Being a Digital Curator

Digital curation in accordance with the Digital Curation Centre (2015) ‘involves maintaining, preserving and adding value to digital research data throughout its lifecycle’.

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(Omeka at SIS, 2015)

Due to the growth of digital information becoming more accessible on the internet and in our daily lives, we have had to come up with a way to sort and identify digital information into sectors for ease of access and use.
800px-Dcc_stakeholders_policies(Digital Curator, 2012)

The use of digital curation not only allows professors and those that sort and organise our internet searching engines: such as google, yahoo and Bing; but also allows for amateur curators to create visually appealing visual boards through use of Scoop.it and Flipboard (Clark, Flintoff & Mellow, 2014).

 The use of understanding the digital possibilities allows to be able to create digitally and visually appealing information for this generation. The use of technology especially in the classroom has become a necessity to be able to connect with the students not only in a more appealing manner but also allows for the use of the most up-to-date information and textbooks. This idea of a more technological classroom mentioned by Secure Edge Networks (Wainwright, 2015) shows that the students are more comfortable in their learning environment and the interaction with the teacher has changed from ‘passive teaching’ (Wainwright, 2015) towards a student driven learning experience where due to ‘technology in the classroom the teacher becomes the encourager, adviser, and coach’ (Wainwright, 2015). By understanding this teachers are able to use digital curation of various information to be able to develop engaging information collections to allow the students focused interactions with the topic information. This is important as it not only allows the teacher to personally connect with the information but allows the students to develop ideas from the information that is directly shown to them. The use of digital curation in the classroom allows for direct information and understanding, this is important in all classroom settings.

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References

Botticelli, P., Pearce-Moses, R., Szuter, C., & Watters, P. (2011). Educating Digital Curators. Retrieved from
http://www.ijdc.net/index.php/ijdc/article/viewFile/188/253

Clark, K. P., Flintoff, K., & Mellow, P. (2014). Digital curation: Opportunities for learning, teaching, research and professional development. Retrieved from
http://ctl.curtin.edu.au/events/conferences/tlf/tlf2014/refereed/flintoff.html

Digital Curation. (2015). The Digital Curator [Image]. Retrieved from
http://digitalcuration.umaine.edu/

Digital Curation Centre. (2015). Retrieved from
http://www.dcc.ac.uk/digital-curation/what-digital-curation

Digital Curator. (2012). The Digital Curation Centre [Image]. Retrieved from
http://curadoriadigital.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/o-digital-curation-centre-e-o-seu.html

Omeka at SIS. (2015). Digital Curation Infrastructure [Image]. Retrieved from
http://50.17.193.184/omeka/items/show/823

Wainwright, A. (2015). 10 Reasons Today’s Students Need technology in the Classroom. Retrieved from
http://www.securedgenetworks.com/strategy-blog/10-Reasons-Today-s-Students-NEED-Technology-in-the-Classroom

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