Engaging higher education tools via digital curation


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The emergence and adoption of freely available digital curation tools has shown a public desire to locate, evaluate and organise web content into manageable, shareable collections. These tools occupy a unique niche, often overlapping with other web tools. This necessitates a clear definition of tools laying claim to this space and suggestion and direction for the use of digital curation to build student engagement. A definition is suggested, as well as a discussion on the emotional design principles and how they build sustained engagement with users.

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Engaging higher education tools via digital curation

  1. 1. Engaging higher education students via digital curation Dr Amy Antonio, Neil Martin & Adrian Stagg Australian Digital Futures Institute (ADFI), USQ Monday 26th November 2012Wednesday, 5 December 12
  2. 2. Confessions of a Pinterest AddictWednesday, 5 December 12
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  4. 4. Buzzwords of 2012Wednesday, 5 December 12
  5. 5. Digital curation toolsWednesday, 5 December 12
  6. 6. “Digital curation is an active process whereby content or artefacts are purposely selected to be preserved for future access. In the digital environment, additional elements can be leveraged, such as the inclusion of social media to disseminate collected content, the ability for other users to suggest content or leave comments and the critical evaluation and selection of aggregated content. This latter part especially is important in defining this as an active process.”Wednesday, 5 December 12
  7. 7. Tools in context (Antonio, Martin & Stagg, 2012)Wednesday, 5 December 12
  8. 8. Emotional design (Walter 2011)Wednesday, 5 December 12
  9. 9. ExamplesWednesday, 5 December 12
  10. 10. Scoop.it Text h"p://www.scoop.it/t/social-­‐media-­‐in-­‐higher-­‐educa7on/curateWednesday, 5 December 12
  11. 11. Storify h"p://bit.ly/TYZUWZWednesday, 5 December 12
  12. 12. Pinterest h"p://pinterest.com/davidpinned/Wednesday, 5 December 12
  13. 13. Do these tools have value?Wednesday, 5 December 12
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  15. 15. It’s early ‣student pilots ‣new tools e.g. Trap.it Text ‣evaluationWednesday, 5 December 12
  16. 16. References & credits References: Walter, A. (2011). Designing for Emotion, Happy Cog Image Credits: Text Student by CollegeDegrees360. http://flic.kr/p/7xow5x. Used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0) licence. Alarm Clock 1 by Alan Cleaver. http://flic.kr/p/cEJFoo Used under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) licenceWednesday, 5 December 12
  17. 17. Thank you! Australian Digital Futures Institute Website: http://adfi.usq.edu.au Email: adfi.admin@usq.edu.au Twitter: https://twitter.com/adfiusqWednesday, 5 December 12