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Scoop.it Introduces New Layout Templates, Full Topic Embeds and Direct White-Label Publishing to WordPress

Scoop.it Introduces New Layout Templates, Full Topic Embeds and Direct White-Label Publishing to WordPress | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

 

 

Scoop.it, the content discovery, curation, distribution and publishing platform has recently added some very significant improvements to its offering, that make it service even more interesting for any kind of online publisher, company or agency looking forward to find, vet and curate the best content available online on a specific topic.

 

The first and long-awaited new feature is the availability of multiple layout templates that Scoop.it publishers can now utilize and which can be swtiched to instantly.

 

The second one is full embedding of curated topics onto any web page to make it easiest for any publisher to rapidly integrate and display scoop.it content directly on their sites.

 

The third and most powerful new addition is the availability of a new white label direct publishing feature for WordPress-based publishers.

 

Although I have not had the opportunity to test this new feature, which is available only through a new Marketers subscription plan, it surely looks as the perfect fit for all those publishers who wanted to use Scoop.it more as a backend for producing curated content for their site than as a final publishing destination.

 

With these new additions Scoop.it consolidates itself as feature-rich, reliable and affordable content curation system that can satisfy many different types of needs: from education, to content marketing, news publishing and community building.

 

 

Find out more: http://blog.scoop.it/2014/07/23/introducing-templates-embedded-topics-and-website-integration-through-scoop-it/

 

 

 

 


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wanderingsalsero's curator insight, September 5, 2014 4:17 PM

Nice to see SI moving along.  I haven't read this and I wonder if it's the news I read a few weeks ago.  At any rate I think SI is getting a bit ahead in the race between them and RebelMouse.  

 

I've had an issue in the UI with RM for almost 2 months and they don't seem inclined to do anything about it....but SI has always worked fine.

Nedko Aldev's curator insight, April 5, 12:25 PM

 

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Curated Summaries and Key Insights from Best Non-Fiction Books: Blinkist

Curated Summaries and Key Insights from Best Non-Fiction Books: Blinkist | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

Blinkist offers summaries of great nonfiction books’ key insights in a made for mobile format. Learn something new every day - on your smartphone, tablet or PC.


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Robin Good's curator insight, July 21, 2014 9:23 AM



Blinkist offers non-fictions book summaries that allow you to get key insights from any book in less than 15 minutes. 
 

"Blinks are powerful bites of insight from outstanding nonfiction. You can read a blink in less than two minutes..."

Each book summary is made up of about eight blinks. These

are intended as a beginning of a self-driven path toward learning, rather than a replacement for reading full books.


Blinks are all manually handwritten and can be easily accessed and read on any type of device and screen size. 


A great example of how skilled curation of existing content can not only provide a useful and in-demand service, but make it sustainable too.


Free 3-day trial available here: https://www.blinkist.com/en/signup/ 


Find out more: https://www.blinkist.com/en/ 


iOS app: http://www.blinkist.com/applink/ 








Les Howard's curator insight, July 21, 2014 10:20 AM

Interesting, digital cliff notes. Found myself reading some of the books entirely after this.

Sharise Cunningham's curator insight, July 22, 2014 6:48 AM

I hate to be a parrot head, but I agree with  Robin's insight that this is a neat example of how skilled curation of existing content can provide useful info AND be sustainable too. It also saves YOU time and resources as well.

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Blogging as a Curation Platform

Blogging as a Curation Platform | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
I have written about curation before using Twitter as a Curation Tool and about the importance of helping our Students Becoming Curators of Information.  Sue Waters also just published a very compr...


Content curation requires more than just the selection of information. It’s the assembling, categorizing, commenting and presenting of the best content available.


Learn more:


http://blog.scoop.it/2011/11/30/lord-of-curation-series-gust-mees/


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Curation



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Mónica Silakowicz's curator insight, June 24, 2014 9:39 AM

Curar contenido es más que simplemente buscar y seleccionar información.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, July 26, 2014 7:45 AM

Blogging as a Curation Platform

John Poole's curator insight, July 28, 2014 6:03 AM

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Argument Curation: An Effective Approach To Develop Critical Thinking Among Students

Argument Curation: An Effective Approach To Develop Critical Thinking Among Students | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

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Resource Curation is vital for learning, teaching and research from high school to university level. Resource curation is necessary with the huge amounts of information currently and freely available online.

 

As such Information Literate students would be able to distinguish between static, syndicated and dynamic resources and this help them in identifying, locating/retrieving, evaluating information sources and ethically using information for academic purposes.

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, October 3, 2013 5:48 PM

An excellent story for lecturers or teachers thinking in content curation as a tool in their aulas.

Fiona Harvey's curator insight, October 8, 2013 2:22 AM

Useful for educators - key digital literacy skill

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, December 4, 2013 2:00 PM

content curation and critical thinking skills

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Content Curation as a Problem-Solving, Re-Assembling and Stewardship Process

Content Curation as a Problem-Solving, Re-Assembling and Stewardship Process | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

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Terry Elliott's curator insight, August 16, 2014 7:26 AM

The image above amounts to a template for curating a digital space:

 

1. Find something timeless to curate.

2. Fit it into a pattern that makes sense.

3. Find a larger context for why this matters.

4. Share widely.

 

I think this fits into Harold Jarche’s simpler seek-sense-share framework.

 

Why does this matter?  If curation is all that Tufte and Bhatt say it is, then why aren’t scaffolds like these being used more often for training and in learning systems?  I am using the curation tool Scoop.it to do curation with my freshman comp students.  They use Scoop.it as their introductory platform  for beginning to acquire the skills  Tufte enumerates above that are part of the academic and business spaces they will eventually live in.  I am hoping they will demonstrate why it curation matters as they seek-sense-share their way to long and short form ‘texts’ that they will be writing all semester. That will include essays, tweets, G+ community posts, blog posts, research papers, emails, plusses, favs, instagrams, zeegas, slideshares, pictures, and a massive mobile presence from their own digital spaces.  Wish me luck.

Interesting links from article and from comments:

http://curation.wikispaces.com/General+References“Digital Media and Learner Identity: The New Curatorship”: http://www.palgraveconnect.com/pc/doifinder/10.1057/9781137004864http://www.lkl.ac.uk/people/potterhttp://digitalcurationandlearning.wordpress.com/http://digitalcurationandlearning.wordpress.com/2014/02/01/curatorship-is-a-new-literacy-practice/http://luke-callahan.com/students-must-curate-create-a-portfolio/

Ignacio Conejo Moreno's curator insight, February 14, 7:35 AM

"A curator, therefore, whether she is a journalist-by-proxy such as Popova or a student completing an assignment in a classroom, not only collects and interprets, but also creates a new experience with it."


Creo que esta definición zanja la discusión sobre si un "Content Curator" es una adaptación moderna al "Documentalista" de los medios tradicionales.


De muy recomendada lectura para los que nos dedicamos a la Curación de Contenidos.

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Blogging as a Content Curation Hub

Blogging as a Content Curation Hub | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

I want to take a look at curation through the lens of blogging. How can educators and students use their blogs to become their own information curators and content curators for others in their learning community.


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Mónica Silakowicz's curator insight, June 24, 2014 9:39 AM

Curar contenido es más que simplemente buscar y seleccionar información.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, July 26, 2014 7:45 AM

Blogging as a Curation Platform

John Poole's curator insight, July 28, 2014 6:03 AM

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Content Curation for NGOs: Where's The Value?


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Lori Wilk's curator insight, December 20, 2013 11:15 PM

This is an excellent visual explanation of content curation, the goals, and the content curation process.

John Thomas's curator insight, February 1, 2014 12:39 PM
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Alix Lalire's curator insight, May 5, 2014 6:19 AM

very nice

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New Roles for Research Libraries: Digital Curation for Preservation

New: Video of ARL Archived Webcast: "New Roles for Research Libraries: Digital Curation for Preservation".

Authored by Tyler Walters and Katherine Skinner, New Roles for New Times: Digital Curation for Preservation looks at how libraries are developing new roles and services in the arena of digital curation for preservation.

The authors consider a “promising set of new roles that libraries are currently carving out in the digital arena,” describing emerging strategies for libraries and librarians and highlighting collaborative approaches through a series of case studies of key programs and projects.
They also provide helpful definitions and offer recommendations for libraries considering how best to make or expand their investments in digital curation. Issues and developments within and across the sciences and humanities are considered..
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