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Why is Digital Curation so Important for Educators in 2018?

Naomi Timperely is setting out on a mission to help teach those who are about to embark in the workforce the fundamental skill of digital curation. Digital curation is having the ability to not only research information, but organize it in a way that is most relevant to the query at hand. There are several free apps available to help assist in the digital curation process such as Wakelet, which categorizes articles by certain subjects so that they are easy to find.

Key Takeaways:

  • Apps such as FlipBook help you organize various stories in a way that is easily accessible.
  • Most of these apps are free of cost, which makes them great learning tools for those who are not yet a part of the workforce.
  • Digital curation is when you not only know how to seek out information, but you can organize it in the most relevant way.

“Digital curation is the act of finding and selecting, grouping and contextualising, preserving, maintaining, archiving and sharing digital content.”

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