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  • As health care educators, we know how important it is to keep up with the ever changing information world. Not only do we need to stay current ourselves but we also need to help those caring for our kids at the bedside to do the same.
  • My desks is often cluttered with current awareness items that get old before they are read.
  • Using RSS as a means of organizing and simplifying current awareness efforts, free Delivers to the user.
  • Orange button , The button has specific URL code needed to copy ,cut and paste URL into reader. Efficient mechanism for tracking updates without making numerous visits,

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  • Keeping an Edge: Using Your Web 2.0 Tools for Continuous Learning Melida D. Busch, MLIS and Lorna Frank, MSN, RN-BC Laura Werts, MS Regional Faculty and Educator Development Symposium September 25, 2010
  • First: Shifting Gears How to dial a phone: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGWAkLVhuVI New Button Dialing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5t5na44D0Dw
  • What is News and Current Awareness?
    • News and Current Awareness refers to the last 30-90 days of publications within a particular field or discipline
    • The content resources which provide this information differ from discipline to discipline but may include: Newspapers, Trade papers, Journals, social media (blogs, Facebook, wikis), etc.
  • What is Continuous Learning?
    • The ability to learn from life/work experience. Scanning the environment, seeking and reflecting upon changes and then implementing a change in order to accomplish goals more effectively.
    • Never become so much of an expert that you stop gaining expertise. View life as a continuous learning experience. ~ Denis Waitley
  • Creating a Personalized Current Awareness System
    • ~There is simply too much new information and subsequent change in any discipline to rely solely on traditional methods of learning new “ things ”
    • ~Creating a Personalized Current Awareness System allows you to take advantage of Web 2.0 and social media technology solutions to quickly discover, triage and implement/share new information
    • ~When you are using a functioning Personalized Current Awareness System you are fully engaged in continuous learning
  • Planning Your Current Awareness System
    • What subject(s) do you need to keep up to date on?
      • ex. Preceptors and delegation
    • Where is this information found?
      • ex. Scholarly Journals, Blogs, Databases
    • How will you use the information?
      • ex. Will you use this information to update others, or for yourself?
  • What will you need?
    • An RSS Feed Reader
    • A list of resources
      • Journals you read cover to cover
        • Tables of Content
      • Databases which cover the subjects of interest
        • Turning search results into automatic updates/RSS feeds
      • Websites
        • Professional Organizations, Blogs, etc.
  • “ RSS (most commonly translated as "Really Simple Syndication") is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works—such as blog entries, news headlines, audio, and video—in a standardized format.[2] An RSS document (which is called a "feed", "web feed",[3] or "channel") includes full or summarized text, plus metadata such as publishing dates and authorship. Web feeds benefit publishers by letting them syndicate content automatically. They benefit readers who want to subscribe to timely updates from favored websites or to aggregate feeds from many sites into one place. RSS feeds can be read using software called an "RSS reader", "feed reader", or "aggregator", which can be web-based, desktop-based, or mobile-device-based.” - Wikipedia, “RSS” , http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rss WHAT IS RSS?
  • Wikipedia, List of Aggregators http://bit.ly/M7er8 Read Reviews: Simply do a web search for the product name and the term “review” Example: “rojo.com” review Finding an RSS Feed Reader
    • Desktop
    • Online/Web-based
    • Browser
    • Email
    • Mobile
    Question: Where do you spend your time?
  • Windows-based RSS Reader http://bit.ly/15Qq6N Newsgator, an Enterprise Social Computing Company offers a suite of free RSS Readers http://www.newsgator.com/rss-readers.aspx Finding an RSS Feed Reader friendly suggestions RSS in Firefox: A Complete Guide http://mashable.com/2007/05/26/rss-firefox-guide/
  • Google Reader http://www.google.com/reader Google Reader in Plain English
  • Setting yourself up for Current Awareness: “ Childhood Obesity ”
    • Using Google Reader (or any Feed Reader)
    • Finding the Sources
    • Checking the feeds
    • Sharing the information
  • Redistributing the Continuous Learning Wealth
    • LinkedIn
    • http://www.linkedin.com
    • Twitter
    • http://www.twitter.com
    • Facebook
    • http://www.facebook.com/
    • Blog
    • Example: http://www.blogger.com
    • A Shared RSS Feed
    • Example: http://bit.ly/UeRom
    • Email
    • Most RSS readers will have an embedded email utility
  • Regional Faculty Development 2010 A Nurse Educators Journey to Current Awareness
  • Current Awareness?
  • Traveling Current Awareness? Regional Faculty Development 2010
  • Need for Current Awareness
    • Preceptor Development Classes- Continually review the literature to incorporate current topics into program
    • Delegation Task Force- stay current on the topic of delegation and Ohio Law
  • Finding a Method for Organizing and Simplifying
    • Choosing and Using Current Awareness Tools
    • Choose a Feed Reader : Google Reader
    • M ay Use “Favorites”
    • Identify Topic of Interest : Preceptor Development
    • Delegation
    Regional Faculty Development 2010
  • Finding A Method for Organizing and Simplifying
    • Search the Literature
    • Find a Feed
    • Add to Feed Reader
    • Or Add to Favorites
  • Sharing Current Awareness
    • Share content through e-mail
    • Share using persistent link
    • Using SharePoint Site
  • Preceptor & Best Practice SharePoint
  • Benefits
    • Easy to set up and customize based on topic of interest
    • Delivers most current information to central place less time visiting web sites
    • Relevant sources
    • Read feeds at your leisure
  • Challenges
    • Beginning the Journey
    • Staying Currently Aware of Current Awareness
    • Narrowing the searches
    • Not always a link to full text
    • Not everything has a feed
  • Current Awareness ! Can be up to date without the clutter and have timely access to quality Information