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Curate To Educate: From Online Courses to Full Learning Programs

Curate To Educate: From Online Courses to Full Learning Programs | Entrepreneurial Passion | Scoop.it

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Filomena Gomes's curator insight, April 18, 2015 9:57 AM
Robin Good's insight:

 

New interesting tools make it possible to create online courses and full online learning programs, by drastically simplifying the design process while providing simple tools to curate and bring together valuable existing content already published online.

 

The first I'd like to bring to your attention is Classmill, which makes it very easy to create online courses by providing a very simple and intuitive interface and allowing the author to add with ease his own texts, as well as images, links and video clips coming from elsewhere on the web. Anyone can publish an online course and make it visible to everyone. Only those who register and join in can see the full contents and can participate in the integrated discussion area for the course.

 

The second one is Learnyst, which goes one step beyond Classmill by facilitating the creation of a full online school with multiple courses and the ability to charge for selected ones. 

 

Both tools are extremely easy to use, and allow the assembly of existing materials, whether owned or produced by others. 

 

This is an interesting trend as in the past most tools to deliver educational content relied on the author creating and posting only his own materials. The fact that you now can easily include valuable content published by others opens up the gates both for the curation of lots of existing content into useful learning courses as well as for the issue of whether and how to compensate curated content from others. 

 

This economic issue though, does not preclude tons of free high-quality content to be re-used and showcased in many new free learning courses and it provides those who want to learn with even more non-commercial alternatives to master their favorite topics. 

 

Takeaway: You are going to see more of these tools and more subject-matter experts create valuable learning resources by bringing together key relevant content produced by others while adding tangible value, perspective and context.

If you have a strong passion or expertise it's time to start thinking about building your own online school. 

 

 

Check out these two tools:

- Learnyst

- Classmill

 

Other curation tools for learning moving in the same direction:

- Gibbon

- Learnist

- Educrate

 

More content curation tools organised in categories:

https://contentcuration.zeef.com/robin.good ;

Nedko Aldev's curator insight, April 19, 2015 2:25 PM

 

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Ines Bieler's curator insight, August 12, 2015 3:25 AM

The best motto have ever heard and so true:

Curate to educate.

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5 Must-Have Tools for a Killer Presentation

5 Must-Have Tools for a Killer Presentation | Entrepreneurial Passion | Scoop.it
For when you need a little more than static words on a screen for your presentation, we present to you five sweet digital alternatives to PowerPoint.

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Göran Svensson's curator insight, August 19, 2013 6:29 PM

This could be useful alternatives when we are going to the marketing campaign of our crowdfunding project.

Randy Bauer's curator insight, August 22, 2013 10:08 AM

Haiku Deck is an eye-opener for creating presentations that are short, consise with great text/image options. 

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The Future Of Content Curation Tools - Part I

The Future Of Content Curation Tools - Part I | Entrepreneurial Passion | Scoop.it
Content curation tools are in their infancy. Nonetheless you see so many of them around, there are more new curation tools coming your way soon, with lots of new features and options.

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Lucy Beaton's curator insight, January 7, 2014 11:01 PM

Teacher Librarians curate as part of their job for teachers and students in their schools.  What's ahead?  Good article.

SMOOC's curator insight, February 20, 2014 1:27 PM

Interesting write up on content curation tools from Robin Good (pt. 1)

TeresaSiluar's curator insight, April 12, 2014 1:34 PM

Artículo de Robin Good en el que habla de las posibilidades de las herramientas de content curation.

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9 Apps for Creating Multimedia Content

9 Apps for Creating Multimedia Content | Entrepreneurial Passion | Scoop.it

Until a few years ago designing an attractive presentation, or any other form of multimedia content, required expert designers. You first had to explain your idea to the designer who would then spend hours in isolation, using complex tools and software, to turn them into reality. Most of the times, however, you would still go away dissatisfied with the final product.

 

However, this is no more the case thanks to different online tools available freely on the internet. Using these tools,you can create multimedia content in a matter of minutes. You no longer need to explain your brains out to a designer who would still prefer following his own ideas. There’s also no need for any complex applications and prior designing knowledge.


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Girija Tickoo's curator insight, August 12, 2013 9:59 PM

So very true!

Vinish Garg's comment, August 12, 2013 11:39 PM
Interesting and useful list!
Nuno Magalhães Ribeiro's curator insight, January 30, 2014 5:03 PM

Uma resenha de 9 sistemas de autoria de conteúdos multimédia muito interessante e atualizada.