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Content Curation for NGOs: Where's The Value?

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If you are a NGO or a non-profit organization, your reference point for anything that relates to effective communication online should be Beth Kanter


In the presentation / discussion she facilitated yesterday in San Francisco she illustrated the why, how and the key benefits that content curation can bring to any organization.

She writes: "Content curation can empower us to learn more and use that knowledge to get deeper impact for our nonprofit’s programs.   

We can no longer afford to get distracted by the volume of information flying past us.
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In this article she published before the event, you can find some valuable indications of how true "value" can be added to your content by adopting a "curating" perspective and what are the type of questions you should be considering to evaluate in a critical fashion the content you produce or curate. 



Full article: http://www.bethkanter.org/content-curation-2/ 


Presentation: http://www.slideshare.net/kanter/scoopit-dec-meet-up-content-curation-for-nonprofits 


Check also these related resources and links: http://bethkanter.wikispaces.com/lean-content-scoopit


Beth Kanter on Twitter: http://twitter.com/KANTER 








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Robin Good's comment, December 18, 2013 11:45 AM
Beth, that's wonderful and very useful. Thank you so much for including me in your slideshow, article and presentation, I am very honored by it. Thanks also for sharing this valuable piece of reference and for having shared the collaborative approach you have chosen during the workshop to motivate people to think more and deeper about their own curation. Thank you.
Lori Wilk's curator insight, December 20, 2013 8:15 PM

This is an excellent visual explanation of content curation, the goals, and the content curation process.

John Thomas's curator insight, February 1, 9:39 AM
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Understanding the Value of Curation for Education: Nancy White

Understanding the Value of Curation for Education: Nancy White | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

Robin Good: What does curation mean from an educational viewpoint? And what is the key difference between "collecting" and "curating".

Nancy White (@NancyW), a 21st Century Learning & Innovation Specialist and the author of Innovations in Education blog, has written an excellent article, dissecting the key characterizing traits of curation, as a valuable resource to create and share knowledge. 


She truly distills some key traits of curation in a way that is clear and comprehensible to anyone.


She writes: "The first thing I realized is that in order to have value-added benefits to curating information, the collector needs to move beyond just classifying the objects under a certain theme to deeper thinking through a) synthesis and b) evaluation of the collected items.


How are they connected?"


Excellent definition. 


And then she also frames perfectly the relevance of "context" for any meaningful curation project by writing: "I believe when we curate, organization moves beyond thematic to contextual – as we start to build knowledge and understanding with each new resource that we curate.


Themes have a common unifying element – but don’t necessarily explain the “why.”


Theme supports a central idea – Context allows the learner to determine why that idea (or in this case, resource) is important.


So, as collecting progresses into curating, context becomes essential to determine what to keep, and what to discard."


But there's a lot more insight distilled in this article as Nancy captures with elegance the difference between collecting for a personal interest and curating for a specific audience. 


She finally steals my full endorsement for this article by discretely inquirying how great a value it would be to allow students to "curate" the domains of interest they need to master.


Excellent. Highly recommended. 9/10


Full article: http://d20innovation.d20blogs.org/2012/07/07/understanding-content-curation/ 


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Beth Kanter's comment, July 8, 2012 10:22 AM
I especially like how she used the Bloom's Taxonomy and related that to curation.
Stalder Angèle's comment, August 1, 2012 12:56 AM
Thank you for this scoop!
Shaz J's comment, August 5, 2012 7:39 AM
Thanks for this!