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Personal learning environments with net vibes

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Creating a personal learning environment with Netvibes.

Creating a personal learning environment with Netvibes.

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    • 1. Personal Learning Environments with NetVibes
      Stan Skrabut
      @skrabut
      #UWCES
      http://www.slideshare.net/skrabut
    • 2. The half-life of knowledge continues to decrease; it is important to stay current.
    • 3. You are a lifelong learner just trying to stay informed.
    • 4. The amount of information is overwhelming and you may have a hard time managing it.
    • 5. You want an easy system to help stay abreast of new trends.
    • 6. I will show you how to transform NetVibes into a personal learning environment.
    • 7. The primary benefit of a personal learning environment is the ability to organize current information.
    • 8. A PLE allows you to pull information from multiple resources.
    • 9. Using RSS feeds, you can subscribe to information.
    • 10. As a result, information is timely because it is updated as the originator adds it.
    • 11. There are a number of different options for organizing and sharing information.
    • 12. You can group information based on theme or concept or individual.
    • 13. You can set up searches for information using key terms or phrases.
    • 14. By making your site public, others can benefit from your information.
    • 15. As with other tools, it is important to understand the basics of the tool – Netvibes.
    • 16. There are three types of NetVibes sites: private, public, and dashboards.
    • 17. Private sites are for site you do not wish to share with others.
    • 18. Public sites can be created be used to share information with others.
    • 19. Dashboards are a quick way to gathers feeds from multiple sites on a topic.
    • 20. Setting up and adding content to your site is your key success.
    • 21. Tabs provide you with the ability to group content.
    • 22. There are over 190,000 widgets to help you customize your PLE.
    • 23. RSS feeds are the key to getting the information you want.
    • 24. Dashboards are an easy way to quickly gather information on a subject.
    • 25. If a content originator wants you to subscribe to their information, they will create an RSS feed.
    • 26. In most cases, it is easy to identify RSS feeds.
    • 27. If you go to a RSS feed directly, it will often look like code.
    • 28. There are a number of RSS feeds that will help you stay current.
    • 29. Google News searches will display current news on a subject.
    • 30. Start by conducting a search at http://www.google.com/news
    • 31. Go to the bottom of the page, and copy the RSS link address.
    • 32. Go to Netvibes and click on “Add content.”
    • 33. Next, click on “Add a feed.”
    • 34. Paste in the URL for the RSS feed.
    • 35. Finally, drag RSS feed widget to the content area.
    • 36. Twitter search queries will help you keep up to date on ongoing conversations.
    • 37. Start by conducting a search at http://search.twitter.com/
    • 38. Twitter search operators will help you refine your search. http://search.twitter.com/operators
    • 39. Go to the upper right part of the page, and copy the RSS link address.
    • 40. Go to Netvibes and click on “Add content.”
    • 41. Next, click on “Add a feed.”
    • 42. Paste in the URL for the RSS feed.
    • 43. Finally, drag RSS feed widget to the content area.
    • 44. By following a specific public tag, you can see all new links saved in Delicious.
    • 45. First, conduct a search within delicious tags at http://delicious.com/tag/
    • 46. Go to the bottom of the page, copy the RSS link address, and create a Netvibes RSS widget.
    • 47. You can also create your own RSS feeds by using the formats provided on http://delicious.com/help/json
    • 48. Your library’s digital archives may provide you with RSS feed capability.
    • 49. Conduct a search for your term of choice. In this case, I am search in EBSCOhost.
    • 50. Click on the RSS image, copy the RSS link address, and create a Netvibes RSS widget.
    • 51. You may be interested in staying up to date on the latest Youtube videos.
    • 52. There is a not an easy way to copy a RSS address in Youtube, you will have to create one.
      http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/users/uwcesedtech/uploads
    • 53. http://www.youtube.com/rssls provides additional RSS feed types.
    • 54. If you want to see the latest photos posted on Flickr, you can also set up an RSS feed.
    • 55. The easiest method I have found so far is using a RSS feed generator.
    • 56. A very useful RSS generator can be found at http://www.degraeve.com/flickr-rss/
    • 57. Copy the resulting URL from the address bar and create a Netvibes RSS widget.