Managing connectivity on #CritLit2010
When connecting on CritLit2010 course I have to manage information in order to “be connected”, follow and participate on conversations.
On this experience I am thankful to Steve Mackenzie who made me suggestions about his strategy on #CritLit2010 connectivity. I follow him.
To interact with the participants of the course, I had to find a way to enter the conversation.
Here, I present my strategy and some recommendations:
Create an identity
Create a personal identity, visibility and allows us to know the participants of the blogosphere.
Open your blog
First of all, I opened my blog on WordPress and complete my profile. As I took part on CritLit2010 course, I introduce myself briefly on Moodle´s Forum and make a reference to my blog arenastudies.wordpress.com. So, people could go and see about it.
Filters & agregators
To access all the information published on critical literacy in the blogs, and the rest of the web, I learned to analyze and manage all that information. Although there are many tools, Google provides user-friendly applications.The way I follow contents, I use critlit2010 tag on Google Alerts, Google News. I also created a filter on Google Alerts suscriptions for all critlit2010 tag and a filter on my email for notifications. On Google Readers, I made suscription to #Critlit2010, share for public the info and I add on follow People. Met on a platform, Google Reader, all information related to # CritLit2010. This, I added a subscription to # CritLit2010 and assigns a folder with this name. I also subscribed to some blogs: John Mak, Steve Mackenzie which notifications comes to my email.
As conversations take place on Twitter I also made some microblogging. I added #critlit2010 hashtag on my Tweets and I created a saved search on it. I follow then participants on the course and so they can follow me too.
The Daily is an important media to follow activities. It gives a lineal and useful order. On The Daily I did as Steve Downes told us on “How to Add an RSS Feed to CritLit201” on blip.tv. I do not know if I made it well because I could not see any post on the Daily yet.
Mozila Firefox Navegator
For Feeds, I also use Firefox RSS and open a folder labeled Critlit2010 . It is helpful to add and follow the links selected.
I follow all the bookmarks, notes, and tags about #CritLit2010, for any webpage by entering URL to follow others participants. I also follow Steve Donwes and now I am looking for others.Delicious by creating a filter.
In the end, I also added my Blog´s URL on Google to add it to Google´s index. I highly recommend it.
Participating with feedback and your experiences in the CritLit2010 Moodle forums and the posts from the blogs of colleagues brings awareness and fueling conversation. Make your contributions. Collaborate and provide your views so that people know you and in turn to participate. Let´s start!