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Content Curation Tools: 5 Different Approaches | Social media culture

Content Curation Tools: 5 Different Approaches | Social media culture | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it
5 types of content curation are used to fight information overload and increase relevance: experts, crowd, behavior, social graph and patterns.
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The Rise Of The Digital Is Changing Just About Everything About Curation | David Weinberger

The Rise Of The Digital Is Changing Just About Everything About Curation | David Weinberger | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it

[Curated by Giuseppe Mauriello]

 

I excerpted some interesting pieces from this article by David Weinberger. He wrote:

 

"The rise of the digital is changing just about everything about curation, mainly for the better but not entirely.

 

Collections themselves used to be physical assemblages of works. Now, not only are the works unassembled, the collection consists of metadata about the works. The metadata includes not only where the object exists (usually a clickable address), but also information designed to help the user evaluate whether it's worth the click.

 

You know you have to include the standard reference works, but for most of the works there's no right answer and probably no uniform agreement among the curators themselves. Now every curator can have her own digital collection even if other curators disagree.

 

Digital curation often only brings an item to our attention and reduces the number of clicks to get to it. The items outside the collection are still available on the Web and may show up at the top of a search results page or on someone else's curated list. The cost is in discovering the item; once discovered, items generally are only one click away.

 

Finally, curation protects us from works that are a waste of time, works that would mislead us or works that are objectionable. In a digital world, we have lots of other ways of accomplishing these goals: We use recommendation systems of various sorts, and a wide variety of evaluative tools have emerged to help us decide what is helpful and what is misleading.

 

Curation is thus changing at its core. It's curating metadata, not primary materials. Multiple curations can exist in the same space. We are losing the sense that there is a right curation for almost anything, and are also losing our sense of mastery of topics. And collections often are not as safe as they once were. Because of its strengths, curation will be with us forever. Indeed, as the welter of content continues to increase, we'll have more of it than ever.

 

In some areas—medical information, legal text—it will retain its old virtue of providing a reliable, authoritative source. In most areas, though, it has already been transformed, simultaneously transforming our idea of what constitutes a topic, what constitutes expertise, what constitutes authority and what constitutes a collection."

 

[read full article http://j.mp/uA5gJC]


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Guillaume Decugis's comment, January 2, 2012 10:50 AM
Yes, curation is changing and digital curation will not be the same as it used to be in pre-digital. We need to be prepared with softer boundaries than before of what is good and what isn't.

Thanks for sharing.
Giuseppe Mauriello's comment, January 2, 2012 10:54 AM
Hi Guillaume,
I totally agree with your comment. Thanks for appreciation my curated article.
Wishing to all you and your loved ones, Happy New Year!
Guillaume Decugis's comment, January 2, 2012 10:56 AM
Thanks! I wish you a happy new year as well! 2012 is going to be exciting.
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iPads and Kindles force newspapers further away from print | Digital Literacy - Education

iPads and Kindles force newspapers further away from print | Digital Literacy - Education | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it
Economics of the digital world are only too evident to the press as handheld devices strike a death knell for old business models...
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Curating Information & Making Sense of Data Is a Key Skill for the Future [Research]

Curating Information & Making Sense of Data Is a Key Skill for the Future [Research] | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it

Robin Good: The Institute for the Future and the University of Phoenix have teamed up to produce, this past spring, an interesting report entitled Future Work Skills 2020.

 

By looking at the set of emerging skills that this research identifies as vital for future workers, I can't avoid but recognize the very skillset needed by any professional curator or newsmaster.

 

It should only come as a limited surprise to realize that in an information economy, the most valuable skills are those that can harness that primary resource, "information", in new, and immediately useful ways.

 

And being the nature of information like water, which can adapt and flow depending on context, the task of the curator is one of seeing beyond the water,

to the unique rare fish swimming through it.

 

The curator's key talent being the one of recognizing that depending on who you are fishing for, the kind of fish you and other curators could see within the same water pool, may be very different. 

 

 

Here the skills that information-fishermen of the future will need the most:

 

1) Sense-making:

ability to determine the deeper meaning or significance of what is being expressed

 

2) Social intelligence:

ability to connect to others in a deep and direct way, to sense and stimulate reactions and desired interactions

 

3) Novel and adaptive thinking:

proficiency at thinking and coming up with solutions and responses beyond that which is rote or rule-based

 

4) Cross-cultural competency:

ability to operate in different cultural settings

 

5) Computational thinking:

ability to translate vast amounts of data into abstract concepts and to understand data-based reasoning

 

6) New media literacy:

ability to critically assess and develop content that uses new media forms, and to leverage these media for persuasive communication

 

7) Transdisciplinarity:

literacy in and ability to understand concepts across multiple disciplines

 

8) Design mindset:

ability to represent and develop tasks and work processes for desired outcomes

 

9) Cognitive load management:

ability to discriminate and filter information for importance, and to understand how to maximize cognitive functioning using a variety of tools and techniques

 

10) Virtual collaboration:

ability to work productively, drive engagement, and demonstrate presence as a member of a virtual team

 

 

Critical to understand the future ahead. 9/10

 

Curated by Robin Good

 

Executive Summary of the Report: https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapolloresearchinstitute.com%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2Ffuture-work-skills-executive-summary.pdf 

 

Download a PDF copy of Future Work Skills 2020: https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapolloresearchinstitute.com%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2Ffuture-skills-2020-research-report.pdf  


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Karen du Toit's comment, December 20, 2011 8:55 AM
Thanks! Great info!
Beth Kanter's comment, December 20, 2011 7:34 PM
Thanks for sharing this from Robin's stream. These skills sets could form the basis of a self-assessment for would-be curators, although they're more conceptual - than practical/tactical. Thanks for sharing and must go rescoop it with a credit you and Robin of course
janlgordon's comment, December 20, 2011 7:56 PM
Beth Kanter
Agreed. It's also one of the articles I told you about....good info to build on:-)
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Vadim Lavrusik: Curation and amplification will become much more sophisticated in 2012 | Curation & The Future of Publishing

Vadim Lavrusik: Curation and amplification will become much more sophisticated in 2012 | Curation & The Future of Publishing | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it
Vadim is the Journalist Program Manager at Facebook and he makes interesting points among which I'd emphasize a couple: 1.
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Curation As Story – The Importance Human Filters | Story and Narrative

Curation As Story – The Importance Human Filters | Story and Narrative | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it
Curation is a form of storytelling. Curation tools need to support this truth.
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Shirley Williams (XeeMe.com/ShirleyWilliams)'s comment, December 22, 2011 11:09 AM
Thank you for sharing. I actually attended the chat and found it quite fascinating.
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The Internet Is Full [Infographic]

A simplified but good starting point on illustrating information generation. But leaves something to be desired in describing curation solution...

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Online medical content curation and personal time management with Web 2.0

Online medical content curation and personal time management with Web 2.0 | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it

Dr Bertalan Mesko talks about how he uses social media for time & information management: Content curation is crucial at a time when patients and their doctors are searching more online but the majority of health resources are considered medically unreliable. The value of crowdsourcing and time management tools that can save time and effort for professionals is demonstrated.

 

So how are we we educating our new health workers in these skills? How well versed are their teachers in them?

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Content curation: Best practices

Content curation strategies and tactics, as presented by Donna Papacosta at the IABC Western Region conference, Whistler, BC, November 8, 2011.
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The Best of Curation

The Best of Curation | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it

Frederic Filloux describes how he manages his information streams and selection process

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Content #Curation: Are You A Fire Hose or A Focusing Lens?

Content #Curation: Are You A Fire Hose or A Focusing Lens? | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it
Does your nonprofit do content curation as part of its content strategy?  Content curation is the organizing, filtering and “making sense of” (Content Curation: Are You A Fire Hose or A Focusing Lens?
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Why Content Curation Is Here to Stay

Why Content Curation Is Here to Stay | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it

For website content publishers and content creators, there’s a debate raging as to the rights and wrongs of curation. While content aggregation has been around for a while with sites using algorithms to find and link to content, the relatively new practice of editorial curation — human filtering and organizing — has created what I’m dubbing, “The Great Creationism Debate.”

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Using Diigo in the Classroom

Using Diigo in the Classroom | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it

"Diigo is a social bookmarking tool that allows teachers and students to save websites into a public or private library, share them with others in your network, highlight any part of a webpage and attach sticky notes to specific highlights or to a whole page. The annotations can be kept private, shared with a group within Diigo or a special link forwarded to others."

 

Helpful slide deck included here for getting started. -JL


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The Art of Curation: An Interview with Maria Popova from BrainPickings

The Art of Curation: An Interview with Maria Popova from BrainPickings | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it
As more and more people and brands take to producing digital content, a group of individuals has arisen with the goal of filtering the wheat from the chaff.

 

Joyce's comments: @brainpicker is one of the most valuable curators in my twitter stream. We can learn so much from the strategies these lead curators employ...

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Best Free Content Curation Tools 2012

Best Free Content Curation Tools 2012 | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it
Blog post at iBlogzone - Online Business Resources : Content Curation has been on the upside lately, and while there are some who don’t think that it is an ethical form of “content creation[..] (Best Free #Content #Curation Tools
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Great Content Curation Models: E-learning Examples by David Anderson

Great Content Curation Models: E-learning Examples by David Anderson | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it

If you are looking for inspiration when it comes to content curation, here is a great example at work.

 

Elearning Examples is a curated collection of "examples" from the real world of online communications in the areas of "multimedia journalism", "infographics" and "html5" among others.

For each one of these categories the author has written and edited a specific information card containing relevant information, images and links to the work being referenced.

 

The design of the site and the quality of the work "examples" being showcased make this a good example of what good "content curation" is. 

 

Clearly, the work produced by this site, produces no noise or regurgitation of information, but rather offers a better way to make sense and discover the communication areas being curated on the site.

 

Thanks to David Anderson, an e-learning designer & community manager at Articulate for having created this excellent curated set of galleries.

 

Inspiring. 9/10

 

Look: http://elearningexamples.com/ 

 

David Anderson's blog: http://multimedialearning.com/ 

 

His Twitter channel: https://twitter.com/#!/elearning 

 

(Reviewed by Robin Good)


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Curation as a 21st Century Skill | Barbara Bray - Rethinking Learning

Curation as a 21st Century Skill | Barbara Bray - Rethinking Learning | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it
Curation skills are the new 21s century skill. Barbara Bray lists the skills needed for curating and asks questions on how this can work with kids.
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Digital literacy can boost employability and improve student experience

Digital literacy can boost employability and improve student experience | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it
Evidence teachers do not have sufficient skills to teach students the skills to use digital tools, says JISC's Sarah Knight. Curation should be one of those skills...
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#Curation and Crisis: Curated Crisis Content

How does content curation work in a crisis? (interesting when thinking abt #eqnz)

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Digital Curation Services atPenn State University

Digital Curation Services atPenn State University | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it
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Digital Curation: What kind of digital curator are you? #converge11 - Cat's Pyjamas

Digital Curation: What kind of digital curator are you? #converge11 - Cat's Pyjamas | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it

I believe that digital curation will be a new activity that academics in higher education will need to adopt. What do you think? Some questions in my mind:

- What skills will academics need to be effective digital curators?
- How ready are they to adopt this activity?
- How ready are the systems in our institutions (learning management systems, hardware, software availability, etc but also institutional career progression and research systems) to support the academics in this?
- How does this fit into the concept of digital scholarship?

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Seth Dixon's comment, December 13, 2011 10:59 PM
I've been exploring the idea of 'the social media classroom' and how I view teachers with an emerging role as curators, but also teaching student the skills of curation so they can get the right resources in an age of ubiquitous information. I'll have to keep in touch.
Tom George's comment, December 14, 2011 9:07 AM
Nice one thanks for this. I have been following your Scoops. You can also set up and share your scoops on Internet Billboards, it's very easy to set up and do and there is no extra effort just a couple clicks. Like this http://t.co/63g5ViEq Also do you have a blog? Just curious.
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Digital Curation Services

Digital Curation Services | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it

Penn State has a page devoted to digital curation but no mention of supporting teachers...

The activities of digital curation occurs across many departments in the Libraries, as well as in the context of the following groups:
E-Content Stewardship Council
Digital Collections Review Team
Digital Operations Team

 

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Ray Tolley's comment, December 28, 2011 7:04 AM
I like this model and find it helpful.

However, I feel that there is one aspect, possibly implicit, which should be clarified.

As an amateur author and an expert in my own small field, I believe that curation is more than just dealing with objects/articles/posts etc, of finding them and then burying them in archives.

I believe that those involved in curation should not only be community watchers, discoverers, translators, preservers and collators but also that they should be evaluators and promoters of their discoveries.

When I discover an item that attracts me, however abstruse, I look beyond the front cover to evaluate the content and wisdom of that artefact and then promote its existence to those of my readership of whom I feel may benefit.

I believe that thisr model only appears to promote the traditional librarian skills of a neutral stewardship of resources rather than of a promoter of new-found learning or wisdom.
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Pearltrees

Pearltrees | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it

Very nice. A pearltree on #curation

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Content Curation: Why Detecting Emerging Patterns Is Crucial?

Content Curation: Why Detecting Emerging Patterns Is Crucial? | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it

The identification of emerging patterns is essential to content curation. This is an activity  that information professionals should be proficient at - adapted to social media environments.

 

Excerpt from article:

 

Content curation is a response to the desire to become an expert on a specific topic of interest. Content curation can aid individuals and institutions who seek to gain awareness on developments in an area or seek to become recognized knowledge experts for a specific topic....

 

It is critical to detect emerging patterns in information early to be an effective content curator. Pattern detection is important for a few reasons:

 

1. If there is an emerging pattern, there’s something going on - An emerging pattern is the starting point that signals that an important event is on the cusp of taking place...

2. Patterns provide insights on the significance of an event - Patterns provide valuable information on the magnitude and importance of an event....

3. Patterns demonstrate how events evolve - Relevance is increasingly time sensitive. The availability of real-time information requires successful content curators to get their hands on fresh information.

4. Patterns link together pieces of the information puzzle - A good content curator needs to understand emerging events in their totality...

5. Understanding patterns helps to identify experts - The most authoritative people on a topic are usually those that are able to report first on a matter, and generate buzz around new developments.

 

Best curators are those that see patterns that nobody else sees....

 

 


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PLN and Curation at #oeb11

PLN and Curation at #oeb11 | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it

Van 30 november tot 2 december bezocht ik wederom de Online Educa Berlijn 2011. De meest in het oog springende thema’s van deze editie waren voor mij het “Personal Learning Network” en in het verlengde daarvan “Curation”.


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