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Educators as Curators

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Presentation on Educators as Curators for the Designing for Flexibility program Sydney TAFE 2013

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  • St Thomas Aquinas - "From on high the fount of wisdom poured abundance on holy Thomas like a river of clear knowledge, and he poured out the grace he had received of unrestrained and highest skill”
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    • 1. Educators as Curators sydneytafe.edu.au real skills, endless possibilities
    • 2. sydneytafe.edu.au real skills, endless possibilities CC licensed image by Lawrence OP Teachers can no longer be the font of wisdom in a world where all human knowledge is distributed into the hands of everyone with a mobile phone
    • 3. sydneytafe.edu.au real skills, endless possibilities Educators need to become curators •  Hyper-connected world is awash with content measured in exabytes, or billions of gigabytes •  Learners are placing greater value on knowing where to find information rather than on knowing the information themselves •  Solutions to problems are not from experts but from the wisdom of networks •  Social learning is more important than formal learning in distributed networked work environments
    • 4. sydneytafe.edu.au real skills, endless possibilities Why Curate? •  Essential for professional currency in a rapidly changing world •  To establish your self as a thought leader in your area •  Connection is as important as content
    • 5. sydneytafe.edu.au real skills, endless possibilities Educators need to be fluent with tools that facilitate communication, collaboration any time any where to create engaging learning spaces to captivate our learners. Curate - Critical literacies Facilitate - Teaching fully online Collaborate - Work is increasingly global and collaborative Stimulate - Engagement Moderate & Manage - Assessment
    • 6. sydneytafe.edu.au real skills, endless possibilities We are in a period where the cutting edge of change has moved from the technology to the literacies made possible by the technology - Howard Rheingold, (2011), NetSmart
    • 7. sydneytafe.edu.au real skills, endless possibilities Net Smart – Howard Rheingold •  Attention •  Participation •  Collaboration •  Critical consumption (crap detection) •  Network Smarts
    • 8. sydneytafe.edu.au real skills, endless possibilities What does a digital curator do? •  Find the best content and share it to their community •  Provide reflective engagement with content •  Be a trusted source of content referral •  Continually refines, annotates and shares their daily work
    • 9. sydneytafe.edu.au real skills, endless possibilities Source: Harold Jarche (2010), sense-making for the connected workplace, accessed Sept. 2013 aggregating, collaborating within networks, commenting Scanning, filtering, tagging, following & friending Reflecting, annotating, presenting, writing, podcasts,
    • 10. sydneytafe.edu.au real skills, endless possibilities Network engagement •  Find the best stuff and share it •  Establish a network reputation, social capital and trust •  Send signals that attract like, minded collaborators •  Create don’t just consume, it’s not about information it’s about fine tuning your network •  Use self interest to create public good •  Don’t flood networks, don’t post rubbish, mindful of context •  Find and focus on your topic niche
    • 11. sydneytafe.edu.au real skills, endless possibilities Tips for curators •  What you leave out as important as what is included •  It’s a commitment which requires constant refinement •  Remained focused and don’t cross post •  Remove noisy contacts •  Carefully select your tools, fit for purpose and network
    • 12. sydneytafe.edu.au real skills, endless possibilities Diversity of sources •  If there is no one in your network with whom your disagree your in an echo chamber •  Diverse networks are smarter CC licensed image by servus_du
    • 13. sydneytafe.edu.au real skills, endless possibilities It’s not information overload is just filter failure - Clay Shirky CC licensed flickr image by Greg Timm
    • 14. sydneytafe.edu.au real skills, endless possibilities Tools for curation
    • 15. sydneytafe.edu.au real skills, endless possibilities Flipboard CC licensed flickr image by Shardayyy
    • 16. sydneytafe.edu.au real skills, endless possibilities
    • 17. sydneytafe.edu.au real skills, endless possibilities CC licensed image by melenita2012
    • 18. sydneytafe.edu.au real skills, endless possibilities CC licensed image by bensmithuk Evernote
    • 19. sydneytafe.edu.au real skills, endless possibilities cc licensed flickr photo shared Bilal Kamoon