Robin Good's insight:Here's an inspiring short article by Elia Morling on the role of curators in storytelling.Elia reports of a discussion he has had with netnographer Olga Kravets, in which she suggested that: "...curators serve their tribe like dumpster divers. They dive into containers to rummage through heaps of garbage to find useful stuff that can be re-purposed. When they are done they bring forth their scavenged gifts to their... Read more
Robin Good's insight:Typeform is a new web app which allows you to easily edit, create and publish professionally-looking interactive forms and surveys on any website, while guaranteeing full compatibility with all desktop and mobile devices.If you want to "listen" to your fans, customers and readers, this is a great tool to make it all happen.As a matter of fact, Typeforms work across all computing devices: from desktop PCs, to tablets... Read more
Robin Good's insight:Ditto is a FREE, automated weekly backup of Twitter, Facebook and Gmail with integrated search capabilities.To curate, means also ability to archive, preserve and safely store the data/information/content available in your newsradar/collection/lineup. As a matter of fact, if you decided to follow-up on an academic pursuit of your data-curation interests, you would be immediately confronted with the learning of the best methodologies, tools and workflows utilized to preserve... Read more
Robin Good's insight:How much does it really cost to publish your own book? Miral Sattar, on PBS Mediashift, provides a very useful article outlining eight main expenditure areas and providing some indication of what the cost of doing these activities may be for an independent self-publisher.From formatting to getting reviews, the article properly identifies all of the work steps needed to professionally publish a book without going to partner with... Read more
Robin Good's insight:XiStera is a new Kickstarter crowdfunded project for a physical adapter for iPhone 5 units capable of working as
Getty Images touches people in a new campaign created by AlmapBBDO. Robin Good's insight:A new promotional campaign for Getty Images, created by AlmapBBDO, showcases an excellent example of video curation at work.In this case, Getty Images and its partner agency have decided to gather, distill and juxtapose some of the most beautiful video clips available from the stock image giant, into a "short" (less than 2 mins) capable of telling a... Read more
Robin Good's insight:Why do you curate content? Are you doing it because you didn't know anymore what to write about or are you doing it because it feels like you can save a lot of time by curating instead of writing?What drives your desire to republish, mention or introduce other people's content? The ever-growing need for fresh content? The desire to become more visible on seach engines thanks to more... Read more
I have rehearsed this scenario before, but try to imagine we live in a world where printed media had not been invented, and our only source of information and entertainment was the Internet.Robin Good's insight:"Give me the cheeses that matter, offer me a wine list that's manageable. And put all the information that's raining down on us from cyberspace in a convenient, easy-to-handle form."That's the essence and the relevance of... Read more
Robin Good's insight:EdCanvas is a web service which allows you to search, find, clip and collect any kind of content, from text to video clips and to organize it into visual boards for educational and learning purposes.Differently than Pinterest, EdCanvas is specifically targeted at the education world and at schools and teachers, and it makes possible not just to collect "images" from web pages, but to collect and organize whichever... Read more
Robin Good's insight:Screwpulp is a new startup that wants to help independent book authors to get their books out there (in digital format), and... if the public likes them, to make also a revenue from their sales.The business model is very interesting. It works like this:1. Anyone can publish with Screwpulp and get an ebook out.2. The first 100 copies of the copies are given out for free to individuals... Read more
Robin Good's insight:What's the difference between "collecting" and "curating"? How can Twitter be used as a "curation" tool?What are some examples and ideas to put real-time news curation to effective use for those working as educators?In this good article by Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano (published 1/2012) of Langwitches.org, you can find lots of useful info about the use of Twitter as a curation tool.Here for example are a few key benefits... Read more
Robin Good's insight:Cubize is a web app which allows you to upload standard 3D CAD files and have them rendered as 3D interactive, manipulable objects that can be embedded on any web site.Supported 3D file formats include:
Robin Good's insight:You can now curate your own Flipboard magazine directly from your preferred web browser, thanks to the release of the new Flipboard Editor, which allows you to modify, delete and check stats for your magazines and individual clips.To add new content to your magazines you can install the "Flip it" bookmarklet which allows you to grab any web page, video or other piece of content you find on... Read more
Robin Good's insight:Ping.it is a new web app which allows you to create custom newsbots that automatically aggregate and filter news according to your own search and popularity criteria.Such user-engineered custom feeds are called Probes, and you can create or subscribe to, to as many as you want. Such custom Probes can, for example, scout a selected set of sites/RSS feeds and distill from them only posts that contain certain... Read more
Pivotshare helps media creators and publishers sell their digital video content direct to their audiences, on our platform or your own site.Robin Good's insight:Recommended.See it on Scoop.it, via Online Video Publishing ... Read more
Pivotshare helps media creators and publishers sell their digital video content direct to their audiences, on our platform or your own site.Robin Good's insight:Pivotshare is a web service that allows any author or independent publisher to create a professional-looking video venue where to showcase, organize and (optionally) sell access to video and audio content.Video channels created on Pivotshare will have a personalized URL such as robingood.pivotshare.com, and you can further... Read more
How do you get links in a post-penguin world? For far too many the answer seems to be, exclusively, guest posting. Today I’m going to give you four reasons why I think this tactic can be as dangerous as those it replaced.Robin Good's insight:Google is getting smarter every day, and it makes little to no sense at all to keep going after links like it was 2005.In this very interesting... Read more
Content curation will play a major role both in the way we "teach" and in the way we educate ourselves on any topic. When and where it will be adopted, it will deeply affect many key aspects of the educational ecosystem.
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This article, builds up over my recent presentation on Content Curation for Education that I delivered at Emerge2012 virtual conference.
In that presentation I claimed that the adoption of "curation approaches" will directly affect the way competences are taught, how textbooks are put together, how students are going to learn about a subject, and more than anything, the value that can be generated for "others" through a personal learning path.
If we learn not by memorizing facts, but by collaborating with others in the creation of a meaningful collection-explanations of specific topics/issues/events then, for the first time in history, we can enrich planetary knowledge each time we take on a new learning task.
And it's already happening.
Yes, we are only at the very early stages, but, in my humble opinion, there are enough signs and indications that this is not going to be something marginal.
In this article I outline ten key factors, already at work, which, among others, will very likely pave the way for a much greater and rapid adoption of curation practices in the educational / academic world.
These factors are:
Here all the details: