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Taming Information Chaos with the Power of 2.0

Web 2.0 provides ways to filter, streamline, organise, share, distribute or gather information from the burgeoning information jungle.

 

<- Great presentation from Judy describing curation practices even if the actual term is only mentioned briefly... (JS)

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Are you the education technology curator for your organisation? #curation » Cat's Pyjamas

Are you the education technology curator for your organisation? #curation » Cat's Pyjamas | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it

The activity I’ve just described, that Hans and I were engaged in for our organisations, is digital curation. Us education technologists have probably been acting as digital curators for our organisations around the e-learning and education technology topics for longer than we realise. If you’re an edtech who recognises this, I would love to hear your experiences and thoughts. (JS)

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Taming the tide - Steve Wheeler - ILT - November 2011 issue

Taming the tide - Steve Wheeler - ILT - November 2011 issue | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it

Taming the tide: Digital Content Curation by Steve Wheeler

 

<- can quote this for phd. (JS)

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more on curation

Have I told a story, or have I simply collected a bunch of links? Good content curation uses the human filter to add value. Good curators know their subject and are able to see patterns emerging in the story. They are able to provide meaning and context.

 

<- more on curation from @lruff

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At least 20 tools that might help you curate something

At least 20 tools that might help you curate something | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it

If you are looking for a deeper look into curating, it can be found. I want to build a curation tool, so I am working my way though my backlog of pinboard links about curation. Here I have a list of all the tools I can find that would be considered curation tools.

 

<- more tools to examine for my PhD (JS)

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Seth Dixon's comment, February 8, 2012 12:56 PM
I was just telling my students to find digital resources to curate news for a semester long project...glad to find this.
Karen du Toit's comment, February 9, 2012 7:17 AM
Thanks!!
Gust MEES's comment, February 9, 2012 5:56 PM
@Seth Dixon, Ph.D.

Glad that it is helpful for You and your students. So students can also use different tools and later compare...
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Why I adopted a scorched earth policy, dismantled two blogs and jumped to Tumblr

Why I adopted a scorched earth policy, dismantled two blogs and jumped to Tumblr | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it

I fundamentally believe that we are entering the next great era of the web – The Validation Era. In this age of too much content and not enough time, the public will increasingly need to hear things validated across four interconnected media clovers that are converging across four different screens – phones, tablets, PCs and TVs. To be successful, businesses and individuals will need to continually ensure their engagement spans the media cloverleaf.

 

<- Steve Rubel talks about what he calls the Validation Era. What does this mean in higher education? Will having students with validation practices, mean they will have different learning styles? (JS)

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Victoria Stodden: "Reproducible Research: A Digital Curation Agenda"

Victoria Stodden speaking on "Reproducible Research: A Digital Curation Agenda" at the 7th International Digital Curation Conference, University of Bath

 

<- need to find more by her and the Science issue she speaks about

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Social Media and Content Curation | Presentation on SlideShare

A good presentation deck by Qianxing Lu and Brian Moritz for their Social Media Theory and Practice assignment. 
In 30 slides there is a well laid-out synthesis of why a growing set of new curation start-ups have decided to focus on developing their own curation-filtering tool.

Simple, clear and well presented concepts.


[view original link http://j.mp/vSjL1s]

 

<- in fact this is where traditional Learning Management Systems and ePortfolio systems in higher education fall very very short. (JS)


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The Three C’s of Information Commerce: Consumption, Curation, Creation - Brian Solis

The Three C’s of Information Commerce: Consumption, Curation, Creation - Brian Solis | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it

"As our social graphs propagate, the information that passes within it also multiplies. Individuals are not only socializing, they are sharing information and creating content. In doing so, updates serve as social objects, becoming catalysts for increased interaction and overall reach. As a result, participants and their social presences are amplified within existing social graphs and now also extend across a rising category of nicheworks or interest graphs – social graphs united around common interests and themes."

 

<- an older article but some interesting thinking already, about the audience within an audience.

This is where I see the role of the academic staff member, the university teacher, they are the first audience, the filter for their students. (JS)

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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 Curation for School Librarians and Other Tech-Types - LiveBinder

All about digital curation for 21st century media...

 

<- great starting point (JS)

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How Businesses Are Using Pinterest

How Businesses Are Using Pinterest | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it

Sharing Ideas On How To Use A Company's Products: Whole Foods is getting around the blatant self-promotion ban by creating food-porn Pinboards that clearly encourage people to use their products. Pinboards with titles like "Super HOT Kitchens" and "Who Wants Dinner?" are aimed at getting people into the kitchen (via an implied trip to their local Whole Foods).

 

<- these ideas for sharing, community building and contests through curation, would transfer to education (JS)

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Curation As Story – The Importance Of Human Filters | Jeff Turner

Curation As Story – The Importance Of Human Filters | Jeff Turner | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it

Collecting content without qualitative human judgement is aggregation, not curation. The best automation tools alone will never replace the ability of a human being to provide meaningful context. And the best curation, the curation I subscribe to via email, takes context to the next level. It tells a story.

 

<- what story can it tell in a semester? (JS)

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Curator's Workbench by Gregory Jansen on Prezi

Curator's Workbench: A Tool for Preparing Digital Material...

<- this presentation focuses on the archival side of curation. (JS)

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Apps in Education: 10 iPad Apps for Web Curation

Apps in Education: 10 iPad Apps for Web Curation | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it

Curation vs. Aggregation? Curation is such a necessity these days. The overwhelming wave of information we are exposed to is drowning us in facts and opinion. Not only do we need to be curating the information that we are consuming but we need to be insisting that our students have the skills and necessary tools in which to curate their own world. I have listed a number of capable curation apps that can help to do just that.

I tend to use more than one of these and in fact there are days that I would use three or four. Have a look at the ones that might feel right for you. I have a soft spot for Flipboard but only because it was the tool that first opened my eyes to the potential of the iPad in a classroom - I used it as a twitter fed "further reading" text for a senior art class. Enjoy!

 

<- a few new ones for me. I wonder if this could be part of a Service pack for teachers when they are issued with an iPad, or their iPad apps are updated. (JS)

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2012 is the year of social curation

2012 is the year of social curation | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it

2012 is the year of social curation. We’ve long been seeing the demand for quality over quantity when it comes to information. Less is indeed more when you are surrounded by massive amounts of non-useful information

 

<- not a v informative blog post, but the mention of 'curated sets' at the end is interesting (JS)

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Elad Blog: How Pinterest Will Transform the Web in 2012: Social Content Curation As The Next Big Thing

Elad Blog: How Pinterest Will Transform the Web in 2012: Social Content Curation As The Next Big Thing | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it

How Pinterest Will Transform the Web in 2012

 

<- pinterest is an interesting curation tool, as it is not for the verbose. it is mainly visual. I've requested my invite but still waiting... (JS)

 

tx for tip @marksmithers

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Telling Social Stories with Storify - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Telling Social Stories with Storify - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it

"After my post about perceptions versus reality in the classroom a few weeks ago, several folks wrote to ask about Storify. I’ve been playing around with Storify for a few months now, since the very end of its private beta, and I like the way I can weave tweets, links, videos, and other media into one coherent storyline..."

 

<- Finally an article about the role of curation in teaching & learning on ProfHacker. Excellent find by Buffy J Hamilton. 


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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&nbsp;

 

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&nbsp;&nbsp;


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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:-)
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 4, 2014 2:34 AM

Curating Information and Data Sense-Making Is The Key Skill for the Future [Research]