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,
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
Turning search results into automatic updates/RSS feeds
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. An RSS document (which is called a "feed", "web feed", 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
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 ”