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Content Curation Takes Time

Content Curation Takes Time | ICT integration practices in Teacher Education | Scoop.it

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/learn-every-day-a-bit-with-curation/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/02/20/curation-tips-and-tricks-with-scoop-it-rescoop-and-tags/


https://globaleducationandsocialmedia.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/pkm-personal-professional-knowledge-management/

 


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truly Curation should not be  merely aggregating different links without  taking off time to reflect indeed it is very to end up like some one buying clothes impulsively only to realise you could have done without some of them.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 18, 2015 9:05 AM

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/learn-every-day-a-bit-with-curation/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/02/20/curation-tips-and-tricks-with-scoop-it-rescoop-and-tags/


https://globaleducationandsocialmedia.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/pkm-personal-professional-knowledge-management/



Filomena Gomes's curator insight, April 18, 2015 9:52 AM
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Notwithstanding the viral content-marketing tam-tam keeps selling the idea of content curation as a miracle-shortcut to work less, produce more content and get all of the benefits that an online publisher would want to have, reality has quite a different shade.

To gain reader's attention trust and interest, it is evidently not enough to pull together a few interesting titles while adding a few lines of introductory text.

 

Unless your readers are not very interested themselves into the topic you cover, why would they take recomendations from someone who has not even had the time to fully go through his suggested resources?

Superficially picking apparently interesting content from titles or even automatically selecting content for others to read is like recommending movies or music records based on how much you like their trailers or their cover layouts.

 

Can that be useful beyond attracting some initial extra visibility?

 

How can one become a trusted information source if one does not thoroughly look and understand at what he is about to recommend?

This is why selling or even thinking the idea of using content curation as a time and money-saver is really non-sense.

Again, for some, this type of light content curation may work in attracting some extra visibility in the short-term, but it will be deleterious in the long one, as serious readers discover gradually that content being suggested has not even been read, let alone being summarized, highlighted or contextualized.

Content curation takes serious time.

 

A lot more than the one needed to create normal original content.

To curate content you need to:

Find good content, resources and references. Even if you have good tools, the value is in searching where everyone else is not looking. That takes time.

Read, verify and vet each potential resource, by taking the time needed to do this thoroughly.

Make sense of what that resource communicates or represents / offers and be able to synthesize it for non-experts who will read about it.

Synthesize and highlight the value of the chosen resource within the context of your interest area.

Enrich the resource with relevant references, and related links for those that will want to find out more about it.

Credit and attribute sources and contributors.

 Preserve, classify and archive what you want to curate.

Share, distribute, promote the curated work you have produced. Creating it is not enough.


(While it is certainly possible to do a good curation job without doing exactly all of the tasks I have outlined above, I believe that it is ideal to try to do as many as these as possible, as each adds more value to the end result you will create.)

 

These are many more steps and activities than the ones required to create an original piece of content.

Curation is all about quality, insight and attention to details.

It is not about quantity, speed, saving time, producing more with less.

 
Nedko Aldev's curator insight, April 19, 2015 2:24 PM

 

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Dr. Alice Christie's Using Spreadsheets in K-12 Classrooms

Dr. Alice Christie's Using Spreadsheets in K-12 Classrooms | ICT integration practices in Teacher Education | Scoop.it
Dr. Alice Christie's Web Site is an online resource for educators using technology to enhance teaching and learning in K-12 and university classrooms.
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A good list of daily activities well linked to generation of data that requires graphical representation.

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It's time to give teachers the skills and respect they deserve

It's time to give teachers the skills and respect they deserve | ICT integration practices in Teacher Education | Scoop.it
Empower teachers with professional development and a national body to defend them against micro-managing ministers
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A good starting point

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Blended Learning Research: The Seven Studies You Need to Know - Education Week News (blog)

Blended Learning Research: The Seven Studies You Need to Know - Education Week News (blog) | ICT integration practices in Teacher Education | Scoop.it
Education Week's new report "Blended Learning: Breaking Down the Barriers" features a story highlighting research on the effectiveness of such techniques.

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we need to look at it beyond mere information packaging and move towards platforms for  meaningful engagement of the learners

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, April 15, 2015 8:16 PM

Blended learning and the role of the digi librarian!  Go learning commons peeps!

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Choosing the Best Technology | EDUcation

Choosing the Best Technology | EDUcation | ICT integration practices in Teacher Education | Scoop.it

Choosing the Best Technology | EDUcation

 


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All Tools Just in one place! of course the rule of thumb is explore,experiment,evaluate,justify ,deploy give it a try.

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, December 5, 2014 7:35 AM

adicionar a sua visão ...

Roberto Ivan Ramirez's curator insight, December 8, 2014 3:36 PM

No sólo se debe enfocar en la cantidad de herramientas tecnológicas o recursos digitales que los docentes de determinado nivel educativo puedan implementar en su práctica pedagógica, sin antes se reflexiona la manera como las tecnologías pueden ser de utilidad para generar aprendizaje de manera individual o colaborativo, todo depende del tipo de estrategia o técnica a ser empleada, si se va a centrar en resolver problemas o desarrollar proyectos. Es parte de lo que propone el modelo TPACK, integración de diversos conocimientos que atiendan de manera transversal la realidad cotidiana de los alumnos, de la sociedad y del mundo.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 13, 2016 1:51 AM

Choosing the Best Technology | EDUcation


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5 Don'ts for Teacher Professional Development

5 Don'ts for Teacher Professional Development | ICT integration practices in Teacher Education | Scoop.it
Take these teachers' perspective tips on what to avoid when planning your next professional development for educators.
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we often get excited by new tools  without necessarily exploring the challenges inherent in some of our school systems this is an indirect re emphasis on the role of needs assessment before we design  and conduct PDs

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8 Steps To Flipped Teacher Professional Development

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8 Steps To Flipped Teacher Professional Development

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very critical  ideas that can apply across the board in all forms of teacher professional development

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, April 28, 2014 7:42 PM

Exactly what we are doing with Brighton Grammar Middle School

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Teacher confidence in using technology

Teacher confidence in using technology | ICT integration practices in Teacher Education | Scoop.it

 

Teacher confidence in using technology is often a problem for schools that are pushing for colleagues to use technology to enhance learning within their educational establishment. Ensuring that tea...

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A good way of reflecting on challenges that prevail as we integrate technologies in the current school setting

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What is ICT?

Quick definition of ICT in education.
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A good way of clarifying what is that we are exactly pursuing as we advocate for ICT integration in education.

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Excel4Math

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A good introduction to the entire concept of graphing  before exploiting the power of excel in graphing

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Content Curation Takes Time

Content Curation Takes Time | ICT integration practices in Teacher Education | Scoop.it

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/learn-every-day-a-bit-with-curation/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/02/20/curation-tips-and-tricks-with-scoop-it-rescoop-and-tags/


https://globaleducationandsocialmedia.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/pkm-personal-professional-knowledge-management/

 


Via Robin Good, Gust MEES
Robert Kisalama's insight:

truly Curation should not be  merely aggregating different links without  taking off time to reflect indeed it is very to end up like some one buying clothes impulsively only to realise you could have done without some of them.

more...
Gust MEES's curator insight, April 18, 2015 9:05 AM

Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/learn-every-day-a-bit-with-curation/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/02/20/curation-tips-and-tricks-with-scoop-it-rescoop-and-tags/


https://globaleducationandsocialmedia.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/pkm-personal-professional-knowledge-management/



Filomena Gomes's curator insight, April 18, 2015 9:52 AM
Robin Good's insight:

 

 

Notwithstanding the viral content-marketing tam-tam keeps selling the idea of content curation as a miracle-shortcut to work less, produce more content and get all of the benefits that an online publisher would want to have, reality has quite a different shade.

To gain reader's attention trust and interest, it is evidently not enough to pull together a few interesting titles while adding a few lines of introductory text.

 

Unless your readers are not very interested themselves into the topic you cover, why would they take recomendations from someone who has not even had the time to fully go through his suggested resources?

Superficially picking apparently interesting content from titles or even automatically selecting content for others to read is like recommending movies or music records based on how much you like their trailers or their cover layouts.

 

Can that be useful beyond attracting some initial extra visibility?

 

How can one become a trusted information source if one does not thoroughly look and understand at what he is about to recommend?

This is why selling or even thinking the idea of using content curation as a time and money-saver is really non-sense.

Again, for some, this type of light content curation may work in attracting some extra visibility in the short-term, but it will be deleterious in the long one, as serious readers discover gradually that content being suggested has not even been read, let alone being summarized, highlighted or contextualized.

Content curation takes serious time.

 

A lot more than the one needed to create normal original content.

To curate content you need to:

Find good content, resources and references. Even if you have good tools, the value is in searching where everyone else is not looking. That takes time.

Read, verify and vet each potential resource, by taking the time needed to do this thoroughly.

Make sense of what that resource communicates or represents / offers and be able to synthesize it for non-experts who will read about it.

Synthesize and highlight the value of the chosen resource within the context of your interest area.

Enrich the resource with relevant references, and related links for those that will want to find out more about it.

Credit and attribute sources and contributors.

 Preserve, classify and archive what you want to curate.

Share, distribute, promote the curated work you have produced. Creating it is not enough.


(While it is certainly possible to do a good curation job without doing exactly all of the tasks I have outlined above, I believe that it is ideal to try to do as many as these as possible, as each adds more value to the end result you will create.)

 

These are many more steps and activities than the ones required to create an original piece of content.

Curation is all about quality, insight and attention to details.

It is not about quantity, speed, saving time, producing more with less.

 
Nedko Aldev's curator insight, April 19, 2015 2:24 PM

 

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A Look at Why Good Design Is Absolutely Critical for eLearning Success

A Look at Why Good Design Is Absolutely Critical for eLearning Success | ICT integration practices in Teacher Education | Scoop.it

"eLearning comprises of two kinds of designs – instructional design and graphic design. When we as commoners think about design, all we think of is superficial things. But design is more than just aesthetics. It involves emotional connect. It involves creating solutions that help in improving the lives of people."


Via EDTECH@UTRGV, Elizabeth E Charles
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I think this critical because often times Teachers are struggling thinking they can do everything including actual deployment of content.

 

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, April 18, 2015 7:52 PM

Excellent tips for creating engaging elearning.

Zina Alaswad's curator insight, November 5, 2015 11:33 PM

A very well put together resource for why aesthetics matter. The best reason in my opinion is the first impression. If instruction is well designed visually, it would invite learner's to explore, participate, and take it seriously!

Kristin Hanson's comment, November 8, 2015 2:32 PM
This article goes back to the main point of designing for the purpose of problem solving, not solely the purpose of a beautiful design. A well thought out design will guide the learner through the material and will stimulate a change in the learner.
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Google Drive now lets you edit Microsoft Office attachments right from Gmail

Google Drive now lets you edit Microsoft Office attachments right from Gmail | ICT integration practices in Teacher Education | Scoop.it
Google today announced a very useful new addition to Gmail: editing Microsoft Office documents that arrive as email attachments. A new Google Drive edit icon has been added to Gmail attachments tha...

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this very important as we continuously move to just one platform while saving ourselves from a cognitive load

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Understand the "Why" Behind Your Technology Use - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Understand the "Why" Behind Your Technology Use - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | ICT integration practices in Teacher Education | Scoop.it
If your students understand the “why” behind your technology use, then the class will have a purpose and technological glitches and issues can be worked through.
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Justification for the choices of ICT tools to integrate in education cannot be over emphasised only then, can we seamlessly infuse ICTs in our practices in education

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Five Models of Teacher-Centered Professional Development | Global Partnership for Education

Five Models of Teacher-Centered Professional Development | Global Partnership for Education | ICT integration practices in Teacher Education | Scoop.it
Earlier this year I wrote a series of posts critiquing the hegemony of the cascade (train-the-trainers) approach (here, here and here) and promoting teacher centered
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these models clearly give an insight on how we should reflect on our own training plans especially for in-house capacity building  amidst the ever changing technologies streaming into education

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What is ICT?

Quick definition of ICT in education.
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A good way of clarifying what is that we are exactly pursuing as we advocate for ICT integration in education.

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