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Nurs Forum. 2015 Jan-Mar;50(1):51-4. doi: 10.1111/nuf.12095. Epub 2014 Jun 17.

An emerging role: the nurse content curator.

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Resurrection University, Chicago, IL.


A new phenomenon, the inverted or "flipped" classroom, assumes that students are no longer acquiring knowledge exclusively through textbooks or lectures. Instead, they are seeking out the vast amount of free information available to them online (the very essence of open source) to supplement learning gleaned in textbooks and lectures. With so much open-source content available to nursing faculty, it benefits the faculty to use readily available, technologically advanced content. The nurse content curator supports nursing faculty in its use of such content. Even more importantly, the highly paid, time-strapped faculty is not spending an inordinate amount of effort surfing for and evaluating content. The nurse content curator does that work, while the faculty uses its time more effectively to help students vet the truth, make meaning of the content, and learn to problem-solve. Brooks.


Content curator; nursing faculty; open-source content; professor

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