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Welcome to the Digital Curation and Education Project

Welcome to the Digital Curation and Education Project | Digital Curation & Education Project | Scoop.it

Image credit Gadl http://www.flickr.com/photos/gadl/ CC BY SA

 

This scoop.it resource is based on a small action research project, involving some UK teachers, which ran from April - July 2012 . Find out more on the  SDCP Project Wiki   I have moved this resource from a scoopi.it account specifically set up to support the project tomake it easier to manage from one account ; therefore I will be moving some of the scoops from the original resource,  adding others and extending the scope top cover all stages of education and learning.


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There are a great many demands on a teachers time. Teachers know there there are an hundreds of thousands of valuable educational resources available on the Internet. Many now subscribe to the concept of “information overload’ and ad-hoc searches and visiting lists of web links are unlikely to prove to be an effective use of time. In recent years social bookmarking and networking tools such as Delicious and Twitter have made it much easier for teachers to find and share resources with other teachers. Good resources and practice have often been amplified by sharing at ground-up events such as TeachMeets encouraging teachers to share knowledge and practice at a face to face level, often amplified by social networks.

 

Online collaborative curation tools such as Scoop.it can take this further. They can empower teachers, to find, share and add extra value to web resources for themselves, their colleagues and most importantly of all; their students, (who indeed can also be curators), in opening up innovative ways of sharing, collaborating and publishing digital content.

 

This project has been set up to explore these ideas.

 

This Scoop.it will be used to share, test and try out curation ideas, during the course of the project which aims to gather data on how both teachers and learners can draw educational benefit from digital curation, using Scoop.it http://www.scoop.it/

 


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Content Curation Has Been Hijacked

Content Curation Has Been Hijacked | Digital Curation & Education Project | Scoop.it

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As Robin rightly states, content curation has been hijacked, -  like many educational and social media innovations on the Internet/Web, - by marketers, opportunists, politicians  and other vested interests. MOOCS are a prime example.


Although the points Robin lists in the article are not specifically aimed at education, they are extremely pertinent. Especially those relating to attribution, adding personal insight and sharing. Fundamental to digital literacy and knowledge building.

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MyKLogica's curator insight, March 21, 2:07 PM

Personalmente, los denomino de formas diferentes, "Gestión" y "Curación" de contenidos, puesto que aunque en la gestión no se aporta el valor diferencial del punto de vista del curador, aún así es una gran labor la de seleccionar buen contenido y ayudar en su difusión.


Personally I call them differently as content "management" and "curation"; as though with management we haven´t the added value of the personal point of view of the curator, still it is a great job to find and select good, quality content.

i.e. Realty's curator insight, March 25, 4:06 PM

Are you creating value or noise?

Barbara Hart Radisavljevic's curator insight, March 26, 7:13 PM

Quality content curation takes time. It takes time to read sources before promoting them. 

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Verification Handbook: homepage

Verification Handbook: homepage | Digital Curation & Education Project | Scoop.it

Authored by leading journalists from the BBC, Storyful, ABC, Digital First Media and other verification experts, the Verification Handbook is a groundbreaking new resource for journalists and aid providers. It provides the tools, techniques and step-by-step guidelines for how to deal with user-generated content (UGC) during emergencies.


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Although not strictly about Educational Curation, this CC licensed resource will help students and teachers see User Generated Content (UGC) from the other  (editorial) side, and gain an understanding of the implications of digital media in fast changing situations. It should help them prepare, technically and ethically for any future eventuality they might encounter. The handbook will raise an awareness  of the range of metadata that can be involved, and serve as a starting point for many 'digital literacy' activities. 

As Nik rightly says "A Must Read" 

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flea palmer's curator insight, February 10, 5:55 AM

Excellent book, easy to read as presented as a series of case studies.

chua meng joo's curator insight, February 12, 8:59 AM

What we need to think about in our daily info overload

dawsonloane's curator insight, March 3, 9:37 AM

fascinating reading about UGC

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Rockfig

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"Rockfig is a free social learning site.

It helps you find the best learning resources for 11 to 18 year olds on the web,and organises them by age, subject and topic"


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Rockfig offers a teachers, students and parent the opportunity to curate carefully find, curate and share, (Secondary)  education resources including web pages, videos and interactive media. Digital resources on Rockfig are very carefully targeted towards specific age groups and subject disciplnes as determined by the English National Curriculum and Exam boards.


Although this may seem quite a narrow focus, I think it is also Rockfigs  strength - it will appeal to many teachers through the ease of navigation in order to quickly discover clearly categorised resources. The clean and deceptively simple user interface will appeal to busy teachers, whilst the easy to use social media tools which include personal collections, rating and comments are likely to encourage more teachers to begin to curate and share resources for everyones benefit.

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Tony Parkin's curator insight, December 19, 2013 3:50 AM

This interesting beta from an experienced team aims to bring the best of curation, social media and web 2.0 to the world  of educational resource banks

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Selfies from the Past | europeana

Selfies from the Past | europeana | Digital Curation & Education Project | Scoop.it
We're probably all guilty of taking a selfie now and then, just a quick picture of yourself to show where you are or what you are doing. You could also use your face as a perfect model for a new drawing or painting.
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The selfie is often dismissed as a pretty vacuous activity - of dubious photographic merit - engaged with mainly by the younger folk - however the sheer quantity around does suggest this meme is a phenomena worthy of further research and study. I think the @europeana collection gives us another useful perspective, whilst this photographic remix approaches this from a different angle somewhere between the past and present. 

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The Big Internet Museum

The Big Internet Museum | Digital Curation & Education Project | Scoop.it
Explore The Big Internet Museum and its ever-growing collection. It's a museum like any other - with curators, a permanent collection, temporary exhibitions by guest curators, seven different wings, and more.
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An innovative take on Internet History, which should be of interest to many including Computing teachers. Each of the wings focuses on a specific aspect of the Internet such as social media or audio visual and includes a timeline slider to display individual exhibits. The descriptions are concise and include links for more information - thees are of variable quality. 


I think the museum has got off to a good start but I feel there is a lot still to be included and developed. This is where you can play a role by submitting a piece - subject to approval. I look forward to seeing how it develops

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When Educators Become Curators - keynote slides #moothr12

Slides from my virtual keynote at the Croatian MoodleMoot, June 2012.


Well organised and visually attractive presentation by Joyce Seitzinger on digital curation that covers all both concept, tools and application of curation.  This should be of special interest to educators using Moodle which is featured in a number of slides.

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The Line It Is Drawn....: #askacurator - A great model for learning

The Line It Is Drawn....: #askacurator - A great model for learning | Digital Curation & Education Project | Scoop.it

Although, I somehow managed to miss last years event; Ask a Curator more than made up for it this time round. Using the #askacurator hashtag on Twitter, curators from museums and galleries around the world responded to questions tweeted in by the public. This inspirational use of social media demonstrated how Twitter can be used to share expertise, build knowledge, generate interest and make connections on a global scale.

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Why Collective Curation

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...


Personally I don't agree with the concept of Information Overload, I think the isuues are  more complex, but this interesting video argues, that by curating collectively we can avoid some of the ephemeral or inconsequential use of curation tools - which has led to professional curators maintaining they foster a widespread misunderstanding of what curation involves.

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Marilyn Snider's curator insight, August 16, 2013 11:28 PM

This film clip shows why collective curation is a beneficial learning system. By the way, Scoopit is a user friendly curation platform.

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10 Drop-Dead Easy Ways You Can Use Storify to Create Compelling Content - Search Engine Journal

10 Drop-Dead Easy Ways You Can Use Storify to Create Compelling Content - Search Engine Journal | Digital Curation & Education Project | Scoop.it


This item from Search Engine Journal outlines some practical and creative examples of how Storify offers an alternative to a Blog for a linear narrative.  Some of the examples given would be ideal for educational projects and topics. 


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The Public Domain Review

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"The Public Domain Review is a not-for-profit project dedicated to showcasing the most interesting and unusual out-of-copyright works available online"


The Public Domain Review has curated some awesome images and texts. I would highly recommend subscribing to their newsletter.  On a topical note - lots of Olympic related content.

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Make students curators

Make students curators | Digital Curation & Education Project | Scoop.it

"What would happen if we made students practice curation—actual curation?"


This is an excellent piece by Leslie Madsen-Brooks  in which she argues that "Critical and creative thinking should be prioritized over remembering content,"  She describes and analyses in great detail how curation can be instrumental in developing these skills, and how thinking standards are much more importan for learning than  content standards.

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What Makes A Great Curator Great? How To Distinguish High-Value Curation From Generic Republishing

What Makes A Great Curator Great? How To Distinguish High-Value Curation From Generic Republishing | Digital Curation & Education Project | Scoop.it

Although this piece by Robin Good is aimed at a business/market audience; there is much teachers can take away and apply from the detail here.


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Dora’s lost data

Dora’s lost data | Digital Curation & Education Project | Scoop.it
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Dora's Lost Data is a fun way of generating metadata using a game as a platform . In this game by Mia, Dora, a junior curator,  provides random images from over one million public domain images made  available by British Library on Flickr which asks players to identify the image or its attributes in return for points. Points, a leaderboard and wondering what will be next make this an addictive activity. The original high resolution images are linked so they can be viewed in greater detail on Flickr.  


The real value in the game for learners  is that it encourages thinking about, and engaging with  artefacts whilst helping develop research skills. Players may turn to Wikipedia, Google or other sources in order to find out more about an image, hopefully cross-referencing and attributing their sources.  Research is also addressed in another level of the game which provides a research form for adding extra information and description.  It may also be a good way for teachers to introduce the concept of tagging and metadata.  

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Teaching With Pinterest and Wikipedia

Teaching With Pinterest and Wikipedia | Digital Curation & Education Project | Scoop.it
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Excellent piece with constructive ideas on how to use Pinterest in a teaching context, and how this helps to develop additional digital knowledge building skills, especially when cross referenced to Wikipedia.

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A million first steps - Digital scholarship blog

A million first steps - Digital scholarship blog | Digital Curation & Education Project | Scoop.it
We have released over a million images onto Flickr Commons for anyone to use, remix and repurpose.
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All interested in educational curation should welcome  the news that the  British Library  has released  over a million images  into the public domain on  Flickr Commons  with "No Known Copyright Restrictions."  These images cover  a diverse range subjects, sourced from  17th, 18th and 19th century  book scans. The project  has already  been shared widely on twitter and  covered quite well in such as Open Culture and  Boing Boing, also my friend and colleague  Danny Nicholson; all have their own take on this project.


It is interesting to note that the image above has  already been viewed  over 39,000 times, (possibly because it is featured  on a significant number of  blogs and also the British Library's  own selected highlights set), whereas  a quick random dip into the collection suggests the average for most images is  currently around 3-4,000 views.  I think this suggests that social media channels  will be very important for disemination and engagement. I like the fact that with many of the images you can choose to see all the images from that particular book or download the entire book itself, to see all the them in context. The other piece of exciting news is that  the British Library  are developing a  crowd sourcing tools to increas the cultural and research value of these digital assets.


However even now there  is plenty of  opportunity  to engage with and contribute  -- anyone who is logged on to Flickr can tag the images - as Ben O'Steen suggests in a tweet  " mundane tags  - 'map', 'portrait', etc -  are very helpful!   Such activites are an  ideal focus for meaningful learning activties in the classroom, (as well as great fun).  Indeed, I have begun a small scale tagging exercise for places and topics that I am familar with such as Dumfries and Galloway. 


Finally -  many thanks to the good folks at the  British Library and Microsoft who had the vision to bring us these raw materials.  Let's see what we can build with them. If you have any thoughts on how you would use them, especially in education,  It would be great if you could share them as comments.
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Does social media increase discovery of digitised collections? : JISC Digitisation and Content Programme

Does social media increase discovery of digitised collections? : JISC Digitisation and Content Programme | Digital Curation & Education Project | Scoop.it

As part of the Spotlight on the Digital project, which aims to provide practical solutions on how creators and managers of digitised collections can make it easier for people to find (discover) their collections, our Expert group suggested we look into the role social media might play in this.

theo kuechel's insight:

I think Paola's question is important for all educators  with an interst in culture and digitisation> as demonstrate din the LOC Flickr project when people have 'easy' access to good quality digitised content they will engage. As well as ease of access  licencing; eg Creative Commons,  is also important. If educatoprs and students can build  on and share the works it extends their value and can lead to  interesting new projects or  learning ourcomes. If you know examples of digital content hosted on social media please email Paola;  p.marchionni@jisc.ac.uk  and if you can also share some examples or comments here - even better.

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Ramadan through camera phones around the world - Boing Boing

Ramadan through camera phones around the world - Boing Boing | Digital Curation & Education Project | Scoop.it

New York-based filmmaker Bassam Tariq shares the most beautiful images from his story project, 30Days/Ramadan, 

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New York-based filmmakers Bassam Tariq and Mussa Sayed have curated images from social image sites such as Instagram, Twitter and Tumblr that were tagged with #30days or #Ramadan. 


"The result is a fascinating and intimate portrait of the homes, mosques, and lives of Muslims around the world, joined by the month in fasting, prayer, and family gatherings."


As Bassam states the results are quite different from the usual media stereo types and demonstrate how focused visual curation can tell the real stories ofrom within communities. I wonder if this might spark of some new ideas for other educators?


More images here http://30daysramadan.com/

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Case Study: Europeana & Partners on Pinterest - Pro Blog

Case Study: Europeana & Partners on Pinterest - Pro Blog | Digital Curation & Education Project | Scoop.it

Europeanna has been studying the "value of Pinterest for cultural heritage institutions"  By "taking content from five Europeana partners and  presenting this content outside the constraints of the portal and institutional websites, Pinterest provided new visibility and interaction with collections that might otherwise have remained unseen"


This project not only boosted visitor engagement with the content, it claims to have attracted "good quality visitors" spending longer on the site.

I think this clearly signposts that Museums, Galleries, or indeed any cultural organisations can draw benefits from the Social Web by sharing openly in an online space with other institutions and organisations.


I think this project may be offering some answers to the question that is often asked  - "why is no one coming to our web-site?" I think there are also some clear messages here for providers of educational cultural content.

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How to Create an eBook from Wikipedia Articles

How to Create an eBook from Wikipedia Articles | Digital Curation & Education Project | Scoop.it

"You can bundle your favorite Wikipedia articles in a nicely formatted ebook and read it offline on any mobile phone, ebook reader or Tablet."


This article also includes an example books on the Mughal Kings of india. I tried the tool briefly, last night and first impressions were very favourable - I like the fact that hovering your mouse  over a link on a wikipedia link gives you the option to add that page to your eBook or pdf.


This has the potential to be a very powerful tool for teachers wishing to create their own open content or for students engaged in knowledge building projects.


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Ken Morrison's comment, September 30, 2012 5:33 AM
HI Gimm Jimun. This is very cool. Thanks for following my topics. I hope they are helpful for you. Do you live in Korea, by chance? Ken
Jimun Gimm's comment, September 30, 2012 10:41 PM
Hi,Thank you.Have a nice day today.I live in seoul.JImun
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Ask a Curator - Museums and Galleries on Twitter

Ask a Curator - Museums and Galleries on Twitter | Digital Curation & Education Project | Scoop.it

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FOR ONE DAY ONLY Using the hashtag #askacurator you can ask curators and experts from Museums and Galleries from Britain and around the world on Twitter. This is interesting and important on a number of fronts - no one knows exactly what question are going to be put and we will get differing perspectives and viewpoints from curtation and experts around the world.


Hopefully todays outcomes will be archived .

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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 & Education Project | 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.


A key article by Robin Good on the relationship between curation and  learning.  Each of the 10 examples he cites is expalined in detail and contributes to sum of why curation will inevitably be fundamental element of education and learning and be instrumental in bringing about change.

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Preserving Today’s Primary Sources for Tomorrow’s Research « Teaching with the Library of Congress

Preserving Today’s Primary Sources for Tomorrow’s Research « Teaching with the Library of Congress | Digital Curation & Education Project | Scoop.it

"If you were a K-12 student, which websites would you want to save for future generations? What would you want people to look at 50 or even 500 years from now? These questions are at the heart of the K12 Web Archiving program, sponsored jointly by the Library of Congress and the Internet Archive, beginning with a pilot program in 2008."


This is an wonderful way to encourage students to develop their critical thinking and digital literacy skills. This is a project that is worth considering replicating or building on elsewhere.

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Buzzword Tracker: Evolution of Curation

Buzzword Tracker: Evolution of Curation | Digital Curation & Education Project | Scoop.it

This article provides a timeline of the evolution of curation dating back to ancient Rome through to museum curation in the 2oth century and then acknowledges the Web and Wenb 2.0. It is supplemnted with some interesting data from Google.


Think this might be quite helpful when looking at curation in an educational context.

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Digital Curation: Northern Grid Conference; June 2012

My Presentation on Digital Curation at the Northen Grid Conference  June 2012.

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Curation and EducationScoop.it

Curation and EducationScoop.it | Digital Curation & Education Project | Scoop.it
.We know that many institutions are having to rethink themselves in this Internet enabled world.

 

Scoop.it blog post on curation in Education


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