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Teaching w/ Technology Tuesdays: RSS and Alerts

This session will focus on the use of RSS feeds for pedagogical purposes. RSS stands for “Real Simple Syndication.” RSS is a protocol that lets users subscribe to online content using an RSS “reader” or “aggregator”. Rather than checking 20 or 50 or 100 blogs every day, subscribing to RSS feeds using an aggregator allows you to receive regular updates from your favorite information sources on the web. Aggregating and culling information from the web in this manner is pedagogically relevant for a wide range of courses and disciplines. RSS provides an efficient way for students to keep in touch with faculty, stay informed about coursework and other academic activities, and follow developments in their fields of study.

Robin Ladouceur will introduce RSS feeds and give an overview of RSS feed readers and aggregators. Barbara Stuart will present her use of RSS Feeds in her English 114 course this fall on the Election.

Tuesday from 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Bass Library room L01 (lower level of the Bass Library)

Barbara Stuart, English Lecturer
Robin Ladouceur, Instructional Design Specialist, Instructional Technology Group