As a designer, it’s easy to make pretty pictures. Now try making designs that go deeper. “Deeper how?”, you may ask. Certainly we perceive things visually, but the factors that motivate us and help us interpret those designs have more to do with the content. At the intersection of instructional design and visual design are some tips that can help ensure success in learning.
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Weavly is a web app which allows you to easily utilize any clip or "excerpt" from YouTube, SoundCloud or Loopcam and to edit it together with other video bites into an organic whole.
Great for bringing together multiple clips covering a unique news story, Weavly leverages a simple web-based editor that allows to easily extract the part of content you need from any published clip and to assemble it together with other clips into a unique video (without ever infringing on any copyright or creating unnecessary duplicated video content).
Free to use.
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Here's a quote from this post. I think it says a lot. "A curator is someone who creates a specific experience using found objects and contextualizes those objects within a limited space. A curator not only collects and interprets, but houses that work to create unique experiences."
Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano has an interesting and highly visual post on collecting vs. curating with Twitter, and on the curation potential Twitter has in store for those involved in education.
She quotes Mike Fisher writing: "Collecting is what kids do when asked to find resources for a particular topic. Usually, it represents the first 3 or 4 hits on a Google search, without meaning, discernment, or connections.
Curating is different. It’s the Critical Thinker’s collection, and involves several nuances (see Figure 1) that separate it as an independent and classroom-worthy task."