Digital Curation ...
Follow
Find
15.2K views | +7 today
Digital Curation for Teachers
Exploring developments in digital curation for teaching & learning
Curated by catspyjamasnz
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by catspyjamasnz
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by catspyjamasnz
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
Shirley Williams (appearoo.com/ShirleyWilliams)'s comment, December 22, 2011 11:09 AM
Thank you for sharing. I actually attended the chat and found it quite fascinating.
Scooped by catspyjamasnz
Scoop.it!

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...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by catspyjamasnz
Scoop.it!

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?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by catspyjamasnz
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by catspyjamasnz
Scoop.it!

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?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by catspyjamasnz
Scoop.it!

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.”

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by catspyjamasnz from Into the Driver's Seat
Scoop.it!

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


Via Jim Lerman
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by catspyjamasnz from Content Curation World
Scoop.it!

Your Next Step To Counter The Incoming Information Overload: Develop a Personal Information Diet

It is not a problem of information overload or bad filters. It's about time we learn how to build (maybe with the help our own "trusted curators" too) our own "information diet".

Find out more about it here: http://www.amazon.com/Information-Diet-Case-Conscious-Consumption/dp/1449304680 

(Thanks to Guillaume De Cugis for uncovering this one.) 

 


Via Guillaume Decugis, Robin Good
more...
janlgordon's comment, December 3, 2011 2:57 PM
@Beth Kanter @Robin Good

Hi Beth & Robin,
Beth, I'm going to read the piece on "information coping skills" immediately as well. Robin, I can't wait to see what you come up with, it sounds great, would love to hear more about this......
Beth Kanter's comment, January 24, 2012 1:06 AM
Hi Robin,

Closing the loop here. I purchased this book and finally read it the last week. It is excellent and brilliant. Here's my review: http://www.bethkanter.org/info-diet/ The framing is great. And, there is a chapter that talks about content curation, only he calls information literacy.
Robin Good's comment, January 24, 2012 3:02 AM
Thank you Beth, much appreciated feedback.
Scooped by catspyjamasnz
Scoop.it!

Content Curation Primer

Content Curation Primer | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it

Content curation is not about collecting links or being an information pack rat, it is more about putting them into a context with organization, annotation, and presentation. Content curators provide a customized, vetted selection of the best and most relevant resources on a very specific topic or theme.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by catspyjamasnz from Curation & The Future of Publishing
Scoop.it!

Don't be a robot!

This presentation by Corinne Weisgerber touches in a very clear format on what separates aggregation than curation. And which, in my opinion, can be summarized by the human touch. While aggregation can be automated, curation is essentially the expression act of a human being.

It completes nicely what Robin Good also expressed previously on this topic on his blog to specify what good curators did. And which I published here under the "Curating the Curators" title.

For us at Scoop.it, we take the democratization of curation as an opportunity: can anybody be a curator? We say yes. Provided a good platform is here to help and make these guidelines for good curation not only easy but obvious.


Via Giuseppe Mauriello, Guillaume Decugis
more...
Beth Kanter's comment, November 17, 2011 3:04 AM
I like her steps too, although I tend to present them in a more simplified way for my audience. Great find.
janlgordon's comment, November 17, 2011 11:51 AM
Hi Beth - Good point, the simpler the better, I agree with you:-)
Rescooped by catspyjamasnz from Curation & The Future of Publishing
Scoop.it!

Creation, Curation, Ethics of Content Strategy (by Margot Bloomstein)

Those of us who saw Margot Bloomstein at SxSW 11 really liked her presentation : her talk was very subtle and precise as she went out to analyze and define what the key core aspects of curation were.

 

This is an update which is worth browsing as well (even if you saw the first one): this really is very interesting to those of us who try to come out with the best ways to evangelize curation best practices (just like we recently did at Scoop.it by being the first curation platform out there to introduce a score).

 

What she articulates really well is how ethics constraints and efficiency goals are nicely articulated when it comes to content publishing: it all resolves around the value-add you bring.

 

As I've said before, one of the very first step one can take in that direction is to be focusing on a given topic. We've observed that many times now by seeing some curators emerge with strong trafic in spite of relatively small social media presence. It never stops to surprise us but it also feels good: adding-value, focused curators are being rewarded over time.

 

So she really makes a strong point aroung the importance of bringing back meaning in the game: that's what curation is and should be about.


Via Giuseppe Mauriello, Guillaume Decugis
more...
Guillaume Decugis's comment, October 31, 2011 12:43 PM
Thanks Robin: good article as well and yes, good point on attribution being key.
Robin Good's comment, October 31, 2011 12:49 PM
Thank you Guillaume for your positive feedback!

Consider for example that if you curate something and then another curator republishes it. All fine. You get credit. But then if a second and third curator do the same, the credit gets lost unless they do something manually.

This is just a consideration on which to think, as the attribution and credit element will gain strength in the coming months.

Scoring: that's another weak point. I have looked closely at the scores Scoop.it gives out and I remain very perplexed of how certain low-quality channels can get such high scores. Something not right in there as well that needs looking into.

:-) Keep it up!
Guillaume Decugis's comment, October 31, 2011 12:51 PM
Yes. Good points. Thanks for sharing!
Scooped by catspyjamasnz
Scoop.it!

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...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by catspyjamasnz
Scoop.it!

#Curation and Crisis: Curated Crisis Content

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

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by catspyjamasnz
Scoop.it!

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?

more...
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.
Scooped by catspyjamasnz
Scoop.it!

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

 

more...
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.
Rescooped by catspyjamasnz from :: The 4th Era ::
Scoop.it!

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....

 

 


Via Judy O'Connell, Kim Flintoff, Jim Lerman
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by catspyjamasnz from Online Educa Berlin
Scoop.it!

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”.


Via Paul Westeneng
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by catspyjamasnz
Scoop.it!

Content Curation for Twitter: How To Be a "Thought Leader DJ"

Content Curation for Twitter: How To Be a "Thought Leader DJ" | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it

1. First, realize that you ARE a subject matter expert. Narrow your topic or topics to what you know well. What do you want to focus on and share? What do you already have opinions about in your industry? Whom do you know? Be specific. What should be in your Twitter "mix"? Think 70-20-10.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by catspyjamasnz
Scoop.it!

Content Curation: Classroom Applications

Content Curation: Classroom Applications | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it
Classroom Applications

I see content curation as a way for students to develop various 21st century skills: locating, filtering, evaluating, and ranking content; organizing, sorting, and creating content.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by catspyjamasnz from Curation & The Future of Publishing
Scoop.it!

Social Curation as a remedy to filter bubble?

The question of whether curation was participating to the filter bubble was raised on Quora.

Filter Bubble is what happens when algorithms start to filter out based on your preferences, an issue raised by Eli Pariser here: http://bit.ly/irsgD2

I believe Social Curation is actually an answer to the Filter Bubble and I explained why in this post.


Via Guillaume Decugis
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by catspyjamasnz
Scoop.it!

Content curation and the power of collective intelligence | Curate your Learning

Content curation and the power of collective intelligence | Curate your Learning | Digital Curation for Teachers | Scoop.it
Corrine Weisgerber presents the difference between aggregation and curation, highlighting the importance of the ‘human touch’ in curation by contextualising the ‘found information’.
more...
No comment yet.