New e-learning mentor projects underway

Exciting news. The next round of Victorian ACE / LearnLocal e-learning mentor projects (aka “e-mentor”) have begun. Projects are conducted according to adult education regions around Victoria**. And because each regional mentor team has their own online presence such as a blog or wiki, we’re looking for ways to tie all the headline threads together. So i’m conducting an experiment with a Yahoo RSS joiner called “Pipes”. Here’s a scrolling feed of the latest headlines. Now to see if i can display multiple headlines without scrolling…   I’ve also written Read More …

The magic & beauty of “RSS feeds” (aka headlines)

This week, Jill & Michael had a conversation about the mysterious things known as RSS feeds. We covered a  fair bit of ground, including:1) What are they?2) Using google reader to follow many different streams in one place3) Alternatives – follow, friend etc ..but we didn’t get onto this topic4) feeds into wikispaces. RSS is a little-understood phenomenon that can be hugely handy to getting things done, and wading gently through the streams of internet information. Here’s a recording of the session. Here’s the famous “Common Craft” introduction to RSS: Read More …