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Content Curation for Teaching & Learning
Transcript of Content Curation for Teaching & Learning
Bart Everson • Center for the Advancement of Teaching • 2013
Introduction to Content Curation
Why This Matters
1. An Overwhelming Abundance of Information Which Begs to Be Organized
2. A Growing Number of "Open" and Freely
Accessible Teaching/Learning Content Hubs
3. From a Static, Unchanging World of Information
To a Constantly Changing One
4. Real-World Info Is Not Held Inside Silos
5. Fast-Food Info Consumption in Decline
6. Job Market Changing - New Skills Needed
7. Alternative Certification Systems Emerging
8. Teachers Can Curate Their Textbooks
9. Educational Marketplace Open to Thousands of Competitors
10. Demand for Trusted Guidance
Fundamental literacy about curation is essential for 21st century citizens
1. Decide on a goal for curating content.
Curate regularly, even if it’s just one hour a week
2. Set a schedule.
Why are you doing it?
3. Choose your topic.
Make sure it is linked to your goal
4. Choose your sources.
Don’t wander aimlessly online.
5. Scan, evaluate & select the best content.
6. Read the best content in depth
Decide why it's important to your curation.
7. Think about the content.
Put the content in context for your audience.
9. Share it and engage your audience
Ask for comments, contributions.
From "Content Curation for Beginners" by Justine Hyde
Credits & More Info
Follow a content curator, an expert guide, to stay fresh & on top of developments in your discipline.
Curate on your own to do the same.
Become a curator.
Curate for your students.
Example: Muddiest point, maybe even flip your classroom.
Students as curators.
So much information
The human element
What a curator does
Librarians do it too
We can learn from curators, trusted experts who point us to relevant, interesting content.
We can also learn by becoming curators ourselves — rolling up our sleeves and getting our hands messy
The Big Picture
"Why Curation Will Transform Education and Learning: 10 Key Reasons" by Robin Good
See wiki for a sample assignment
See wiki for sample rubrics
Content curators sift through a bunch of content on a particular topic, find the good stuff, collate it, give it some context and share it online either on their own websites/blogs or via curation tools such as Pinterest, Scoopit or Storify.