From Contentto CurationBen BettsManaging Director & Research Engineer
Question:When Learners & Managers approach you, what questionsdo they typically ask?
Increasingly, learning is work, work is learningSee Harold Jarche for lots more on this... http://www.jarche.com
Learning is NOT a spectator sport (neither is work)
Think Archimedes in the bathtub...The Foxtrot of Creativity (Slow, Slow, Quick)
True insight comes from connections.
What happens when we can’t makeconnections?                                       Lucien Monfils, 2008.                   ...
It’s less about creating the perfect contentand more about letting learners create theperfect content for themselves
Content                     Curation         Generic                      Unique      Process Driven              Problem ...
If that’s you, then nudging people towardsmaking connections is rapidly becoming whatyou do...
Cognitive Presence is a 4-step method that canhelp learners foster meaningful connections(Garrison et al)
Step 1: TriggeringWhat peaked my interest?
Step 2: ExplorationWhat does this mean?
Copyright midcheshireman | FlickrStep 3: IntegrationHow does this apply to my world?
Step 4: ResolutionResolving the conflict
An example of how we did it, usingGamification to nudge learners
Step 1: Triggering – points for viewing
Step 2: Exploration – points for contribution
Step 3: Integration End-of-Level
Step 4: Resolution - Curation
How can you engage people in Curation?Think Self Determination Theory...CompetenceAutonomyRelatedness
Call to Action – your role in the future?Diagram adapted from Connie Malamed   http://theelearningcoach.com
It starts with a resource and a conversation.Here’s 50 free resources to kick-off:www.curatr.co.uk/index.php?view=resources
Thanks for your timeQuestions?Ben Betts@bbettsben@ht2.co.uk
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We live in an age of rich content. So why is it that most of our elearning initiatives start with a call for more content, a practice that is both costly and time consuming? Ben Betts, one of the UK’s leading thinkers and practitioners in the field of curation, says the trick is not in creating learning materials centrally, but in curation: making best use of the materials that already exist, or that learners are already creating.

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From Content to Curation

  1. 1. From Contentto CurationBen BettsManaging Director & Research Engineer
  2. 2. Question:When Learners & Managers approach you, what questionsdo they typically ask?
  3. 3. Increasingly, learning is work, work is learningSee Harold Jarche for lots more on this... http://www.jarche.com
  4. 4. Learning is NOT a spectator sport (neither is work)
  5. 5. Think Archimedes in the bathtub...The Foxtrot of Creativity (Slow, Slow, Quick)
  6. 6. True insight comes from connections.
  7. 7. What happens when we can’t makeconnections? Lucien Monfils, 2008. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share
  8. 8. It’s less about creating the perfect contentand more about letting learners create theperfect content for themselves
  9. 9. Content Curation Generic Unique Process Driven Problem Driven Standardised Personalised Principles SolutionsFor me, this is what Curation in our contextis all about; a personalised learning journeyfor everyone
  10. 10. If that’s you, then nudging people towardsmaking connections is rapidly becoming whatyou do...
  11. 11. Cognitive Presence is a 4-step method that canhelp learners foster meaningful connections(Garrison et al)
  12. 12. Step 1: TriggeringWhat peaked my interest?
  13. 13. Step 2: ExplorationWhat does this mean?
  14. 14. Copyright midcheshireman | FlickrStep 3: IntegrationHow does this apply to my world?
  15. 15. Step 4: ResolutionResolving the conflict
  16. 16. An example of how we did it, usingGamification to nudge learners
  17. 17. Step 1: Triggering – points for viewing
  18. 18. Step 2: Exploration – points for contribution
  19. 19. Step 3: Integration End-of-Level
  20. 20. Step 4: Resolution - Curation
  21. 21. How can you engage people in Curation?Think Self Determination Theory...CompetenceAutonomyRelatedness
  22. 22. Call to Action – your role in the future?Diagram adapted from Connie Malamed http://theelearningcoach.com
  23. 23. It starts with a resource and a conversation.Here’s 50 free resources to kick-off:www.curatr.co.uk/index.php?view=resources
  24. 24. Thanks for your timeQuestions?Ben Betts@bbettsben@ht2.co.uk

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