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Curate To Educate: From Online Courses to Full Learning Programs

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New interesting tools make it possible to create online courses and full online learning programs, by drastically simplifying the design process while providing simple tools to curate and bring together valuable existing content already published online.


The first I'd like to bring to your attention is Classmill, which makes it very easy to create online courses by providing a very simple and intuitive interface and allowing the author to add with ease his own texts, as well as images, links and video clips coming from elsewhere on the web. Anyone can publish an online course and make it visible to everyone. Only those who register and join in can see the full contents and can participate in the integrated discussion area for the course.


The second one is Learnyst, which goes one step beyond Classmill by facilitating the creation of a full online school with multiple courses and the ability to charge for selected ones. 


Both tools are extremely easy to use, and allow the assembly of existing materials, whether owned or produced by others. 


This is an interesting trend as in the past most tools to deliver educational content relied on the author creating and posting only his own materials. The fact that you now can easily include valuable content published by others opens up the gates both for the curation of lots of existing content into useful learning courses as well as for the issue of whether and how to compensate curated content from others. 


This economic issue though, does not preclude tons of free high-quality content to be re-used and showcased in many new free learning courses and it provides those who want to learn with even more non-commercial alternatives to master their favorite topics. 


Takeaway: You are going to see more of these tools and more subject-matter experts create valuable learning resources by bringing together key relevant content produced by others while adding tangible value, perspective and context.

If you have a strong passion or expertise it's time to start thinking about building your own online school. 



Check out these two tools:

- Learnyst

- Classmill


Other curation tools for learning moving in the same direction:

- Gibbon

- Learnist

- Educrate


More content curation tools organised in categories:

https://contentcuration.zeef.com/robin.good 







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Filomena Gomes's curator insight, April 18, 2015 9:57 AM
Robin Good's insight:

 

New interesting tools make it possible to create online courses and full online learning programs, by drastically simplifying the design process while providing simple tools to curate and bring together valuable existing content already published online.

 

The first I'd like to bring to your attention is Classmill, which makes it very easy to create online courses by providing a very simple and intuitive interface and allowing the author to add with ease his own texts, as well as images, links and video clips coming from elsewhere on the web. Anyone can publish an online course and make it visible to everyone. Only those who register and join in can see the full contents and can participate in the integrated discussion area for the course.

 

The second one is Learnyst, which goes one step beyond Classmill by facilitating the creation of a full online school with multiple courses and the ability to charge for selected ones. 

 

Both tools are extremely easy to use, and allow the assembly of existing materials, whether owned or produced by others. 

 

This is an interesting trend as in the past most tools to deliver educational content relied on the author creating and posting only his own materials. The fact that you now can easily include valuable content published by others opens up the gates both for the curation of lots of existing content into useful learning courses as well as for the issue of whether and how to compensate curated content from others. 

 

This economic issue though, does not preclude tons of free high-quality content to be re-used and showcased in many new free learning courses and it provides those who want to learn with even more non-commercial alternatives to master their favorite topics. 

 

Takeaway: You are going to see more of these tools and more subject-matter experts create valuable learning resources by bringing together key relevant content produced by others while adding tangible value, perspective and context.

If you have a strong passion or expertise it's time to start thinking about building your own online school. 

 

 

Check out these two tools:

- Learnyst

- Classmill

 

Other curation tools for learning moving in the same direction:

- Gibbon

- Learnist

- Educrate

 

More content curation tools organised in categories:

https://contentcuration.zeef.com/robin.good ;

Nedko Aldev's curator insight, April 19, 2015 2:25 PM

 

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Ines Bieler's curator insight, August 12, 2015 3:25 AM

The best motto have ever heard and so true:

Curate to educate.

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Curate Your Online Course with Classmill

Curate Your Online Course with Classmill | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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Classmill is a new web app which allows you to create online courses by bringing together your selected links, articles, files, images or video clips, into learning modules, from anywhere on the web.


Each course integrates an Introduction and a Preview part which can be viewed by anyone, while to access the full content of the course and to engage into the course related discussion you need to sign in and join the course you want to access.


Classmill is an excellent tool for the trainer, teacher or educator wanting to create an online course by organising content already accessible online. The tool is easy, intuitive, uncomplicated and responsive. 


I believe that Classmill is only a very early pioneer of a trend in curating existing content into learning paths that will grow dramatically in the near future. 


Recommended. 


Free to use.


Try it out now: http://classmill.com 







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Stephen Dale's curator insight, April 4, 2015 11:40 AM

A very useful resource for anyone thinking of delivering on-line courses. Simple to use, and free!

Nedko Aldev's curator insight, April 5, 2015 12:20 PM

 

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, April 7, 2015 7:42 AM

Classmill,

Finally a content curation tool directly devoted to Online Courses. It's an excellent web tool for teacher, trainers or educators.


Easy of use and very intuitive:


collect your links, photos, files, videos, articles, clips, etc... and melt them onto learning modules 

Try it out now: http://classmill.com