Social Language Learning Scoops
In this section, which is updated regularly, is a collection of curated content based around themes, such as Social Learning, EFL, ESL and language learning.
If you have ever tried to build a conversation with multiple people asynchronously on Twitter, you will know how confusing that can become, but here the interaction appears below the content being discussed, so you can quite easily have multiple conversations on-going at the same time.
You are free, as a reader of this content, to comment or participate in a conversation about the subjects that EFL PodBlog curates in this section, or indeed to recommend some sources that you know that are Scoopable.
Content curation is the process of collecting, organizing and displaying information relevant to a particular topic or area of interest. Services or people that implement content curation are called curators.
Curation services can be used by businesses as well as end users, as we are doing here.
Content curation is not a new phenomenon. Museums and galleries have curators to select items for collection and display. There are also curators in the world of media, for instance DJs of radio stations tasked with selecting songs to be played over the air.
Content Curation and Information Overload
Many content curation services are used to screen out unwanted content from Twitter, Facebook, RSS, and other feeds, thereby reducing the overall flow of information and making it more targeted to the end user’s interest.
The main advantage of curation is that it allows the user to accelerate the process of discovering relevant content, which is especially crucial for those whose work involves processing large amounts of information (which is probably the vast majority of us today).
Content curation is very closely linked to social learning.