WHAT IS CONTENT CURATION?
Content curation is the collection and sharing of online content such as websites, news articles, blogs, videos, pictures, tweets and any other information that you can find on the web. With this ever increasing amount of information curation has become a popular and very useful way to 'harvest', collect, select, manage and disseminate (share) the information that you want to keep.
HOW AND WHY WOULD YOU USE CONTENT CURATION?
Helping you find information for assignments
As a student you have many assignments and research tasks. This requires you to find information from many sources. Content curation can help you manage that information by storing and managing it in one place. It also provides a 'map' of where your research has taken you.
Helping you create your bibliography
Have you ever got to the end of your assignment and realised that you didn't write down all of the sources of information you now have to put into your bibliography? If you 'curate' as you go then all of that information will be at your fingertips and you will easily be able to create your reference list.
Using other people's curated lists to help you narrow your online searches
There are many curators on the web that have already done the time-consuming work of finding the 'best information' about different topics and putting it into a curated list. Why not start with their lists and then build from there
Showcasing your knowledge and interest in a topic
As well as locating the relevant information you can make comments, add tags and demonstrate your knowledge about a topic. Some teachers are even using your curated lists as part of your assessment.
Use the list of Content Curation tools on the right to start exploring this valuable research technique.
CHALLENGE: Why not have different groups in the class curate resources for a topic using a range of curation tools and then compare them for ease of use and presentation format.
Here are some curation tools that will help you collect and organise web resources for your assignments. OneNote and Evernote are also great note making tools.