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DIGITAL CURATION: 
HOW AND WHY 
Dr Anne Marie 
Cunningham 
Academic Lead for 
eLearning 
Institute of Medical 
Education, ...
OBJECTIVES 
To be familiar with the concept of digital curation and 
some of the tools which are available 
To consider ho...
CASE BASED LEARNING 
Active Collaborative Supported
WHAT DO 
STUDENTS LEARN 
FROM? Textbooks 
Online content from 
other universities 
Lectures 
Online content made 
by other...
THE PROBLEM? 
Too 
much 
content! 
What is 
good 
quality? 
What is 
relevant?
How do you 
manage “too 
much content” 
with learners?
“CONSUMERS ARE NOW ‘PINNING’ 
THINGS LIKE ARTICLES, PHOTOS AND 
RECIPES TO SHARE WITH THEIR FRIENDS 
MORE OFTEN THAN EMAIL...
STUDENTS CHOOSE WHERE TO 
SHARE LEARNING 
Facebook Wiki Scoopit
THE SOLUTION? …… CURATION 
Social 
media 
Peer-reviewed 
content 
Student 
generated 
content 
Curator filters and adds c...
WHO ARE THE CURATORS? 
Staff Students
HOW ARE WE USING IT? 
CBL group pages 
Case “master” pages 
Subject-specific pages
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE A GOOD 
CURATOR? 
•Accuracy 
•Relevance 
•Framework 
Know 
subject 
•Ease of 
access 
•Right level...
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Credit: John Curran @designedlearnin http://www.designedforlearning.co.uk/category/curation-2/
PARTICIPATION? 
25/30 groups 
used at all 
Median contributors per group 
3.5 
Median scoops per group 8.5 
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15
16
17
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OUR LEARNING AND PLANS 
Development 
Staff Students 
Review 
Quality Features 
Future 
Maintaining Extending 
19
20 
Credit: John Curran @designedlearnin http://www.designedforlearning.co.uk/create-or-curate/
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 
For more information please see: 
http://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/onlinecontentcuration/
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Digital curation : how and why (workshop at #icre2014)

  1. 1. DIGITAL CURATION: HOW AND WHY Dr Anne Marie Cunningham Academic Lead for eLearning Institute of Medical Education, Cardiff University @amcunningham
  2. 2. OBJECTIVES To be familiar with the concept of digital curation and some of the tools which are available To consider how to use and embed digital curation within existing curriculum To develop a network of those interested in researching digital curation in medical education
  3. 3. CASE BASED LEARNING Active Collaborative Supported
  4. 4. WHAT DO STUDENTS LEARN FROM? Textbooks Online content from other universities Lectures Online content made by other students Tutorials YouTube
  5. 5. THE PROBLEM? Too much content! What is good quality? What is relevant?
  6. 6. How do you manage “too much content” with learners?
  7. 7. “CONSUMERS ARE NOW ‘PINNING’ THINGS LIKE ARTICLES, PHOTOS AND RECIPES TO SHARE WITH THEIR FRIENDS MORE OFTEN THAN EMAILING LINKS.”— SHARETHIS HTTP://WWW.WIRED.COM/2014/01/PINTEREST-MORE-POPULAR-THAN-EMAIL/
  8. 8. STUDENTS CHOOSE WHERE TO SHARE LEARNING Facebook Wiki Scoopit
  9. 9. THE SOLUTION? …… CURATION Social media Peer-reviewed content Student generated content Curator filters and adds commentary - posts resources to Scoopit
  10. 10. WHO ARE THE CURATORS? Staff Students
  11. 11. HOW ARE WE USING IT? CBL group pages Case “master” pages Subject-specific pages
  12. 12. WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE A GOOD CURATOR? •Accuracy •Relevance •Framework Know subject •Ease of access •Right level Know audience
  13. 13. 13 Credit: John Curran @designedlearnin http://www.designedforlearning.co.uk/category/curation-2/
  14. 14. PARTICIPATION? 25/30 groups used at all Median contributors per group 3.5 Median scoops per group 8.5 14
  15. 15. 15
  16. 16. 16
  17. 17. 17
  18. 18. 18
  19. 19. OUR LEARNING AND PLANS Development Staff Students Review Quality Features Future Maintaining Extending 19
  20. 20. 20 Credit: John Curran @designedlearnin http://www.designedforlearning.co.uk/create-or-curate/
  21. 21. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS For more information please see: http://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/onlinecontentcuration/

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