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Curation for Learning

Curation for Learning

Curation for Learning

Content curation isn't just gathering knowledge and content around a given topic and then publishing it in one place. Content curation actually considers the design, organisation, communication and social media implications on how the information is presented, and encourages learners to interact with the information being presented.

This online course will model best-practice as participants work through the learning process by engaging with the content, the trainer and other learners. Structured over four weeks with facilitated online content, discussions and webinars, this course introduces learners to the knowledge needed to communicate ideas to co-workers, employers, and global audiences.

If you’re interested in growing your reflective practices, interacting with your knowledge networks, enhancing your organisational and design skills, and consolidating your knowledge, then this course is for you.

Curation for Learning explores the key elements of an organisation, and the navigation and design elements used whilst presenting online ideas. This is an interactive, hands-on course which requires learners to develop a curation project on a topic of their choice.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Gather and organise online content for a topic of your choice
  2. Identify the functional elements of a variety of curation tools
  3. Design and develop a project, learn about the key functions of the tool you choose.
  4. Design and develop unique images for your project
  5. Understand copyright and attribution laws
  6. Explore how analytics can assist in understanding the effectiveness of your communication
  7. Demonstrate the social media capabilities of your project to maximise its effectiveness
  8. Use a range of online applications to curate ideas and topics

You should attend this course if you want to:

  1. Understand the processes of curation and their possibilities for learning
  2. Explore knowledge networks and their capabilities
  3. Communicate your teaching ideas, projects and experiences to others
  4. Gather and organise your teaching tools in an online environment
  5. Understand basic elements of graphic design, layout and online communication methods
  6. Experience an online course related to your current work activities

Course outline

There are seven modules in this course, delivered over four weeks.


  1. Get organised – In this module you will use some simple online organisational tools to gather and arrange your information and ideas for the topic of your choice.
  2. Curation Tools - A look at the functional elements of curation tools. This module explores the tools and their uses. You will also explore a range of blogs to evaluate and reflect upon elements that are effective and not effective to the purpose of the blog.
  3. Designing a project - This module will examine design principles and layout for a curation project. It will consider the purpose, audience, navigation and content for the project. You will create your project in this module.
  4. Copyright and Attribution laws – This module ensures your work complies with all laws and regulations for online content.
  5. Social and Collaborative Learning – Curation is about not only about the design but the communication of your ideas. This module will look at how you can grow your audience.
  6. Analytics and evaluation – In this module you will explore how analytics can assist in evaluating the effectiveness of your project and your communication. You will evaluate and modify your project in response to feedback.
  7. Online curation applications- There are many online applications that can assist you in organising and sharing ideas. We will explore tools like Pinterest, Diigo, Evernote and Pearltrees that can present topics in interesting and accessible ways for your audience.



Who is this program for?

  1. Adult learning specialists and managers
  2. Trainers
  3. Instructional designers
  4. eLearning developers
  5. Teachers
  6. Trainers and L & D professionals wanting to learn more about curation of online content
Location Date Time Details
Online 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st August 2020 9.30am - 11.00am (AEST) View
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