How do you decide when to use your judgment and when to seek out experts? In a TED Talk Noreena Hertz speaks to the balance of consulting experts and utilizing our own judgment and inclinations. How to use experts and when not to is not only a talk but comes with checks for understanding and questions to help think more deeply about using our own thoughts which are informed by other voices.
- Understand collective curation in under 90 seconds (YouTube video)
What is Content Curation?
Content curation is the process of sorting through the vast amounts of content on the web and presenting it in a meaningful and organized way around a specific theme.
The work involves sifting, sorting, arranging, and publishing information. A content curator cherry picks the best content that is important and relevant to share with their community. It isn’t unlike what a museum curator does to produce an exhibition: They identify the theme, they provide the context, they decide which paintings to hang on the wall, how they should be annotated, and how they should be displayed for the public.
Content curation is not about collecting links or being an information pack rat, it is more about putting them into a context with organization, annotation, and presentation.
From Beth Kanter’s Content Curation Primer
- Why Curation Will Transform Education and Learning: 10 Key Reasons
- Why Curation Is Just as Important as Creation [OPINION]
- Robert Scoble on Content Curation (EXCELLENT Interview) (video)
Conducting Informational Interviews Updated 10-29-12
There is no doubt that one of the best ways to learn about anything is to engage with people who are experts. There are many professional organizations which have an education outreach and contacts for interviews. Reaching out to professionals who are dedicated to their work and interested in supporting new faces in the field is often a balance of respect and preparation. Here are some sources which might help you be well-received by these fonts of knowledge.
- Interview Advice (Word)
- Informational Interviewing (Word)
BE A VORACIOUS CONSUMER of news, information, videos, images & sources of all things of interest to YOU and your strengths, skills, interests and values! IMPORTANTLY, organize it and give each piece personal meaning by describing what it’s saying in your own words, why it’s a valuable piece of information/video/image/etc, and the meaning it has for you.
- Become a Content Curator throughout the entire Seminar course
Step One: Determine if you will organize under one topic: “Senior Seminar” or “Post High School Planning” or if you see other content ways to organize your research.
- Choose a theme related to your post high school plans that stems from your strengths, skills, interests and values.
- Begin curating as you look at career, education, finances and interests as you draft your plan and complete your project
Step Two: Record your thinking about the sources you find – making visible your mental notes on important ideas – connections you are making to your planning and even questions being raised by what you are discovering.
There are several online tools that can streamline and organize your efforts. You can open a *free* account and start curating your information and building meaning and knowledge around areas a topic or theme important to you and YOUR future.
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