Fascinated that curating has had so many reads... and it has stirred up some interesting thoughts:
* blogs as curation: when I started my first MOOC (#edcmooc) - I dusted off a long-abandoned blog (http://lastrefugelmu.blogspot.co.uk/
- and how many of you have those out there?) - and started using it to reflect each week on the MOOC. This curation of my learning journey also took my blog hits from about two - to two thousand - which was a heady experience. I do not post to here very often ATM though - because I find that I'm spending more time on my other blog - which leads me to:
* blogs as curation of my teaching: In our first year module we ask the students to write a weekly blog to help them reflect on and own their learning - but also to develop a writing habit through which they will develop their own academic voice. In the spirit ofnot asking students to do what we will not do ourselves, we started writing a weekly blog about the class ourselves (https://becomingeducational.wordpress.com/).
.. and lo - our writing voice developed a bit more fluidity and expression (we hope)...
* blogs as curation of teaching tips: we also have developed our Take5 blog to disseminate teaching strategies and resources: http://learning.londonmet.ac.uk/take5/
- but admit that this has stalled a bit given that we are under threat of redundancy - again...
All those curation spaces take time - and although really enjoyable once and if I do make the time to write a blog - I also like the quick and dirty curation of Twitter - especially as somehow I managed to link my Twitter account to my FB account - this means that every tweet also becomes a FB post... for me then I feel that my best LTA curation space is my FB account... BUT... this does not feel as meaty as my blog(s) - and I somehow feel residual guilt that I am not blogging more.