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Educators as Curators: 8 Steps to Bringing Your Students the Best of the Web

Educators as Curators: 8 Steps to Bringing Your Students the Best of the Web | Curating-Social-Learning |

Posted on July 23, 2012 by Jennifer Funk

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Last spring, Dr. Corinne Weisgerber turned her undergrads into Guggenheim-like curators. After building personal learning networks that delivered subject-specific tweets and blog posts, her students chose the most salient content and arranged it online the way a museum curator might an art exhibit. Their goal was to design a learning experience that cut through the noise to bring the Internet’s best content to others.


The project arose from Weisgerber’s own experience curating content for students, which she and her St. Edward’s University colleague Dr. Shannan Butler shared at the second annual SXSWedu conference in March.


Today, they answer questions about why they think the museum curator is the perfect model for today’s educators (and students), and how you can become one too.


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How the Science of Attention is Changing Work and Education

How the Science of Attention is Changing Work and Education | Curating-Social-Learning |

Fascinating review by Maria Popova, from Brainpickings on Cathy Davidson's, (Founder of Duke University’s Center for Cognitive Neuroscience) new book "Now You See It".




How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn — a fascinating meditation on how “attention blindness,” the peculiar phenomenon illustrated by Harvard’s famous invisible gorilla experiment, has produced one of our culture’s greatest disconnects, the inability to reconcile the remarkable changes induced by the digital age with the conventions of yesteryear’s schools and workplaces.



"As long as we focus on the object we know, we will miss the new one we need to see. The process of unlearning in order to relearn demands a new concept of knowledge not as thing but as a process, not as a noun but as a verb.” ~ Cathy Davidson


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Great Content Curation Models: E-learning Examples by David Anderson

Great Content Curation Models: E-learning Examples by David Anderson | Curating-Social-Learning |

If you are looking for inspiration when it comes to content curation, here is a great example at work.


Elearning Examples is a curated collection of "examples" from the real world of online communications in the areas of "multimedia journalism", "infographics" and "html5" among others.

For each one of these categories the author has written and edited a specific information card containing relevant information, images and links to the work being referenced.


The design of the site and the quality of the work "examples" being showcased make this a good example of what good "content curation" is. 


Clearly, the work produced by this site, produces no noise or regurgitation of information, but rather offers a better way to make sense and discover the communication areas being curated on the site.


Thanks to David Anderson, an e-learning designer & community manager at Articulate for having created this excellent curated set of galleries.


Inspiring. 9/10




David Anderson's blog: 


His Twitter channel:!/elearning 


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Teachers as Curators of Learning | Edutopia

Teachers as Curators of Learning | Edutopia | Curating-Social-Learning |

"Teacher Dan Meyer compares the modern educator's quest to mining: He argues that only a small fraction of the country's three million teachers "have come back from those Internet hills with gold, looking haggard from the extra hours they put in beating these disparate resources into some kind of instructional shape."

He should know. Meyer liberally invests his own time to create high-interest visual resources that open learning opportunities for his math students. (See the related blog post "Teaching with Visuals.") He likens what he does to curating: arranging chosen pieces into an order and structuring a compelling question around them. ...  Good curators work in the background, but their influence is powerful. Like artful teachers, they make critical decisions, raise questions, challenge assumptions, and provoke responses."

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