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Can Content Curators Help With Content Overwhelm?

Can Content Curators Help With Content Overwhelm? | Social media and education | Scoop.it

This piece was written by Evren Kiefer for Paper.li talking about a challenge we all face - information overload and how we streamline our diet. Or can we?


"Content doesn't have a season -- the feast is all year round" Overload or gluttony?

 

Here's what caught my attention:


“Information overload”, I hear you say, “we know that already”. Is it really the problem, though?


**As Clay Shirky argues in his talk “It’s Not Information Overload. It’s Filter Failure”, information overload is our new environment of plenty and not a problem that needs solving.


****It lies upon us to create internal and external filters to manage our time and attention because they are our most precious resources.


My commentary: I think this is most important for all of us, continually refining our ability to select only what we need and leave the rest. Today everyone is a publisher and everyone has an opinion. Aren't we suffering from meaning overwhelm as well?


I think it's essential to establish some criteria when you select content?


**What are you  looking to add to the original piece?


**Do you want to  create  clarity for others?


**Do you know the subject matter well enough to do this effectively?


**Do you want it to be thought-provoking?


**Do you want to add additional links and other resources who may have different points of view?.


As far as meaning overwhelm,


Everyone has an opinion, I think it's good to have a viewpoint but I think it's important to search for the simple thread in it that relates to your core message. 


It's also good to include others in the conversation because two heads are better than one, it helps people see the bigger picture and decide for themselves. That's why I'm asking you:


What are your thoughts? How are you dealing with this? I'd love to hear your comments.


Selected by Howard Rhinegold and  Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond


Read Full article here: [http://bit.ly/wkij56]


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Beth Kanter's comment, January 21, 2012 1:20 PM
BTW, I like how you frame the "meaning overwhelm." Even if we are power users of aggregation tools and newsmastering tools to bring us more on target content for our needs - we can still suffer from this.

It is the act of going back and forth between scanning quickly - and then going in for a deep dive and reflection. I watch the stream. I check things out and if I find something that is like "wow" - my audience would love this - or "wow" slightly different take or framing on the topic - then I add in my collection,think about it, and share.

The thing I'm trying to fight - in part because I curate many different topics. I tend to focus on different streams of keywords or sources for particular topics. But I might find something through serendipity that is on another topic I curate and it is good, but I'm not focusing on that topic now. So, sometimes I grab and have in a holding place until I look at it in more depth.

All this to ask you about:
What is your practice for curating multiple topics?
What do YOU do to avoid meaning overload?
janlgordon's comment, January 21, 2012 5:06 PM
Beth Kanter

For me, it all begins with managing my attention and establishing criteria for selecting content that aligns with my brand message and my purpose for being online. This is my compass. My focus for the day that fits this framework and everything flows from there. I love Howard Rhinegold’s work and the mindmap is brilliant. I’m finding these to be excellent resources in helping me to refine this process and I feel I'm definitely on the right track.


I have some quiet time before I ever go to the computer and focus on my agenda for the day. It’s like going into a library. Everything you could ever want is there but if you don’t have a hypothesis, you can drown in the sea of knowledge and information.

I cover lots of topics but there’s a recurring theme that connects them and it revolves around the evolving world of curation and the many forms it takes; how we have to learn to curate our selection not only of content and information but activity such as social networking as well. It's learning to manage my time and evaluate how I spend it. I ask myself if I do this, will it take me towards or away from my overall plan, the answer always gets me back to where I need to be.

As you know, we can schedule priorities and life comes charging in and sometimes I have to shift to do something that needs to be taken care of. Even if this happens, I can get back to my theme for the day at some point. I don't hold the reigns too tightly on this, it's just there to keep me grounded. If I find something as you say serendipitously and it’s off my daily plan, if it’s really a "wow", (again, here I've established some criteria for this, otherwise, I'd find many wows throughout the day), I stop and pay attention to it to see if it’s something I should work on. For me, there’s a certain rhythm to all of this and intuition plays a part. It takes practice and trusting yourself and not over-thinking things.

As for meaning overload, there are two things I will do If a piece is particularly heady or difficult to read, I will search for the simple thread that relates to the message I am seeking to put out to my audience. The other aspect is more simple. If I feel that my head is just too full, I have to step away for a few minutes, take a few deep breaths, maybe grab a drink of water. Sometimes meaning overload is just brain overload, and I really need to know when to step away and find my way back.
Kelly Hungerford's comment, January 22, 2012 5:16 AM
Thanks for sharing, Howard.
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The rise of the high tech teacher

The rise of the high tech teacher | Social media and education | Scoop.it
Part one of a three part series:
Cisco Systems brings blended and virtual education to classrooms across the United States and aboard.
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Great Resources to Teach Students about Plagiarism and Citation Styles

Great Resources to Teach Students about Plagiarism and Citation Styles | Social media and education | Scoop.it

Learn more:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/02/22/what-you-should-know-about-copyright/

 


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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, November 10, 2014 10:17 AM

Great Resources to Teach Students about Plagiarism and Citation Styles

Richard Samson's curator insight, November 12, 2014 4:13 AM

Lots of relevanmt info. all in one place.

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Interesting times ahead as higher education goes global

Interesting times ahead as higher education goes global | Social media and education | Scoop.it

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, May 4, 2014 1:50 PM

Among some of the changes:


"The extent of demographic change was highlighted by Professor Hans Rosling, one of Time's 100 Most Influential People 2012 and co-founder and chair of the Gapminder Foundation, in an opening plenary speech.

He pointed out that by the end of this century 80% of the world's population would live in Africa and Asia, while only 10% would be in the West.

Higher education faced a massive challenge as the proportion of young people grew – “the world has reached 'peak child'” – along with the need for education. This demanded reconsideration of the world order."

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Online Comic Creators

This presentation offers ideas on how to use comics in the classroom and a list of online comic creators

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, juandoming, Elisa Hergueta, Javier Sánchez Bolado, Juergen Wagner
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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, August 11, 2014 1:34 PM

Great list of comic creators. Love that there are many different styles.

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, August 12, 2014 2:54 PM

Creadores de Comic Online

Edgar Mata's curator insight, August 13, 2014 7:52 PM

Es una buena idea, pueden obtenerse beneficios si se emplean en la educación.

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Oral history book ensures aboriginal elders' stories live on

Oral history book ensures aboriginal elders' stories live on | Social media and education | Scoop.it
More than 200 First Nations elders from around Manitoba want to make sure their stories live on. Ten years in the making, Manitoba now has the first volume of its oral history.

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Le harcèlement scolaire – Fiche pédagogique

Le harcèlement scolaire – Fiche pédagogique | Social media and education | Scoop.it

Via TICE & FLE, Elena Pérez, Juergen Wagner
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TICE & FLE's curator insight, February 7, 2014 9:29 AM

Niveau : B1, B2

Public : Adolescents, grands adolescents et adultes

Thème : Le harcèlement scolaire

 Objectifs

- Communicatifs : Exprimer son avis, argumenter, proposer des solutions, inviter à agir, souhaiter,

- Linguistiques 

Lexicaux : Termes liés au harcèlement scolaire

Grammaticaux : L’impératif, le subjonctif présent

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La très particulière éducation danoise - France Info

La très particulière éducation danoise - France Info | Social media and education | Scoop.it
Deuxième épisode de notre série de reportages au Danemark, le pays où les habitants seraient les plus heureux du monde. C'est vrai que l'Etat providence y est là-bas trés généreux. Mais le bonheur, c'est aussi une question d'éducation.

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L’Internet des objets a besoin de normes pour se diffuser

L’Internet des objets a besoin de normes pour se diffuser | Social media and education | Scoop.it

Si les capteurs de toutes sortes sont déjà facilement accessibles, le manque de normes et d’intégration des systèmes entraine une production en silo des données.


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Louis Joseph's curator insight, May 27, 2014 4:54 AM

Et faire un bon ménage du superflu, et de ce qui n'est pas souhaité en terme de vie privée. Les gens doivent obligatoirement avoir le choix.

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The role of social networks in learning

The role of social networks in learning | Social media and education | Scoop.it
A major draw of enterprise social networks is that they foster, encourage and facilitate the kind of tacit knowledge exchange that tends to occur when we talk and help one another. New research has...

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Google: College Students Have the Technology, So Where Is the Change?

Google: College Students Have the Technology, So Where Is the Change? | Social media and education | Scoop.it
Textbooks are expensive, and the web is loaded with free resources. How will colleges manage the digital revolution?

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Marcel Lebrun's curator insight, August 16, 2013 3:23 AM

C'est un fait : les étudiants disposent de la technologie pour s'informer, communiquer, partager ... Mais qu'est-ce qui change réellement au niveau de l'école, des ressources, du collectif normalement assumé par la classe ?  Utilisent-ils davantage de ressources Web ? Les partagent-ils vraiment ?

Voici une synthèse d'une étude de Google "Digital and the new college experiment" disponible intégralement sur http://www.google.com/think/research-studies/digital-and-the-new-college-experience.html

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Why Scoopit Is Becoming An Indispensable Learning Tool

Why Scoopit Is Becoming An Indispensable Learning Tool | Social media and education | Scoop.it
Why Scoopit Is Becoming An Indispensable Learning Tool

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Karen Leon's curator insight, August 26, 2013 10:18 PM

Introducing Scoop.it! to students for almost all kinds of research.

harish magan's comment, August 31, 2013 10:33 AM
It is very interesting to note new variety of subjects and information coming at the speed of light. It is how to grab all this information is what matters most.
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, September 25, 2013 8:18 AM

Easy aharing by selection!

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The Rise Of The Smart Web: New Hope For Finding Your Audience

The Rise Of The Smart Web:  New Hope For Finding Your Audience | Social media and education | Scoop.it
At long last, sanity and clarity may be coming to the Internet.
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Sad But True: PowerPoint Doesn't Suck. You Do.

Sad But True: PowerPoint Doesn't Suck. You Do. | Social media and education | Scoop.it
How many times have you heard the phrase, "PowerPoint sucks!" or "slides kill presentations?" Here's something to think about as you head into the weekend: PowerPoint doesn't suck. You suck. Sorry. I don't mean "you" (the person reading this blog...

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Karen Dietz's comment, July 24, 2013 1:21 PM
I agree Andrew. Tools are tools and it's all about how you use them that counts.
Karen Dietz's comment, July 24, 2013 1:23 PM
Good question Thomas! I think it is an ongoing dance between learning good storytelling and then learning the tools for maximum impact.
Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, August 2, 2013 7:44 AM

recentlyrue recently I had to get students to use Powerpoint as the Internet connection was too slow to have them all work at once on other online presentation tools. After laying down some ground rules about effective use they amazed us with their creative responses. It is not the tool. It is how you use it. And how teachers plan for it!

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Study finds one in three teachers actively avoids using social media - Phys.Org

Study finds one in three teachers actively avoids using social media - Phys.Org | Social media and education | Scoop.it
In recent years social media platforms such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter have become vital tools for directly educating their users - and are especially popular among children and teenagers.
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This is What Happens Every Single Minute Online ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

This is What Happens Every Single Minute Online ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Social media and education | Scoop.it

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ANA's curator insight, May 5, 2014 9:45 AM

WOW!

Candice Blount's curator insight, June 8, 2014 7:45 PM

A visual representation on one minute on line.

Craig Crossley's curator insight, June 19, 2014 6:36 PM

Wow!...4 Million google searches a minute!!.....Bing has no hope...

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Robert Pratten: "Between 2014 and 2015 we’re going to see an explosion in creativity in Transmedia Storytelling"

Robert Pratten: "Between 2014 and 2015 we’re going to see an explosion in creativity in Transmedia Storytelling" | Social media and education | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, February 6, 2014 10:17 PM


Eduardo Pradanos interviews Robert Pratten, CEO at Transmedia Storyteller ....

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Top 20 Free Video Conferencing Tools 2013

Top 20 Free Video Conferencing Tools 2013 | Social media and education | Scoop.it
Best free downloadable and web-based video conferencing tools for holding multi-party video calls

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Christophe Jaouen's curator insight, February 18, 2014 3:45 AM

Tableau Pinterest de plusieurs outils de video conference gratuits.

Stephanie Moreau's curator insight, February 18, 2014 8:33 AM

outils de webconf open source 

gustavo salazar's curator insight, March 12, 2014 3:28 PM

excelentes plataformas

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Oh My Grammar! Language Felonies: Top 10 Grammar Errors, Common Mistakes, and the Importance of Correct Grammar (Infographic)

Oh My Grammar!  Language Felonies: Top 10 Grammar Errors, Common Mistakes, and the Importance of Correct Grammar (Infographic) | Social media and education | Scoop.it
To display this infographic on your website simply copy and paste the following code into your website’s html editor and save it: An infographic by GrammarCheck Share the post

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, February 7, 2014 11:24 AM

With thanks to Jennifer Frost for suggestion. 

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Understand LinkedIn in 30 Seconds — Infographic

Understand LinkedIn in 30 Seconds — Infographic | Social media and education | Scoop.it

Dynamic Search of Phoenix just published a terrific infographic that gives the viewer a 30-second synopsis of LinkedIn.

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Can An App Really Improve Learning? - Edudemic

Can An App Really Improve Learning? - Edudemic | Social media and education | Scoop.it
Do you think a mobile app could really improve the learning of a student no matter the age? This visual guide walks you through what you should know.

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XDiscovery's comment, May 14, 2014 11:43 AM

XDiscovery launch mobile app to learn in seconds with visual knowledge maps for 4 million topics
http://learn.xdiscovery.com
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I GIVE UP! Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Transmedia

I GIVE UP! Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Transmedia | Social media and education | Scoop.it

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Jim Stewartson:  'As many have written before, ‘transmedia’ is a divisive term, laden with all manner of conflicting ideas and sometimes wielded as a political weapon by people with differing business and personal agendas' ...

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Latest Education Technology Resources from ExamTime

Latest Education Technology Resources from ExamTime | Social media and education | Scoop.it
Interested in education technology? Check out the latest edtech resources from ExamTime, your free online learning platform.

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37 Ways Teachers Can Use Pinterest In The Classroom

37 Ways Teachers Can Use Pinterest In The Classroom | Social media and education | Scoop.it
37 Ways Teachers Can Use Pinterest In The Classroom

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74 Of The Most Interesting Facts About The Millennial Generation

74 Of The Most Interesting Facts About The Millennial Generation | Social media and education | Scoop.it
As posted by Dan Schawbel on www.danschawbel.com:Throughout the years, I've collected some of the most interesting primary and secondary research related to the millennial generation (also termed...

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The Dos and Don'ts for Integrating iPads

The Dos and Don'ts for Integrating iPads | Social media and education | Scoop.it
"Put your wands away!" Professor Umbridge from the Harry Potter stories would tell the students at the beginning of each class. After a few classes when Professor Umbridge would make the announcement

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Jeroen Bottema's curator insight, August 6, 2013 7:34 AM

In deze blogpost beschrijf Ben Johnson zijn ervaringen met iPads in de klas. Waarom willen sommige docenten dat leerlingen niet met de iPad werken? En hoe verander je deze mentaliteit? Een aantal tips voor klassenmanagement. Vervang iPad voor ICT in het algemeen.

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The impact of social media on society (infographic)

The impact of social media on society (infographic) | Social media and education | Scoop.it
Social media has reshaped the way we see the world and communicate with people around us. Want proof? Check out this great infographic created by MyLife. Source: MyLife Explore more infographics li...

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Antonia Rudenstine's curator insight, July 30, 2013 8:50 AM

If this is how powerful social media is...how can districts continue to ban it from schools? In thinking about school design, social media is essential to leverage.

Denise McManus's curator insight, July 30, 2013 10:52 AM

If you're not on Social Media by now, read this!

dan's curator insight, August 4, 2013 9:44 AM

Social Media Changing The World...