After watching Russel Stannard's videos on Scoop.it and its setup and application, I considered it might be a good idea to provide you with a succinct overview of Scoop.it and its purpose as a digital curation tool.
Before I elaborate on Scoop.it and its intended purpose, first I shall define the term digital curation. Digital curation (also referred to as digital content curation) is the practice of selecting, collecting, preserving, maintaining and archiving of digital material.
A number of on-line digital curation tools are available, however as part of this course we are advised to use Scoop.it for the purposes of digital content curation and management. As you might have gathered by now, Scoop.it is a free, easy-to-use digital curation software application that lends itself well to the finding, reviewing, managing and sharing of digital content.
To ensure that Scoop.it is used optimally for its intended purpose of digital content curation, it is prudent to observe the following guidelines:
I hope the above has provided you with a transparent overview of digital content curation and the use of Scoop.it as an effective digital curation tool.