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Education And Learning Curation: Discover Thousands Video Lessons From Best Teachers With Knowmia

Education And Learning Curation: Discover Thousands Video Lessons From Best Teachers With Knowmia | Social Media Goddard | Scoop.it

Giuseppe Mauriello: Knowmia is new San Francisco-based startup that offers a video lesson platform for teachers and students.

Knowmia are building the largest marketplace for short-form video educational content and the tools for teachers to create and publish outstanding content.

 

 

From "About Us" on official website:

"Knowmia is a destination for learning that features short video lessons from great teachers everywhere. We help you to find what you need to succeed in school in a personal, affordable, and time-efficient way. By bringing together a wide range of video lessons and making it easy to find what you need, we help you with challenging topics, prepare you for an upcoming test or new course, and find the right teacher for your style of learning..."

 

From review article on GigaOM:

"At launch, the site includes about 7,000 videos in a broad range of subject areas, from geometry and algebra to chemistry and physics to world history and American literature. The videos, which are about one to ten minutes long, have been mostly culled from YouTube and Vimeo and then reviewed by teachers working with Knowmia to provide editorial notes, create relevant quizzes and tag content according to subject, topic and skill.

 

Going forward, Knowmia will encourage teachers, as well as public and nonprofit groups, to add more videos. As the site grows, the plan is that the initial videos and tags will provide the foundation for additional notes and teacher-provided tags, which help teachers and students discover content.

 

The idea is that if students (mostly high school, for now) need extra help in a certain subject, say algebra, they can just go to the site, search for “quadratic equation” and instantly choose from a handful of short videos on the topic.

 

Knowmia’s focus on providing curation and structure, as well as sophisticated tools for teachers, will help distinguish it from other online platforms...."

 

Read full review article on GigaOM:

http://gigaom.com/2012/08/14/flip-video-co-founder-launches-learning-platform-knowmia/

 

Check out it here: http://www.knowmia.com


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New Social Content Discovery Platform: Ping.it

New Social Content Discovery Platform: Ping.it | Social Media Goddard | Scoop.it

Giuseppe Mauriello: I received an invitation some hours ago to join into closed beta test of Ping.it (formerly StormDriver).

It is a social content discovery platform that allows people to ping where they are in the Web right now, locate others in real time, and join them on any page.

 

From About Page:

"Ping.it offers a new way to discover interesting content in a social setting. Instead of leaving updates on social networks, just like notes on a fridge, simply share the experience of discovering content in real time, together. Don’t wait for people to tell you what they’re doing. Instead, take a look at Ping.it and join them on the spot!

 

With Ping.it you can see what pages others are visiting right now. You can also get pinged about the good stuff they find or ping your own discoveries.

 

Ping.it is all about the real-time aspect of the Web. Being aware of where your friends are online is one thing. Another is that you can instantly know what’s hot. In Ping.it you can see how many other users are interacting with a page, and if things get interesting you can get notified and join in the fun!

 

Every ping can be send to a specific topic – and all the people who follow it. This way you will immediately know if a new interesting page was pinged to any topic you follow. You can create your own topics, invite contributors, and together create useful scrapbooks of content. All topics have their own unique URL’s, so that you can share your best collaborations with the outside world.

 

We use cloud-enhanced browsing in order to let you enjoy your favorite content from within Ping.it. Instead of searching for stuff outside and then reporting on your findings through social networks..."

 

 

Try out it / request an invite here: http://ping.it

 

About Page: http://ping.it/Home/About

 

Read more from this Blog Post: http://ping.it/blog/stormdriver-is-now-ping-it/


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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 | Social Media Goddard | 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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STEM Education Resource, Search Engine And Curation Portal: Gooru

STEM Education Resource, Search Engine And Curation Portal: Gooru | Social Media Goddard | Scoop.it

Giuseppe Mauriello: Gooru is a new service that aims to provide teachers and students with an extensive collection of videos, documents, diagrams, interactive displays and quizzes for learning about topics in math, science, technology, engineering.

 

 

From official website:

"Here are some features:

- Search for the best multimedia resources on the web.

- Customize your favorite resources, collections and quizzes.

- Study from collections of resources created by teachers.

- Interact with the Gooru community of teachers and students.

- Practice with enhanced quizzes that provide instant feedback.

- Share your knowledge about topics you are passionate about."

 

 

Try out it here: http://www.goorulearning.org


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

10 Key Reasons That Make Content Curation Important for Education And Learning | Social Media Goddard | 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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Prasanth (WN)'s comment, August 9, 2012 9:28 AM
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