Digital Curation: What kind of curator are you? #converge11


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Workshop presentation at #Converge11. A look at digital curation for teachers, offering some types of curators and a basic method for getting started.

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Digital Curation: What kind of curator are you? #converge11

  1. Digital Curation: What kind of curator are you? Joyce Seitzinger aka @catspyjamasnz #converge11 24 November 2011
  2. Joyce Seitzinger aka @catspyjamasnz Say hi. Use tag #converge11
  3. Moodle Tool Guide for Teachers
  4. People @catspyjamasnz @courosa @timbuckteeth @lasic @moodlehelen @constantine @playnice_nz @marksmithers @teachernz @edumoodle Blogs/Wikis http://what Personal Learning Networks
  5. here!
  6. All pics cc license Flickr catspyjamasnz
  7. D2L
  8. Why digital curation?
  9. New role for teachers: the digital curator
  11. Why a bad rap? Google: content curation
  12. Why do we need a socially curated web?
  14. cc licensed flickr photo by Will Lion:
  15. Why a curated web?
  16. Why a socially curated web in education / training? <ul><li>In course design phase, finding/selecting resources is large part of work (should not be creation!) </li></ul><ul><li>During facilitation of course, direct students to resources, information streams and network </li></ul><ul><li>Idea: Live curating for teaching </li></ul>
  17. Who’s doing it well (in edtech)?
  18. @pgsimoes Paulo Simoes(@pgsimoes) Curates e-learning & ed tech news
  19. Alec Couros (@courosa)
  20. #eci831
  21. Types of digital curators
  22. Closed door <ul><li>“ Have everything I need” </li></ul><ul><li>No information in, no information out </li></ul>
  23. Hoarder <ul><li>Collects everything </li></ul><ul><li>Doesn’t discriminate </li></ul><ul><li>Doesn’t organise </li></ul><ul><li>Doesn’t share </li></ul><ul><li>Risk of ‘bloat’ </li></ul>
  24. Scrooge <ul><li>Hoards </li></ul><ul><li>Keeps track of hoard and organises </li></ul><ul><li>Doesn’t share </li></ul><ul><li>Intentional / unintentional </li></ul>
  25. National Enquirer <ul><li>Is indiscriminate </li></ul><ul><li>Shares rubbish </li></ul>
  26. The Robot <ul><li>Aggregates information and shares automatically </li></ul><ul><li>No human meaning giving </li></ul><ul><li>Are you better than Google? </li></ul>
  27. Timing
  28. Timing
  29. Timing
  30. How does it work?
  31. There are 3 things you can curate
  32. Individual objects or artefacts
  33. Information streams
  34. Information streams People streams / networks Copyright Alis Yeh:
  35. PhD list An example: I curate a phd list
  36. Converge11 <ul><li>Lee Watts: Learners need to find their way in and to information streams </li></ul><ul><li>Trend 6: Workplace learning is part and parcel of workplace culture. Does not happen in isolation </li></ul>
  37. Curation process Curation Lifecycle Model by Digital Curation Centre (
  38. I propose a simpler model to get started…
  39. Step 1: Set up your streams Set up streams
  40. Step 2: Regularly access & review your streams Access Set up streams
  41. iPad is magic for this
  46. Step 3: Select what to curate This is all you… . <ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><li>Who for? </li></ul><ul><li>What value to me? </li></ul><ul><li>What value to others ? </li></ul>Access Select Set up streams
  47. Step 4: “Tag it and bag it” Collect Access Select Set up streams
  48. Other part of Step 4: Share Access Select Collect Share Set up streams
  49. Some new tools to use
  54. Now, go forth & curate…
  55. <ul><li>Activity: </li></ul><ul><li>Create a account (or Pinterest or Pearltrees) </li></ul><ul><li>Optional: add a co-curator </li></ul><ul><li>Create a topic </li></ul><ul><li>Share it in the Twitter stream #converge11 </li></ul>
  56. Website: Blog: Twitter: @catspyjamasnz Email: Questions?