How to be an effective digital curator

Begins January 8th, 2014

Let’s face it the internet isn’t getting any smaller. How do we separate the valuable content from the noise, how do we organise the good stuff in ways that tell coherent stories about our businesses or our interests? We need passionate, skilled curators to help us filter this deluge of data, curators like you?

Course Tutors

Sam Burrough and Martin Couzins. Sam has been using curation tools and techniques for the past two years to support workplace learning. Martin is a freelance journalist who runs curation projects for a wide variety of clients. He’s also responsible for LearnPatch.com, a curated news site for the L&D community.

Time required

2-4 hours per week

Week 1 we’ll dig deeper into questions like:

  • Why do we need curators?
  • What is digital curation?
  • What’s the difference between aggregation and curation?
  • Do you know your audience?

Week 2 will explore the core skills and behaviours every curator needs to develop

  • Passion for your topic
  • Practical ways to manage and filter information flows
  • Tools for curation

Who is this aimed at?

This course would suit anyone who is looking to understand more about curation and wants help to get started. It’s aimed at people in marketing, internal or external communications, learning and development and anyone who wants to share their passion for a topic with the world.

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