Introduction to social Media Curation
Organised and purposeful collecting and sharing of annotated, online content
- The FACETS-proces: First you search and Find content, then you Assess it and decide if it's useful for your purpose, and if it is, you Choose it. But it is not enough to just choose it, you need the Explain why it is useful. Then you decide in which collection you put it in, you Taylor it. And then you Share it.
- Thank to Author: Michelle Ockers.
Here is a summary of key points I've picked up from the discussion so far,plus some extras of my own:
1. Gives us the ability to assemble multiple resources in a single place foreasy access.
2. Can be efficient to find relevant resources and organise them rather thancreate new resources for courses
3. Can bring a fresh voice/perspective to the classroom (I would extend thisto contexts outside of the classroom e.g. a workplace discussion)
4. Different content types/styles to suit a range of learning / informationprocessing styles in an audience
5. We can easily share resources / distribute knowledge with others(students, peers, .... even strangers with similar interests)
6. Community building
7. Finding others with similar interests - building our own PersonalLearning Networks
8. Staying abreast of latest trends and developments in our area ofprofessional interest
9. Creates opportunity to collaborate with others
10. Learning about current online technology (by using it)
11. We can help others to find good content if our curation skills are good
12. We can improve our curation practices, hence professional developmentand ability to add value, if we consciously observe best practice in others andmodel from it (or we could be the one that others model from)
13. The ripple effect - you just never know who you are going to touch andhelp, when or how
1. Time, time, time - for each step of the FACET process
2. Number of curation tools available - finding what works for you
3. Information overload - either getting lost in Finding content or inSharing content without going through the ACET steps in FACET - henceoverloading others.
4. Curator bias - suggest this washes out if many people are curating on thesame topic or you use a co-curation model wherever possible
5. Stopping research too soon and missing something important - orcollecting quantity rather than quality
6. Maintenance - keeping shared collections current
7. Difficulty of organisation information - which I think goes beyond theFACET model - how do you organise not only items within a collection butmultiple collections - probably a course in itself!
8. Possible IP/copyright issues (Week 4 of SMOOC may help clarify this one)
I think good curation will take me a lot of conscious practice to develop -at every stage of FACET. My goal is to make this a valuable activity forboth myself and others by consciously refinining my curation skills over time.
- Bookmarking is usually personal and item-focussed.
Curation is often public, collection focussed,requires annotation and order is important
- All those links below in this block are copied from the MOOC Social Media and active learning
Suggested Readings and Resources:
Trends in Distributed Curatorial Technology to Manage Data Deluge in a Networked World (PDF) - Sophia Liu (2010)
In this article, Sophia Liu discusses what curation is, why it is becoming popular, and the need for it in our socially and technologically connected world.
A Researchers Survival Guide to Information Overload and Curation Tools (Blog Post) - Mark Carrigan (2012)
This blog post provides an overview of curation and discusses a few curation tools.
Creating Stories: Social Curation of Twitter Messages (PDF) - Duh, K.; Hirao, T.; Kimura, A.; Ishiguro, K.; Iwata, T.; and Yeung, C. M. A. (2012)
This article focuses on currating Tweets and analyzing social media curation.
Sharing the Loves: Understanding the How and Why of Online Content Curation (PDF) - C. Zhong, S. Shah, K. Sundaravadivelan, and N. Sastry (2013)
This study explores curation trends and discusses the value of content curation.
Curation Tools and You (PDF) - Cameron Hocking (2012)
This short article provides an overview of curation and touches on some of the popular curation tools.
How Can Curation Tell Your Story? 6 Steps to Finding Your Voice (Blog Post) - Karen Dietz (2013)
This article gives great advice on how to tell a story through curation.
Content Curation Primer (Blog Post) - Beth Kanter (2011)
This blog post discusses what curation is, and why it is so valuable.
Digital Curation - Resources curated on Scoop.it by the SMOOC team.When Educators Become Curators - Slideshare Presentation by Joyce Seitzinger.60+ Content Curation Tools - Resource for different tools used for content curation posted by Pam Dyer.Content Curation Infographs - Collection of infographics about curation posted by Pam Dyer.11 News Curation Tools - Slideshare presentation by Future Point of View on 11 different curation tools.Ideas for Using Curation Tools - Large resource of curation tool examples including definitions, webcasts, and additional tutorial videos on the WebTools4U2Use wiki.
- Short video-introduction Storify
- some personal notes
- Short video-introduction Padlet
- Short video-introduction Springpad
Online curation-tools for active learning
This Story is a collection of information about curation and free online curation tools you can use for educational purposes. The most of the information is collected from the MOOC: Social Media and active learning. Curation=Find content, Assess , Choose , Explain , Tailor and Share.
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