Posts Tagged ‘ curation ’

NPR One

October 8, 2014
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NPR One

NPR has its own app for iOS and Android devices.  Six stations worked together to build the customized app: KPCC-Southern California Public Radio; KQED-Public Media for Northern California; Minnesota Public Radio; WBUR-Boston; WHYY-Philadelphia; and WNYC-New York Public Radio.  The user identifies a local NPR station and then, by marking shows of interest, educates the app…

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Social curating Q&A and blogs

October 8, 2014
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Social curating Q&A and blogs

One of the older curating sites, Quora came online in 2010.  Through this website, the user asks and answers questions on any topic, can write a personal blog, and rates others’ answers.  By educating the website on topics of interest, the feed provides more directed content.  Following topics of interest also reduces the information clutter. …

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Curation on an image

September 1, 2014
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Curation on an image

Thinglink brings images alive with linked information.  This powerful service is free for educators for initial use.  Upload an image, tag and link bookmarked items to areas of the image and then share the results.  Good for visual literacy, information organizing, learning demonstration, and even digital portfolios, Thinglink brings together many of the communication aids…

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Curating for classroom discussion

April 26, 2012
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Curating for classroom discussion

In recycling lecture materials this month, I found I was going through the same curation process that is discussed in this month’s news blog on museum curation and business.  Digital cataloging materials that include lecture slides, lecture notes, assignments, images, background support materials, rubrics, student work of value and journal notes on improvements is a…

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Museums and business models—curating messages?

April 25, 2012
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Museums and business models—curating messages?

Ray Weaver, Assistant Professor at Harvard Business School, suggests that business can learn something about knowledge management by observing museum curators.  Museums collect, catalog and display objects using a specific strategy process.  The choice of objects all along the process fits with the museum’s particular vision-mission statement.  Once a display choice is made, the process…

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Museums as dining-destinations

April 25, 2012
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Museums as dining-destinations

Museums may be the new destination place for a different kind of art.  During this period of funding downturn, finding new ways to attract the viewing customer beyond the display of visual art objects is challenging museum operators.  The latest trend in business models brings innovation to the in-house culinary offers.  In many major cities,…

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