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What a Content Curator Needs To Know: How, Tools, Issues and Strategy
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Curate Your Learning Playlist on Any Topic with Gibbon.co

Curate Your Learning Playlist on Any Topic with Gibbon.co | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
Almost all the knowledge is available on the web, all you need is someone to guide you to it.
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Gibbon is a new web app which makes it extremely easy to create beautiful-to-look-at learning playlists by simply adding specific article or video links to your custom-made content compilation. 


Gibbon actually goes the extra mile by grabbing the full content from each original source you curate, by integrating it into your learning playlist, and by stripping out of any design distractions it may have been accompanied by. 


Learning playlists can be easily edited, arranged and shared with others. 


Gibbon offers a wonderful and elegant design, providing a clutter-free, elegant and very effective way to present and organize content lists.


Furthermore Gibbon adds a few specific touches that make this curation tool particularly fit for learning a topic, by providing reading time estimates for each link in a list, striking out titles of completed readings, highlighting with simple icons the type of content showcased (articles, video, etc.), and creating a focused and distraction-free reading environment.


My comment: Gibbon looks very promising to me, as it attempts not to be another generic curation tool but addresses a very specific need and application while providing a very well designed and usable tool.


Notwithstanding the beauty and simplicity of the UI I felt the need for an integrated search tool that would facilitate me in grabbing those content items I wanted to add into a learning playlist. 


I also had several problems in trying to add new content to my test playlist. New URLs would "time out" easily while being fetched and all of the content added via the bookmarklet or the Google extension didn't show up in my collection.


A very promising tool to effectively curate content learning playlists.


Free to use.


Try it out now: https://gibbon.co/ 


Added to the Curation for Learning Tools section of the Content Curation Tools Supermap.



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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 3, 2014 1:37 PM

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Curation

 

M Dolores Solé Gómez's curator insight, January 4, 2014 5:56 AM

Great! Thank you for sharing this tool.

Terry Yelmene's curator insight, January 5, 2014 2:35 AM

This may be useful, if it proves easy enough.

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Curate Learning Playlists with MentorMob

Robin Good: MentorMob is a content curation platform which makes it easy to create "learning paths" by assembling sequences of web content pages on a specific topic.


From PandoDaily: "MentorMob is one company looking to turn content experts into teachers.


The Web app created by college friends Kris Chinosorn and Vince Leung lets you curate collections of information within a playlist that conveys a lesson plan around a single topic.

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MentorMob divides its playlists into 12 subject categories including technology, health, and art. 


They provide playlists for teachers, as well as standard school subjects such as math, science, and social studies.


More specific topics, called “mobs,” covered within the subjects, range from learning Photoshop to home brewing beer, to entrepreneurship.


Content is contributed by volunteer editors, who tend to be hobbyists and enthusiasts."


Source: http://pandodaily.com/2012/06/08/mentormob-gets-an-interface-redesign-to-make-learning-more-addictive/



Find out more: http://www.mentormob.com/splash/about 


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

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