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    • RSS for Community of Practice Doing More with Less http://www.rawsthorne.org
    • Workshop Objectives
      • Upon completion of this workshop the participants will ….
      • be able to explain the publish and subscribe model used within blogging.
      • be able to identify the key technology components of blogging.
      • be able to list the key administrative options required to maintain a blog.
      • be able to describe two different blogging services.
      • be able to discuss the concept of aggregation as it applies to subscribing to multiple blogs.
    • Blogging: Concepts
      • Publishing and subscription
        • A blogger publishes postings
        • A blog reader subscribes to a blog
      • Notification service
        • A reader polls a blog to be notified of new posts
    • Publish and Subscribe
      • Think
      • Reflect upon the business of magazine publishing.
      • Think about the magazines you have subscriptions.
      • Ink (write down answers to the following questions)
      • What ‘high level’ tasks does a magazine publisher perform?
      • As a subscriber what are your activities in relation to your magazines and their subscriptions?
      • You have 3 minutes to complete this activity
      ?
    • Tasks Publisher Subscriber
      • Targets a subject
      • Creates content
      • Creates magazines
      • Distributes magazines
      • Generates revenue
      • Notifies subscribers
      • Keeps things interesting
      • Manages data
        • authors, dates, keywords, titles, references, etc…
      • Seeks new publications
      • Pays for subscriptions
      • Reads magazines
      • Skims magazines for interesting articles
      • Selects magazines from assortment
      • Cancels subscriptions
      • Looks for related information
    • Blogs Blogger Reader
      • Targets a subject
      • Sets up a blog
      • Creates content / posts
      • Publishes posts
      • Attracts subscribers
      • Keeps things interesting
      • Manages data
        • dates, keywords, titles, references, permissions, etc…
      • Searches for blogs
      • Checks for new postings
      • Reads blogs
      • Skims blogs for interesting articles
      • Selects postings from assortment of blogs
      • Cancels blog subscriptions
      • Looks for related information
    • Messaging Technology
      • Blogs are based upon a messaging technology
      • The messages are well formed using a standardized messaging format known as XML
      • The standard for blogging is known as RSS
    • Messaging Technology: XML
      • The Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a general-purpose markup language that supports a wide variety of applications.
      • <element attribute=“value”>content</element>
      • <person>
        • <last-name>Rawsthorne</last-name>
        • <first-name>Peter</first-name>
      • </person>
    • <?xml version=&quot;1.0&quot; encoding=&quot;UTF-8&quot;?> <recipe name=&quot;bread&quot; prep_time=&quot;5 mins&quot; cook_time=&quot;3 hours&quot;> <title>Basic bread</title> <ingredient amount=&quot;3&quot; unit=&quot;cups&quot;>Flour</ingredient> <ingredient amount=&quot;0.25&quot; unit=&quot;ounce&quot;>Yeast</ingredient> <ingredient amount=&quot;1.5&quot; unit=&quot;cups&quot; state=&quot;warm&quot;>Water</ingredient> <ingredient amount=&quot;1&quot; unit=&quot;teaspoon&quot;>Salt</ingredient> <instructions> <step>Mix all ingredients together, and knead thoroughly.</step> <step>Cover with a cloth, and leave for one hour in warm room.</step> <step>Knead again, place in a tin, and then bake in the oven.</step> </instructions> </recipe>
    • Messaging Technology: RSS
      • Really Simple Syndication
      • Rich Site Summary
      • RSS is a simple XML-based system that allows users to subscribe to their favorite websites.
    • <rss version=&quot;2.0&quot;> <channel> <title>Critical Technology</title> <link>http://criticaltechnology.wordpress.com</link> <description>Another WordPress weblog</description> <pubDate>Fri, 22 Sep 2006 13:23:47 +0000</pubDate> <language>en</language> <item> <title>Hello world!</title> <pubDate>Fri, 22 Sep 2006 13:23:47 +0000 </pubDate> <dc:creator>criticaltechnology</dc:creator> <description>Welcome to Wordpress.com. </description> <content>This is your first post. </content> </item> </channel> </rss>
    • DEMO
      • web page vs. RSS
      • http://criticaltechnology.blogspot.com
      • http://criticaltechnology.blogspot.com/rss.xml
      • Add a post…
      • http://criticaltechnology.blogspot.com
      • http://criticaltechnology.blogspot.com/rss.xml
    •  
    • Blogger Reader subscribe updates? updates?
    • Puzzle think think pair solve From what you have learned so far; Think about the structure and content of RSS Think about the publisher – subscriber relationship Pair up with someone next to you Solve the problem of how a subscribers software would determine if the blog had new postings? (hint: think about the XML elements present within an RSS file) You have 2 minutes to complete this activity ?
    • <rss version=&quot;2.0&quot;> <channel> <title>Critical Technology</title> <link>http://criticaltechnology.wordpress.com</link> <description>Another WordPress weblog</description> <pubDate>Fri, 22 Sep 2006 13:23:47 +0000</pubDate> <language>en</language> <item> <title>Hello world!</title> <pubDate>Fri, 22 Sep 2006 13:23:47 +0000 </pubDate> <dc:creator>criticaltechnology</dc:creator> <description>Welcome to Wordpress.com. </description> <content>This is your first post. </content> </item> </channel> </rss>
    • Internet RSS RSS RSS RSS RSS RSS RSS RSS RSS RSS RSS RSS Blog Reader As a blog reader you can subscribe to many blogs. You can have your blog reading software polling many blogs for new posts. It’s like creating your own magazine.
    • Phew!
      • QUESTIONS?
    • Two Blogging Options
    • Blogger
      • Free
      • Easy to use
      • Web 2.0 savvy
      • Very Popular
      • Owned by Google
      • Proprietary
      • Allows many blogs
      • Limited flexibility
      • “ Slow”
    • DEMO
      • http://www.blogger.com
    • WordPress
      • Free
      • Intermediate to use
      • Web 1.5 savvy
      • Very Popular
      • Owned by Everyone
      • OpenSource
      • Allows many blogs
      • “ Unlimited” flexibility
      • “ Quick”
      Can limit viewer ship to 35 people. Therefore, you can create an internet blog where only subscribed members can view the blog over the internet.
    • DEMO
      • http://www.wordpress.com
    • What features do you think are most important?
    • Administrative Options
      • Dashboard
      • Posting / Writing
      • Tagging
      • Media
      • Management
      • Members / Users - Privacy -
      • Look and Feel
      • Options
    • Aggregation Internet RSS RSS RSS RSS RSS RSS RSS RSS RSS RSS RSS RSS Blog Reader
    • Aggregator
      • A news aggregator is a software application or remotely hosted service that collects syndicated content from disparate sources and provides a single consolidated view. These applications can also be commonly referred to as a feed reader, feed aggregator or simply just an aggregator.
      http://www.google.com/reader/
    • DEMO
    • Exercises
      • Reflect upon the structure of RSS.
      • Find blogs of interest to you. View their aesthetics.
      • Design your blog for Wednesdays Lab.
      • Web 2.0 Ideas for Educators: A guide to RSS and More.
      • http://www.teachinghacks.com/audio/100ideasWeb2educators.pdf
    • Exit Activity
      • Write on one side of the card what you feel was well understood.
      • Write on the other side of the card what could have been given more attention.
      • Leave the cards at the front before you leave.
    • References
      • Communities of practice, a brief introduction - Etienne Wenger http://www.ewenger.com/theory/
      • The Use of Blogs, Wikis and RSS in Education: A Conversation of Possibilities http://eprints.qut.edu.au/5398/1/5398.pdf
      • RSS http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS_(file_format)
      • Video: RSS in Plain English http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0klgLsSxGsU
      • Blogger http://www.blogger.com/home
      • Wordpress http://wordpress.org/
      • Google Reader http://www.google.com/reader/
    • All the information in this document is licensed under the Creative Commons license: Attribution – Share Alike For more information regarding this license please visit: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/ca/