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Social Content Curation: An Introductory Guide for Teachers and Students

Social Content Curation: An Introductory Guide for Teachers and Students | The Information Professional |

Robin Good: "7 Things You Should Know About Social Content Curation" is a technology brief from Educause which aims to introduce, explain and illustrate the emerging social curation trend and why it is relevant to teaching and learning.


From the official abstract: "An emerging class of online tools, including Pinterest,, EduClipper, and others, allows users to quickly and easily gather, organize, and share collections of online resources, particularly visual content.

These applications make it easy to collect and post disparate bits of content, providing visual groupings at a glance that can reveal important patterns.

In academic settings, they can facilitate more visual thinking and discussion among students while providing a means to share collections of online content."

Informative. Good introductory text. 7/10







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What Kind Of Curation Site Should You Use?

What Kind Of Curation Site Should You Use? | The Information Professional |

Deanna Dahlsad designed this simple decision-tree to help differentiate between different Content Curation platforms and which one you should use as a business user.


I found this interesting as it's one of the first ones I see that made this obvious and simple differentiation between the different platforms out there. I'm not sure I would describe as article-based (we obviously have large pictures, infographics, videos or SlideShare presentations that are not articles) but I can see where she's coming from and her intention: if the content you curate is not 100% image, "image-based eye-candy" is not enough.  

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Deanna Dahlsad's comment, October 5, 2012 1:27 AM
Thank you for scooping my article and decision tree! Most content curation sites do offer images, as I noted; but there are distinct differences between image-based sites like Pinterest & sites like Scoop.It especially in terms of users.
Chris Lott UAF's comment, October 5, 2012 1:31 PM
The decision tree here represents our decisions on what curation technology to use as an educational organization. It's a great starting point for discussion.
Guillaume Decugis's comment, October 9, 2012 9:53 PM
Hi Deanna - Yes, I found it was a great one. By the way, I was thinking of using it in a future presentation. Would you be ok with that? I'd of course include the reference to your site that's on the original picture. Let me know. Thanks!