Monday, July 27, 2009

Blogs, Aggregators and RSS.

After starting my blog for this course I'm hooked, my goal is to have a live feed set up for assessment task two but more on that later..

By participating through a blog with your peers, students, parents or even your community, you are opening up a wider window of opportunity. This applies academically as well, as you can set tasks for students to reflect on the days learning experience, homework can be submitted via the link, you can encourage parents to participate and follow there child's learning journey and class mates can collaborate with instant information, perhaps shared in set forum like times.

Having an understanding of a blog means students and teachers alike can then attach other forms of ICT's, for example twitter forums, or places of interest that there follower's may associate to. As well as attaching information you can set up a tracking device known as a Aggregator, this will allow you keep track of your followers posting as soon as it has been submitted.

RSS stands for, really simple syndication and allows you to monitor blogs or websites that have also have a RSS feed. This enables a wide variety of chosen information networks to be fed to your blog, automatically notifying you of a new topic posted. This is great for any learning environment as it provides to the minute relevant information which has been chosen for the topic of interest, the wider the variety in the network the greater the diversity in response and post's, thus creating the possibilities for a broader learning experience.

Thanks for reading..

Shaun Morris

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