Here are twelve attributes your content curation strategy should have to insure success.
1) Has defined, measurable goals... 2) Targets a specific audience... 3) Contains red meat content, not filler... 4) Follows “the less is more” theory... 5) Incorporates original content... 6) Adds real value... 7) Has a human touch... 8) Provides branded context for your information... 9) Involves a community... 10) Offers information in small chunks... 11) Sticks to a schedule... 12) Credits its creator...
Content curation puts your original content in a branded context for your target audience..."
The IBM 2012 Tech Trends report from developerWorks and the IBM Center for Applied Insights is based on a survey of more than 1,200 IT and business decision makers who are determining when, where and how their organizations adopt mobile, analytics,...
We found Massive Open Online Comments MOOCs with both positive praises and negative criticisms on xMOOCs and cMOOCs with hundreds of blog posts. What you need to know about MOOC provides some posts...
Via Ana Cristina Pratas
This paper is a reaction to the increasing high cost of higher education and the resulting inaccessibility for the millions of potential learners now seeking opportunities for quality higher education opportunities.
"Let’s focus on the resulting element — the “collective intelligence”. Think about it as billions of human brains working using future super computers as a platform. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) professor Srini Devadas described “collective intelligence” as consisting of two pillars: cloud computing and crowd computing. Cloud computing is using the Internet as a platform and making access to information available to everyone. Crowd computing, according to him, involves the analysis of information into “collective intelligence” far beyond what we have today."
Great insights here. Though I disagree, in a friendly way, that MOOCs are not ranching us about how we learn. I'm currently in a Stanford MOOC, Designing New Learning Environments, and learning all kinds of things about how we work together online, how that may be quite different from how we learn f2f. Endlessly interesting observations.
Via Ana Cristina Pratas
I don't like these "homo economicus" arguments for edcuation, but the point is taken all the same.
European Commission - Press Release - European Commission Press release Brussels, 19 November 2012
The teaching of IT, entrepreneurial and citizenship skills is fundamental for preparing young people for today's job market, but, in general, schools are still paying insufficient attention to these transversal skills compared with basic skills in literacy, mathematics and science, according to a new European Commission report. Part of the problem is rooted in difficulties with assessment.
We worry that many educators are unintentionally and subconsciously averse to weaving technology into the fabric of teaching and learning, simply because they do not see what doing so would look and feel like, and technology does not map onto to...