Using Content Curation for Professional Learning: Seek, Sense, Share Model

Social media and social networks often get a bad rap as 'time-wasters' or tools that kids use inappropriately. Yet in reality, these channels can provide relevant and useful information for professional learning in real-time. This workshop will guide you through a thoughtful exploration of these new tools as they apply to your work as a foundation program officer or staffer.

October 6, 2011
Board Room

  • To understand how to design and use a simple “individual professional learning system” to keep informed of the field and grantees through online sources
  • To share some simple and efficient ways to track and capture relevant conversations and content taking place on social networks
  • To introduce some tools for tracking, curating, capturing, organizing, and sharing relevant information from social media and other online

  • Two-part session
  • Part 1: Adoption Issues and Overview of Work Flow/Tools
  • Part 2: Action Learning Project (optional)

1.) Survey
2.) Visit Scoop.It and Request an Account
3.) Read this post Seek, Sense, Share and this one on Curation
Optional: Explore these resources


Overview: Networked Learning

Challenges of Adoption

Getting Started, Tips and Overview of Tools

Reflection and Next Session


Curation Planning Questions

Facebook Privacy Settings (as of 9/27)

Video How Tos

Focusing in An Age of Distraction