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Using curation strategies to enhance teaching and learning in higher education contexts.
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Curation Platforms | Comparison tables - SocialCompare

Curation Platforms | Comparison tables - SocialCompare | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Curation Platforms are tools enabling you to select manually content online, to edit and share it.

This comparison table is part of a French IT news article about Curation Tools: "Le Guide de la Curation". For more details about products and criteria, please read to the original article: http://pro.01net.com/editorial/529626/le-guide-de-la-curation-(3)-les-outils/

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Content Curation for Education and Learning: Live Workshop + Q&A - e/merge 2012

Content Curation for Education and Learning: Live Workshop + Q&A - e/merge 2012 | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Next Tuesday, July 10th I will be running a live online workshop on "content curation for education and learning" as part of the e/merge 2012 web conference.

 

My session (90 mins.) will focus on defining curation within an educational/learning context and analyzing the factors that will rapidly make curation a major new interest area. I will look at the key benefits that content curation may bring, as well as at the types of content curation that are possible and the key tools available to do it.

 

I will finally showcase a few interesting examples of curation at work, before diving into a "live" collaborative session in which I will be joined by participants in the creation of a collection of great examples of curated content for education/learning. 

 

A follow-up Q&A session is sheduled for the following week on Tue 17 at 12:15 GMT+2

 

e/merge 2012 is the fourth virtual conference on educational technology in Africa and builds on the e/merge conferences in 2004, 2006 and 2008.

 

e/merge 2012 which takes place online from 9 – 20 July 2012, is primarily designed to share good practice and knowledge about educational technology innovation within the further and higher education sectors in the region, as well as to strengthen communities of researchers and practitioners.

 

The e/merge 2012 conference is organised by Tony Carr and the Centre for Educational Technology at the University of Cape Town.

 

Live session: 10 July from 12.30 – 2 pm GMT+2

 

Q&A: 17 July from 12.15 pm – 1.00 pm GMT+2

 

More info: http://emerge2012.net/workshops/content-curation-robin-good/ ;

 

Workshops agenda: http://emerge2012.net/workshops/ ;

 

Programme: http://emerge2012.net/provisional-emerge-2012-schedule/ ;

 

Registration page: http://emerge2012.net/registration/ ;

(The event is free for participants based in Africa.
Participants from other regions – R750 (apx US $100)

 

Event general info: http://emerge2012.net 


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Effective Content Curation in Higher Ed

In our communications efforts, we seek to convey and affirm the brand of our institution.

 

<- has a marketing slant, but some good comments and resources mentioned (JS)


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Looking for Content Curation Tools? Here's Where To Start: The Official Content Curation Tools Universe Map

Looking for Content Curation Tools? Here's Where To Start: The Official Content Curation Tools Universe Map | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Everytime I see a new post or article claiming to list the best content curation tools I know I am in for some disappointment.

 

Most of these lists just pick up names from other lists without even bothering to check, test or verify what these tools actually do, whether they are still available. Unfortunately the rush to put out "curated" list of tools and services has created more misinformation than useful lists. 

 

But if you, like me, are on the lookout for new and effective tools to curate your own content or the one of your customers, I have created a comprehensive map of all the curation tools available online and I keep it fresh and updated almost on a daily basis.

 

The map presently lists over 250 content curation tools which you can navigate much more easily than it was possible on my earlier versions of this map.

 

On the right side of the map you will find all of the news and content curation tools available online today. On the left side, you can find bookmarking, link lists builders, clippers and lots of tools to operate with RSS feeds (which are still at the heart of a curator's job).

Full map: http://bit.ly/ContentCurationUniverse  

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KF:  Thanks to Robin Good for highlighting this.  Many of these tools can be repurposed for educational uses. 


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Mike Ellsworth's comment, October 10, 2012 10:23 PM
Mala, thanks for the reScoop and many thanks to Robin Good for the crazy good mindmap!
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Mala, thanks for the reScoop and many thanks to Robin Good for the crazy good mindmap!
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An Open Infinite Canvas Where To Collect Anything You Want: Murally

Robin Good: Mural.ly is an infinite visual canvas that can be used to create visual maps, digital posters, collections of information resources, images and video clips.

Mural.ly makes it particularly easy to search the web and to import any image, video or content clip you decide to use.

Presently in invitation beta.  

Find out more and see work created with it here: http://beta.mural.ly/  ;


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Use Scoop.it! To Collect & Share Online Content You Like On A Custom-Themed Site

Use Scoop.it! To Collect & Share Online Content You Like On A Custom-Themed Site | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Often, I come across websites that re-publish or link to my articles here on MakeUseOf. This is how I discovered Scoop.it!"

 

This is how Bakari Chavanu introduces a very complete review of Scoop.it on MakeUseOf.com. We always like to see awareness for the platform grow virally as well as site publishers embrace it and write about us. And we also feel great reading "the setup was easy and there are a few easy-to-use features that enable you to populate your page very quickly."

 

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Mightybell. Make space for your passions.

Mightybell. Make space for your passions. | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"You find a link to an article about Route 66 and aspire to plan a road trip. You watch a video about cliff diving and wonder if you have what it takes. You uncover a photo of your grandma and decide to explore your family tree. You hear about a cool event and want to invite friends to join in the festivities.

 

So you create a Mightybell space.

 

You invite friends to bring their ideas.

You explore the possibilities together.

Your curiosity grows into a passion.

Repeat often to bring more color to life."

 

KF:  An extension of the current trend of curation tools that actively engages group interaction as part of the process.

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Welcome to AcademicPub

AcademicPub provides real-time copyright clearance and an ever-expanding content library along with the ability to add your own materials and articles from t...

 

<- seemingly a way to curate a textbook for academics... Needs further exploration. #curation


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If You Can't Search You Can't Curate: Learn Fundamental Search Techniques with Google Power Searching Online Course

If You Can't Search You Can't Curate: Learn Fundamental Search Techniques with Google Power Searching Online Course | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Robin Good: If you are serious about becoming a great curator, in your specific areas of interest, one of the key skills you may need to hone and refine is searching. 

 

While everyone can type a query in Google, only a very small minority knows how to go beyond that simple and intuitive ask-by-typing approach. 

 

If you need to find alternative sources, additional proofs or more people writing on a specific topic, you need to be able to articulate your search engine queries in more sophisticated ways.

 

Google has opened registrations to its new Power Searching online course, providing anyone with the opportunity to learn highly valuable search skills and to receive a Google certificate after successfully completing it.

 

From the official web site: "Power Searching with Google is a free online, community-based course showcasing search techniques and how to use them to solve real, everyday problems.

 

The course features:


-> Six 50-minute classes.

-> Interactive activities to practice new skills.

-> Opportunities to connect with others using Google Groups, Google+, and Hangouts on Air.

 

Upon passing the post-course assessment, a printable Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you.

 

Registration is open from yesterday (June 26th), to July 16, 2012.

 

New classes will become available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday starting on July 10, 2012 and ending on July 19, 2012. Course-related activities will end on July 23, 2012.


Find out more: http://www.google.com/insidesearch/landing/powersearching.html ;

Register now: http://www.powersearchingwithgoogle.com/register  ;

 

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Thanks Robin. It's very useful
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Curated Backchannels - David Kelly

Curated Backchannels - David Kelly | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
KF: A site that showcases how curation can be put to good use in the academic context. David Kelly curates resources from the back channels of conferences.

The process involves tracking conference hashtags on social media and collecting then curating the links that are suggested.
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Content Curation Could Be Your Most Powerful Community-Building Tool | Content Marketing Institute

Content Curation Could Be Your Most Powerful Community-Building Tool | Content Marketing Institute | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Susan McKittrick, an analyst with Patricia Seybold Group, wrote in this her article:

 

"We hear a lot about content curation these days. Some call it a top trend for 2012 and a must-see new technology for marketers.

 

A content curator assembles a quality collection of third-party and original content that is of keen interest to a particular audience, selects the best content for presentation, adds commentary valuable to the audience and publishes to the audience’s preferred channels. Content curation tools use technology to facilitate these steps.

 

Marketers use content curation to establish a reputation as a trusted resource in a particular area, to build an audience (that eventually buys) above the funnel, and to foster interaction with a community of people who share specific interests.

 

You will find a good example of content curation in action at www.cmo.com. Curators of this website draw on top quality content created by others combined with their own original content to present.

 

An enterprise content curation tool will:

- Help you find the best content;
- Make it fast and easy to select items and add commentary;
- Provide flexibility in presentation and distribution of curated content;
- Support the information consumer’s experience, through personalization and navigation;
- Report data marketers need to improve execution, demonstrate value and gain customer insight.


Some of the enterprise content curation tools you’ll want to consider are:

 

- CIThread - http://www.cithread.com
- Eqentia - http://www.eqentia.com
- HiveFire - http://www.getcurata.com
- Loud3r - http://www.loud3r.com
- PublishThis - http://www.publishthis.com  

 

read full original article http://j.mp/A3lI0R

 

<-  curation important for learning communities too (JS)


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Thanks for this great post.
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The Unanticipated Benefits of Content Curation - NTEN:Change's Content Curation Issue

The Unanticipated Benefits of Content Curation - NTEN:Change's Content Curation Issue | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Beth Kanter wrote a very complete and interesting piece in NTEN's latest edition of their quarterly journal for non-profit leaders. You have to download the journal but it's worth it and it's free (you just need to register). 

 

It's been fascinating for me to see how non-profits seem to embrace Social Media in general and Content Curation in particular - Beth of course being a key advocate in that move.

 

The broader take-away that I see for those of us in all sorts of organizations, as independant professionals or SMB-owners is the validation it brings to the model. When tightly-budgeted NPO's embrace a practice as a group, you can bet they're not wasting their scarce resources on a hype. They have to be efficient and as Beth puts it in the article: "Putting content curation into practice is part art form, part science, but mostly about daily practice. You don’t need to do it for hours, but 20 minutes every day will help you develop and hone the skills."

 

This is precisely where we see the opportunity with curation for professionals: building up a good practice that fits with one's daily routine and that -as Beth puts it - brings great "unexpected benefits".


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Guillaume Decugis's comment, June 13, 2012 12:28 AM
You're welcome Beth. Thanks for the great piece!
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janlgordon's comment, June 14, 2012 10:09 AM
Thank you Beth Kanter for the mention and for an amazing article, it's greatly appreciated!
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Actualization of a Course Library through Influential Twitter Knowledge

<- curation of course resources


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Curate Brands, Issues and Stories with Informative Data Widgets Arranged in Visual Dashboards: Sparkwise

Curate Brands, Issues and Stories with Informative Data Widgets Arranged in Visual Dashboards: Sparkwise | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Sparkwise is a new, open-source free web service which allows you to assemble and curate beautiful looking data-dashboards containing the most relevant info and data about a person, a company or an issue. You choose.

 

How does it work. 

 

You simply connect your social accounts to Sparkwise and then you start to drag and configure the widget buttons representing different data types onto your page. For example you can drag a Twitter Fan Count widget and specify for which Twitter account you want that widget to display the data. There are widgets for just about anything from Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Google Analytics statistical counters to any data, image or video coming from other sources. You can even type in your own data.

 

You can create as many dashboard/pages as you like, and publish only the one you want, while keeping control of which widhets and data everyone gets to see.

 

If you want to create visual engaging story-pages with lots of data to support your focus, this is really a great tool to explore.

 

Recommended.

 

Tour: http://sparkwi.se/tour ;

 

FAQ: http://sparkwi.se/faq ;

 

Try it out now: http://sparkwi.se/ ;


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cbrooks.empoweru's comment, June 29, 2012 11:14 AM
at first glance this seems like it could b a great resource for teachers
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Curation: How the Global Brain Evolves

Curation: How the Global Brain Evolves | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

I just had an epiphany reading this article that explains how curation is the shaping out of a global brain for mankind. I've used this analogy in the past (such as recently in this TechCoktail interview) and I've always thought I was maybe sounding a bit crazy.

 

Well, good to see I'm not the only one. Thanks Eliot van Buskirk: you just made my day! 

 

And as I said in the comments on this post, the other important point that's happening is that human curators are not just passing the information: they enrich it. With context and meaning to a particular audience. So yes, this global brain we're building will be smart.

 

gdecugis


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Guillaume Decugis's comment, July 9, 2012 2:19 PM
@Scott - The idea in the article is that curators pass ideas in a similar manner to neurons and synapses in the human brain, forming a global brain. An idea which isn't new but which could be taking shape with the Internet, social media and... curation.
JKingston's curator insight, October 6, 2013 5:44 PM

Big idea - collective consciousness

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marker.ly

marker.ly | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Once installed in your browser, Markerly lets you grab text from any website and add it to your books. When you mark from a website, we automatically grab the source link so we can credit the original creator.

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schooX - The Academy for Self Learners - Online Courses and Certificates

schooX - The Academy for Self Learners - Online Courses and Certificates | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Schoox is an Academy for Self-Learners where members can teach, learn and certify their knowledge online. Users can create private or public online courses by using files or web resources incredibly easy and in seconds.

 

KF:  This approach blends together curation, OER and independent learning.  In conjunction with a good badge system there is making of an informal alternative to any educational sector.

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Educators Guide to the use of Pinterest in Education

Educators Guide to the use of Pinterest in Education | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Outline of this useful and thorough guide:

 

1 -What is Pinterest
2- How does Pinteres work ?
3- Pinterest Tips
4- Some suggestions on teachers can use Pinterest
5- Pinterest for professional development
6- Some prominent educational Pinner to follow
7 Pinterest tutorials
8- Webliography ( links for further reading )

 

It includes the presentation "The ultimate guide... to Pinterest" by Michael Litman (http://www.slideshare.net/litmanlive/the-ultimate-guide-to-pinterest-11613788)

 

Photo available at: http://www.searchenginepeople.com/blog/pinterest-link-value.html


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Curation tools to help you cope with info-overload

Curation tools to help you cope with info-overload | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"My top three preferred platforms for sourcing and sorting through qualified curators and their content are Twitter, Scoop.it and Google Plus" says Debra Askanase on the Socialbrite blog.

 

It's interesting to read how she explains her daily routine with Scoop.it which involved both publishing and following topics she has a professional interest in. "If you have only 30 minutes each day to read the latest news in your industry, start with Scoop.it; it serves up the newest information in a very readable format."

 

Check out her topics, including Facebook research and best practices.

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The Ultimate Simplified Guide to The Use of Evernote in Education

The Ultimate Simplified Guide to The Use of Evernote in Education | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

From the website

 

"Evernote is a great web service and software application that we can use in education. A lot of ink has been shed on this topic and just one click in a search engine is enough to get hundreds of links to guides and tutorials about Evernote. I have been going through so many of these resources and have collected ideas, videos, notes and many more. If you are a loyal reader to my blog ( I am glad most of you are ) you would clearly notice that guides I write here are different in that they are simple. to the point, address teachers and students direct need, and most of all written in an easy and simple language. In this regard, I am working on an ebook that will contain all the guides I have posted here so far but will be available for free only to my subscribers. Without any further ado, let us get back to our guide."


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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Educators Guide to the use of Pinterest in Education

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Educators Guide to the use of Pinterest in Education | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Nice suggestions. I still feel that Pinterest's sustainability is really let down, by its lack of labels (JS)


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Curating the #!%@ outta the Internet!

Curating the #!%@ outta the Internet! | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

As a “younger” teacher – and later as a teacher trainer (or teacher educator – to posh it up a bit) – I always hated the phrase “Content is KING”! Why? I hear you ask…

 

By Tony Gurr

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Curating Your Sources Is As Important As Curating Your Content

Curating Your Sources Is As Important As Curating Your Content | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Robin Good: Gideon Rosenblatt has a good article out on his blog Alchemy of Change, explaining how important it is for curators to explore and expand their news and content sources to avoid becoming another megaphone for what everyone else is already sharing.

He writes: "...when it comes to networking information, curating content is only half of the problem.

 

The other half is curating people.

 

When we take the time to build interesting, diverse circles on Google+ or lists on Twitter, we improve the way we filter information. It’s up to us.

We can pursue strategies that concentrate the stream of content into just the same old stuff, or we can go out of our way to increase the diversity – and the quality – of what comes to us.

 

It’s all in the people we follow.

 

...

 

In the world of the information networker, curating content is only half the game. The other half is curating the curators.


And in that power to choose our connections, rests our ultimate power to reshape our information filter bubbles and radically improve our perception of reality."

 

Rightful. 8/10

Full article: http://www.alchemyofchange.net/we-are-filter-bubble/ ;
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Tom George's comment, June 23, 2012 3:05 PM
Hey Michelle,
Great piece here and so true. We must curate the curators. This belongs on the Billboards can you share it there? I hope all is going well for you.
Michelle Church's comment, June 23, 2012 3:58 PM
I sure will...I meant to earlier really...All is well here. Hope the same is true for you.
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4 Reasons Why Content Curation Has Gone Mainstream

4 Reasons Why Content Curation Has Gone Mainstream | Curation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

With the help of Pinterest and other consumer-oriented companies, content curation – the process of finding, organizing and sharing online content – has gone mainstream. More and more people are looking to content curation to help them navigate today’s chaotic online world. 

 

Curata’s 2012 Content Curation Adoption Survey - http://bit.ly/L81K0w [PDF] of more than 400 marketers found that the vast majority are utilizing content curation as a key component of their content marketing strategy.

 

Why this entire buzz around content curation? What is driving the adoption of the practice?

 

Key findings from the survey:

Growing quantity led to sinking quality

56% reported finding quality content was their greatest content marketing challenge. The explosion of information on the Web has led to an overwhelming amount of content, making it more challenging to locate the best and most relevant.   

 Marketers look to content curation as a way to help cut through the clutter and provide their prospects with the valuable information for which they are looking.

Trust is invaluable  

85% said that establishing thought leadership was their main content curation objective.

Brands can position themselves as thought leaders in their space as well as go-to resources for prospects. Once this trust is established, prospects are more likely to become customers when they are prepared to buy.

We live in a social world

People increasingly are relying on social media as a resource for the most timely and relevant information.

Through content curation, marketers can quickly and more easily get their content out in the social sphere and keep their prospects aware of industry information.

 Content is powerful  

All major brands today are online – providing their prospects with information. 

What this means for marketers is that being “searchable” and having a “sticky site” are more important than ever.  A key to having a site easily accessible to those who are interested in the specific product or service is search engine optimization. 

By providing fresh and relevant content in an organized way, improves SEO for the site

 

Today, having content online is a must-have for Brands.  

As the online world continues to grow and likely become more chaotic and overwhelming, technologies and strategies for organization and sharing the best, most relevant content will be impossible to ignore.

 

Curated by maxOz and selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

Source: http://onforb.es/KtKjN1

 

By Pawan Deshpande- http://bit.ly/KtK1pc


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John van den Brink's comment, June 5, 2012 10:44 AM
Great one! Thanks Michele
maxOz's comment, June 5, 2012 9:27 PM
John thanks for your in put, yes this product [Curata] is amazing and the post supporting Content Curation very valid xxx
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KF: Another of the curation tools that has recently become popular. Still trying to identify the key point of difference that sets it apart from the other options available.
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