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Organizing Your Web Resources for Learning: RSS Feeds and Online Bookmarking

We live in a time of information abundance and potential overload. Now more than ever, faculty and students need better ways to manage, organize, and share information. This session will introduce participants to Google Reader, which can collect and aggregate information through RSS feeds as it is updated on multiple web sites. Online bookmarking sites like Delicious are also becoming a popular way to store, classify, share and search links found on the Internet. We will explore how to use these applications for both personal information management and student learning.

Outcomes

By the end of this session you should:

  • Have an understanding of the evolution of the Read-Write web that now allows subscription to many dynamically changing websites
  • Understand the process to subscribe to a RSS feed
  • Have an understanding of the practices of social bookmarking and tagging.
  • Be able to describe potential instructional uses of social bookmarking in your courses.
  • Be able to employ the practices of social bookmarking and tagging to support teaching, learning and research.

Session Overview

Resources:

This workshop is not currently being offered. The CTE will be happy to consult with individuals or small groups who wish to explore instructional use of these tools further.

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