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RSS: The New Information Pipeline


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This presentation explores the role of RSS in education, what RSS is and where it could go.

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RSS: The New Information Pipeline

  1. 1. RSS: The New Information Pipeline David Jakes
  2. 2. “What happens when the information finds you?” Will Richardson
  3. 3. “And we tend to look at knowledge as hard or unchanging…but these days, knowledge is soft. It’s constantly changing.” Will Richardson
  4. 4. Everyone can participate, everyone can contribute….
  5. 5. 27.2 million exist 1 created each second 60X bigger than 3 years ago 1.2 million additions per day 81 million posts since Jan 05
  6. 6. Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, Flickr,, Websites, ? RSS Feed Aggregator
  7. 7. What kinds of resources produce RSS feeds? Blogs Wikis Social Bookmarking Podcasts Flickr Web 1.0 Resources
  8. 8. RSS connects information and people together…in a personally defined network.
  9. 9. Where people subscribe to people… Cisco Systems
  10. 10. I’ve learned more in the past two years… Informal learning
  11. 11. My Aggregator of choice…Bloglines …or Google Reader
  12. 12. Google Reader
  13. 13. PageFlakes
  14. 14. Where to find feeds: My public feeds:
  15. 15. Where to find feeds: blogs Technorati Google Blog Search Blogrolls (Mark Ahlness)
  16. 16. Where to find feeds: social bookmarking
  17. 17. Students How will we use RSS with students?
  18. 18. Students Could we have students build personal learning environments?
  19. 19. What does that look like? Blogs Wiki pages Web pages
  20. 20. Trick #1: Creating feeds from “Web 1.0 Web pages using
  21. 21. Trick #2: Creating feeds of searches using GoogleAlert
  22. 22. Where is this all going?
  23. 23. Where is this all going?
  24. 24. “…And we’re more powerful together than we could ever be apart…welcome to the human network… Cisco Systems