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5 Tips For Great Content Curation

5 Tips For Great Content Curation | An IDOL Community of Practice | Scoop.it
If you're a curator looking for some boundaries in what feels like the Wild West, here are five best practices to consider.

 

1. Be Part of the Content Ecosystem

Embrace content as both a maker and an organizer

Created, contributed, and collected — the three ‘c’s is a strong content mix that has a measurable impact.

 

2. Follow a Schedule

Consistency and regularity will also bring you new users, and help you grow a loyal base of members who appreciate your work.

 

3. Embrace Multiple Platforms

Consider posting short bursts on Tumblr, images on Pinterest, video on YouTube, and community conversations on Facebook.

Bring your content contributions to wherever your readers may be.

 

4. Engage and Participate

A re-tweet is one of the easiest ways to help build relationships with fellow bloggers and curators. And your followers will appreciate that you’ve pointed them to good content.

 

5. Share. Don’t Steal

Give attribution, link backs, and credit

 

We’re increasingly living in a world of information overload.

When people choose to listen to you it’s because you’re able to separate signal from noise. You provide a clear, contextually relevant voice within the topic or topics that you create and curate.

 

Succinctly written by Steve Rosenbaum 

http://bit.ly/J6gSvJ ;


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iBook Lessons: Using Book Proofer to preview EPUB files

iBook Lessons: Using Book Proofer to preview EPUB files | An IDOL Community of Practice | Scoop.it
iBooks Author is an amazing tool for laying out and publishing ebooks to iTunes.
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16 Essential iPad Apps for Freelancers | iPad.AppStorm

16 Essential iPad Apps for Freelancers | iPad.AppStorm | An IDOL Community of Practice | Scoop.it

"The iPad is a fantastic tool for freelancers. It’s the perfect mobile computing device that, in combination with the ever-expanding App Store, has the power to transform the way you work. I’ve compiled a list of essential iPad apps for freelancers, read on to become more productive, efficient, and happy that you bought your iPad… "


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Course Design with iPad Apps: The DE Top 3 | Campbell University

Course Design with iPad Apps: The DE Top 3 | Campbell University | An IDOL Community of Practice | Scoop.it

Are you looking for ways to use your iPad to improve your course design? Distance Education presents their top 3 iPad Apps for improving course design.


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Amazon.com: Teaching Lab Science Courses Online: Resources for Best Practices, Tools, and Technology (Jossey-Bass Guides to Online Teaching and Learning) (9780470607046): Linda Jeschofnig, Peter Je...

Amazon.com: Teaching Lab Science Courses Online: Resources for Best Practices, Tools, and Technology (Jossey-Bass Guides to Online Teaching and Learning) (9780470607046): Linda Jeschofnig, Peter Jeschofnig: Books (Teaching Lab Science Courses Online:...
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How to Create an Extra Hour in Your Day

How to Create an Extra Hour in Your Day | An IDOL Community of Practice | Scoop.it
Don't think it's possible? Try these 10 tools to give yourself a productivity boost.
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FORM follows FUNCTION

FORM follows FUNCTION | An IDOL Community of Practice | Scoop.it

 

“It is the pervading law of all things organic and inorganic, of all things physical and metaphysical, of all things human and all things superhuman, of all true manifestations of the head, of the heart, of the soul, that the life is recognizable in its expression, that form ever follows function. This is the law.”

 

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Modelling, not shaping | Harold Jarche

Modelling, not shaping | Harold Jarche | An IDOL Community of Practice | Scoop.it

Education and training are shaping technologies. They reward successive approximations of the desired behaviour. Modelling, on the other hand, is the foundation of social learning:

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Flipboard for iPad Updated – Adds Audio Feeds and SoundCloud Connection — iPad Insight

Flipboard for iPad Updated – Adds Audio Feeds and SoundCloud Connection — iPad Insight | An IDOL Community of Practice | Scoop.it
Flipboard, the flagship news / magazine app for the iPad, has been updated today – to Version 1.9.
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Giving iPad PowerPoint Presentations Just Got a Lot Better

Giving iPad PowerPoint Presentations Just Got a Lot Better | An IDOL Community of Practice | Scoop.it
One of the iPad's more intriguing business uses is making presentations before a live audience. The device is portable and fun to use, and the swipe and pinch gestures can make for some dramatic presentations.
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How to Disable the iTunes Backup For iOS Devices Completely

How to Disable the iTunes Backup For iOS Devices Completely | An IDOL Community of Practice | Scoop.it

"Anytime an iOS device is connected to a computer it will sync and backup the device, and though the syncing process can be annoying sometimes, the backup process should be considered crucial so that you always have a way to restore your iPhone, iPad, or iPod should anything go wrong."


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Why the iPad Works for Writing

Why the iPad Works for Writing | An IDOL Community of Practice | Scoop.it
When the first iPad launched in 2010, critics were quick to lampoon the device for being geared too heavily toward content consumption.
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Teaching Lab Science Courses Online (Paperback)

Teaching Lab Science Courses Online (Paperback) | An IDOL Community of Practice | Scoop.it
Teaching Lab Science Courses Online (Paperback) "Teaching Lab Science Courses Online is a practical resource for educators developing and teaching fully online lab science courses.
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10 Commandments of Twitter for Academics – Do Your Job Better – The Chronicle of Higher Education

10 Commandments of Twitter for Academics – Do Your Job Better – The Chronicle of Higher Education | An IDOL Community of Practice | Scoop.it

10 Commandments of Twitter for Academics – Do Your Job Better – The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Hosted Training Solutions for Remote Classroom Teaching

Hosted Training Solutions for Remote Classroom Teaching | An IDOL Community of Practice | Scoop.it
Standard online web conferencing features like desktop, document, file, and application sharing features are present in this solution for streamlined communication.
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'Form Follows Function' Revisited | Every Force Evolves a Form | Peachpit

'Form Follows Function' Revisited | Every Force Evolves a Form | Peachpit | An IDOL Community of Practice | Scoop.it
Curt Cloninger, author of Fresher Styles for Web Designers: More Eye Candy from the Underground, discusses the concept that 'form follows function,' with particular focus on web design.
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Trading Classroom Authority for Online Community | Online Learning | HYBRID PEDAGOGY

Trading Classroom Authority for Online Community | Online Learning | HYBRID PEDAGOGY | An IDOL Community of Practice | Scoop.it
Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal on teaching and technology that combines the strands of critical and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education.
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What’s the “problem” with MOOCs?

What’s the “problem” with MOOCs? | An IDOL Community of Practice | Scoop.it
In case the quotes didn’t clue you in, this post doesn’t argue against massive open online courses (MOOCs) such as the ones offered by Udacity, Coursera, and edX.  I think they are ve...
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Engage | DoIT | University of Wisconsin–Madison

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What is Situated Learning

 

Apply for a Situated Learning Award
Application is open April 17 - June 7, 2012

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