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Curation and Kindness

Earlier today, an item in Stephen Downes' OLDaily took me to a Sue Waters post. In her discussion of the importance of curation, Sue observes: Curation is a life skill and an important part of being digitally literate.  Educators need to know how to curate information so they can teach students how they can curate content for research, their interests and passion. As part of this process educators need to encourage students to curate information using techniques that address their own personal learning needs. Her post is a remarkable synthesis of resources. I wondered how much time she had dedicated to researching...

Remembering

I looked at my Facebook account today ... accidentally. One of my friends had posted a link to a story on Her.ie. It was a story about a couple who took a photograph in their garden outside their house for every season of the year, 'come rain, snow or shine'. They stood in the same spot on their garden path for every season. The story has an album of twelve pictures, this is the final one: ... and I thought about the narrative impact of images on our own memories. I thought too of the importance of curation in digital times. Photo Credits Both pictures taken from...

Curate and Share: Three Tools To Consider

Introduction On 11 July, I am participating in a Webinar facilitated by Peter Downs. The Webinar is one of six Webinars coordinated by Peter using the iWebinar platform. I was delighted to be invited to participate in the Webinar. I will be in great company. Peter Downs and Gene Schembri are the other two panellists. The trailer for the Webinar is: I have been thinking about my three choices and have come up with three recommendations that curate and share. My two current technologies are Paper.Li and Scoop.It. I have been using both for a while. They gather links for me and then I can...

ProCurate

I wrote a post about voluntary and professional associations yesterday. In the post I quoted Steve Rosenbaum: Associations are a veritable content creation machine. These groups of thought leaders are blogging, tweeting, meeting, and plugging in to social media with innovation and enthusiasm that in many ways surpasses many of the media organizations. While media is suffering from audience erosion, as the web gives readers and viewers and ever widening array of choices — association membership remains strong and solid. Why? Because professionals need access to high quality information, professional networking, and professional development resources that a consortium of their fellow members...

Cirrus 111203

A brief Cirrus post to end the week. I read with interest news of a Little Printer via a Scholarly Kitchen post. Berg has produced the printer and reports that: Little Printer wirelessly connects (with no configuration) to a small box that plugs into your broadband router. . . . your phone is your remote control. We think of BERG Cloud as the nervous system for connected products. There is more information about the Little Printer on Matt Webb's post. By coincidence the Scholarly Kitchen page had a link to an interview with Clay Johnson. Marc Slocum notes that: Clay Johnson (@cjoh), author of the...

Aggregate and Curate: Scoop and Paper

I like to sign up for Cloud sharing opportunities. This week I have revisited Scoop.it and Paper.li. Both are very powerful resources for linking communities of practice and curating practice. I chose Scoop.it to explore how I might share information about sport with the community of practice around the International Association of Sport Information (IASI). This is a YouTube explainer about Scoop.it:   I looked at paper.li last year as a way to aggregate feeds from the 385 people I follow (@520507) on Twitter. I am starting to realise how powerful this aggregation is. Paper.li: Paper.li is a content curation service. It enables people to publish...

Secondary Data Analysis and Curation: A Presentation at #IACSS2011

Last week I had an opportunity to make an oral presentation at the Eighth International Symposium of Computer Science in Sport in Shanghai. I was keen to explore the potential of secondary data analysis that draws upon the increasingly rich data provided by websites supporting sporting events. I used data drawn from the 2011 Asia Football Cup to discuss issues around the creation and curation of content. I noted some of the responsibilities associated with produsing web based resources. This is a brief SlideCast of my presentation.

Curation

I have been revising a paper I am writing on Cloud computing. Part of the revision has involved looking at Curation. This week I received an alert to a post by Kent Anderson, The Power of Curation ... shortly after I found Brian Solis's post The Three C's of Social Networking. Both posts were put into focus by Harold Jarche's  Managing in a Networked World and a brief look at OpenCalais via a Diigo recommendation. Etienne Wenger, Beverly Trayner and Maarten de Laat's (2011) paper Promoting and assessing value creation in communities and networks: a conceptual framework added more detail for me about 'knowledge...

Communication, Social Media and the Coach

I am meeting with Robin McConnell's undergraduate Advanced Coaching Studies' group on 29 April. My discussion topic is Communication, Social Media and the Coach. This blog post is the start of a conversation with the group in advance of the meeting. I am keen to discuss: Coach and athlete communication. Opportunities provided by social media to share ideas and discuss performance. Augmented information. This blog has a number of posts on these topics. I am hopeful that the students coming to the meeting have an opportunity to look at: A background paper Sport n.0: Connecting Social Networks A discussion of Coaches as Technologists Some thoughts on ubiquitous computing...