Thursday, December 4, 2008


You may have noticed a new feature in the left-hand navigation column right under the site labels called Recent Bookmarks. I use a social bookmarking tool called to bookmark online resources that I find interesting and want to comment on. Delicious offers a LinkRoll feature that lets me list my 5 most recent bookmarked entries, plus commentary, on my blog.

If you find these links particularly intersting, you can go to my site to see all the links or to browse via tag name. If you would like an updated list of new bookmarks you can subscribe to its RSS feed. Yes, you can use RSS feeds for something other than blogs.

I plan on writing more about social bookmarking in the near future, but for now I would really encourage people to investigate social bookmarking as learning and professional development tool. A couple of quick reasons why I like social bookmarking:
  • My bookmarks are stored online, so I can get to them for anywhere (any browser on any machine)
  • I can give bookmarked items tags, keywords that help me organize and categorize the list
  • I can find other resources tagged by other people on the same topic, allowing me to learn from their knowledge quests (consistent with the connectivism learning theory)
  • I can create a network of fellow bookmarkers so that I can share bookmarks with them without emailing links all over the place
Let me leave you with another of the fine Common Craft videos, Social Bookmarking in Plain English.

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