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Is Curation the new search? Robin Good proposes that it is. I believe that we do trust some people more than some algorithms. This is a very interesting article about how curation can shape education.
Robin Good: Content curation will play a major role both in the way we "teach" and in the way we educate ourselves on any topic. When and where it will be adopted, it will deeply affect many key aspects of the educational ecosystem.
This article, builds up over my recent presentation on Content Curation for Education that I delivered at Emerge2012 virtual conference.
In that presentation I claimed that the adoption of "curation approaches" will directly affect the way competences are taught, how textbooks are put together, how students are going to learn about a subject, and more than anything, the value that can be generated for "others" through a personal learning path.
If we learn not by memorizing facts, but by collaborating with others in the creation of a meaningful collection-explanations of specific topics/issues/events then, for the first time in history, we can enrich planetary knowledge each time we take on a new learning task.
And it's already happening.
Yes, we are only at the very early stages, but, in my humble opinion, there are enough signs and indications that this is not going to be something marginal.
In this article I outline ten key factors, already at work, which, among others, will very likely pave the way for a much greater and rapid adoption of curation practices in the educational / academic world.
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Via Robin Good, Ken Morrison, Apres
Robin Good: Among the five digital trends presently shaping the consumer experience economy, according to Macala Wright who first wrote about this on Mashable, there is one that has as its key objective the reduction of "information noise", distractions and approaches to digital communication that make it harder to grasp and understand a message or to complete a key task one is after.
It reads like there is more to information curation than people scanning feeds and selecting relevant items to write about.
From the original article I have extracted a few passages: "Calm technology refers to applications that cut down on the digital noise of high-volume data to show the user only enough information that he or she needs to complete a task.
...It refers to technologies that do not disrupt our workflow.
The whole idea is to reduce distractions to our work flow without losing functionality.
Calm technology fights against many of the principles of digital marketing: instead of screaming for attention with flashing banner ads, technologies and applications politely take a backseat to the user’s primary focus...
Examples of calm technology can be found in the growing popularity of social curation and discovery.
Social product discovery sites such as Lyst, Mulu.Me, Buyosphere, Svpply and Discoveredd are essentially social filters that enable their communities to curate the products that are most relevant to them.
Moreover, the rise of interest networks and the idea of following someone who has similar likes and shared interest topics are examples of the principles of calm technology driving user behavior.
Google Circles, Pinterest and Chime.In, even location apps such as Sonar, Glancee and Highlight, can all be classified under the “term interest network.”
Excellent reading. 8/10
Via Robin Good
Pour simplifier le suivi de sujets particuliers sur Twitter, le site avait lancé en 2009 le principe des listes, qui consiste à regrouper des utilisateurs par thématiques, afin de ne voir que leurs messages dans la Timeline.
Une méthode apparemment fiable pour une curation et/ou du fastchecking efficaces.
Via Isabelle Boucher-Doigneau - Cultureuse, Pierre Wouters
On l’a vu dans le billet précédent : Comment dénicher les contenus les plus pertinents pour son réseau, le principal défi des professionnels et des entreprises dans les médias sociaux sera de se démarquer pour s’imposer comme leader de son secteur. Il leur faudra donc trouver les meilleures sources de contenus, s’en inspirer pour en créer de nouveaux, et partager l’ensemble via les plateformes sociales les plus populaires auprès de leur clientèle.
L’orientation de la recherche, pour dénicher les sources de contenus les plus pertinents, devra d’abord reposer sur les attentes de leurs lecteurs, et s’adapter en conséquences. D’un professionnel ou d’un entrepreneur à l’autre, les étapes varieront. Il ne peut donc pas y avoir de formule-miracle, et chaque professionnel du Web devra déterminer la sienne en fonction de ses propres objectifs stratégiques.
Via Frédéric DEBAILLEUL, Pierre Wouters