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Joyce Seitzinger

aka @catspyjamasnz #moothr12 13 June 2012

When Educators Become Curators

Joyce Seitzinger Deakin University aka @catspyjamasnz


Say hi. Use tag #moothr12

D2L

Moodle Tool Guide for Teachers

Thank you Tona Perii Pintek & Jasmin Klindi!

h"p://cats-pyjamas.net/moodletoolguide

A very very brief look at information transfer in education through the ages

Ask yourself Where is: The expert? The information? The learner?

Socrates Where is The expert? The information? The learner?

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Book of Kells Where is The expert? The information? The learner?

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Trinity College Library Where is The expert? The information? The learner?

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WWW Where is The expert? The information? The learner?

cc licensed ickr photo by Will Lion: h"p://ickr.com/photos/will-lion/2595497078/

Enter digital curation

What is content curation?


Content curation is the process of sorting through the vast amounts of content on the web and presenting it in a meaningful and organized way around a specic theme. The work involves sifting, sorting, arranging, and publishing information.
- Beth Kanter

h"p://www.bethkanter.org/content-curaGon-101/

What is a content curator?


A content curator cherry picks the best content that is important and relevant to share with their community. It isnt unlike what a museum curator does to produce an exhibition: They identify the theme, they provide the context, they decide which paintings to hang on the wall, how they should be annotated, and how they should be displayed for the public.
- Beth Kanter h"p://www.bethkanter.org/content-curaGon-101/

New role of digital curator for teachers

h"p://dilbert.com/strips/comic/2011-10-30/

Why a bad rap?" " Google: content curation

cc licensed ickr photo by Will Lion: h"p://ickr.com/photos/will-lion/2595497078/

Why a curated web?

Why a socially curated web?

Why a socially curated web in education / training?


Working in course design, nding/ selecting resources is large part Working in course delivery Live curating for teaching A new skill for the 21st century

Whos doing it well (in edtech)?

@pgsimoes

#eci831

Types of digital curators

Closed door
Have everything I need No informaGon in, no informaGon out

Hoarder
Collects everything Doesnt discriminate Doesnt organise Doesnt share

Risk of bloat

Scrooge
Hoards Keeps track of hoard and organises Doesnt share IntenGonal / unintenGonal

National Enquirer
Is indiscriminate Shares rubbish

The Robot
Shares automaGcally No human meaning giving Are you be"er than Google?

Timing

Timing

Timing

How does it work?

There are 3 things you can curate

Individual objects or artefacts

Information streams

People streams / networks Informa,on streams

PhD list

Curation process

h"p://www.bethkanter.org/content-curaGon-101/

Step 1: Set up your streams


Set up streams

Step 2: Regularly access yr streams


Set up streams Access

iPad is magic for this

Step 3: Select what to curate


Set up streams Access Select

Why? Who for? What value to me? What value to students? What value to others?

This is all value you add.

Step 4: Tag it and bag it


t ollec C

Set up streams

Access

Select

Other part of Step 4: Share


t ollec C

Set up streams

Access

Select

Shar e

In Moodle

Curation in Moodle
CuraGon by teacher Most commonly happens on the course page Gather resources, readings & links

Curation in Moodle
News forum CuraGon by teacher Eg Weekly links, readings, news arGcles Discussion forum ParGcipatory curaGon by teacher, class, group or other Weekly contribuGon on a topic Link sharing throughout course

Curation in Moodle
Glossary Allows parGcipatory curaGon by teacher, class, group or others Eg Weekly links, readings, news arGcles Each student curates one topic Wiki ParGcipatory curaGon by teacher, class, group or other Weekly contribuGon on a topic A group can curate one topic on a page Link sharing throughout course

Some new tools to use

h"p://delicious.com/stacks/view/GEydZx

Why should I use other curation tools when I have Moodle?" Reason 1: Ease

Why should I use other curation tools when I have Moodle?" Reason 2: Public

Why should I use other curation tools when I have Moodle?" Reason 3: Ownership & Continued Access

Why should I use other curation tools when I have Moodle?" Reason 4: Your Digital Prole/ PLN

If we use external tools, can we kill off Moodle?

Core resources Live curated resources Ambient resources

Integration with Moodle <embed> page book wiki side block

LMS has a future as a social learning mixing panel

PhotoMixing Panel cc license by Sergiu Bacioiu h"p://www.ickr.com/photos/ sergiu_bacioiu/4370021957/

So, go forth and curate

Filter photo by Nadar cc license h"p://www.ickr.com/photos/ h"pwwwickrcompeoplenadar/3349883/

Questions?
Website: www.deakin.edu.au Blog: www.cats-pyjamas.net Twitter: @catspyjamasnz Email: joyces@deakin.edu.au