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rss A lot of colleagues have heard about RSS but so far did not use it on a daily base in function of their professional activities. RSS (Really simple syndication) can be explained in a really simple way. Therefore we invited you to watch RSS in Plain English.

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RSS can be seen as a protocol where you easily can subscribe to content based on your own interests and needs. You aggregate this content with a RSS reader or an aggregator (for example Google Reader or Bloglines). Once logged on you automatically receive updates and this can save you a lot of time and effort. Basically it is an advanced way to organize the huge amount of information on the Internet.

What are the implications for learning and training?

– Keep in touch with all the websites of organizations and institutions that are relevant for you.
– Follow the developments in the field of your expertise and have first hand information.
– Subscribe to online learning repositories and get the newest learning objects and resources.
– Syndicate blogs from practioners to follow the latest developments in the field.

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Some background information

EDUCAUSE: 7 things you should know about RSS

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