Rivki: David Kelly says: “curating skills is a somewhat new and growing competency in the learning profession”.
He explains it by using the museum curator which is the best explanation in my opinion.
“A learning curator is very similar. In a world of user-generated content, the learning curator brings the content together, ensuring that it is easily accessible. They also build links between individual pieces of content that can be leveraged into context-sensitive relationships that enhance overall learning.”
“A content curator needs to create some semblance of order to the chaos that can exist from ever-growing sources of content creation.”
“The curator also needs to be able to recognize and build connections between two seemingly unrelated topics. Doing so provides learners with an opportunity to extend their knowledge beyond the expected.”
“Measuring content curation is a little more difficult.”
“After all, if the whole built through curation is greater than the sum of the individual pieces of created content, would not that be the creation of something new?”