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Curate Your Favorite Content with the ExpressCurate WordPress Toolkit

Curate Your Favorite Content with the ExpressCurate WordPress Toolkit | Wordpress in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good
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I'be always thought Wordpress can be used as a content curation tool as blog posts can sign post students to learning resources elsewhere on the web. This plugin looks like it will make this even easier.

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Robin Good's curator insight, June 27, 10:22 AM



ExpressCurate is a free WordPress plugin which allows you to capture any content you find online, and to edit and curate it directly inside WordPress.


Key features include:
 

  • Grab and load any URL content
     
  • Provides editable title, image and content areas
     
  • Pre-loads multiple key content chunks from original content and meta-data and makes them ready for insertion

  • Offers SEO dedicated fields 
     
  • Auto-suggests relevant tags
     
  • Can add annotation and text boxes into curated posts
     
  • Auto-link to original and personalized attribution text


ExpressCurate also provides:


- a Chrome extension to easily capture and curate content as you browse, which provides an editing interface similar to what Scoop.it provides with his bookmarklet. The extension also adds a cool "curate" link to your Twitter interface which allows you to curate also any content on the 140 character platform. See this screenshot: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/spa/782adzfe036gp2y/vklvggma.png 


- a free WordPress theme for curated news and magazines sites.


A good and easy-to-use content curation tool for anyone using WordPress. Excellent free solution for authors and journalists who only need an easy and effective solution to start curating without needing to learn or adopt a new platform.



Free to use.


Try it out now: http://www.expresscurate.com/ 


FAQ: http://news.expresscurate.com/category/faq/ 




Sharise Cunningham's curator insight, June 28, 10:22 AM

It's always good to have an effective, easy-to-use tool, especially if you're more creatively-minded than technical.

Mike Power's curator insight, July 7, 2:37 AM

Although I don't use WP that much this looks very useful. I'll check it out on one of my WP test sites. 

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Creating a Professional ePortfolio with WordPress

Creating a Professional ePortfolio with WordPress | Wordpress in Higher Education | Scoop.it
On 4/20, I had the privilege of giving a short presentation at the ACRL/NY Distance Learning Discussion Group Meet and Greet at Mercy College. The topic: ePortfolios and the Academic Librarian. I&#...
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Ten ways to use UMW Blogs — UMW Blogs

Ten ways to use UMW Blogs — UMW Blogs | Wordpress in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Some examples of how Wordpress is being used at University Mary Washington across a range of acativities including delivering courses, eportfolios and collaboration.

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Dealing with media

WordPress does changed a lot in 3.5 and it has some awesome new functionality. This presentations shows what changed, why it changed and what you can do with it
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WordPress as a VLE or CMS? – eLearning Blog Dont Waste Your Time

WordPress as a VLE or CMS? – eLearning Blog Dont Waste Your Time | Wordpress in Higher Education | Scoop.it

David Hopkins posts a list of snippets of news he's collected from around the Internet over the last few months about WordPress, it’s ability to run as an alternative VLE/LMS/etc, and tools you can use to make it work as one.

 

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A Simple, New Way To Run Your Own Online Courses | Edudemic

A Simple, New Way To Run Your Own Online Courses | Edudemic | Wordpress in Higher Education | Scoop.it

If you thought WordPress was just blogging software, it’s time to take a second look. The latest version of WordPress is robust enough to help you create anything from a classroom blog to an advanced online course system complete with interactive quizzes and payment portals. Not too shabby.

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