About the course
With so much information available “getting information off the internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant” (Mitchell Kapor). In this digital age, Content curation is an essential skill for the modern learning and development professional. If content is king, then you need to learn how to Curate like a King to gather and share information to educate, inspire and inform. In this course we will look at what content curation is and tools available to curate content.
What can the course offer me?
Content curation is becoming an essential skill for the modern learning and development professional. If content is king, then you need to learn how to Curate like a King to gather and share information to educate, inspire and inform. In this course we will look at what content curation is and tools available to curate content.
How does the course work?
The course has a delivery period of 8 weeks. Within these 8 weeks, we offer a range of learning objects (blogs, videos, articles, etc.), complemented by several discussion questions. Through these discussion questions you can engage with each other in conversation, sharing tips, tricks, ideas and experiences through the learning platform Curatr. Don’t want to engage in conversations, rather view the learning objects and read the discussion points? That's fine. The level of social involvement is up to you. Do you have additional content in the form of new learning objects? Please contribute! In this way, we make this course a real 'Social Learning' Exploration.
What are the levels?
There are 7 levels of the course, which look at a range of topics including
- What is curation?
- Curation vs. Aggregation
- How to curate content
- Tools for curating content
How much time is needed?
The time investment is dependent on your enthusiasm, with an expectation of at least 1 hour per level.
Who is this course for?
This unique MOOC is intended for educators, education experts, teachers, learning & development and HR professionals who want to deepen further their understanding of content curation and translate it into action. Step in and take the opportunity to deepen and share explore your own ideas with other participants.
Participation is free.
Who is facilitating this course?
This course is facilitated by Matthew Mason of Superb Learning, a learning design business that develops flexible, innovative and customised training resources and provides training in instructional design methodologies and the use of instructional design software. Matthew Mason has nearly 20 years’ experience in training and education, developing training resources in a variety of industries.
About the platform
The MOOC will work through the latest version of Curatr, an innovative and engaging social learning platform. Through this platform, you can access a variety of learning objects, collaborate with your peers and contribute content to enhance to course.