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Re: [school-discuss] Seeking a list of FLOSS & OER RSS Blogs

I'm writing about OER and education on open source for opensource.com.  See my (unpaid) articles at - https://opensource.com/users/wivenhoe

This is a great question about a list of OER; this gives me another idea for an article, thanks.  As a librarian/former teacher, I think people want a central portal/s to find OER - like a Dewey Decimal System or Library of Congress Classification System where they can find information/resources.  The problem, of course, is that OER seems to be scattered.  Another problem is that most people use Google as a search engine - that presents challenges for OER and users.

www.oercommons.org - was recently released as a portal.  I reviewed it for opensource.com (the tags and categories are problematic; it's also not user-friendly)

http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=4995 - KS state dept of edu

http://oedb.org/library/features/80-oer-tools - OER tools for publishing and develop initiatives

http://www.onlineschools.org/2009/08/24/100-useful-resources-for-teachers-and-students-of-open-source/ - 100 resources of OER

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/access-to-knowledge/open-educational-resources/ - UNESCO is trying to develop a OER platform

http://www.wsis-community.org/pg/groups/world/?filter=newest - OER knowledge communities

On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 7:38 AM, LM <lmemsm@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 5:57 PM, Justin Riddiough <jriddiough@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Has anyone compiled a list of Open Educational Resources / FLOSS blog rss
> feeds?

Did a search for RSS feeds related to Open Source at one point.  Don't
know if all the links are still valid, but here's what I dug up:


There are some rss search engines out there that might be used to dig up more.

There's also this Open Source site (with source code available) for
reading rss feeds online:

ZeroInstall uses feeds to tell when a package is updated.  Some
related links here:

> Are there many bloggers in our community?

Personally not a big fan of blogging.  I prefer reading information in
a reference manual style format to reading information that's
formatted like someone's diary.  However, I do make use of RSS feeds
on certain projects to let readers know there's be an addition or
update.  Like HTML (which I do by hand in a programming editor), I
also write ATOM RSS in a basic text editor instead of using a tool or
application.  I do have a web based script I wrote to help create an
ATOM file for a RSS feed which can automate some of the process:

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