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  • 1. Staying up to date Web 2.0 tools Julia Gross
  • 2. The session is about…
  • 3. Why are we overloaded? • Information explosion • Information overload • New formats • New technologies http://www.flickr.com/photos/callumscott2/280532292/
  • 4. Why are we overloaded? • Change • Technology • Learning • Trends • Stay in touch • Multitasking • Chaos http://www.flickr.com/photos/tzofia/270800047/ BrittneyBush's photostream
  • 5. Why do we need to keep up? • Need to keep learning (lifelong) • Be informed • To our jobs • Help students & staff • Career • Life
  • 6. Web 1.0 ways to keep up • Journals, books • Conferences, seminars, PD • Professional (ALIA) • Listservs (WAIN) • Forums • Email – the killer!!
  • 7. Keeping up with email • File • Use folders • Sort • Scan from reading window pane • Delete • Bulk delete
  • 8. Keeping up with listservs • WAIN • Get digests • Scan • File
  • 9. Web 2.0 and keeping up ….
  • 10. Web 2.0 content… • Blogs, quick read • Podcasts, download to iPod • SlideShare • Flickr • YouTube • Twitter
  • 11. Follow (learn from) other people –Web 2.0 gurus –their blogs, bookmarks, presentations, Twitter feed, podcasts, video
  • 12. Two web 2.0 organising tools • RSS • Social bookmarking – Delicious • Reference management – Connotea – CiteUlike – Zotero – EndnoteWeb
  • 13. Google updating tools • RSS into your iGoogle page • Google Reader RSS • Google Alerts
  • 14. iGoogle start page
  • 15. Google account
  • 16. Be organised! • Use traditional methods (Web 1.0) • Use new technologies (Web 2.0) • Be realistic • Prioritise • Have a plan • 10 mins a day…or whatever … • Make time for it
  • 17. Keeping up - 10 mins a day Scan RSS feeds, email alerts Select items of interest File to social bookmarking Tag to for later retrieval
  • 18. Thanks …questions?