external image 2903816497_45090decb8.jpgRSS feeds allow you to place dynamic content (that means it is automatically updated) into your course. RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication and is one of the most useful tools available on the internet. But, an RSS feed cannot really do anything without an RSS aggregator, like Google Reader, or a website like feed2js that turns the RSS feed into something we can add to our courses.

We will use two things in this workshop.
  • We will learn to identify and find RSS feeds on public webpages
  • We will learn how to turn them into content in our online courses using the Google Reader.

So what does an RSS feed in Blackboard look like? Just like the one below! I'll never have to touch it again. Ever. It will just sit there and be updated every time the website is updated with a new article. Look, no hands!

ProfHackerProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Here is what an RSS feed from a Delicious Bookmark might look like incorporated into a blog: http://freshmancomp.com/delicious/