Curation is an essential skills in an age where access to data is ubiquitous. This is a presentation prepared for the Future of Education conference in Montreal, August 19-21, 2013 by @dabambic on yourlearningcurve.com.
‘Web 2.0’= User-generated content
100 hours of video
uploaded to YouTube
130 million people sharing
photos & videos on
31 million bloggers (US
+3 million blog posts daily
to curate is to...
To curate is to
bring value to
to confer meaning
& reflections to
value to their
A curator is an expert learner who
creates spaces where knowledge is
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Top 10 Reasons to Teach Curation Skills
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1. Curation is the antidote for hoarding data.
2. To curate means to consider your audience.
3. To curate is to give a context and meaning to data: to construct knowledge
4. To curate well is the focus on the salient amidst the clatter of ubiquitous data.
5. To curate means to exercise higher order cognitive skills - analysis, evaluation, reflection.
6. Curation gives students an editorial voice.
7. Curators are valuable filters for their circle of learners.
8. To curate is to bring value to a circle of learners.
9. To curate is to contribute to the ‘global brain’. (Robin Good)
10. If information is the currency of democracy (Thomas Jefferson), then curators are essential agents of that
democracy. Curation makes sense of data and learning to curate is a democratic skill.
This slide deck was produced by @dabambic
yourlearningcurve.com for a workshop given with
T. Reddy from Oralys Canada for the
Future of Education Conference in Montreal
August 19-21, 2013
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