21st Century Skills: Finding Useful Info Online & Controlling Info Flow

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Learn how to find online information that is useful in your professional development and personal learning, and how to control the flow of information. We'll cover everything from making information come to you with alerts, feeds, and aggregators to filtering info using a learning network.

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21st Century Skills: Finding Useful Info Online & Controlling Info Flow

  1. 1. 21st Century Skills: Finding & Controlling Info Flow Bob Bertsch NDSU Agriculture Communication
  2. 2. What is an active learner?
  3. 3. What is an active learner? continuously learning personal learning network information flows to them able to find and follow leverages power of online networks aggregates information from different sources curates content comfortable in social spaces narrates their work
  4. 4. List 2 things you want to learn more about. todaysmeet.com/ndsuinfoflo w
  5. 5. List 3 people you want to learn from todaysmeet.com/ndsuinfoflo w
  6. 6. Personal Knowledge Management Harold Jarche - jarche.com
  7. 7. Personal Learning Network  a deliberately formed network of people and resources capable of guiding our independent learning goals and professional development needs.
  8. 8. Content Commenta ry Research Conversati on Experience Colleagues FriendsExperts Filter FilterFilter Filter YOU Filter Creation Curation Sharing Adapted from “Creating a Personal Learning Network,” http://www.slideshare.net/corinnew/creating-a-personal-learning-network-5016387
  9. 9. My Learning Network Content Zite Flipboard Feedly Google Alerts Social Twitter Facebook Google + Curation Diigo Pinterest Scoop.it
  10. 10. Google Alerts Use Google Alerts to:  find out what is being said about you or your organization  monitor a developing news story  get the latest news on a celebrity or sports team.  find out what's being said about a topic that interests them
  11. 11. Google Alerts  http://www.google.com/alerts  Delivered by email (daily, weekly, or as found)  RSS available for Google accounts
  12. 12. Online content for your learning network content • blogs • news sites • online journals • videos • podcasts • social media YOU laptop - http://www.flickr.com/photos/computermonger/, smartphone - http://www.flickr.com/photos/liewcf/, ipad - http://www.flickr.com/photos/leondel/.
  13. 13. What are RSS feeds? • RSS = Really Simple Syndication • Feeds allow websites to send updates to you without you having to visit the site to get it • There are three common types of feeds - RSS, XML and Atom • As an end user, it doesn't really matter which format the site uses • You can subscribe to a feed from any website and read all your feeds in a feed reader, in your browser or in some email clients
  14. 14. News Feeds
  15. 15. Blog Feeds
  16. 16. Feedly
  17. 17. Power of Networks: Exposure to incidental information
  18. 18. Power of Networks: Asking questions
  19. 19. Power of Networks: Connectedness
  20. 20. Power of Networks: Awareness of Trends
  21. 21. Power of Networks: What are others doing
  22. 22. Filter the Noise on Facebook
  23. 23. Filter the Noise on Twitter
  24. 24. Filter Your News
  25. 25. Next Steps  List 3 things you plan to do to get started organizing your learning todaysmeet.com/ndsuinfoflo w
  26. 26. Questions

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