Such possibilities is getting more popular through the availability of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), some of which are offered by some of the most prestigious educational institutions in the world (which includes Harvard ...
This article is the second part of the excellent guide written by Robin Good and published on MasterNewMedia in these recent days. The Part I that I curated and excerpted a summary is here: http://sco.lt/9BOLdB Here is an excerpt of second part: "I (Robin Good) continue my humble exploration of what I have identified as possible areas for betterment, innovation and improvement of content curation tools, by identifying and describing some of those that appear most needed. 8) Preservation One of the official digital curator key responsibilities lays specifically in archiving and preserving anything of value that is collected, just like a museum curator does. For these reasons professional content curation tools will have to include among their features the ability to: a) fully photograph, b) archive and c) create a searchable index of any such web content, page or information resource being curated. 9) Private Collections The need to offer “private” collections / streams that can be accessed via subscription or sold as downloadable PDF (or in other formats) will also come of time soon. 10) Full Capture Abilities The curator needs to equipped with qualified tools that can allow him to easily clip a short text excerpt from a page, a whole web page, an image or parts of a video. Few content curation tools excel on this front, and none does a great job of creating screenshot-based web page collections that contain full page screenshots. 11) Monetization All these platform have an opportunity to gradually discover and identify the most valuable curators in their community and to support them by either having relevant brands sponsoring specific verticals, via sponsored stories or via paid subscriptions. 12) Content Types Begging To Be Curated Most of the curated content today are news, images and products. Still, there are some areas that completely lack, or offer only one or two useful and easy-to-use curation tools. Take for example audio curation. There's no dedicated curation tool that I know of that can help me curate podcasts, audio recordings and newscasts easily. 13) Beyond News & Articles Until now we have been used to see the work of the content curator give life to streams of news stories via a Twitter or Facebook channel. In the future it is very likely that beyond these popular uses, you will see the work of content curators specifically contribute to the creation of valuable collections in the form of actual: books, magazines, textbooks, video playlists - programmes, shopping directories and more others. 14) Specialized Curation Tools I expect new curation tools to diversify themselves from the crowded competition by specializing in a specific area and for a specific group of users. Each point is analyzed with more information and external links. Read full, interesting and detailed article here: http://www.masternewmedia.org/content-curation-tools-future-part2/
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Excerpt from article written and curated by Robin Good and first published on MasterNewMedia: "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. Enormous progress has been made since the early days of the first news curation tools to what is available today, but yet, I feel we have only barely scratched the surface. To illustrate what I expect to see on this front, here is a panoramic tour of the traits, features, patterns and trends that I expect will characterize the future of digital content curation tools, organized into specific feature areas. 1) Display Formats of Curated Content Collections The first area in which I expect to see lots of improvement and innovative ideas is the one of how a curated collection or stream can be displayed to the user. This is one of the most underestimated and underutilized areas of improvement for content curation tools. 2) Slicing and Dicing Some of the present-day content curation tools, including Scoop.it, Spundge and several others, do allow you to tag and filter content but none provides a direct facility to easily create sub-sets that gather together collection items with the same characteristics. 3) Micro - Macro One other badly needed feature, that I hope will see its way in some of the leading content curation tools, is the ability to instantly switch from a bird’s eye view of a topic to the detailed view of a specific information item. 4) Recurate Another area that offers great opportunities for innovation and for the introduction of new useful features is the one covering the ability to assess, managing inventories, organize and curate one’s own existing assets. 5) News Discovery The main problem with news discovery arises from the fact that quality filters and algorithms capable of both fully understanding the topic of interest, not just by way of a keyword or a hashtag but by semantic inference, and capable of identifying the relevant sources among so many noise-making content marketers reposting other people stuff, are not easy to build. The best way to uncover, identify and identify new quality sources and content items may be to employ a balanced mix of automated search filters augmented by human curators that can supervise, edit, refine and improve on what is gathered by the algos. 6) Ownership The main benefit offered by content curation platforms that require you to curate and publish first via their systems (Scoop.it, Pinterest, etc.) is that they provide you with an existing broad audience readily interested in your content. For someone just starting out online, this can be a huge booster. The con side of the equation is that your rights on what you have curated as well as the physical ownership of that content is not under your control anymore. And for those already having good visibility and reputation online, this may not be the most attractive proposition. 7) Credit and Attribution For professional curators the need to properly and systematically credit and attribute the content and sources utilized is not a secondary matter. Discovery of new interesting content is at the heart of the curator job, and facilitating the exchange on meta-data that provides credit and hints as to who has been of help in discovering something will increasingly be a highly valued activity..." Each point is analyzed with more information and external links. Read full, interesting and detailed article here: http://www.masternewmedia.org/content-curation-tools-future-part1/
UNESCO launched its new Open Access Repository, making its publications freely available and providing "the public with an insight into the work of the Organization so that everyone is able to discover and share what UNESCO is doing." (An open door to UNESCO's knowledge). Link: http://en.unesco.org/open-access/search_unesdoc
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Open source for homeschooling or supplementing your child's education opensource.com Within any given public school system, a principal, teachers, or other school officials select curriculum materials and resources for students to use in a classroom.
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Distance learning and campus students, from all over BC and Alberta are relying more and more on reliable resources, current research, digital kits, creative ideas, digital literacy and social media/collaboration to help meet their learning needs.
Communication is the foundation for all learning. Communication is a two-way street between us and the world, allowing us to convey messages to other people and for other people to convey messages to us.
There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not.
People love to learn by examining visual representations of data. That's been proven time and time again by the popularity of both infographics and Pinterest. So what if you could make your own infographics?
We’d had enough technology, and now it was time to re-engage as a class. Clearly, the iMacs had become a deterrent to learning rather than a catalyst, so it was time to re-group. Would I recommend the above strategy to middle or high school students?
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.