What tools can I use to curate OER?


There are many curation tools to choose from. Here are the most commonly used for curating content and OER:

  • Wordpress
    WordPress is free and open sources web software with you can use to easily create a freely-hosted website. Thousands of free themes and plugins are available that facilitate content curation.

  • Scoop.it
    Scoop.it provides you with the latest news (and trends) and allows you to re-share it with your social network. It has both free and premium versions, and a curated content is presented as a series of online magazines centered based on selected topics. Usefully, Scoop.it empowers other people to suggest you content to be added to your pages too.

  • Evernote
    Evernote connects your curated content across all the computers, phones and tablets you use. It has both free and premium versions. You can capture content in any environment using whatever device or platform you find most convenient, and information is accessible and searchable at any time, from anywhere.

  • Pinterest
    Pinterest allows you to “pin” relevant images (with URLs) you find on the web to random visually stimulating boards, or boards that carry a specific theme (e.g. Maths). It has both free and premium versions.

  • Storify
    Storify lets the user create curated stories or timelines by blending original content with socially distributed material and comments. It uses simple editing tools, similar to online blogging software and offers the ability to notify creators of source material.

  • Tackk
    Tackk makes it easy to create and customize web pages of curated content. It also provides tools to Chat one-on-one or in groups with friends and followers.

  • Pearltrees
    Pearltrees is a free, visual and collaborative library that lets you curate content systematically. It lets you lay out your web content into trees, which makes it an excellent tool for visual learners.

  • Symbaloo
    Symbaloo is a customizable start page tool that lets users add all their most important links in a format that is easy to use. The user can drag and drop items to organize them in a way that is convenient and practical. The items, or tiles, can be searched so users can find those that are most relevant to the items they are adding.

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