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Content Curation for Professional Learning

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Content Curation for Professional Learning

  1. Using Content Curation for Professional Learning<br />Beth Kanter, Visiting Scholar, Packard Foundation<br />Photo: Stock in Customs<br />
  2. Content curation is the organizing, filtering and “making sense of” information on the web and sharing the very best content with your network.<br />
  3. Content Curation Is Not Only About the Tools<br />Framework: Harold Jarche<br />Networked Learning Is Working Smarter<br />
  4. Session Goals<br />To introduce a simple framework for using content curation for professional learning<br />To identify strategies for handling privacy issues and coping with information overload<br />To introduce some online tools and techniques for tracking, curating, capturing, organizing, and sharing relevant content<br />Second Session: Action Learning <br />
  5. Using Content Curation for Professional Learning<br />AGENDA<br />OUTCOMES<br />TIMES<br />ACTIVITIES<br />10:00 Overview<br />10:30 Adoption Challenges<br />11:00 Techniques and Tools<br />11:45 Reflection/Closing <br />Leave the room with some appreciation for using content curation in your job and one small idea to put into practice<br />Interactive! <br />FRAMING<br /><ul><li>Not just tools and tactics
  6. Don’t have to embrace all tools and processes – it is okay to say no!
  7. Less is more. Simple and small steps. Not every tool</li></li></ul><li>Why Content Curation ?<br />Social Technologies (and the Internet) has changed how many professionals keep up to date in their fields as we become more connected to more information and more people. <br />
  8. The exabyte is a unit of information or computer storage equal to one quintillion bytes<br />
  9. Information Overload<br />
  10. How do we need to think differently about workplace learning in a networked world?<br />Research (Jay Cross and Jane Hart)<br /><ul><li>Work is about dealing with novel situations
  11. Informal learningis becoming more important
  12. Content Curation or making sense of information, both personally and in networks, is becoming a key part of work.
  13. Teams and organizations that can share information faster and make better sense of it are more productive
  14. How do you encourage/support informal learning in the workplace is an important strategy</li></li></ul><li>Survey Results<br />
  15. Yes, but I don’t have a consistent approach<br />I don’t have time for this activity<br />Yes, I allocate a small amount of time daily<br />
  16. Maybe 2-3 times a week<br />for 15-30 minutes<br />Less than 15<br />minutes a day<br />Very sporadic<br />
  17. List serves<br />Internal Blog/Yammer<br />Blogs via email<br />Blogs via RSS<br />Twitter<br />Facebook<br />LinkedIn<br />Web Sites<br />Emails from colleagues<br />Newspapers, journals<br />
  18. What are the biggest challenges to seeking or finding information on social media channels that is relevant and useful to your work?<br />I find it overwhelming<br />Don’t have a method<br />or right skills to do this<br />type of tracking<br />Don’t have time to do thistype of tracking and learning<br />
  19. Challenges Sharing Information<br />Too many options to share information – overwhelming and redundancy<br />Balance sharing with annoying with duplicate efforts<br />Who is the right person to share information with?<br />Getting people to read what you share<br />Packaging the information in a way that allows for easy use<br />Making sure it is something people will find valuable<br />
  20. The Ideal Practice<br />
  21. Challenges<br />Are you content fried? <br />
  22. The Tension Between Privacy and Publicness<br />What information am I sharing?<br />Who am I sharing with?<br />
  23. What am I sharing?<br />
  24. Who am I sharing with?<br />
  25. Content Curation: Step-by-Step<br />Self-Directed Learning<br />
  26. A Few Curation Tools<br />Twitter<br />Yammer<br />Wikispaces<br />Scoop.It<br />Storify<br />
  27. Tweets links related to organization’s mission and work as a bipartisan advocacy organization dedicated to making children and families a priority in federal policy and budget decisions. <br />
  28. Each one of these curated lists is supports a self-directed learning goal or project<br />-Blogging-Workshop Curriculum<br />-Presentation<br />-Keeping Up To Date<br />
  29. What’s one thing you can put into practice?<br />
  30. Thank you<br />Beth’s Blog: http://www.bethkanter.org<br />Twitter: @kanter<br />Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/beth.kanter.blog<br />Resources: http://socialmedia-strategy.wikispaces.comCurated Content<br />http://www.scoop.it/u/beth-kanter<br />Book: http://bit.ly/networkednp<br />

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