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RSS also known as polymerization RSS, is a simple online way to share content (also called Really Simple Syndication). Usually relatively strong in the time to use the contents of RSS subscriptions to more rapid access to information, the website provides RSS output is beneficial for users to access the latest content updates.
Saving time with RSS RSS ADVERTISEMENT What is an RSS? Imagine you had a friend who was a librarian and whenever they found a new book, author or article that they thought you would like, they put it aside for you. Then when you go into the library, they have it all sitting there neatly in one place ready for you to use. Well RSS is like having that personal librarian of your very own. All of the information that is relevant and interesting to you is placed on your own personal home page. New pages of information are published with RSS, they appear on your own personal RSS feed page. • RSS is easy • RSS comes to you • RSS will save you time • RSS provides a single place for reading new posts and • You choose which RSS feeds you want to subscribe to You can subscribe to RSS feeds and receive the new information automatically with new material published regularly on edna. So why not take a few minutes to learn about how you can set up your own RSS feed page. It’s easier than making friends with a librarian (thought that’s recommended too). 1 Saving time with RSS INTRODUCTION As technology changes, so does the way we receive information. Using RSS is going to save you time. For the past eleven years, edna VET has provided high quality information to VET practitioners via the Net. edna VET pages are updated frequently and include links to professional support, key vet organisations, and teaching and learning resources. The purpose of this screen cast is to help you use these resources more efficiently so today we are going to show you how to save time with RSS feeds. SUBSCRIBE TO edna VET HEADLINES OK, for this screen cast, we are going to use Internet Explorer 7. So, locate the icon on your computer and click on it. Then in the address bar up the top type in: vet.edna.edu.au Now, if you look across to the right of the edna VET Home page, you’ll see the heading VET News. Directly under this, you’ll see headlines from a variety of resources including the National Centre for Vocational Education Research, the Australian Flexible Learning Framework, Industry Skill Councils, and State and Federal Governments. Now click on “View RSS”, like this, and a page called “Vocational Education and Training Headlines” appears, with a list of VET related 2 Saving time with RSS headings and descriptions. The links take you to the various news articles that have been selected and this list updates automatically as new information is posted by the edna VET and ACE Information Officer. OK, Now I’m going to demonstrate just how easy it is for you to subscribe to this same VET News RSS feed yourself. Bear in mind though that the same process applies to all RSS feeds across the EDNA website so you may want to add more. Start by clicking on the phrase “Subscribe to this feed” in the yellow box located at the top of the page. As you can see, a dialogue box appears and it tells you that when you subscribe to a feed, it automatically adds itself to your Favourites and is kept up to date. The name of this feed is called Vocational Education and Training Headlines. You can save to the Feeds folder at this point, or you can create a new folder and place it there. To do this, simply click on “create a new folder”, and give it a name in the new dialogue box that opens, for this example type in VET. Next, click “create” and the subscription dialogue box will display the new name VET. You are now ready to take the final step to subscribe to the Vocational Education and Training Headlines feed. Simply click “Subscribe” and 3 Saving time with RSS you should now be taken back to the VET Headlines feed page with a message at the top, saying “You have successfully subscribed to this feed!” Next, click on the text “View my Feeds” under this message, to double check if it has worked. It should take you to the Feeds centre where you will see your new folder and feed. Another way to check your work is to go to the Favourites Centre in your Internet Explorer 7 toolbar, click on Feeds, and there you’ll see the VET folder you created earlier. Open this VET folder to view your “Vocational Education and Training Headlines” feeds. RSS feeds! CONCLUSION This is the IE7 feed reader for RSS and VET users, but there are other feed readers which will do the same job. There you go. All done. You can now enjoy using your RSS feeds If you want to comment on this screen cast or have any ideas for other screen casts –let us know. Just click on this link. For more information, contact the VET and ACE Information Officer at email@example.com . Thanks for listening. 4
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