Skip to main content

Home/ Teaching and Learning with Web 2.0/ Group items matching "curator" in title, tags, annotations or url

Group items matching
in title, tags, annotations or url

Sort By: Relevance | Date Filter: All | Bookmarks | Topics Simple Middle
Michael Johnson

Teaching in Social and Technological Networks « Connectivism - 17 views

  • The model falls apart when we distribute content and extend the activities of the teacher to include multiple educator inputs and peer-driven learning.
  • Skype brings anyone, from anywhere, into a classroom. Students are not confined to interacting with only the ideas of a researcher or theorist. Instead, a student can interact directly with researchers through Twitter, blogs, Facebook, and listservs. The largely unitary voice of the traditional teacher is fragmented by the limitless conversation opportunities available in networks. When learners have control of the tools of conversation, they also control the conversations in which they choose to engage. Course content is similarly fragmented. The textbook is now augmented with YouTube videos, online articles, simulations, Second Life builds, virtual museums, Diigo content trails, StumpleUpon reflections, and so on.
  • Traditional courses provide a coherent view of a subject. This view is shaped by “learning outcomes” (or objectives). These outcomes drive the selection of content and the design of learning activities. Ideally, outcomes and content/curriculum/instruction are then aligned with the assessment. It’s all very logical: we teach what we say we are going to teach, and then we assess what we said we would teach. This cozy comfortable world of outcomes-instruction-assessment alignment exists only in education. In all other areas of life, ambiguity, uncertainty, and unkowns reign. Fragmentation of content and conversation is about to disrupt this well-ordered view of learning. Educators and universities are beginning to realize that they no longer have the control they once (thought they) did
  • ...18 more annotations...
  • I’ve come to view teaching as a critical and needed activity in the chaotic and ambiguous information climate created by networks.
  • In networks, teachers are one node among many. Learners will, however, likely be somewhat selective of which nodes they follow and listen to. Most likely, a teacher will be one of the more prominent nodes in a learner’s network. Thoughts, ideas, or messages that the teacher amplifies will generally have a greater probability of being seen by course participants. The network of information is shaped by the actions of the teacher in drawing attention to signals (content elements) that are particularly important in a given subject area.
  • While “curator” carries the stigma of dusty museums, the metaphor is appropriate for teaching and learning. The curator, in a learning context, arranges key elements of a subject in such a manner that learners will “bump into” them throughout the course. Instead of explicitly stating “you must know this”, the curator includes critical course concepts in her dialogue with learners, her comments on blog posts, her in-class discussions, and in her personal reflections. As learners grow their own networks of understanding, frequent encounters with conceptual artifacts shared by the teacher will begin to resonate.
  • Today’s social web is no different – we find our way through active exploration. Designers can aid the wayfinding process through consistency of design and functionality across various tools, but ultimately, it is the responsibility of the individual to click/fail/recoup and continue. Fortunately, the experience of wayfinding is now augmented by social systems. Social structures are filters. As a learner grows (and prunes) her personal networks, she also develops an effective means to filter abundance. The network becomes a cognitive agent in this instance – helping the learner to make sense of complex subject areas by relying not only on her own reading and resource exploration, but by permitting her social network to filter resources and draw attention to important topics. In order for these networks to work effectively, learners must be conscious of the need for diversity and should include nodes that offer critical or antagonistic perspectives on all topic areas. Sensemaking in complex environments is a social process.
  • Aggregation should do the same – reveal the content and conversation structure of the course as it unfolds, rather than defining it in advance.
  • Filtering resources is an important educator role, but as noted already, effective filtering can be done through a combination of wayfinding, social sensemaking, and aggregation. But expertise still matters. Educators often have years or decades of experience in a field. As such, they are familiar with many of the concepts, pitfalls, confusions, and distractions that learners are likely to encounter. As should be evident by now, the educator is an important agent in networked learning. Instead of being the sole or dominant filter of information, he now shares this task with other methods and individuals.
  • Filtering can be done in explicit ways – such as selecting readings around course topics – or in less obvious ways – such as writing summary blog posts around topics. Learning is an eliminative process. By determining what doesn’t belong, a learner develops and focuses his understanding of a topic. The teacher assists in the process by providing one stream of filtered information. The student is then faced with making nuanced selections based on the multiple information streams he encounters
  • Stephen’s statements that resonated with many learners centers on modelling as a teaching practice: “To teach is to model and to demonstrate. To learn is to practice and to reflect.” (As far as I can tell, he first made the statement during OCC in 2007).
  • Modelling has its roots in apprenticeship. Learning is a multi-faceted process, involving cognitive, social, and emotional dimensions. Knowledge is similarly multi-faceted, involving declarative, procedural, and academic dimensions. It is unreasonable to expect a class environment to capture the richness of these dimensions. Apprenticeship learning models are among the most effective in attending to the full breadth of learning. Apprenticeship is concerned with more than cognition and knowledge (to know about) – it also addresses the process of becoming a carpenter, plumber, or physician.
  • Without an online identity, you can’t connect with others – to know and be known. I don’t think I’m overstating the importance of have a presence in order to participate in networks. To teach well in networks – to weave a narrative of coherence with learners – requires a point of presence. As a course progresses, the teacher provides summary comments, synthesizes discussions, provides critical perspectives, and directs learners to resources they may not have encountered before.
  • Persistent presence in the learning network is needed for the teacher to amplify, curate, aggregate, and filter content and to model critical thinking and cognitive attributes that reflect the needs of a discipline.
  • Teaching and learning in social and technological networks is similarly surprising – it’s hard to imagine that many of the tools we’re using are less than a decade old (the methods of learning in networks are not new, however. People have always learned in social networks).
  • We’re still early in many of these trends. Many questions remain unanswered about privacy, ethics in networks, and assessment.
  • We’re still early in many of these trends. Many questions remain unanswered about privacy, ethics in networks, and assessment.
  • The tools for controlling both content and conversation have shifted from the educator to the learner. We require a system that acknowledges this reality.
  • In order for these networks to work effectively, learners must be conscious of the need for diversity and should include nodes that offer critical or antagonistic perspectives on all topic areas. Sensemaking in complex environments is a social process.
  • In order for these networks to work effectively, learners must be conscious of the need for diversity and should include nodes that offer critical or antagonistic perspectives on all topic areas. Sensemaking in complex environments is a social process.
  • In order for these networks to work effectively, learners must be conscious of the need for diversity and should include nodes that offer critical or antagonistic perspectives on all topic areas. Sensemaking in complex environments is a social process.
  •  
    Discusses the role of teachers in the learning  process through social networks: He gives seven roles 1. Amplifying, 2. Curating, 3. Wayfinding and socially-driven sensemaking, 4. Aggregating, 5. Filtering, 6. Modelling, 7. Persistent presence. He ends with this provocative thought: "My view is that change in education needs to be systemic and substantial. Education is concerned with content and conversations. The tools for controlling both content and conversation have shifted from the educator to the learner. We require a system that acknowledges this reality."
LUCIAN DUMA

#curation #edtech20 #edtools of the day #bundlr awesome for #education20 - 15 views

  •  
    #Bundlr new and free tool for online #curation: clipping, aggregation and sharing web content easily More https://twitter.com/#!/web20education
LUCIAN DUMA

#edtech20 #edtools of the day #choosito next generation, content #curation platform - 11 views

  •  
    #edtech20 #edtools of the day #choosito next generation, content #curation platform 
LUCIAN DUMA

#edtech20 #socialmedia #curation project gateway to knowledge central.ly/web20education/: Introduction for free #edtech20 project gateway to knowledge in #education20 in the New Age of #Curation #leadershipday11 - 12 views

  •  
    Introduction New Age #SocialMedia #Curation in #education20 with #edtech20 project . My post for #leadershipday11
Kay Cunningham

30+ Cool Content Curation Tools for Personal & Professional Use - 42 views

  •  
    'As the web becomes more and more inundated with blogs, videos, tweets, status updates, news, articles, and countless other forms of content, "information overload" is something we all seem to suffer. It is becoming more difficult to weed through all the "stuff" out there and pluck out the best, most share-worthy tidbits of information, especially if your topic is niche. Let's face it, Google definitely has its shortcomings when it comes to content curation and the more it tries to cater to all audiences, the less useful it becomes.'
  •  
    Lot of links just for collecting links, eh? Phew! I'm a bit concerned that the Diigo reference in the 30+ makes it sound like the whole concept is in beta rather than just V5.0. We know it's been a steady competitor over the years, would you say? ;)
Nicole Noel

How Can Web 2.0 Curation Tools Be Used in the Classroom? | MindShift - 2 views

  •  
    An article about "curation" and using delicious, diigo and scoop.it in the classroom.
LUCIAN DUMA

#edtools of the day #schoox your social and #curation edutainment network - 14 views

  •  
    #edtools of the day #schoox your social and #curation edutainment network . For more #edtools https://twitter.com/#!/web20education
LUCIAN DUMA

#edtech20 curation , semantic project in XXI Century Education has a blog - 16 views

  •  
    #edtech20 curation , semantic project in XXI Century Education has a blog where I will post daily best edtools in XXI Century Education
LUCIAN DUMA

Top 10 #pln tools in 2011 used in #edtech20 #socialmedia #curation project voted on @c4lpt - 12 views

  •  
    I invite you also to comment and add your favorite tools in 2011  on our page :  on facebook   http://goo.gl/eTpsz and google plus http://goo.gl/VGoQO .                                                                               I invite you to join and collaborate in this free global  #edtech20 #socialmedia #curation project 
Susan Oxnevad

3 Free Cool Tools to Curate Content - 0 views

  •  
    Content curation is a great way to find, organize and share useful knowledge efficiently. There are many free digital tools available to help manage web content in flexible ways allowing us to quickly share resources that are accessible online. Use of curation tools is social and will connect us to the ideas of others and help build our professional learning networks.
LUCIAN DUMA

Euneos Finland invite you to join 1st Curation Course in Erasmus Plus - 9 views

  •  
    Because Curation is Social Media King we organize a special Erasmus Plus Course edition in Inari ,Lapland, Finland http://goo.gl/Fp51Jk . If you like and want to learn more about #euneoscourses in #erasmusplus join and invite your friends in our #googleplus Community https://plus.google.com/communities/113950862480575268499þff or read more http://www.euneoscourses.eu/
Susan Oxnevad

Cool Tools to Curate Content - 0 views

  •  
    Content curation is one way to find and share useful knowledge efficiently. There are plenty of user friendly push-button digital tools to help you collect, organize and store web content in flexible ways to allow for shared resources that are accessible online. View a playlist of user-friendly tools to curate content and suggestions for possible uses in education.
LUCIAN DUMA

Join with over 650 attendees my #co13 class : Top 10 startup social media curation tools for Social learning in the workplace that will change research in XXI Century Education - 13 views

  •  
    After the session download free my #co13 presentation from http://bitly.com/LucianeCuratorCO13Presentation
Jackie McAnlis

WebTools4u2use - Curation Tools - 0 views

  • Curation means to select, collect, preserve, maintain, organize and archive.
    • Jackie McAnlis
       
      pulls info reflects new content shares interactive
  • learner that pulls in information from many different sources and media at once, reflects on the information, and then creates new content based on that information that is then shared with other learners in an interactive way that often allows those learners to also learn and
LUCIAN DUMA

I wish you all a fruitful 2014 ! My 2013 #curation year in review with more than 500 #edtools and #mlearning apps - 8 views

LUCIAN DUMA

Microsoft news and personal reflections after Innovative Education Forum in Education 2012 - 7 views

  •  
    If you want to discover the power of Curation, Follow https://twitter.com/#!/web20education
GoEd Online

16 Ways Educators Use Pinterest [INFOGRAPHIC] - 0 views

  •  
    16 Ways Educators Use Pinterest provides a visual representation of how teachers are using the popular social media site, Pinterest, to curate content, organize ideas, collaborate, and more.
Dennis OConnor

E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it - 37 views

  •  
    Hi impact, curated magazine of articles and professional resources for those interested in e-learning and online teaching. Published by Dennis O'Connor, Program Advisor for the University of Wisconsin Stout E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate Program.
1 - 20 of 29 Next ›
Showing 20 items per page