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7 Qualities of Highly Effective Content Curators

7 Qualities of Highly Effective Content Curators | University5dot0 | Scoop.it

Excerpt from article written by Dennis Shiao and published on Scoop.it Blog:
"Every time I visit the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, I see something I’ve never seen before.
Wouldn’t it be great if our content collections drew as much interest, respect and admiration as the collections at MoMA? In order to achieve this feat, we need to become highly effective content curators.
Let’s consider seven habits:


1. Focus on Goals

What are your goals around content curation? If you can’t answer that question, stop right now. Stop reading this post, too. Go answer the question, then return when you’re done.


2. Have Empathy

You’ll need to have empathy for your target audience. In other words, the better you understand their thoughts, interests and challenges, the more effective you’ll be at content curation.

3. Be Careful, Cautious and Selective
Make sure you read (and digest) every piece of content you curate. Curate high quality content only, leaving the marginal pieces to the proverbial cutting room floor.

4. Editorialize
Don’t just share content, tell us why you like (or dislike) the piece. What can your target audience learn from reading it and what are the key takeaways? In a sense, editorializing creates a nice blend of creation and curation.

5. Provide Attribution
Providing attribution shows respect and helps drive visibility and awareness to content authors. As you curate, look up the author of the article (or blog post) and explicitly acknowledge them.

6. Understand What’s Timely and Trending
Sharing fresh milk is good. Sharing spoiled milk is rotten.
If you find content that is time sensitive, consider whether the “sharing window” has already passed.

7. Have an Eye for a Great Title
Not everyone will be as thorough as you when reviewing content. A lot of people will click on a link solely because of a compelling title. As you sharpen your curating skills, you’ll begin to figure out what separates great titles from good titles. If you come across a great article that has just a good title, consider changing the title text when you curate..."

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http://blog.scoop.it/2014/02/13/7-qualities-of-highly-effective-content-curators/


Via Giuseppe Mauriello
Elliot King's insight:

This is pretty recursive. A nice post about curating content posted to a site about curating content.

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Randi Thompson's curator insight, February 18, 2014 7:16 PM

The content you share (the articles or what ever) is how you attract the people who are interested in what you have to offer.  What do you need to do to get their attention?

Therese Torris's curator insight, February 19, 2014 4:29 AM

There are 100s of very similar lists of basic advice. I scoop one every now and then because, at the end of the day, it's the basic priorities that cost us most when we  fail to meet them. Thus, this is good advice for beginners as well as other content curators

eProAgi Anderson's curator insight, April 28, 2014 8:50 AM

Scoop.It is ideal for curating on specific topics! I enjoy sharing on a variety of subjects ~ invite you to follow me!

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Who can offer online courses? - University 5.0

Who can offer online courses? - University 5.0 | University5dot0 | Scoop.it
Online courses are uniquely tied to accreditation and Title IV Federal funding.
Neil Alperstein's insight:

Here we go again...disruptive innovation in higher education. Accreditation is in the bulls eye this time.

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Learn how to teach online? Take a MOOC. - University 5.0

Learn how to teach online? Take a MOOC. - University 5.0 | University5dot0 | Scoop.it
You can learn how to teach online by taking a MOOC. That's how many teachers learn.
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According to a recent study 39% of those enrolled in MOOCs are teachers.

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One Reason to Offer Free Online Courses: Alumni Engagement

One Reason to Offer Free Online Courses: Alumni Engagement | University5dot0 | Scoop.it
Colgate University finds that letting graduates participate online in classes that students are taking on the campus has benefits for both.
Elliot King's insight:

A clever way to use online to advance a universities mission.

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MOOCs from Great Universities (Many With Certificates)

MOOCs from Great Universities (Many With Certificates) | University5dot0 | Scoop.it
Discover 800+ Fee MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) by great universities -- Harvard, Stanford. MIT, etc. Most offer
Elliot King's insight:

Wow, what a gold mine for life long learning.  You could spend your whole life learning from MOOCs these days.

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In STEM Courses, a Gender Gap in Online Class Discussions – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

In STEM Courses, a Gender Gap in Online Class Discussions – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | University5dot0 | Scoop.it
Elliot King's insight:

Women can be just as intimidated online as offline in STEM classes.  Being "anonymous" isn't enough.

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Skill-building, the MOOC way - The Hindu

Skill-building, the MOOC way - The Hindu | University5dot0 | Scoop.it
Hannes Klopper, CEO, iversity, talks about the growing popularity of MOOCs and the way forward for online education
Elliot King's insight:

MOOCs are a world-wide development but they face the same issues--lack of real, guided student to student and student to teacher interaction.  Iversity.com seems to have solved the course-credit issue.

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4 Reasons Why “Innovation” in Education is Different Today

4 Reasons Why “Innovation” in Education is Different Today | University5dot0 | Scoop.it
I have been extremely thankful of the feedback and comments that I have received on the ideas I have written about on innovation in education.  Sharing my thoughts openly, has helped me to shape my...
Elliot King's insight:

Innovation in education is not about technology. It is about relationships @kwhobbes  @gcouros #onlineed

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When big data meets education

When big data meets education | University5dot0 | Scoop.it
Fareed speaks with Anant Agarwal, who runs edX, a so-called massive open online course or MOOC. Watch the full interview this Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN.

So one of the criticisms people make about MOOCS is the very successful, it's vast.
Elliot King's insight:

So the goal of edX is personalized learning, like you have with one-on-one tutoring except it is a computer crunching Big Data on the other side. Interesting use of the word "personalized."

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Saint Mary's College of California introduces certificate requirement for faculty teaching online @insidehighered

Saint Mary's College of California introduces certificate requirement for faculty teaching online @insidehighered | University5dot0 | Scoop.it
Elliot King's insight:

I wonder if St. Mary's ever gave a half course stipend to improve face to face teaching.  And if going hybrid is a way to expand, are they hiring more faculty?

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Want tenure at Penn? Be innovative - The Daily Pennsylvanian

Want tenure at Penn? Be innovative - The Daily Pennsylvanian | University5dot0 | Scoop.it
While the concept of innovation might evoke images of computers, start-ups and engineers, it increasingly impacts faculty in all disciplines at Penn.
Elliot King's insight:

Holy smokes. Does commercialization equal impact?

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NKU celebrates National Distance Learning Week by waiving application fees: Northern Kentucky University, Greater Cincinnati Region

Northern Kentucky University, a growing metropolitan university of more than 15,000 students served by nearly 2,600 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati.  
Elliot King's insight:

Why waive the application fee for online students? The race is on for online students. 

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Duke to expand mix of in-person and online education

Duke to expand mix of in-person and online education | University5dot0 | Scoop.it
As Duke continues its involvement with online education, administrators face questions of how courses might be counted for credit and how new adaptations might be brought to the physical classroom.
Elliot King's insight:

Online has the air of inevitability at Duke.

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A cheaper alternative thanks to competency-based education? - eCampus News

A cheaper alternative thanks to competency-based education? - eCampus News | University5dot0 | Scoop.it
Western Governors University (WGU) may hold a unique approach suited for future developments of higher-ed institution competency-based programs.
Elliot King's insight:

Isn't developing the curriculum a university's core competency?

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A Generational Model for Online Programs - University 5.0

A Generational Model for Online Programs - University 5.0 | University5dot0 | Scoop.it
Generational Model of Online Programs allows stakeholders to assess the stage of development of their online educational programs
Neil Alperstein's insight:

The Generational Model for Online Programs is an assessment process developed to help educators start online programs and growth them toward maturity.

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Arizona State U 'MOOCs for credit' program faces unanswered accreditation questions | InsideHigherEd

Arizona State U 'MOOCs for credit' program faces unanswered accreditation questions | InsideHigherEd | University5dot0 | Scoop.it
Elliot King's insight:

Could be a game changer

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7 Tools Driving Social Media Success for Online Educators

7 Tools Driving Social Media Success for Online Educators | University5dot0 | Scoop.it
The tools on this list are responsible for driving social media success for online educators around the world.
Elliot King's insight:

Now we have to market our own courses too?

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When 'good enough' is not good enough

When 'good enough' is not good enough | University5dot0 | Scoop.it
This is part of our Foundation Essay series, longer articles that take a wider look at key issues affecting society. Apple’s product launches are covered with breathless enthusiasm usually reserved for…
Elliot King's insight:

This flies in the face of Steven Johnson's idea about the adjacent possible.

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Online class sizes ‘may not matter’

Online class sizes ‘may not matter’ | University5dot0 | Scoop.it
By Scott Jaschik, for Inside Higher Ed
Elliot King's insight:

The way this research is presented is very troubling.  But it does raise and interesting aspect of online education.  You can just keep stuffing people into a section and when if fills, just open another because there are no time or space constraints.

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Four Things You Need To Know About Online Learning - edSocialMedia

Four Things You Need To Know About Online Learning - edSocialMedia | University5dot0 | Scoop.it
(Image Source: Hype Cycle CC BY SA 3.0)   Here’s how the hype cycle works: something new comes out and everyone … Continue reading »
Elliot King's insight:

I am not sure that we have entered the valley of despair yet in online education but maybe we can jump directly to slope of enlightenment.

 

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Online education run amok?

Online education run amok? | University5dot0 | Scoop.it
Massive open online courses, first envisioned as a way to democratize higher education, have made their way into high schools, but Washington is powerless to stop the flood of personal data about teenage students from flowing to private companies,...

Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
Elliot King's insight:

Teenagers and kids generally seem  willing to give away personal data in return for access to something. Um, has anybody heard about Facebook.

 

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Lewis Walker's curator insight, December 3, 2014 5:07 PM

Not that online free classes are bad, but we do need to make sure data is not collected on students with out parental consent and some oversight on its use.

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Online Learning Must Be Collaborative and Socia...

Online Learning Must Be Collaborative and Socia... | University5dot0 | Scoop.it
"An annual report by The Open University said the current key challenge for education specialists is to engage thousands of learners in productive discussions while learning in a collaborative, online environment."...
Elliot King's insight:

People are starting to figure out that learning is social.

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competency-based education | Etale – Life & Learning in the Digital World

competency-based education | Etale – Life & Learning in the Digital World | University5dot0 | Scoop.it
Elliot King's insight:

It is going to be very hard to figure out what is real and what isn't as more competency-based programs emerge.

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Spurring Innovation in Healthcare Using MOOCS | Higher Ed Beta @insidehighered

Spurring Innovation in Healthcare Using MOOCS | Higher Ed Beta @insidehighered | University5dot0 | Scoop.it
Elliot King's insight:

With MOOCs, it turns out that smaller is better.  And using MOOCs for truly new educational experiences may be even better yet.

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MOOCs Carve Out a Narrow Niche in Higher Education: A Familiar Story for K-12 Use of Educational Technology

MOOCs Carve Out a Narrow Niche in Higher Education: A Familiar Story for K-12 Use of Educational Technology | University5dot0 | Scoop.it
So many hopes, so many promises, so many disappointments about MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) in the past three years. Hopes for expanding enrollments to anyone in the world with an Internet c...

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Nice commentary on the limits of transformation

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Top Full-Time MBA Program Closes As Distance Learning Gains Traction - BusinessBecause

Top Full-Time MBA Program Closes As Distance Learning Gains Traction - BusinessBecause | University5dot0 | Scoop.it
A high-ranking US business school has closed its traditional full-time MBA program to focus on flexible courses which use distance learning.
Elliot King's insight:

You can't just make market-based decisions because the market is in flux.  You have to make mission-based decisions. Why are you doing what you are doing.

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