"We recently discovered the Bay Area’s Prospect Sierra School’s interesting learning model that prioritizes 6 ideas for learning in the 21st century. There is, of course, no single “best” way to pursue “21st century learning”–nor any learning at all for that matter. But seeing the way other inspired educators pursue the idea can teach each one of us a lot. In this model, we appreciate the inclusion of self-knowledge, as well as moving past the idea of content to true disciplinary knowledge–seeing knowledge in context and application."
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. Existing content curation services will in fact
As the volume of content published on the Internet continues to grow, consumers can help shield themselves from the noise that doesn't matter to them by curating only the content that matters on interest graph platforms
In this article I’ll present a framework that could help educators to make a shift from designing long, information based online courses to micro-learning, which is a result of content curation techniques and chunking information design strategy.
The culmination of my quest for more powerful learning grounded in theory and research came when recently I conducted an experiment in pushing constructionism into the digital age.
Constructionism is based on two types of construction. First, it asserts that learning is an active process, in which people actively construct knowledge from their experience in the world. People don’t get ideas; they make them. This aspect of construction comes from the constructivist theory of knowledge development by Jean Piaget. To Piaget’s concept, Papert added another type of construction, arguing that people construct new knowledge with particular effectiveness when they are engaged in constructing personally meaningful products.
Imagine my surprise and joy when I realized that I had arrived at constructionism prior to knowing that such a theory even existed. I believe that thousands of other educators are unknowingly working within the constructionist paradigm as well. Although many within the Maker movement are aware that it has it’s roots in constructionism, the movement is gaining impressive momentum without the majority of Makers realizing that there is a strong theoretical foundation behind their work.
After I came to understand this connection between my practices and the supporting theoretical framework I was better able to focus and refine my practice. Even more importantly, I felt more confident and powerful in forging ahead with further experiments in the learning situations I design for my learners.
Excerpt from article published by Heidi Cohen on her blog: "Over 70% of marketers agree that content curation, a mix of original and third party information, is an important element of their content marketing strategy according to Trapit research.
Almost 60% of marketers believe that content curation is critical to remain competitive with their peers and close substitutes.
Keep your name and brand in front of prospects and customers by curating other people’s content, saving them time.
What’s hindering content curation? Interestingly, 45% of marketers surveyed weren’t able to curate as much content as they believe they should. Marketers cite 3 key factors that hinder their ability to curate content effectively.
60% find it difficult to curate content that peers and competitors aren’t already highlighting.57% find it difficult to find the right kind of content to curate. 53% find it challenging to curate content amidst content saturation.
10 Actionable content curation tips:
Set up an effective content collection procedure.Use your favorite news reader and sign up for the key newsletters in your niche and related fields.Set up Google alerts for appropriate keywords.Monitor social media platforms for your category’s influencers and thought leaders as well as important hashtags.
Pick the real information nuggets.Ask the question: “Is this worth my audience’s time?”Ensure that the information sources are reputable.Check the rights associated with the content.Decide where the information should be shared.
Package curated content for easy consumption.Add your own commentary.Leverage the power of visuals.Make it mobile friendly..."
"Social technologies are a catalyst to the practice of knowledge management.
Engaging in an active social network speeds the access to the 3 types of knowledge: (1) Personal knowledge (tacit or experiential), (2) knowledge at rest (consumable knowledge, informational assets) and exponentially expands access to (3) knowledge in motion (knowledge that is processed and exchanged as a result transformed and updated).
As a result, if one has access to social technologies, our access to these types of knowledge increases, the speed at which we can transform that knowledge increases and thusly we are personally transformed faster by it."