My PLN group created a list of criteria for effective curation here using Google Docs. I have used Google Docs in the past and it seems to work well for collaboration. The Google Docs was created and we assigned each member a color so we could track who was reviewing which resource and who was making which comments. We created a clean document to submit as the final copy.
Prior to this module, the only time I heard the term “curator” used was in museums. I learned a lot about curating from reviewing the resources and completing this project. It seems that curating is much more meaningful than collecting, especially because it serves and benefits a group of people. I am looking forward to beginning the next project of curating a topic of my choice. I plan to use Scoop.it to complete the next project.
I am usually pretty flexible in terms of working with groups vs. working individually but since I currently live overseas, I prefer individual work. The time zone difference coupled with my irregular work schedule makes it tricky to collaborate in groups. Last week I was in my last week of a 7-week course, so juggling this project with that course proved to be a challenge. When I am a member of a group, I like to contribute as much as I can to the team. I feel like now that my other course has been completed, I can focus more on the group projects from this point forward.