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Keeping up with RSS

In notes on October 27, 2010 at 7:05 pm

On October 26th Let’s Talk had tea in the Library’s Newspaper Corner and chatted about staying up-to-date with news, articles, and topics of interest.

The four main tools we looked at were:

  • iGoogle (mainly just boxes of headlines on a Google page)
  • Google Reader (much more control over your feeds and articles; allows you to share articles)
  • Feedly (using Google Reader settings, turns your feeds into a beautiful magazine-like experience)
  • Reeder (app on the iPod / iPad, using Google Reader information)

To begin:  what is RSS? … Read the rest of this entry »

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Online Collaboration Tools

In notes on October 22, 2010 at 2:12 pm

Let’s Talk met on October 12th for a discussion over online collaboration tools.  Much of the discussion centered on file sharing and communicating.  What do we mean by collaboration tools?  Here are a few scenarios:

Faculty at the Chroncile’s Prof Hacker blog gave several examples of how they’re using online tools in the classroom.

Archaeologists at Pompeii are using mobile apps on their iPads to take field notes and share information across the dig.

Uses on campus … Read the rest of this entry »