Here's a valuable resource on content curation, "distilled" by the students of the DCurate MOOC lead Martin Couzins and Sam Burrough which organizes over 60 different articles, guides and tools on the topic.
This resources collection is presented in the form of a Pearltrees interactive map, organized into eight sections:
1. Why Do We Need Curators
2. What Is Digital Curation
3. Aggregation vs. Curation
4. It's All About Audience
5. How Do We Find Valuable Content
6. How Do You Decide What To Curate
7. Curation Tools
8. Contributions from participants
If you are new to content curation this is a good resource to bookmark and keep as a reference.
The issue of how we use social media for our own development as teachers and as digitally skilled individuals, is one that I believe is of vital importance though, not just because it can enable us to keep developing as teachers through the content, ideas, resources and above all people it gives us access to, but also because the way use digital media for our own development should guide and influence the way we use it with our students and build their digital literacies and communication skills.
I had a chance to interview Aaron Leonard late last September (photo URL) just before he took a leave from his online community management work at the World Bank to talk about that work. This is pa...
Christoph Meier's insight:
Ein ausführliches Interview mit Aaron Leonard, online community manager und consultant bei der Weltbank über seine Arbeit zur Unterstützung Wissensaustausch und Communities of Practice. Beinhaltet auch
- einen Link auf eine Einführung in "The art of knowledge exchange" - einen Abschnitt zu "Communnity Building" - einen Abschnitt zu "Moitoring und Evaluation".
Publiziert Anfang Dezember 2013.
The ArTofKnowledgeexchAngeA Primer for Government Officials andDevelopment Practitioners
Nonetheless we are just at the beginning of a new era, in which content curation will be as important as search, there is already an apparent abundance of content curation tools of all kinds. To the superficial eye, many such
In the New Year 2014 a series of resources will become available that will help you to build the new skills and toolsets to survive and thrive in the new world of work and learning. Draft contents ...
Christoph Meier's insight:
Ein neues Projekt von Jane Hart und Harold Jarche: eine Methoden- und Ressourcensammlug zum Theme "persönliches Wissensmanagement". Motivation und Ausgangspunkt für das Projekt ist die Feststellung:
"The world of work is changing:
There is no longer such a thing as a job for life; only a life of jobs.Your current skills will be out of date in five years.An organisation will train you to do a job, but is unlikely to prepare you for your next job.
Do you have the new personal skills and tools to survive and thrive in this new world of work and learning?"
Ein Kurzbericht zu einem Workshop zu persönlichem Wissensmanagement bei Domino's Pizza (USA) - mit Unterstützung von Harold Jarche (z.B. hier: http://www.jarche.com/2013/10/learning-is-the-work-2/). Die Motivation zur Beschäftigung mit dem Thema wird hier ebenfalls deutlich:
"Faster, better, cheaper: The potential of PKM in corporate learning is vast (...) Traditional models of learning involve taking a chunk of time to step out of the workplace. PKM makes learning a real-time activity within the flow of work."
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.