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									RSS, Tagging, and
Collaboration Online
          Vance Stevens
         Petroleum Institute
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
4th Inter-college Conference on
Technology and Multiculturalism
   Presented Online February 13, 2008
     RSS and Tagging - Key to p2p
      collaboration over Internet
   Tags allow us to
    • Categorize information available through
      distributed networks
    • Organize in personally meaningful ways
   RSS used to
    • Monitor where web artifacts using productive
      tags are accumulating, or being aggregated
    • Track when content is added at any number of
      web sites and services

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                           Feb 13, 2008
                             RSS

   Classic resources:
    • Will Richardson’s RSS Quick Start Guide for Educators
      http://weblogg-ed.com/wp-
      content/uploads/2006/05/RSSFAQ4.pdf
    • "RSS in very simple terms" by Lee and Sachi LeFever at
      http://www.commoncraft.com/rss_plain_english
   Subscribing to feeds
    • Locate feed URL (small orange graphic shown here)
    • Paste URL into an aggregator, such as
      http://www.bloglines.com or http://reader.google.com



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Example of Google Reader




 http://www.google.com/intl/en/googlereader/tour.html
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                     Aggregation
   Google Reader                          Pageflakes
   Bloglines                              Technorati
In this example:
• Use Technorati to locate all blog posts tagged ‘writingmatrix
• Create an RSS feed that will update your feedreader with
  new addtions to that search




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Example of Technorati search on writingmatrix




 http://technorati.com/search/writingmatrix?authority=n&language=en
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                              Feb 13, 2008
Example of Pageflakes




 Blogging4educators: http://www.pageflakes.com/Blogging4Educators
 Writingmatrix: http://www.pageflakes.com/vancestevens/13487192/
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                                Feb 13, 2008
      Technorati vs. Del.ici.ous
 Technorati http://technorati.com
 Del.icio.us http://del.icio.us

 Both work on tagging, but
    • Technorati scans the blogosphere for tags that
      appear in blog postings, which were put there
      by the person who created the post.
    • Del.icio.us allows users/viewers of blog posts
      and all other web artifacts to classify them
      according to ad hoc folksonomy

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                           Feb 13, 2008
          Tags and Folksonomies (vs.
                 Taxonomies)
             Dewey
             Decimal                                          Folksonomy
             System




                             structured                                          Ad hoc
                            information                                       information
Top-Down   Client-Server                          Bottom Up   Peer to Peer
                           dissemination                                     dissemination
                              network                                           network




                                                                               Creative
Precise     Predictable      Inflexible            Sloppy     Unpredictable comprehensive
                                                                              adaptable



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                    Social Networking
   Enables nodes in                                   according to how tags
    distibuted learning                                 and other folksonomic
    networks to interact                                data overlap




Source: Bronwyn Stuckey
http://www.cpsquare.org/stuckey-etal-AERA-SNA.pdf
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Example of Social Bookmarking with del.ciou.us




 http://del.icio.us/vancestevens/multiliteracies
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                                Feb 13, 2008
           Learning environments
            for Social Networking
   Promote effective, powerful,
    peer to peer social learning
   Reduce affective filters
   Some examples
       • Blogs                            •   Facebook
       • Wikis                            •   Twitter
       • Pageflakes                       •   Ning
       • Moodle, Drupal                   •   Elgg
       • Worldbridges                     •   Communities
         webcasts                             of practice e.g.
       • Others?                              Webheads.info
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               Multiculturalism
   This presentation suggests how
    tagging can be
    • used productively by people wishing to
     locate one another in order to
       Develop friendships
       And make discoveries about each other's

          • cultural and linguistic backgrounds
          • and socio-economic concerns
          • commonalities


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      Introducing: Writingmatrix




   http://writingmatrix.wikispaces.com
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                        Feb 13, 2008
          What is Writingmatrix?
   Example of how basing interaction on
    tagging has enabled students in
    various parts of the world to interact
    • a group of 4 teachers, but could be 400
       engaged their students in writing using
        blogs,
       had students tag using the term

        writingmatrix



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                          Feb 13, 2008
  Writingmatrix: How it works
students used
 Technorati tag search to find each other's posts

• RSS to
  aggregate
  them
• Comments to
  make contact
• URL
  trackback and
  Del.icio.us to
  foster sense
  of audience
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                            Feb 13, 2008
    Writingmatrix: Find out more
                                               View our ‘teaser’ for
                                                K-12 Online
                                                Conference 2007
                                                 • “Wanna make new
                                                   friends? Tagging,
                                                   man!”
                                                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHjlCY0BCNo




   Latest information with links to numerous
    presentations and publications here:
    http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=dr22kn2_24dpqdgg&hl=en

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                                Feb 13, 2008
    Last word (literally, posted just as
      the presentation was starting)
   Comment from Ronaldo in Brazil on this blog post:
    http://advanceducation.blogspot.com/2008/02/all-
    i-know-about-blogging-and.html
          Vance Stevens
Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE
http:adVancEducation.blogspot.com
              February 13, 2008

Find any updates to this presentation online here:
http://tinyurl.com/2bwfuy

								
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