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What a Content Curator Needs To Know: How, Tools, Issues and Strategy
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An Introduction to Content Curation and Its Relevance For Students and Teachers

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Stacia Johnson and Melissa Marsh have produced this 10-minute video introduction to Content Curation for their EDCI515 graduate course at the University of Victoria.

In this short clip they illustrate their own learning and discovery experience

with curation and where and how they see this practice being relevant and useful within educational contexts.

The video offers a very clear and understandable introduction to curation from a serious academic viewpoint.

Key topics covered:

  • Defining Curation
  • What skills needed
  • What tools can help

I would recommend it to anyone interested in learning what content curation is really about and getting a good overview of the how-to, tools and benefits involved.

Informative. Well-explained. 7/10

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Dean J. Fusto's comment, September 7, 2013 4:49 AM
Helpful primer on curation and its particular skill set. Thanks for the scoop.
Dean J. Fusto's curator insight, September 7, 2013 4:50 AM

A very helpful primer on content curation.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 22, 2013 2:49 PM


Stacia Johnson and Melissa Marsh have recorded a 10-minute video introducing to Content Curation for their EDCI515 graduate course at the University of Victoria.


Topics covered:

Defining CurationWhat skills neededWhat tools can help


good summary recomendet to anyone interested in content-curation and its aplications in learning


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Students as Curators of Their Learning Topics

Students as Curators of Their Learning Topics | Content Curation World |

Robin Good: Must-read article on by Leslie M-B, exploring in depth the opportunity to have students master their selected topics by "curating" them, rather than by reading and memorizing facts about them.

"Critical and creative thinking should be prioritized over remembering content"

"That students should learn to think for themselves may seem like a no-brainer to many readers, but if you look at the textbook packages put out by publishers, you’ll find that the texts and accompanying materials (for both teachers and students) assume students are expected to read and retain content—and then be tested on it.

Instead, between middle school (if not earlier) and college graduation, students should practice—if not master—how to question, critique, research, and construct an argument like an historian."

This is indeed the critical point. Moving education from an effort to memorize things on which then to be tested, to a collaborative exercise in creating new knowledge and value by pulling and editing together individual pieces of content, resources and tools that allow the explanation/illustration of a topic from a specific viewpoint/for a specific need.

And I can't avoid to rejoice and second her next proposition: "What if we shifted the standards’ primary emphasis from content, and not to just the development of traditional skills—basic knowledge recall, document interpretation, research, and essay-writing—but to the cultivation of skills that challenge students to make unconventional connections, skills that are essential for thriving in the 21st century?"

What are these skills, you may ask. Here is a good reference where to look them up: (put together by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills)

Recommended. Good stuff. 9/10

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Audrey's curator insight, August 13, 2013 2:01 PM

Brilliant.  This is an example of what is known as "flipping" where the student is directed to where information can be found, e.g. Youtube, websites, powerpoint, etc and set critical evaluative questions.


Home School Learning is an ideal example of students as curators of their learning. It is essential for children to learn to be in charge of their learning from pre-school in order to develop essential evaluative and critical analytical skills.


Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 13, 2013 4:43 PM

I had a similar conversation yesterday and as I prepare my lit review this thinking has emerged. It is less about content and more about skills, attitudes, habits, practices, etc. in learning.

Priscilla Der's curator insight, April 6, 7:12 PM

This article is a reminder that as we are curating content as teachers so are students. Rather then memorizing or reciting textbook facts, students should be able to steer and set their own learning goals (this is where PBL) comes into mind.