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Curator

A curator (La+n: curare meaning take care) is a manager or overseer A content specialist responsible for an ins+tu+on's collec+ons Involved with the interpreta+on of heritage material

An Aggregator
Simply bundles content without adding any personal point-of-view, or context

Why the Need to Curate?

Deluge of Online Information


Varying quality - accuracy, trustworthiness, bias or outright wrong Constantly changing informa+on

Changing Complexion of Knowledge


Knowledge takes the property of the medium it is presented in
o Knowledge presented in the medium of paper was bounded, scarce, seKled, orderly, step-by-step and driven by reason o In the internet age networked knowledge is unbounded, overwhelming, unseKled, messy and linked

Filter Out vs Filter Forward


(long-tail of educa+on)

Flipped Classroom
Source: hKp://www.knewton.com/ipped-classroom/

Teachers need to become CURATORS of reliable, up-to-date and good quality informa+on to augment learning

The Art of Curation


in Higher Education Context
1. Filtering Relevant Informa+on
Algorithmic/Social/Personal Filters, Open Educa+on Resources

2. Organising Informa+on
Create Personal Learning Repository using Diigo

3. Adding Context & Presen+ng Informa+on


Facebook, TwiKer, Storify, ScoopIT, Paper.li

The Art of Curation


in Higher Education Context
1. Filtering Relevant Informa+on
Algorithmic/Social/Personal Filters, Open Educa+on Resources

2. Organising Informa+on
Create Personal Learning Repository using Diigo

3. Adding Context & Presen+ng Informa+on


Facebook, TwiKer, Storify, ScoopIT, Paper.li

Three ways of nding online informa+on: Algorithmic Filters: Google or Bing Social Filters: Recommenda+on Systems, Reputa+on systems, Social Tagging, TwiKer Personal Filters: Quora, Facebook

Algorithmic lters like Google Text, Video, Images, Scholar, Books, News Video Filter > Dura+on, Date Books Filter > Magazine/books, Time

Social Filters

Go online and nd 3 good books on Financial Literacy, for beginners

- Go to a site like Amazon, where there are lots of users - Select the category books - Search for Financial Literacy

- You can further SORT these results to rene your search - In our case we will choose the sort lter, Avg. Customer Review

One of the books in the results has been given average 5 Stars ra+ng by 39 readers - this is a Wisdom of the Crowd social lter. Click on this book...

On Scrolling down on this page we can see another Wisdom of the Crowd lter - Customers who bought this item also bought

Here we find another book that has been rated highly by 305 readers - certainly worth checking out

For these books, search the respec+ve authors on sites like YouTube and Vimeo - lots of +me the authors have done a short book review, which is very useful to nd out relevance

You can also look for free informa+on on the book by searching for: Google

Talk <name of author>

Social Tagging

You can search Social Bookmarking sites for curated content

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Personal Filters

TwiKer

There are new services like Quora or Curated.by - where you post your ques+ons and community members provide answers www.Quora.com

Filters in Summary
You can nd informa+on online in the following ways:

Algorithmic Filters (Google or Bing) Social Filters (Facebook and TwiKer)

Wisdom of the Crowd Filters (ra+ngs, reviews, social bookmarking sites like Digg, Reddit,Delicious)

Personal Filters (Quora, Curated.by)

Open Educational Resources

"Open Educa+onal Resources are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use or re-purposing by others."
Source: Report on OER by Hewle4 Founda8on

Open Educa+onal Resources

MIT - OCW

Other Educational Resources

Academic Earth: has video lectures and complete courses from Professors of Harvard, MIT, Yale, Stanford www.AcademicEarth.org

MIT World over 11,000 Videos

iTunes University

YouTube - Educa+on

Vimeo
e.g. Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies

Lecture Fox Free University Lectures

TED: has brilliant lectures and presenta+on that are not longer than 18 minutes - www.TED.com

Digital / Flex Books

Flat World Knowledge

Boundless

CK-12

Chegg, CourseSmart Rent Books

SlideShare

Scribd

StoryCrawler

Learnist

Educational Resources Multiple Formats

From iTunes Store (Mac or PC) you can go to Podcasts for more good quality, free content
Search content

If you have an Android Smart Phone you can search for educa+onal apps on Android Market

If you have an iPhone you can search App Store for educa+onal games and apps

Game-based Learning Serious Games

Online Learning Journey

Online Learning Resources - In Summary


Tons of Open Educa+on Resources Learning content in mul+ple formats like text, podcasts,

videos and games - choose the one that suits your learners learning style most - Pres+gious Universi+es free online learning resources iTunes University, Academic Earth, Coursera, Udacity - TED, YouTube Educa+on, MIT World - Apps - Podcasts - Serious Games

The Art of Curation


in Higher Education Context
1. Filtering Relevant Informa+on
Algorithmic/Social/Personal Filters, Open Educa+on Resources

2. Organising Informa+on
Create Personal Learning Repository using Diigo

3. Adding Context & Presen+ng Informa+on


Facebook, TwiKer, Storify, ScoopIT, Paper.li

You can use Diigo to collate and organise online content - www.diigo.com

This Diigo bar gets added to your browser and while browsing you can...

Bookmark a page and add it to a list on Diigo

Add a note to the web page

Capture and Save a screenshot

Share the page

Evernote

Pearl Trees

Pearl Trees

You can use Google Reader to have select content pushed to you like an email- www.google.com/reader

The Art of Curation


in Higher Education Context
1. Filtering Relevant Informa+on
Algorithmic/Social/Personal Filters, Open Educa+on Resources, Create Personal Learning Network

2. Organising Informa+on
Tools like Diigo, CiteLighter

3. Adding Context & Presen+ng Informa+on


Facebook, TwiKer, Storify, ScoopIT, Paper.li

Cura+on is adding the META-DATA context or meaning to the Content

Use Facebook to add your perspec+ve and present content you have curated

Storify
- the story layer above social networks

Step-1

Step-2

Step-3
Storify

ScoopIt

Paper.li

Paper.li - example

Spundge

Pinterest

become a

Knowledge Sommelier
for your students

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