Let’s curate together? A suggestion…

In Week 2 – David asks

How can the participants in this course curate a shared podcast of interesting audio/video presentations and talks?

I don’t know of any Web 2.0 tool that allows collaborative, editable audio and video mashups – maybe someone else can help?

My suggestion would be padlet – which is a visual board where you can add media from a url, a file or an image from a webcam. They are very easy to set up and depending on how public it is – you don’t need accounts to create boards or contribute or curate. It is also very easy to use.

What does everyone think?


Week 2: PKM Routine and TEST framework

I am a visual person so I am started with a rough infographic that maps out a journey or process. There is actually quite a bit of overlap or revisiting that goes on – as you can see below.

Personal Knowledge Management (1)

Seeking, Sensing and Sharing: My personal reflections

Feedly for aggregating content into one place. I have been using an aggregator for many years and I find it invaluable. I used to use Google Reader. This brings up an issue that its important to acknowledge. Sometimes tools disappear – and when they do you have to find an alternative that works for you – inconvenient and usually quite frustrating – it can make a mess of your hard work. I still mourn for Google Reader…..

Google generally is a big part of my knowledge seeking. This is especially so for search and Scholar.

Scoop.it!¬† is a curation tool that allows me to subscribe to other curators with similar interests and “scoop” what I like into my own account. I find it invaluable for “keeping up” – especially in the ed tech and NGL areas.

Pinterest is great for curating visual content.

A bibliographic management tool is also a crucial part of my life. I use Endnote, have played with Zotero and am happy to explore Mendeley for this course

Twitter is great for making connections with people that have the same interests as you and for learning about topics of interest by following hashtags and people. Although I am not a daily user I couldn’t be without it now…I particularly like that it enforces concise expression.

Tumblr is my blog tool of choice and I mainly use it for sharing information with colleagues – especially post conference information that I might synthesize. I am happy to explore WordPress but I can see that it is quite sophisticated and I recognise the learning curve to come…

bubbl.us is a mindmapping tool. Again, as a visual person I find it very useful for making sense of things and mapping out my thoughts or planning my work. It has sharing functionality which I utilise when working with a group of people.

I have missed Diigo in the table below – this is my first time using it and I can see that it could be very useful. I used to be a delicious user but it was decommissioned and I havent returned since its revival – so looking forward to using Diigo as part of the course. I particularly like that sharable annotations are possible.

So overall I have a fairly embedded Personal Knowledge Management routine in my daily life. Despite this I will be adapting this routine to a new context and environment and I think this has significant implications. This will mean it takes some time for me to get my head around how this will work in this course. When I feel inertia hitting me, I keep myself moving by saying “Just do it” aloud!

Below is a table that covers the tools I have discussed above and considers my familiarity and skill levels. I think the wildcards here are environment and task.

test framework


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