Putting Curation to Work at Your Organization: Curated Resources from #ASTDTK14

CaptureAt the 2014 ASTD TechKnowledge conference, I led a discussion titled Putting Curation to Work at Your Organization. Here’s a description of the session:

“Curation” is a term that is getting more and more common in the learning industry. Unfortunately, most learning professionals do not understand what it is, let alone how to leverage it in their organizations. And yet, in an age of exponentially increasing information, the need for quality curation has never been greater.

During this session, we’ll set a baseline on what curation is, how it works, and how it can be used as part of an organizational learning strategy. We’ll explore examples of organizations and individuals that have used curation for learning, and some of the tools that are used for curation purposes.

  • Discover what curation is, and how it can be used to enhance organizational learning.
  • Explore real-world examples of curation being used to enhance learning.
  • Work with some of the common curation tools that can be used to curate information for your organization.

This blog post is being set up a follow-up resource for those that attended the session. It may also serve as a resource for anyone that wants to learn more about curation and learning.

Specific Session Resources

Content Curation: Bringing Order to Information Overload by Christy Barksdale
4 Ways to use Curation in Learning by Benn Betts
Manifesto For The Content Curator: The Next Big Social Media Job Of The Future? by Rohit Bhargava
A Day in the Life of the Internet [INFOGRAPHIC] via Mashable
Using Social Media for Professional Learning: Seek, Sense, and Share by Beth Kanter
Content Curation – What Is It? Huzzaz board by Robin Good
The Unanticipated Benefit of Content Curation by Beth Kanter
Seek, Sense, Share by Harold Jarche
Comparison of Curation Platforms by Social Compare
Content Curation Primer by Beth Kanter
How can curation be used in learning? YouTube video via LearnPatch
Eli Pariser: Beware online “filter bubbles” TED Talk
What is curation and how is it relevant to learning at work? YouTube video by Sam Burrough

My Curation-themed Writing
Is Content Curation in Your Skill Set? It Should Be.
Selecting a Digital Curation Tool
Filtering: A Challenge and Responsibility for Learning Professionals
Curation: A Core Competency for Learning Professionals
Computers, Learning Professionals, and their Roles in Curation
Reflections on #clouduc8 – Curation
Reflections on #lrnchat: Curation
Reflections on #lrnchat: Content Curation
Curating to Enhance Organizational Learning (T&D Magazine)

Curation Examples
Content Curation World by Robin Good
Serving Individuals with Learning and Developmental Disabilities
The Learning 2.0 Project (23 Things)
Content Curation Tools – The Newsmaster Toolkit by Robin Good

Additional Resources
So Where is the Collaboration In Your Content Curation? by Tom George
To Get the Most Out of Tablets, Use Smart Curation by Justin Reich
Why Content Curation Matters To Healthcare Professionals by Jasmine Pennic
Why Curation Will Transform Education and Learning: 10 Key Reasons by Robin Good
What is digital curation? Via DCC
Your New Role: Learning Content Curator (Part 1) by Chris Frederick Willis
Content Curation Strategies for Corporate Learning (Part 2) by Chris Frederick Willis
Curator (Wikipedia Entry)
Curation and Search: Joel Zaslofsky interviews Robin Good Audio interview
Stop Knocking Curation by Steven Rosenbaum
What is Curation? video from Percolate
Twitter as a Curation Tool by Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano
Sharing the Loves: Understanding the How and Why of Online Content Curation by Changtao Zhong, Sunil Shah, Karthik Sundaravadivelan, & Nishanth Sastry
Collection or Curation? by Michael Fisher
What is Content Curation? And how it’s useful to you and your network by Michiel Gaasterland
Take charge of the curation wave with these slick tools by Gianluca Fiorelli
40 Social Media Curation Sites and Tools by Shirley Williams
Pinterest, Tumblr and the Trouble With ‘Curation’ by Carina Chocano
Curation, education, and Robin Good by Jay Cross
Overwhelmed? Welcome the Age of Curation by Eliot Van Buskirk
Exploring Curation as a Core Competency in Digital and Media Literacy Education by Paul Mihailidis & James N Cohen
Curation Tools for Education and Learning Pinterest Board by Robin Good