for a specific need.

 

And I can't avoid to rejoice and second her next proposition: "What if we shifted the standards’ primary emphasis from content, and not to just the development of traditional skills—basic knowledge recall, document interpretation, research, and essay-writing—but to the cultivation of skills that challenge students to make unconventional connections, skills that are essential for thriving in the 21st century?"

 

What are these skills, you may ask. Here is a good reference where to look them up: http://www.p21.org/storage/documents/P21_Framework_Definitions.pdf (put together by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills)

 

 

Recommended. Good stuff. 9/10

 

Full article: www.cluttermuseum.com/make-students-curators/

 

(Image credit: Behance.net)

 

 


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Education Creations's curator insight, May 12, 2014 12:00 AM

How to turn students into curators.

Sample Student's curator insight, May 5, 2015 10:14 PM

We often ask our students to create annotated bibliographies, and this focuses on their capacity to evaluate and make decisions about the validity, reliability and relevance of sources they have found. using Scoop.it, we can ask them to do much the same thing, but they will publish their ideas for an audience, and will also be able to provide and use peer feedback to enhance and tighten up their thinking. This is relevant to any curriculum area. Of course it is dependent on schools being able to access any social media, but rather than thinking about what is impossible, perhaps we could start thinking about what is possible and lobbying for change.

Sample Student's curator insight, May 5, 2015 10:18 PM

We often ask our students to create annotated bibliographies, and this focuses on their capacity to evaluate and make decisions about the validity, reliability and relevance of sources they have found. Using Scoop.it, we can ask them to do much the same thing. But they will publish their ideas for an audience, and will also be able to provide and use peer feedback to enhance and tighten up their thinking. This is relevant to any age, and any curriculum area. Of course it is dependent on schools being able to access social media. But rather than thinking about what is impossible, perhaps we should start thinking about what is possible, and lobbying for change. Could you use a Scoop.it collection as an assessment task?

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How curation tools can enhance academic practice

How curation tools can enhance academic practice | Digital Curation for Teachers | 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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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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Welcome to AcademicPub

AcademicPub provides real-time copyright clearance and an ever-expanding content library along with the ability to add your own materials and articles from t...

 

<- seemingly a way to curate a textbook for academics... Needs further exploration. #curation

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Collected - SLANZA

Collected - SLANZA | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it
The latest issue of Collected takes a focus on curation - what, how and why. Emphasis on educational context.
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True Leaders Create Conversations Around Core Ideas, Agendas & Solutions

True Leaders Create Conversations Around Core Ideas, Agendas  & Solutions | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it

This piece was written by Eric Fletcher

 

"Leaders encourage dialogue and collaboration, leading to the identification of common experiences and shared aspirations"

 

Here are the highlights:

 

**Real leadership, in any venue, brings perspective, dialogue and collaboration in measure equal to or greater than individual conviction.

 

**while the dialogue may be disconcerting at times, the progress of a team, an enterprise or any diverse community depends on the honest dialogue and collaborative spirit that leads to the identification of common ground.

 

**Perhaps even shared experiences and unifying aspirations.

in search of leadership that will make a difference?

 

**Don’t be seduced by charisma. Find someone unafraid of the tough conversations, skilled as a listener, and relentless in the pursuit of dialogue.


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Curation is sharing with discernment

Curation is sharing with discernment | Digital Curation for Teachers | 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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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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How Did Howard Rheingold Get So “Net Smart”?: An Interview (Part Three)

How Did Howard Rheingold Get So “Net Smart”?: An Interview (Part Three) | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it

Curation, however, is about the social production of decisions about which information is worth paying attention to.

 

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Is Flipboard the future of news curation on smartphones and tablets? - Calgary Herald

Is Flipboard the future of news curation on smartphones and tablets?
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Why Curation Will Transform Education and Learning: 10 Key Reasons

Why Curation Will Transform Education and Learning: 10 Key Reasons | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it
Content curation will play a major role both in the way we teach and in the way we educate ourselves on any topic. When and where it will be adopted, it will deeply affect many key aspects of the educational ecosystem.
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8th International Digital Curation Conference | Digital Curation Centre

If you are a curator, if you teach or train future curators, or if you depend on them for your work, IDCC is for you.

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Curation on the Web

Curation on the Web | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it
Author: Audrey Williams of Pellissippi State Community College Everybody collects something and we all organize our collections in our own way. “Growing up” on the web means that most of us...
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A Flipped Classroom - Students as Curators with Storify

A Flipped Classroom - Students as Curators with Storify | Digital Curation for Teachers | 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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Innovations in Education - Understanding Content Curation

Innovations in Education - Understanding Content Curation | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it

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A throwdown about the term ‘curator’

A throwdown about the term ‘curator’ | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it
Lately, questions about the bastardisation of the term curator have been emerging around the blogosphere. The Hermitage Museum wrote An Open Letter to Everyone Using the Word ‘Curate’ Incorrect...

 

<- "liberal use of term curator makes it stronger" i agree #curation

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Paula Silva's comment, July 14, 2012 10:15 PM
This is a wonderful and valuable curated topic. Keep on sharing! I’m convinced that this could be an interesting research topic.
Thank you.
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Oral History Curation in the Digital Age » Oral History in the Digital Age

A Framework for Choices and Planning. by Michael Frisch, Douglas Lambert, Mark Tebeau and Erin Bell. This post has no tag. Permanent link to this article: http://ohda.matrix.msu.edu/2012/06/oral-history-curation-in-the-digital-age/ ...
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