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How I manage the deluge of social information

Adventures in Corporate Education

I’ve been an information junkie my entire life. In this post, I’m going to explain how I curate social information using Twitter and my RSS Reader. I may update this in a few weeks once I obtain my Dell SMaC certification. RSS Reader. RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. Do your best to organize the information you pull from social sources.

Workplace learning in 10 years

E-Learning Provocateur

As staff familiarise themselves with blogs, wikis, RSS, YouTube and Twitter, and as more tech-savvy Gen-Y’s & Z’s join the organisation, the demand for self-paced, self-directed learning will accelerate. This shift will be accompanied by formal acknowledgements of informal learning. Learning development should be no different. driver of this shift will be people power.

Curation: Making Sense of Digital Information

The Peformance Improvement

So much information; so little time. We are inundated with email, tweets, blog posts, Linkedin updates and comments, Facebook news feeds and messages, rss feeds, in addition to old-tech media like newspapers, magazines, TV, and radio.  It’s more than the human brain can comprehend. Technology allows consumers of information to also be curators of information.

Extensions on RSS module

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 8/02/2010 Extensions on RSS module eFront had for some time now an RSS module that could fetch and present an RSS feed inside a lesson or on administrators panel. However, until now we could not expose data from eFront as an RSS feed.

5 Reasons Why RSS Readers Still Rock

Learning and Technology

My conclusions in the previous post still stand: 1) Google now dominates what's left of the RSS Reader market; and 2) RSS reading is a very fragmented experience circa 2009/2010 due to Twitter, Facebook, start pages like Netvibes, Firefox bookmarks, and more. However, a lot of commenters wrote that they still use RSS Readers each and every day. Here are the main reasons why: 1.

Getting The Most Out Of Your LMS

Upside Learning

Letting users create their own network, it makes information sharing across domains easier and faster. Integration with the Twitter web service will make it easy to share information across domains. RSS AGGREGATOR: Check if your LMS comes with a feed aggregator built-in to retrieve feeds from the internet and display the items within the LMS interface. Administration.

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Google is failing us: how to manage the information overflow?

Challenge to Learn

We are all struggling with the ever-increasing amount of information that we need to manage. Steve Rosenbaum pointed out in his key note address at DevLearn that search engines like Google become less reliable and that we have to find other ways to manage the information overflow. This is just an illustration that shows that search results are not that reliable as we assume. I’m not sure if the source of the problem are the sites that contain this incorrect information or that Google screws up. Curators (people not software) who filter information for you.

Aide RSS Filtering Tool

Tony Karrer

AideRSS looks at a variety of sources of information including comments, technorati, bloglines, icerocket and del.icio.us to determine what posts are generating the most interest. I've been creating similar information manually for a while, so it's nice to have an automated support for it. It provides a widget that allows you to show your top posts for month or year. You can see what it thinks are mine in the right column of the blog. I've not quite figured out how to take a very large list of blogs, e.g., all edublogs, and have it filter those down.

The most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/28/2010 The most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter On Twitter exists a resourceful community of e-Learning professionals. As a result, I have created the following list of the most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter. Hi Paulo, thank you for the information that you share! Very informative for the e-Learning community! Jeff Goldman e-Learning Designer and Developer. social learning - experimentação.

Informal Learning: People can train you but they can't "learn" you.

ID Reflections

Some key points: Informal learning vs. formal learning 1. Informal learning is never over. More than 80% of learning in the workplace is informal learning. 4. Social networks are vital to informal learning. 5. Organizations and Informal Learning: 1. Tags: collaborative learning social learning informal learning Its going on all the time. 2.

RSS Reader Market in Disarray, Continues to Decline

Learning and Technology

RSS Reader Market in Disarray, Continues to Decline Written by Richard MacManus / December 20, 2009 8:04 PM / 74 Comments « Prior Post One of the interesting trends of 2009 has been the gradual decline of RSS Readers as a way for people to keep up with news and niche topics. So what's happened to RSS Readers. Windows RSS Platform 1587 9. RSS lets me control when.

RSS Reader Market in Disarray, Continues to Decline

Learning and Technology

RSS Reader Market in Disarray, Continues to Decline Written by Richard MacManus / December 20, 2009 8:04 PM / 74 Comments « Prior Post One of the interesting trends of 2009 has been the gradual decline of RSS Readers as a way for people to keep up with news and niche topics. So what's happened to RSS Readers. Windows RSS Platform 1587 9. RSS lets me control when.

Information Radar

Tony Karrer

You need information radar that continuously scans for new, quality information that you should be aware of. Information Addiction Let me start this topic with a word of caution. When you find new nuggets of information, you get a chemical reaction in your brain much like an opium hit. This reaction causes you to seek more information. Aggregator Blogs.

Seven ways to stay up-to-date on SharePoint and Assessments

SharePoint and Assessment

How do you find the key nuggets of information gold you need amongst all the verbiage on the Internet? For specifically SharePoint information, I find Bamboo’s SharePoint Daily a very useful daily email. You can follow this blog by using the RSS button at the top right of the screen. Commentary Community Bamboo elearninglearning Google LinkedIn RSS Twitter

Keeping Yourself Current via RSS - NorthStarNerd.Org

eContent

NorthStarNerd.Org Dedicated to open access sharing of knowledge - Your host: Rich Hoeg Blog Engineering Learning Nerd TV Nerd Tweets Nordic Skiing Site Map Tutorials « Second Life Training (get a life!) | Main | Google Calendar Screencast Tutorial » January 24, 2007 Keeping Yourself Current via RSS If youre reading this blog, but not using RSS, why?? ! than you.

Lessons from Three Months of RSS Feeds

Learning Developments

find people with similar backgrounds as me I have also learned more about how learners (employees) might use RSS in the workplace and I've learned the dangers of information overload. As I mentioned in my last post I've been using Google Reader for three months now to manage and read many blog postings.  I thought I'd share some of the lessons I've learned. Following blogs in the eLearning industry is useful.to get up to date on new technologies.to learn how technologies are applied.to learn industry terminology.to network with others in industry.to

Information Filtering

Tony Karrer

We’ve got plenty of information sources already. At the same time, we need lots of help filtering the flood of information. Harold is a master of that and effectively uses twitter, RSS reader and lots of other sources to bring across and filter information. My strong belief is that there is more and more of a need for effective information filtering. Basically, easy ways to get the information that you want or need. Heck, a lot of what learning professionals do is filter information. both agree and disagree. He’s right. eLearning Technology.

GreatNews RSS Feedreader Screencast - NorthStarNerd.Org

eContent

NorthStarNerd.Org Dedicated to open access sharing of knowledge - Your host: Rich Hoeg Blog Engineering Learning Nerd TV Nerd Tweets Nordic Skiing Site Map Tutorials « Institution of Engineering and Technology Webcasts | Main | Tutorials for NXT-G and RoboLab » September 14, 2006 GreatNews RSS Feedreader Screencast As I mentioned a few days ago, I conducted an evaluation of GreatNews , and the result has been to make this a recommended feedreader for RSS. Hope you find the tutorials helpful. Posted by: Rosemarie | January 08, 2007 at 11:10 PM Excellent tutorials!

Seven ways to stay up-to-date on SharePoint and Assessments

SharePoint and Assessment

How do you find the key nuggets of information gold you need amongst all the verbiage on the Internet? For specifically SharePoint information, I find Bamboo’s SharePoint Daily a very useful daily email. You can follow this blog by using the RSS button at the top right of the screen. Commentary Community Bamboo elearninglearning Google LinkedIn RSS TwitterHere are some of the ways I stay up to date on SharePoint and Assessments, you can adapt many of these to your specific interests. And you can get daily or weekly updates on these.

Blogs and RSS as Learning Tools

eLearning Weekly

Many of us techies have been using RSS for years, and you may even run your own blog. think there’s a ton of potential related to RSS in terms of learning and I don’t think many people are harnessing it well (yet). Think of it this way: As a worker, wouldn’t it be helpful to regularly receive bulletins, tips, tricks, and other relevant information while on the job? RSS provides an excellent framework for distributing information to groups of people in settings like this. First, blogs and RSS don’t get much respect in the enterprise.

How to Navigate Social Media (and Avoid Information Overload)

Rapid eLearning

For example, if you build rapid elearning courses with Articulate products there are all sorts of resources available to you: Articulate’s Facebook page keeps you up-to-date on news and information. The challenge with these tools is that it can be hard for people to manage all of the information. But she felt overwhelmed by all of the information and has started tuning out.

RSS Primer from the Read/Write Web

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

One of my 3 sessions at the upcoming eLearning Guild Conference in Boston is about RSS and eLearning. So, it was wonderful luck to find a great post from Alex Iskold on the Read/Write Web blog called The Future of RSS. "In short, because of RSS ubiquity it is now a very attractive delivery medium for all kinds of content. So in this post, we look at RSS today and ask if RSS is evolving into a tool for delivering complex, semantically rich information." Hopefully, our discussion next week can help fill in the gaps

Lessons from Three Months of RSS Feeds

Learning Developments

find people with similar backgrounds as me I have also learned more about how learners (employees) might use RSS in the workplace and I've learned the dangers of information overload. Tags: RSS As I mentioned in my last post I've been using Google Reader for three months now to manage and read many blog postings.  I thought I'd share some of the lessons I've learned. Following blogs in the eLearning industry is useful.to get up to date on new technologies.to learn how technologies are applied.to learn industry terminology.to network with others in industry.to

Informal Learning: Tools for Informal Learning

Kapp Notes

Here is a whitepaper I wrote about informal learning. It explains some thoughts I have about informal learning as it relates to wikis, blogs, IM and RSS. You can read it here. __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide

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The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

What is a PLN? A PLN is “a system of interpersonal connections and resources that support informal learning” (Trust, 2012). There are two main types of tools for building a Professional Learning Network: information aggregation and social media connection. Information Aggregation. RSS readers (i.e., Google Reader ) collect information from various websites in one area.

The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

What is a PLN? A PLN is “a system of interpersonal connections and resources that support informal learning” (Trust, 2012). There are two main types of tools for building a Professional Learning Network: information aggregation and social media connection. Information Aggregation. RSS readers (i.e., Google Reader ) collect information from various websites in one area.

eLearning Insider available via RSS

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

With the new Guild website you will find the  RSS feed for the eLearning Insider.  While its great that you might implement blogs, wikis, and RSS for your school, company, or organization, its even more important that you start using these tools yourself as personal development tools.  Its up to YOU to investigate changing your daily habits and workflow.  How can we expect those that we support to embrace the new tools if we don't use them ourselves? It is truly a shift in how we manage the flow of information in our lives. Learning2.0 and the Web2.0

Informal Learning Technology

Tony Karrer

There's a fantastic post by Stephen Downes - New Technology Supporting Informal Learning. So as you read this, keep in mind that Stephen was primarily talking about technology that can support a Formal Learning Event that heavily leverages Informal / Social Learning as it's primary mechanism. In some ways, you could say that this might be an interesting model to experiment with as a formal/informal hybrid at the start of some new project. Thanks Stephen for a great post and a lot of insights into the technology side of supporting informal learning.

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Information overload … not so bad?

Learning Journeys

Thanks to a tweet from Tony Karrer , I came across a fascinating blog post by Teemu Arina on information overload.  It’s was certainly a learning journey. have been consciously battling information overload by trying to reduce my blog subscriptions and staying away from too many social networking tools.  I practically restrained myself from jumping into Twitter without knowing fully what I was getting into and how to “control&# it.  (I finally took the Twitter plunge this week.  Lucky me!).

How I Caught Up on my RSS Feeds

Learning Developments

After about three months of active blog reading I've finally caught up on my RSS feeds. Now I want to share a couple of ways I've been able to manage the information overload that is common when subscribing to many blogs. Quickly determine if the blog post your looking at is pertinent information for your job over the next year. After three months I've really improved on my ability to skim for important information. Don't be afraid to miss information. Time quickly became a frustrating factor. While a lot of the postings about learning 2.0

This blog is closing…

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

I started this blog when Informal Learning was released, November 10, 2006. The informal learning meme has gone mainstream. I am gratified. Informal learning is more important than ever. Informal learning is part of the mix, but so are social business, brain science, systems thinking, and a bunch of other things. Subscribe to Internet Time blog here (Feedburner RSS).

finding eLearning information through a community

Ignatia Webs

And Yes, a redesigned resource is out there for you to find and stroll through. I use RSS, but frankly it takes time to keep it relevant and up-to-date. And RSS has one thing lacking. Yes, a critical mind is necessary in this knowledge world. Yes, knowing how to find stuff is increasingly important. Yes, there are a lot of us eLearning people floating around the web. find it

Too Much Information.

In the Middle of the Curve

I finally figured out why I am now only finishing 1 book a month - RSS feeds. On my iPOD - 155 podcasts - both video and audio. I get, on average, 10 new episodes each day. On Google Reader - 39 subscriptions. If I don't read the posts 1 weekday, I have over 100 posts to read. At some point I'll figure out how to create a listfeed to connect to this blog. On del.icio.us - 38 items. I'm limiting this to professional interests. Add 20 more sites regularly viewed from IE favorites, eMail - 3 accounts (I'm only talking personal accounts). It's a wonder I get outside and talk to anyone.

Interesting Information via eLearning Learning

Tony Karrer

Again, I'll be curious to see if people find patterns in this information. Ken Allan - Blogger in Middle-earth Ken talks about everything including some that come up for me Writing a Blog , Analytics , Communities of Practice , Photoshop , Pipes , Firefox , RSS. Mel Aclaro - Business Casual Mel has a lot of interesting topics, but clearly a lot around social topics ( Social Media , Social Networks , LinkedIn , Twitter , RSS , Social Network , Facebook ), but keep him in mind for Streaming , Privacy , and Internationalization. As an example, I can see that eLearning 2.0

Grazr - organizing RSS just keeps getting better

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Or information mapping ? Well Grazr, to me, looks like reverse information, or mind, mapping. RSS has the potential to become the next learning pipeline, and OPML is just a piece of that. will definitely be working this into my RSS presentation (session 411) at DevLearn2006 I just found this on TechCrunch. haven't had much time to review it but from first glance it looks like something I've been thinking about for quite some time. Before I get into that let's look at what Grazr is. Definitely read the TechCrunch review. But does anyone remember mind mapping ? think.

2.0 is a philosophy, not a technology

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Among our recommendations were: Informal         Live webcasts. Informal         Recorded webinars. Informal         Video conferencing. Informal         Workshops. Informal         Audio/ podcasts. Informal         Learnshop. Informal         Case Studies. Informal         Non-formal video. Informal         Discussion group/ forum. Informal         SharePoint. Informal         RSS Feeds. Informal         Communities of practice. Informal         Community e-news. Informal         Mentoring.

CA Case Study - Informal Learning

In the Middle of the Curve

CA Learning collaboration - SCORM conformant (integrated with LMS) - remember, standardizing what delivered + collaborative tools integrated with LMS - Highly configurable - Discussion threads (moderated) - Blogs - Wikis - RSS feeds (from the blogs. actively gathering information and widgets giving you things that might interest you (work groups, new courses, etc). RSS important in social network to aggregate. Each group has their own site for their team. The administrators put together templates so folks can import items to pre-formed buckets. Coach learner on fly.