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Book Review: Ready, Set, Curate

In 2014, I had an opportunity to sit in on a presentation by Ben Betts and Allison Anderson at the American Society for Training & Development conference on using curation to support learning. I was, therefore, pleased to pick up the book called Ready, Set, Curate: 8 Learning Experts Tell You How* edited by Ben Betts and  Allison Anderson because it expanded upon what they presented at the conference. I agree with them that curation is a 21st-century digital literacy skill that everyone should master. With the amount of content that is available and continues to be created, we need a way to discover, filter, organize, add value, and share with others. We need a way to make sense of all this information, and curation is such a method. Read the rest of this entry

Tubarks Tales, Episode #2

This is another episode of Tubarks Tales; I will be discussing a couple of lessons learned from recent podcasts, a couple of recommended books, and two MOOCs I am participating in. Read the rest of this entry

#ASTD2014 Presentation: Four Ways to use Curation in Learning

The first presentation I attended at the 2014 ASTD conference in Washington, DC was given by Dr. Ben Betts and Allison Anderson called “Four Ways to Use Curation in Learning.” Betts is the CEO of HT2 and part of the team who developed Curatr. I was eager to listen to this presentation because I am a fan of curation as a learning tool. Read the rest of this entry

Recommended curation tools

CurationStill cleaning out an email folder. It has been interesting looking at the conversations from a curation perspective. Late 2011, there was a call for curation tools used by Extension educators. Here are tools that were recommended:

What tools are you using to support curation? Please share.

Book Review: Professional Learning In the Digital Age: The Educator’s Guide to User-Generated Learning

As I traveled from conference to conference this spring, I had a opportunity to catch up on some reading. One book I finished was from Kristen Swanson called Professional Learning in the Digital Age: The Educator’s Guide to User-Generated Learning*. This was a relatively short book, weighing in at 112 pages spread over five chapters and five appendices. Read the rest of this entry