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  1. 1. Aggregation Tools<br />By Gerry Pearson<br />For Introduction to Emerging Technology Course<br />
  2. 2. Web 2.0<br />My objective is to be familiar with the tools, and applications of these, so I can help the instructors at our Technical College select tools that are appropriate <br />Many of the instructors know very little about Web 2.0<br />Some are adamant about keeping “it” out of their classroom<br />
  3. 3. Why this tool?<br />Aggregation tools are a way to manage/control the amount of information <br />The information is “pulled” in (I chose it) versus being pushed in such as email<br />Aggregator collects the information from the web<br />As a “newbie” and someone with low technical skills- I am overwhelmed!<br />
  4. 4. RSS tools (really simple syndication or rich site summary)<br />iGoogle<br />Google Reader (Google alert…)<br />NetVibes<br />Pageflakes<br />Many more from Tying it all Together article<br />
  5. 5. Similarities<br />All have options (widgets and gadgets) such as:<br />calendar<br />YouTube<br />Weather<br />To do list template<br />News<br />Chat with friends<br />
  6. 6. My purpose<br />I want to be able to get notices of new information on sites that I like<br />Not all of my favorite sites have an RSS link<br />I am looking for “strong tie” learning (G.Seimens) and therefore want to be selective<br />
  7. 7. Signing Up<br />I identified categories in which I wanted to collect information<br />Tons of “stuff” arrived in my email box that was inappropriate (yikes! Stop, Stop…)<br />Lesson- I don’t want the reader to search for me. I will tell it what sites I want it to keep up to date on<br />
  8. 8. Affordances<br />Access<br />Keep up with people and information<br />Aggregation<br />Manage what comes into my email<br />
  9. 9. Application<br />It is a first step and will help me keep more current in adult learning, curriculum, instructional design<br />Social bookmarking may be the next step<br />A way to organize favorites<br />Love sticky notes and highlighter features but when will I ever get back to read these?<br />
  10. 10. More application<br />How does Web 2.0 apply in a Technical College?<br />Goals are to get people employment ready in a trade in 10 months or less<br />Utilitarian view- specific knowledge and skills<br />No time for exploration for most students<br />Foundational knowledge, then Web 2.0 could be helpful<br />
  11. 11. Adding an RSS feed to your website<br />?<br />Website by Stephen Downes<br />Introduction to RSS for Educational Designers<br />Indicates that there are a few easy ways to put an RSS link on your website…<br />