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What a Content Curator Needs To Know: How, Tools, Issues and Strategy
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How To Create Great Value By Gathering and Organizing The Best Available Info on a Theme: UsefulScience

How To Create Great Value By Gathering and Organizing The Best Available Info on a Theme: UsefulScience | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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UsefulScience is a curated collection of useful science info summaries delivered in 5-second bytes.


UScience contains one paragraph long citations or excerpts from research papers, magazine articles or other relevant scientific sources to which it links directly to. 


Useful information  bytes are organized into 12 different categories ranging from creativity to sleep, with fitness, health, education, persuasion and productivity in between.


A great example of content curation at work, it shows in an immediately tangible way, how the time consuming work of gathering, vetting and presenting information in a simple and digestible format can give life to highly valuable information / educational resources.


Well organized, legible, easy to navigate and full of useful gems this is certainly a great inspirational model for how to best use a content curation approach to create high value from existing content and resources.



Free to use.


Try it out now: http://usefulscience.org/ 


More info: http://usefulscience.org/about 



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Curate Educational Content Discovery and Collection with instaGrok Search

Robin Good: Instagrok is a web-based app that makes it easy to find relevant information on a specific topic, and to collect the bits that are of most value to you.


Instagrok presents itself with a search interface in which the results are represented as a dynamic mindmap whose nodes can be explored by simply clicking on them.


In addition, on the right side of the screen Instagrok provides an aggregated selection of:

a) key facts

b) educational web sites articles on the topic

c) video clips

d) images

e) quizzes

f) glossaries


Any information item in these sections can be easily collected and stored inside your personal Journal, an automatic bibliography-builder which captures any and all of your peferred items.


Key facts, web site content, glossaries, images and video sections offer lots of useful materials instantly, while I am a bit more skeptical about the value and effectiveness of quizzes.


Though the interface leaves lots to be desired and has a typical "academic" feel, the content and results that were offered me in my tests were quite good and the use of pins to build an annotated journal of resource son a topic seems to me to be very effective.


Free to use.


Blog review: http://gettingsmart.com/blog/2012/08/smart-searching-just-got-smarter-instagrok/


PDF brochure: www.instagrok.com/brochure.pdf


Try it out now: http://www.instagrok.com



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