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10 Key Reasons That Make Content Curation Important for Education And Learning

10 Key Reasons That Make Content Curation Important for Education And Learning | Roman Archeology | Scoop.it

Excerpted from long but very interesting article by Master Curator 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. 

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 and the value that can be generated for "others" through a personal learning path.

 

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.

 

These factors are:

 

1) An Overwhelming Abundance of Information Which Begs To Be Organized:

New digital literacy skills are of such great importance. They provide the mental tools for individuals to be able to evaluate, assess, filter and organize information in more effective ways than they have done until today.

 

2) A Growing Number of "Open" and Freely Accessible Teaching/Learning Content Hubs:

Learners will soon need some guidance in selecting the most appropriate course, instructor, approach and institution to achieve their goals most effectively.

 

3) From a Static, Unchanging World of Information To a Constantly Changing One:

a) Some of us dedicate their efforts to find, identify, monitor and update which are the most relevant "information sources", hubs or curators in every possible area of interest.

b) We equip our youth and ourselves with appropriate mental tools to be able to carry out such tasks.

 

4) Real-World Information Is Not Held Inside Silos Like Academic Institutions Pretend:

Curation fits in as a more appropriate approach to learning and to prepare for real-world work challenges, by allowing learners to construct meaning by having to research and to understand and to create new relationships between different information-elements.

 

5) Fast-Food Information Consumption In Rapid Decline - Curation Is the New Search:

Google has lost its "mojo". Search results have become increasingly unsatisfactory as they are often polluted by irrelevant, commercially-driven results or by large brands which Google likes to favor over small, independent and - hard to verify - information sources.

Researchers, educators and guides prefer to refer to trusted "curators" of specific information areas rather than to rely on Google-style secret and commercially-driven algorithms.

 

6) The Job Market is Rapidly Changing:

Outside of traditional "professionals" as doctors and engineers, companies recruiting new people are looking more for "skills and experience" than for degrees and certificates.

Today, the job marketplace requires people who can "think". People who can come up with creative solutions to unexpected problems...

Content curation offers a practical and immediately usable approach to help new learners train themselves in developing such very skills.

 

7) Alternative Certification Systems Are Emerging: Open Badges:

Here a few simple ideas.

Move from teaching and certifying to:

a) curating talent - breed new talent by providing motivated learners with the ideal conditions to study, research and develop new ideas.

 

b) curating educational resources for a specific area of interest / language / region / by creating and maintaining highly qualified "learning paths", and providing assistance, specialized training and resources, to those in specific need of it.

 

c) curating human guides, training future curators - by cultivating and supporting the development of skilled information-guides and coaches that possess the skills of a curator and those of a great story-teller.

 

8) Teachers and Professors Can Now Curate Their Own Textbooks:

Academic and independent teaching curators will design new textbook and teaching curriculums / learning paths. They will do so by selecting and pulling together the best and most relevant material in a variety of formats and configurations to satisfy the needs of many different "audiences".

These individuals will create also great collections of exercises, case studies, real-world examples, people's profiles and toolkits to further facilitate the exploration and learning of such topics.

 

9) Educational Marketplace Open to Thousands of Competitors:

There are now tens of learning marketplaces and platforms that allow anyone to offer and sell courses online. From WiziQ to Udemy the number of alternative services making it possible for anyone to deliver a "professional" course is rapidly increasing.

Today, anyone can become both a "resource", a supplier of content as well as a curator / editor / publisher of new curated content resources such as book collections, expert guides, curated and annotated lists of resources, examples, or templates galleries.

 

10) Growing Demand for Trusted Guidance Over Learning Content and Curricula:

Traditional academic institutions may indeed become trusted curators and guides to the greater universe of information out there, while specializing their efforts for a set of specific areas, needs and communities of interests.

With such abundance and variety (in quality) of educational materials, learners will soon express a growing demand for trusted guides to help them in selecting quality learning guides, sources, hubs and more than anything, curated learning paths and toolkits to explore and learn deeper about a specific topic.

This is where the opportunity for both sides lies."

 

 

Each factor is analyzed with more information, examples and external links. Read full, long and interesting article here:

http://www.masternewmedia.org/curation-for-education-and-learning/


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Bitly Launches New Social Search Engine: Realtime

Bitly Launches New Social Search Engine: Realtime | Roman Archeology | Scoop.it

Giuseppe Mauriello: Bitly announced new service called Realtime. It's a social search engine in private beta for finding the most clicked on Bitly links. It allows users to filter searches by keywords, topic, social network, country, target domain, language.

From review article on The Verge:
"Bitly's calling it an "attention ranking engine," and that seems apt in our testing so far. Unlike Twitter's trending topics or the competition, you're able to find out which webpages are most shared, rather than simply the most viral comments on those stories.

As reporters, we're definitely fans of the idea: we can see it being a very useful tool for people who want to know what's interesting right this moment.

Of course, the results are only really useful if Bit.ly gains popularity yet again: Most social networks have their own URL shortener these days..."


Request an invite now and try out it: http://rt.ly

 

More info on Bitly Blog: http://blog.bitly.com/post/28157667321/from-bitly-labs-say-hello-to-realtime

 

Read review article on The Verge: http://j.mp/QYCQXM


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L'image et le pouvoir. Le siècle des Antonins

L'image et le pouvoir. Le siècle des Antonins | Roman Archeology | Scoop.it
Du 19 novembre 2011 au 18 mars 2012 De tout temps, le pouvoir a utilisé les fastes et le décorum pour assurer son prestige et son autorité.
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So-Called Barbaric Nomads & Troublemakers on the Edge of the Roman Empire

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Financial Intermediation in the Early Roman Empire

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This exercise reveals the extent to which the Roman economy resembled more recent societies and sheds light on the prospects for economic growth in the Roman Empire, for good financial markets and institutions help people who have ideas for...
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Roman dig is 'history changing'

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Excavations in Cirencester unearth one of the earliest burial sites ever found in Roman Britain.
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Temple of Mithras to be restored to its original location | Past Horizons

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The Roman Temple of Mithras in Walbrook, London is to be dismantled and reconstructed once again, but this time in its original location...
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Le trésor de l'Isle - Jourdain (Gers)

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Trois amphores remplies de monnaies romaines ont été découvertes dans un champ…...
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Plato’s Circle in the Mosaic of Pompeii

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By Katherine Joplin   Although the literary foundation of Western philosophy, Plato today is almost a legendary figure, his very name sparking the image of higher learning, truth, and perspicuity.
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Walking through the Herodian sewer in Jerusalem | Ritmeyer Archaeological Design

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Archaeologist to discuss Roman temples - North Adams Transcript

Archaeologist to discuss Roman temples - North Adams Transcript | Roman Archeology | Scoop.it
Tuesday November 15, 2011
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Michael Nelson, art historian and field archaeologist, will deliver a lecture about the Roman period temples at Omrit today, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m., in Griffin Hall, room 7, at Williams College.
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Google Search Starts To Reward Curators, Collections and Quality Lists

Robin Good: In the overall effort to improve the quality of its search engine result pages Google is continuining to make significant improvements to its search engine.

Starting from now all users worldwide can see Knowledge Graph results showing up on top of search results as a visuable and browsable list of alternative options to explore.

 

Not only.

 

Google is now officially going after the gathering and curation of the best list, collections and guides on just about any topic.

 


From the official Google Blog. Read it carefully:

"Finally, the best answer to your question is not always a single entity, but a list or group of connected things.

It’s quite challenging to pull these lists automatically from the web. But we’re now beginning to do just that.

 

So when you search for [california lighthouses], [hurricanes in 2008] or [famous female astronomers], we’ll show you a list of these things across the top of the page. And by combining our Knowledge Graph with the collective wisdom of the web, we can even provide more subjective lists like [best action movies of the 2000s] or [things to do in paris]."

 

 

Very interesting. 8/10

 

Read more about it:

http://googleblog.blogspot.it/2012/08/building-search-engine-of-future-one.html

 

Watch video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mg91_trV4hY


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Childhood in the Roman Empire

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Today, in the West at least, we find it hard to accept the unexplained death of a child.
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Art work Sales: Greco-Roman Statuary « Linkingplanet

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Protecting foundations of Roman temple and Phoenician port | news.beiruter.com - A directory of Lebanese blogs

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Temple of Mithras to be reconstructed and moved to original site of discovery in London

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Plans to dismantle and move the reconstructed Roman Temple of Mithras to temporary storage, ahead of a more faithful reconstruction, will begin on the 21 November 2011 by Museum of London Archaeology.
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Roman DNA project gives voice to the silent majority | Past Horizons

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Help fund a new project to enable DNA analysis of skeletons that will tell us more about Rome's immigrant population; the silent majority...
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Significant Roman cemetery uncovered by builders in Cirencester

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AROUND 40 skeletons have been discovered in what archaeologists believe could be the earliest Roman burial ground of its kind in Britain.
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Alaric. | Civilian Military Intelligence Group

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August 23rd 410 AD. Alaric The Goth is at the gates of Rome. Tomorrow, the world will end.
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Archaeologists uncover Pictish seat of power | Archaeological News

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Camille Jullian - Vercingétorix _ Chap. I \ 2ème & 3ème parties

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