Part II: Overview-What is Curation?Caroline Cerveny, SSJ-TOSF, D. Min.
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What is Digital Curation? The Catholic University of America Course LSC 522: Digital Content Creation and Management3 Credits The course covers how individuals and organizations create, communicate,use, and manage digital information content for learning, work, and play.Examples of individual and organizational practices will be drawn from varioussubject domains (politics, economics, art, history, science, etc.) and from for-profit and non-profit sectors. Students will learn the roles of informationtechnology in digital content creation and management and developstrategies to use information technology effectively and responsibly to benefitindividuals, organizations, and society. The roles of social media will beexamined in depth. Web applications and mobile technology will be studiedfor their impact on content creation and management behavior. By examiningthe interaction between people, information, and technology, the courseprepares students to be effective learners, good citizens, and efficient workersin the 21st century. It also introduces them to career opportunities forinformation professionals in the 21st century.
Who is a digital curator?Curators are people or organizations that do the hard work of sifting through thecontent within a particular topic area or “meme” and pulling out the things thatseem to make most sense. This effort involves significantly more than finding andregurgitating links, though. A good curator must be skilled at: locating and evaluating valuable content organizing and connecting content so that it is as accessible as possible creating and re-purposing content when it adds to the underlying value capitalizing on the Social Web to build connections and context building trusted relationships with learners and other curators design learning experiences (in a much broader sense than traditionalapproaches)http://www.missiontolearn.com/2010/03/content-curator/