Top 100 Tools for Learning 2009

Posted on December 3, 2009. Filed under: Web 2.0 + Web 2.1 | Tags: , , |

Jane Hart of the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies has compiled a list of the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2009 .

Jane has a blog called Jane’s E-Learning Pick of the Day which is well worth subscribing to.

There are two related lists that might be of interest :
Top 100 Tools 2009 by Category and 2009 Winners & Losers

How many of these tools do you use or have had a look at?

Heidi

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Getting regular feeds from blogs and other websites

Posted on June 26, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , |

Did you set yourself up an RSS feed reader account in Week 4 of the NSW Library 2.0 course?

Do you use it?

I do. I have a Bloglines account, and it’s where I pick up most of the stuff I then regurgitate here and on Readers in the Mist. I currently have 77 feeds – blogs, webpages, podcast sites, etc. Some come up daily, some very infrequently.

But, if you can’t face trying to remember yet another log in and password there’s an alternative to an RSS feeder account that Patou alerted me to. It’s called Feed My Inbox and it couldn’t be simpler to use.

Just copy the URL from the site you want to get updates from and paste it into the appropriate space on the Feed My Inbox site, enter your email address in the other space and submit. New posts, or whatever, will be delivered to your email account.

Unfortunately, this BMCC Staff Communication Blog is the one blog you might want via your inbox that won’t work in Feed My Inbox, I think it’s because this is a closed, password-only site. Shame that.

(I’ll let you into a little secret though, if you go to Settings and then to Email & mobile you can add your email address to get these posts via email that way – unfortunately we can only have 10 email addresses there and there are a number there already so you’ll have to be very, very quick. Perhaps some of the more tech savvy of you could investigate the mobile options though?)

Heidi

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Librarians capitalize on years of antisocial behaviour and squeezing things on to index cards by storming Twitter

Posted on June 25, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , |

That was what the link in the Book Ninja blog said and how could I resist?
The link is to a Guardian post about how libraries in the UK are using Twitter to to network and spread information among themselves and also to give information about author events and closing times to their borrowers.

Are any of you regular twitterers/tweeters out there is BMC Libraryland? Do you see it as a useful tool for BM City Libraries?

heidi
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Pipes: (not the smoking or plumbing types) what is it?

Posted on May 12, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , |

“Pipes” is a powerful composition tool to aggregate, manipulate, and mashup content from around the web. Simple commands can be combined together to create output that meets your needs:

Create your ultimate custom feed by combining many feeds into one, then sorting, filtering and translating them.
G
eocode your favorite feeds and browse the items on an interactive map.
R
emix your favorite data sources and use the Pipe to power a new application.
B
uild custom vertical search pages that are impossible with ordinary search engines.
P
ower widgets/badges on your web site.
C
onsume the output of any Pipe in RSS, JSON, KML, and other formats.

Find out more HERE

Patou

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