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NEFLIN virtual course, May 2010

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  • strategies for keeping up with (almost) everything
    presented by buffy hamilton, ed.s.
    NEFLIN, May 13, 2010
    http://theunquietlibrarian.wikispaces.com
  • Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/25031050@N06/3292307605/sizes/o/
  • Q: Do you feel overwhelmed by the amount of information available and the challenge of keeping up?
    Yes
    No
    I’m in denial about it
  • you are not alone
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  • so many ideas,
    only so much time
  • 34 GB
    average amount of content
    consumed daily by an american
  • 100,000words per
    day
  • how do you sort through all the noise out in the cloud?
  • keeping up isn’t a matter of luck
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  • or even time
  • effective information filtering is the key
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  • tips for focusing your attention effectively and efficiently
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  • today’s goal: to show you ways to effectively filter information flow and feel successful at doing so
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  • 1
    walk before you run: master one or two tools at a time
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  • find your comfort zone with a tool and immerse yourself
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  • 2
    commit to thirty minutes a day for “reading” of your choice
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  • Q: From where do you primarily get your professional information/reading?
    Print journals
    Print Books
    Websites
    Blogs
    RSS Feeds
    Other
  • formats for “reading”
    blogs
    podcasts
    twitter
    videos
    skyping
    print materials
    webpages/websites
    slideshare/presentations
    photos
    rss streams
    social networks
  • 3
    find the right people and sources to follow in your network, aka “strategic following”
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  • grow your network slowly and methodically
  • how do you find people to follow without spending hours of time finding the best and brightest minds?
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  • 4
    harness the power of rss
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  • what isrss, anyway?
  • rss isn’t just for blogs or websites
  • slideshare rss
  • youtube rss
  • youtube rss
  • delicious rss
  • diigo rss
  • diigo individual rss
  • ning rss
  • twitter rss
  • twitter search rss
  • facebook rss
  • facebook rss
  • facebook rss
  • flickr photo pools rss
  • citation 2.0 rss
  • use a feed aggregator to capture your favorite RSS feeds and deliver streams of information to your fingertips
    5
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  • organize
    discover
    share
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  • Q: Do you use google reader?
    yes
    no
  • 6
    drive the flow of information with an information dashboard
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  • Q: Do you use either of these information portals?
    netvibes
    iGoogle
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  • 7
    know your personal learning network rights: give yourself permission to direct your own learning
  • Q: Do you ever feel guilty or paralyzed by the feeling you must keep up with “everything”
    yes
    no
  • filter selectively to cultivate your passions
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  • expand your universe
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  • retool learning as play
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  • forge your own path for learning
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  • Works Cited
    Dybwad, Barb. “Information Overload: Americans Consume 34 GB of Data Daily.” Mashable. N.p., 9 Dec. 2009. Web. 14 Feb. 2010. <http://mashable.com/‌2009/‌12/‌09/‌american-data-diet/‌?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+Mashable+(Mashable)>.
    Johnson, Doug. “PLN Bill of Rights and Responsibilities.” Blue
    Skunk Blog. N.p., 24 Apr. 2009. Web. 14 Feb. 2010.
    <http://doug-johnson.squarespace.com/‌blue-skunk-
    blog/‌2009/‌4/‌24/‌pln-bill-of-rights-and-
    responsibilities.html>.
  • contact information
    buffy.hamilton@gmail.com
    http://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com
    http://theunquietlibrarian.wikispaces.com
    http://theunquietlibrary.libguides.com/howtokeepup