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Curation Can Help You Execute on Your Best Ideas

Curation Can Help You Execute on Your Best Ideas | Curating Learning Resources | Scoop.it
The key to transforming how much value you get from your ideas? Stop focusing on having more of them. Curation can turn good ideas into great execution.
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This article certainly reinforces my thinking about how curating can help develop students into learners.  Love this description of the collection of miniature liquor bottles --used to help make the point:
"What is most interesting about this odd collection is not the bottles themselves. It’s that only a fifth of the entire 50,000 bottle collection is on display at any given time. It is a masterpiece of curation. Putting every bottle on display at once would be noise. Selecting the best and grouping them into interesting themes is what makes the story the Gallery tells meaningful. Like all great museum destinations, the Gallery uses curation to add meaning to isolated interesting things."

The author, Rohit Bhargava, goes on to talk about "Curation in the Museum of Your Mind." Love the vision this presents.  These are the characteristics offered by the author:
-Being Curious
-Being Observant
-Being Fickle  (new thinking for me!)
-Being Thoughtful
-Being Elegant --Absolutely LOVE this description: "Being elegant means developing your ability to describe a concept in a beautiful and simple way for easy understanding."

Rohit goes on to describe curating as " a method of thinking that is more than linear. It is circuitous, uncertain, and entrepreneurial. This method brings ideas from multiple categories or even industries together. It is a method I have often described as non-obvious." --BINGO!

"Non-Obvious thinking requires embracing the art of curation as a skill that isn’t just useful for museums. It can help connect the dots between isolated practices, divisions, or product groups and break down silos to encourage collaboration."

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Understanding Content Curation – A Refresh

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In the summer of 2012, I began an exploration of the concept of Content Curation, and what this meant for teachers and students. Little did I know at the time that my journey would involve curating…about curating.  Given the task of providing professional development for teachers to curate resources for backwards-designed units, I started researching…
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Just launched a new blog with a refresh of my original article on content curation, written 5 years ago. New insight into the elements of personal connection, learning community, and storytelling.
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The Future of Universities Is In Becoming Masters of Curation

The Future of Universities Is In Becoming Masters of Curation | Curating Learning Resources | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good
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So...if this is true for universities, I wonder what follows for K-12? 

 

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Jeroen Boon's curator insight, July 12, 2014 10:39 AM

Exciting article about the future of our universities! 

Olga Senognoeva's curator insight, August 12, 2014 4:39 AM

"... Как будет выглядеть будущее образования?


1. Цена содержания будет свободное падение в течение ближайших семи лет. Мы услышали первые раскаты прошлом году, когда Верховный суд постановил , что американские владельцы авторских прав не может остановить импорт и перепродавать, защищенных авторским правом контента легально продаются за рубежом, прокладывая путь для глобального рынка учебников.


2. Поставка учебных материалов будет набухать. Это может показаться нелогичным, но, как мы движемся в сторону глобального рынка за содержание, создатели будет цена берущих, не в состоянии командовать много переговорах, учитывая огромный размер распределительных платформ (думаю Itunes). В то время как это может сделать меньше смысла для профессора в Нью-Йорке, чтобы написать книгу, она делает много смысла для одного в Мумбаи.


3. Образование будет персональной. С содержания обучения предоставляется по требованию, студенты будут более иметь возможность строить программы на получение степени из широкого спектра учреждений, предлагающих особые курсы.
Университеты будут властвовать курирование, работая талантов агентств. Они нарисую роялти и лицензионные платежи от содержания профессора создания и хранения. Во многих отношениях, роль лучших университетов станет еще больше ориентирован на выявление, инвестируя в и уборки отдачу от большого таланта.


Студенты являются победителями здесь. Снижение стоимости содержания в сочетании с усилением конкуренции среди профессоров, и более низкой средней рентабельности для университетов в профессора, приведет к снижению затрат на обучение и больших профессоров choice.Great с междисциплинарных знаниях великих кураторов-увидим лицензии и лицензионных платежей подняться как они Команда эффект масштаба в распределении. Существующие институты с большими запасами станет лейблов: платформы, которые инвестируют в большой талант. И распределительные платформы, викария содержание будет делать хорошо, командуя как эффект масштаба и охвата."

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Curation, as a Pedagogical Tool To Embolden Critical Thinking in Education

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Exploring Curation as a core competency in digital and media literacy education

Via Robin Good, Paula Silva, catspyjamasnz, Fabrizio Bartoli
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More thinking on the connection of storytelling and curating:

 

"Curation is an act of problem solving. Curating information to tell a story creates a sense of responsibility for the curator. Storytelling advances the core media literacy principles of analysis, evaluation and creation. By curating, students can compose a story using content acquired on their search with heightened awareness of purpose and audience (Hobbs 2010). All media online is searchable by any user of the web, but the task of the curator is to organize the information into a story in order to share with others in a coherent, nuanced and clear manner. Guided by the teacher, students can access content, analyze and evaluate the messages, create presentations, reflect on findings, and work together in collaborative environments "

 

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Diana Juárez's curator insight, April 26, 2015 1:27 PM

La curación como herramienta pedagógica para propiciar el pensamiento crítico en la educación.

Bárbara Mónica Pérez Moo's curator insight, August 12, 2015 9:16 AM

Habilidades digitales y pensamiento crítico.

Gilbert C FAURE's curator insight, August 13, 2015 8:37 AM

of course!

2013

good link

http://www-jime.open.ac.uk/articles/10.5334/2013-02/

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Curation, as a Pedagogical Tool To Embolden Critical Thinking in Education

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Exploring Curation as a core competency in digital and media literacy education

Via Robin Good
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I am very excited to find this work to share with my teachers. I continue to get pushback as I try to encourage them to allow time for students to curate.  The fact of the matter is that true curation takes time, but the skills gained by students cannot be ignored, and research and critical analysis are found throughout the Common Core Standards. Curation is also a pathway to personalized learning as students pursue their own areas of interest through the art of curation.

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Diana Juárez's curator insight, April 26, 2015 1:27 PM

La curación como herramienta pedagógica para propiciar el pensamiento crítico en la educación.

Bárbara Mónica Pérez Moo's curator insight, August 12, 2015 9:16 AM

Habilidades digitales y pensamiento crítico.

Gilbert C FAURE's curator insight, August 13, 2015 8:37 AM

of course!

2013

good link

http://www-jime.open.ac.uk/articles/10.5334/2013-02/

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A Flipped Classroom - Students as Curators with Storify

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Sherry Stones is presenting the workshop: “A Flipped Classroom: Students as Curators with Storify”.

Storify will be used to demonstrate design multimodal/multimedia research-based assignments, due to its features such as Hashtag specific Tweets, Flicker and Instagram images, Soundcloud audios and Youtube videos.  

Most of the expected outcomes of the workshop can be associated to teaching and learning in general.

 

Important ideas:

 

a) Storify has a great educational potential;

b) You can organize Storify content based on theme or topic;

c) You can easily embed Hashtag specific Tweets, Flicker and Instagram images, Soundcloud audios and Youtube videos;

d) It helps students develop research, synthesis and presentation skills;

f) It helps students to evaluate the credibility and relevance of web sources;

g) It enables teachers to set assignments and rubric;

h) You can embed a Storify page into a Blog;

i) Other types of Open Access Content are great for embedding on Storify, such as: Xtranormal, Goanimate, Animoto animations; Infographics and Flicker images; Google Docs; Vimeo, Big Think, and Academic Earth videos; Webcomics; Prezi and Google Slideshows; Learning Objects.

 

Check the Wiki FrontPage for information about the COLTT 2012 Conference (http://coltt2012.pbworks.com/w/page/48067721/FrontPage)


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Carey Leahy's comment, July 14, 2012 2:29 AM
I've just used Storify to collect all the tweets from two diff. conferences. Now I'll look at these ides too - Thanks all.
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Teach students to curate a project

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With so much information available, it’s imperative that students develop the skills to effectively find and evaluate sources of information, categorize what they have found and create new meaning from those materials.
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I absolutely love the mixtape analogy!  Also, curating primary sources is a great way to connect with learner's curiosity and passions -great resource and ideas! 
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Presenters's curator insight, November 11, 2017 2:27 PM
"Con tanta información disponible, es imperativo que los estudiantes desarrollen las habilidades para encontrar y evaluar de forma efectiva las fuentes de información, categorizar lo que han encontrado y crear nuevos significados para esos materiales añadiendo sus propias reseñas o hallazgos". Esta es posiblemente la mejor explicación de la utilidad de la curación de contenidos. Junto a ella, una lista de herramientas para llevarla a cabo: http://www.curata.com/blog/content-curation-tools-the-ultimate-list/
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Content Curation Lands on Google+: Introducing Collections

Content Curation Lands on Google+: Introducing Collections | Curating Learning Resources | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good, theo kuechel
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Excited to see how we might be able to set this up in our GAFE space - students already have accounts, so this is a natural fit to facilitate student curation!

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wanderingsalsero's curator insight, November 2, 2016 4:57 AM
This is interesting because it shows how far the concept of 'Curation' has come in the last 10 years. I don't remember much about it but I remember that in the early days of Blogger, perhaps even before Google bought it, they had a tool or bookmarklet or some little button that had certain curation abilities. My first blog was on Blogger and I remember using that tool.

Later, I maintained a Posterous blog for a couple of years...maybe more. I liked Posterous a lot and was very sad when they sold it (Posterous) to Yahoo and then about a year later those jerks at Yahoo closed it down. I thought Posterous was a very nice blog with just the right amount of features to get the job done without getting too technical.


 
Felix Grobe's curator insight, June 9, 10:43 AM



Google has just introduced "Collections", for Google+, a new service which allows any Google+ user to group his posts by topic and to create public, shareable collections of his favorite links, articles, videos and images.


To use Google Collections, simply go to your G+ profile page and then select "Collections" on the drop down menu appearing on the top left part of the page.


"Each collection can be shared publicly, privately, or with a custom set of people. Once you create your first collection, your profile will display a new tab where other people can find and follow your collections."


You can either create new posts containing whatever type of content inside a collection, or assign an existing, published post to a collection you have just created.


You can create as many collections as you like.


Google+ Collections is available on the web and on Android (iOS coming later).



My comment: Google+ Collections adds opportunity for creating additional value to G+ users by letting interests drive community engagement. This is a feature that sooner or later any social network will offer. 


Free to use.


Try it out now: https://plus.google.com/collections/welcome 




More info:


Official Google announcement: https://plus.google.com/+googleplus/posts/7ZpGWeou2sV 


Featured collections: https://plus.google.com/collections/featured 


See also the official review from Techcrunch:

http://techcrunch.com/2015/05/04/google-turns-users-into-content-curators-with-new-collections-feature/ 


Video tutorial: https://youtu.be/gtVNkbtS9g8 











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Learning and Teaching with Content Curation: an Academic Introduction

A digital essay completed by Heather Bailie as part of the assessment requirements of #INF530 Concepts & Practices for a Digital Age.

Via Robin Good
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A good review of curation in education.

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Joaquín Ballester's curator insight, June 11, 2014 9:06 AM

Flipped classroom

Christoph Meier's curator insight, August 11, 2014 4:20 AM

Hilfreicher Übersichtsartikel mit Links zu verschiedenen Beiträgen in peer reviewed journals.

Mark Monsen's curator insight, May 6, 2015 11:21 PM

All about curation, some great educational models

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The Curator Job Is To Unpack Specialized Information To An Interested Audience

As the director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Thomas P. Campbell thinks deeply about curating—not just selecting art objects, but placing them in a setting where the public can learn their stories.

Via Robin Good
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Many good ideas can be found here regarding what we need to teach students about curating digital content for learning.  The importance of story - and to really look at something (or read it!).  The importance of asking quesitons and seeking answers before adding it to your curated collection to determine if it is a good fit. There are many parallels to the world of digital curation.

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Ajo Monzó's curator insight, September 26, 2014 7:20 AM

Muy interesante y profunda  charla sobre el concepto de "curación" .

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, September 26, 2014 8:47 AM

For more resources on Social Media & Content Curation visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

Jimena Acebes Sevilla's curator insight, October 18, 2014 6:25 PM

El curador de  el curador es el de presentar  información especializada a una audiencia interesada.

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Instagrok - a promising curation tool interactive web search engine for learners

Instagrok - a promising curation tool interactive web search engine for learners | Curating Learning Resources | Scoop.it

 

instaGrok allows students to keep a journal of their work . The journal is automatically populated with the websites a student visits, allowing them to keep an evolving annotated portfolio of their work. A teacher can see and comment on their students’ journals, or they can be shared with classmates so they can learn from one another! Here you can find age-appropriate educational content on any topic presented with interactive multimedia interfaces generates quiz questions based on student's research activity and skill level supports creation of research journals and concept maps for learning assessment .

 


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What Makes A Great Curator Great?

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This piece was brilliantly written by my fellow curator, Robin Good for those of you who haven't read this.


Beth Kanter has added some very valuable insights so I am reposting this. I might also add that Beth Kanter is an example of what Robin refers to as a great curator. When you go to her blog, you will see that she consistently produces value for her readers by following what Robin suggests makes someone great.


I agree with Beth that Giuseppe Mauriello is also a trusted source and provides value for his readers.

                       

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Sorry my commentary is so long but this was so thought provoking, I just couldn't help myself:-)


The headline draws you in and the material more than delivers on that promise. What makes a great curator is clearly demonstrated in this piece. Bravo Robin!


I'm not going to repost what Robin has said but add my own comments, just as if I were in a conversation with him.


In Robin's own words - A great curator does the following:


"Optimizes, Edits, Formats, Selects, Excerpts, Writes, Classifies, Links, Personalizes, Vets, Credits, Filters, Taps, Suggests, Searches, Scouts, Hacks Filters and Searches, Is Transparent, Recommends, Crowdsources"


As you read this article, pay attention to how he has done all the above. He creates a standard, he gives you some criteria so you can understand what makes someone great and what makes someone no so great.


****He is responding to an article he read in Forbes about curation which talks about  the importance of keywords.  Robin stresses the importance of "human curation" adding your personal touch and bringing added value to what you're curating and not trying to fit what you're saying into keywords that will draw traffic from the search engines.  


These are my comments..........


**** Curation is new and is evolving.  Water rises to its own level.  The people who know why they're curating, who their audience is, how they consume information and what they need, and then act on this, will become great trusted sources.


Some people just want information. Others want to engage by adding comments or another layer of context. There's a rhythm to this and it takes time to find the right balance.


I think a great curator is a good listener and a keen observer who selects content that "speaks to the audience's listening".  Paying attention to this and fine tuning your approach takes a lot of work but it's worth it. I'm inserting a direct quote from Robin:


"One point: I believe that curators, as I see them, should rarely if ever be driven by analytics data or statistics but to their personal experience and viewpoint. Their goal is not in fact to go after the broadest and most numerous audience but have the humbleness and vision to serve a very specific need and tribe."


If you're passionate and knowledgable about the topic you're curating, and you are committed to serving your readers, you will be great.


In business you have to have a unique sales proposition. Adding context to what you curate will set you apart from others and make you great. This is your place to contribute something new, perhaps you disagree with what was said and you bring a new perspective. Anything you can do to expand the piece and add dimension to it is valuable to others.


Robin produced this video in 2009 with Gerd Leonhard, a highly respected media futurist. It is excellent. The title speaks for itself: "The Relevance Of Context In Content Curation"  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDo6YrJKaoM.


There is also another piece "Context Not Content is King" by Arnold Waldstein I posted this some time ago. It is very relevant today and hopefully sheds more light on what will set you apart from people who are just aggregating links.


Last but not least......

 

Robin also has a view point and invites us into a conversation when he discusses the scoring system which you will see when you read the article. It makes me want to  respond, it's a two way dialogue between him and me, he's not just talking at me by reposting content without adding anything else.


I happen to agree with him about this but that's a whole other discussion.


Curated by JanLGordon covering "Content Curation, Social Media and Beyond"


This is only a taster.  To see the full article by a true master-curator at the top of his game, click here


Via janlgordon
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Oh my - all of my favorite  thought leaders on curation in one spot! This immediately caught my eye and introduced a new way for me to look at curation- as a way to "find your tribe."
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Beth Kanter's comment, November 6, 2011 11:16 AM
Robin: Your point about using metrics and data .. I think what you are saying is that we should be "data-informed" - not data driven. That we don't just look at data to make decisions- but we bring our whole wisdom and knowledge and point of view to it .. http://www.bethkanter.org/curiosity-driven/
Robin Good's comment, November 6, 2011 11:44 AM
Exactly Beth!

I couldn't have said better. Thanks for clarifying this further.
Duncan Cole's curator insight, March 11, 2017 2:59 PM
If you are looking for some good advice and insight into how to develop into a great content curator, this is a great article from a few years ago from Robin Good. The additional insight from other curators adds another dimension, and I would suggest looking at this in some detail. It is clearly more effort to curate well, but then high quality work usually does.