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Content Curation

What is Content Curation?

We are living in an era of information overload. There is so much content shared online that we actively seek out people who have good content curation skills to cope with the information overload.

A person with good content curation skills saves us time by shifting through the vast abundance of content on the Internet to select the best, most relevant resource, on a specific topic or theme, which they organize, manage and collate for their own use and share with us.

If you look closely at most educators with a high following on social networks like Twitter, Facebook, Google+ you’ll notice that most are great content curators and share excellent resources. Their sharing and content curation skills helped them build their PLN.

Benefits of Content Curation

The main reasons why educators curate content include:

  1. Find, organise and manage information and resources on specific topics.
  2. Helps keep them informed about the latest information on specific topics which makes them more effective at their job.
  3. Reinforces the meaning of new information. Content curation is a reflective process. As you search for and curate the best resources you reflect on their value.
  4. To learn how to curate themselves so they can teach students how to curate content for research, their interests and passion Curation is an important part of being digitally literate.
  5. To help build their PLN. Networks actively seek and follow good content curators because they save us time.
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The Curation Process

The key components to making curation tools part of your PLN are:

  1. News discovery tools – Find your preferred news discovery tool to select and aggregate the content. News discovery tools save time by feeding you the most relevant content. Examples of news discovery tools include Feedly, Flipboard and following a hashtag in Twitter.
  2. Curation tools – Choose your preferred curation tools to display your content with context with organisation, annotation and presentation. Examples of curation tools include Scoop.IT, Storify, Flipboard Magazines, Diigo, LiveBinder, EduClipper, blog.
  3. Sharing tools – Select which networks you share your curated content on. For example, you might share the content on Twitter, Google+ and Facebook while some people will choose to follow your curated content via your curation tools (such as follow you on Scoop.IT, Storify, Pinterest, Flipboard Magazine or Diigo).
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Content Curation Task

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