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Online Free MOOC: How To Be an Effective Digital Curator

Online Free MOOC: How To Be an Effective Digital Curator | Scoops and Scans - Trends We Are Watching |

Via Robin Good
Robin Good's curator insight, January 10, 2014 1:24 PM

Though it started on January 8th, you are still very welcome to sign up for this online free course on content curation, organized by Sam Burrough and Martin Couzins that will last for the next two weeks.

Here the key topics covered:

  • Why do we need curators?
  • What is digital curation?
  • What’s the difference between aggregation and curation?
  • Do you know your audience?

  • Passion for your topic
  • Practical ways to manage and filter information flows
  • Tools for curation

From the official course page: "This course would suit anyone who is looking to understand more about curation and wants help to get started. It’s aimed at people in marketing, internal or external communications, learning and development and anyone who wants to share their passion for a topic with the world."

Free for everyone.

Sign-up now: 

Lori Wilk's curator insight, January 10, 2014 4:04 PM

This is a great opportunity 

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MOOC, SPOC, MOOR And The Walking Dead – The Journey Continues

MOOC, SPOC, MOOR And The Walking Dead – The Journey Continues | Scoops and Scans - Trends We Are Watching |
SPOC, MOOR, And The Walking Dead; MOOC odyssey continues into uncharted waters.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
Tom Hood's insight:

The speed of learning evolution continues to accelerate as MOOCs (massively open on-line courses) spawn SPOCs (small, private on-line courses) and MOORs (massively open on-line research). Add in social learning, tin can, AICC, and SCORM, we see us quickly moving to just-in-time learning to support the idea of the right talent at the right time with the right skills.


I think we are clearly entering the age of learning as a competitive advantage (for us as individuals and our organizations). in an age of rapid ans accelerating change and complexity, the winners will be those who can keep their L>C, their rate of learning must be greater than the rate of change and greater than their competition.


For learning strategy and resources see


Lynnette Van Dyke's curator insight, October 12, 2013 7:36 AM

When Technoduet first published its list of MOOC Providers about six months back, there were just 26 names.  Now it has 40 and growing.


Not only number of MOOC providers has multiplied, MOOC themselves have diversified.  We now have SPOC, MOOR  and even a MOOC based on a popular TV series.  The maturity, diversification and popularity of MOOC are all going up.

Alexina's curator insight, October 12, 2013 1:07 PM

What are SPOC and MOOR?  The article mentions their website's list of MOOC providers — now up to 40. See

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Massive Open Online Courses Trends 2013 Infographic

Massive Open Online Courses Trends 2013 Infographic | Scoops and Scans - Trends We Are Watching |
MOOCs in Higher Education Today 2013 74% of schools currently offer some type of online course. 16% plan to offer one within 3 years. 13% of schools

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
Errol Wilson's curator insight, October 19, 2013 11:24 PM

WE are already using Infographic in the CSUSB MSN Program, nice to know we are in the majority.

Ante Lauc's curator insight, October 21, 2013 3:42 AM

I like that my dream is better and better realized. I am sad that my countrymen are far from it! 

Eliana Lobo's curator insight, October 21, 2013 5:58 PM

I'm taking a course on instructional design right now on Coursera!

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Massive Open Online Courses and Beyond: the Revolution to Come

Massive Open Online Courses and Beyond: the Revolution to Come | Scoops and Scans - Trends We Are Watching |

"The New York Times dubbed 2012 the year of the MOOCs – massive open online courses. Suddenly the discourse of MOOCs and the future of the university hit the headlines with influential reports using the language of “the revolution to come.”.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
Tom Hood's insight:

Big questions for our Profesison...


How will this impact the CPA Profession's continuing education programs? How could MOOCs change the nature of "college eductaion" and the pre-requisites for CPA Exam qualification?

Robert Farrow's curator insight, August 21, 2013 6:22 AM

This articles sets out some of the thinking behind the MOOC 'revolution', and is a compact review of the subject.  Some highlights relevant to #oerrrhub:

 "One of the claims that has been made is that the major MOOC providers do not tend to hire people who have experience or training in instructional design, course design, digital pedagogy, the learning sciences or educational technology. Instead they are hiring programmers, often with little or no experience."

"MOOCs are to get a great push from legislation being considered in the California and Florida senates. Senate Bill 520 – “Student instruction: California Online Student Incentive Grant programs” – was introduced by Sen. Darrell Steinberg in early June 2013 and passed unanimously, although the amendments have been significant. The position paper The Right to Educational Access: Using Online Education to Address Bottleneck Courses in California, written for The 20 Million Minds Foundation, outlines the extent of the bottleneck problem and the online solution. Nearly 90 percent of California’s 112 community colleges reported waiting lists for courses in autumn 2012, with an average of 7,000 students on waiting lists per college. Meanwhile, only 60 percent of students at the University of California and a paltry 16 percent at California State University were able to earn a degree within the standard four years, largely because of their inability to register for the courses they need to graduate."

The conclusion is worth reproducing in full:

"I would like to suggest that “peer philosophies” are at the heart of a radical notion of “openness” and would advocate the significance of peer governance, peer review, peer learning and peer collaboration as a collection of values that form the basis for open institutions and open management philosophies. This form of openness has been theorized in different ways by John Dewey, Charles Sanders Pierce and Karl Popper as a “community of inquiry” – a set of values and philosophy committed to the ethic of criticism that offers means for transforming our institutions in what Antonio Negri and others call the age of cognitive capitalism. Expressive and aesthetic labor (“creative labor”) demands institutional structures for developing “knowledge cultures” as “flat hierarchies” that permit reciprocal academic exchanges as a new basis for public institutions.


The reinvention of the university as a public institution allows an embrace of a diverse philosophical heritage based on the notions of “public”: “the public sphere,” “publics” (in the plural), “civil society” and “global public sphere” – all concepts that hold open the prospect of addressing the local and the global – both the community, the regional as well as the national and the global. This is a philosophy out of which values can be forged and orientations adopted that reflect this heritage, which squares with an institutional identity as a part of a historical public system of higher education and which contributes to a global civic agenda of common world problems. MOOCs have a significant role to play in this situation.


The notion of the university as a public knowledge institution needs to reinvent a language and to initiate a new discourse that reexamines the notions of “public” and “institution” in a digital global economy characterized by increasing intercultural and international interconnectedness. This discourse needs to begin by understanding the historical and material conditions of its own future possibilities, including threats of the monopolization of knowledge and privatization of higher education together with the prospects and promise of forms of openness (open source, open access, open education, open science, open management) that promote the organization of digital creative labor and the democratization of access to knowledge."