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Social Content Curation for Learning Communities – Does your tool work for you? #dnle

I thought I would share the “infographic” I created for the #DNLE MOOC at Stanford’s Venture Lab. It is an unsophisticated effort to plot functions of a curation tool I think would be needed to support social content curation by a learning community. For this exercise I chose 6 functions (though it could have been 45 and Bayeux Tapestry proportions):

  • bookmarklets,
  • image driven,
  • community rights to share,
  • communal tagging,
  • ability to reshare to community or PLN
  • and availability of the collection.

I then did an assessment of a standard LMS as it might be used in higher education, and also curation tools Scoop.It and Pinterest.

The resulting infographic is limited in space, time and research. But it has been fun to do, and has also distilled some thoughts for further “actual” research for my ever present Digital Curation PhD.
Social Content Curation for Learning Communities

Download the PDF here:  Social Content Curation for Learning Communities


How Tumblr Drove the Evolution of Content into an Image Dominated Experience – Forbes. (n.d.).Forbes. Retrieved October 29, 2012, from http://www.forbes.com/sites/matthewcarroll/2012/01/06/crippling-image-intelligence-problem-part-1-the-evolution-of-content-into-a-highly-visual-experience/

Pinterest Traffic Passes Google Referrals, Bing, Twitter & StumbleUpon | TechCrunch. (n.d.).TechCrunch. Retrieved October 29, 2012, from http://techcrunch.com/2012/07/09/pinterest-now-beating-google-referral-traffic-plus-bing-twitter-stumbleupon/

Rainie, L. (2012, February 26). The emerging information landscape: the 8 realities of the “new normal.” Presented at the NFAIS, Philadelphia. Retrieved from http://www.slideshare.net/PewInternet/022612-nfais-newnormalpdf

Weller, M. (2011). The digital scholar: How technology is transforming scholarly practice. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. Retrieved from http://www.bloomsburyacademic.com/view/DigitalScholar_9781849666275/chapter-ba-9781849666275-chapter-008.xml

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I dipped my toe in the Digital Humanities #dhdeakin

Facebook Friends NetworkI was very happy to be selected to attend the Dipping A Toe In The Digital Humanities symposium that was held at Deakin yesterday. It was an initiative from the Humanities Networked Infrastructure (HuNI) virtual laboratory project,  led by Prof Deb Verhoeven our Chair, Media and Communication, who you may know as @bestqualitycrab on Twitter.

All the speakers were incredibly knowledgeable and I think all of us Continue reading

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When Educators Become Curators – keynote slides from #moothr12

Educators need to become digital curators
A few weeks ago I had the privilege of being the virtual keynote speaker at the Croation MoodleMoot. Thanks to Sandra Kucina and Jasmin Klindžić for inviting me, and making everything happen so smoothly.

We agreed that, in line with my PhD topic, I would focus not on Moodle, but on the new digital curation skills being required of all teachers. So it began as an introduction to digital curation and then looked at how educators can curate inside or outside of an LMS. Thanks to those Croatian Moodlers in the Twitter stream for engaging with me afterwards. More feedback is welcome. I look forward to developing my ideas further…

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Are you the education technology curator for your organisation? #curation

@hansdezwart and @catspyjamasnzIn December I had the pleasure of visiting the The Hague headquarters of Shell, courtesy of @hansdezwart, their Innovation Manager for Global Learning Technologies. After a long Twitter “courtship”, we finally met IRL at Online Educa in Berlin (#oeb11) and found we indeed had lots of shared interests. One of the things I wanted to know more about was his use of Yammer to improve team connections and collaborations. I was lucky enough to have a personal demonstration and discussion, but you can read all about his Narrating Your Work project on Hans’ blog.

As we were talking, we hit upon an activity we both do, that is not strictly part of our job but seems to have evolved naturally. We both work in roles that connect us to many different colleagues, within our teams, across our organisation, and in similar positions in other organisations. We also both have a widespread personal learning network (PLN), that is,  we are connected to many education technology experts and information sources, outside our organisation through various social media tools. The Conversation Prism diagram below created by Brian Solis and Jesse Thomas demonstrates how some of those social media tools are used to ‘listen and share’.
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In our discussion, Hans described how he used to send people links he had found through his PLN via email. He had now started sharing those links via Yammer, tagging all of them with a #share tag. And that triggered something for me. Continue reading

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Digital Curation: What kind of digital curator are you? #converge11

A few weeks ago I was kindly invited by the #ConVerge11 organisers to do a digital curation workshop. First of all let me say that I’m so impressed by how well organised this conference is and how responsive to feedback. Last year they introduced Twitterwalls and this year made some minor tweaks, to further improve the very active conference backchannel. Well done eWorks and particularly the ever smiling Sarah Phillips!

This was a little nervewracking for me, as it was my first time speaking about my new topic of interest, and PhD topic: digital curation for teachers. Over the last few years I’ve presented, workshopped, taught, written and spoken a lot about the Moodle Tool Guide for Teachers, Course Design and PLNs. All of these are familiar territory for me. Speaking on a new topic was both scary and exhilarating. Scary as I don’t have that much “go to” material yet, and went into the workshop more with questions and observations, than answers. Exhilarating because I met others who either are curators or are interested in curation and this led to some very stimulating conversations (thank you @jurgen @tanmac73 and @stickylearning).

I believe that digital curation will be a new activity that academics in higher education will need to adopt. What do you think? Some questions in my mind: Continue reading

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