IASI 2014 Canberra: Trusted Aggregation and Sharing

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Day 2 of the annual meeting of the International Association for Sports Information (IASI) in Canberra includes a number of discussions of trusted networks for sharing information.

I attended my last IASI meeting in Leipzig in 2011.

After that meeting I thought I would start my own aggregator for sport information. I chose Scoop.it as my platform for this activity. I thought liaising was a good title as it indcated working together and has IASI in the title.

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I have focussed on high performance issues from New Zealand, Australia, Qatar, the United Kingdom and Canada. I update my lIAISing site on Scoop.it after reading the thirty stories or so I receive each day. Any Scoops have a default post to my Twitter account too.

It is interesting to contemplate how personal aggregation might fit into IASI’s trusted networks of sharing conversations on Day 2.

Photo Credit

AIS Sculpture (Keith Lyons, CC BY 4.0)

Curate and Share: Three Tools To Consider

Introduction

On 11 July, I am participating in a Webinar facilitated by Peter Downs.

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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:

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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 chose how to use or share them.

Paper.Li

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Paper.Li provide a Learn More page if you want to explore its potential as a tool. At the moment I have a Clyde Street online newspaper that aggregates all my Twitter feeds each day.

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Like many applications, Paper.Li uses responsive design to ensure optimal display on any device.

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Scoop.It

I am using Scoop.It as a curation and sharing tool.

I receive a daily update on topics I have asked Scoop.It to monitor. My lIASIng site looks at high performance sport in New Zealand, Australia, Qatar, United Kingdom and Canada. Whatever I scoop from the feeds I receive, they are posted automatically to my Twitter account.

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I find this to be an excellent resource. I have chosen only one topic but I can see how valuable it might be for a range of topics.

EverSlide

For my technology to be, I have chosen a presentation tool called EverSlide.

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I use EverNote as a way of making and sharing notes. This is an example of one of my Notebooks on Pedagogy.

EverSlide appeared in a TechCrunch note about the NY 2013 Hackathon.

EverSlide is a basic, but potentially very useful, hack built over the weekend at the TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 hackathon. As you might guess by the name, the service turns your Evernote notes into slideshow presentations. And it’s crazy simple to use, too. The first line of text in your Evernote note becomes the slide’s title, the second line becomes the slide’s content, and to create a second slide, you just insert a horizontal line from Evernote’s editing menu at the top. Then, boom, instant slideshow!

I am keen to share this possibility. It meets one of my prime goals in using digital technology … “capture once use many (infinite) times”.

Conclusion

Thank you for reading through my three ideas for the Webinar.

Mimi Ito has observed that “I think the positive dynamic is that we are seeing production, media production, curation, circulation really becoming something that people do on an everyday basis, it’s not just the domains of experts and professionals. So we’re seeing a broadening of the base of what people think of as their everyday creativity” (my emphasis).

If I have time in the Webinar I am going to recommend a Beth Kantor post from last year, The Unanticipated Benefit of Content Curation and Robin Good’s Mindomo map of curation tools. Beth and Robin are great guides in the scalability of curating and sharing.

 

Developing an E-Portfolio

I missed out on the the EpCop MOOC last year.

I did sign up for it but failed to make any of the synchronous presentations or conversations.

However since then I have returned regularly to look at the great resources available. The EpCop site will be a perfect reference site for participants in the Sport Coaching Pedagogy unit I am running this semester at the University of Canberra.

Participants in the Sport Coaching Pedagogy unit will develop an e-portfolio as part of their practice and assessment. I have been looking at ways to support their e-portfolio awareness and development.

It has been interesting to see the number of Scoop.It sites that have appeared and share e-portfolio news. These include:

After looking at all these sources I was delighted to find Sarah Stewart’s discussions of e-portfolio thoughts and actions. I really admire Sarah’s ability to share ideas and practices. Her e-portfolio posts are a great resource and one that I will use with Sport Coaching Pedagogy students.

Photo Credit

Managing to Know: cave paintings, e-portfolios, printing press & PLE

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