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An introduction to social bookmarking; del.icio.us in education

An introduction to social bookmarking; del.icio.us in education

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  • Why? For future reference Advantages Ease of saving & retrieval to read later, to read again, to save googling, to save printing, to recall for e-mailing to a colleague or student Limitations Located on a single machine – not always accessible or available Housekeeping overhead Not-easily shareable Duplication of work – for access on other machines, sharing with colleagues or students Not dynamic or flexible – folder-based rather than tag based – where would you put a resource about Social Networking in HE which may refer to Economics & Geography? Furtive, singular activity –no crediblity tools, no idea who else has saved it
  • Advantages Accessible from anywhere – web rather than pc based Easy to share Easy to organise Dynamic – fixed weblink but ever changing resources Credible – how many people have saved a resource Searchable – resources, people, descriptions, tags Access to experts Community building – friends, sharing, recommending Limitations Tagging and organising is an acquired skill Folksonomies – where traditional taxonomies are replaced by emerging, individual ways of describing and collating resources – can cause confusion
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    • 1. Welcome
      • Social Bookmarking: Organising and Sharing your Web-based Resources
      • Martin King
      • Senior Learning & Technology Officer
      • Academic Development Services
    • 2. Session Overview
      • Why bookmark?
      • Advantages / limitations
      • Social Bookmarking
        • What?
        • How?
        • Why?
      • Using del.icio.us
        • Set-up
        • Start bookmarking
        • Tagging & describing
        • Organising
        • Disseminating
        • Networking
        • Moodle
    • 3. Bookmarking
      • Discussion
        • Why do you bookmark websites?
        • What are the advantages
        • What are the limitations?
    • 4. Social bookmarking
      • What is social bookmarking?
        • Free
        • Web-based service
        • Allowing users to bookmark sites…
        • … to share them online with others
      • Who offers the services?
        • Del.icio.us
        • Diggit
        • Stumbleupon
      • How does it work?
      • Why do it?
        • What are the advantages?
        • What are the limitations?
    • 5. Examples of use
      • Storing links for access from anywhere
      • Organising & sharing links
        • By subject
        • By author
        • By course/ week / topic
        • Publishing to website / moodle
      • Searching
        • For experts in your field
        • For credible sources
      • Networking & community building
        • Find ‘friends’
        • Make recommendations
        • Create communities and ‘folksonomies’
    • 6. Links
      • http://moodle.rhul.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=7201
        • Using del.icio.us links, tags and feed in support of Moodle course
      • http://delicious.com/Martin_King
        • Personal space
      • http://delicious.com/Martin_King/podcasting
        • Personal space, using tags on a specific subject
      • http://delicious.com/search?p=iphone+cases&u=&chk=&context=main&fr=del_icio_us&lc=0
        • Capturing search results for review and dissemination