During my research for the future trends, I relied heavily on Google Reader to mine for information related technology and education. Below is a snapshot of my subscription and readership percentage (Click to Enlarge – Image is a snapshot of the Data on Google Reader Trends Data – check the previous post for earlier data):
Below is a description oftop 10 sites I had great interest in reading (I am ignoring blogs related to learners in UMTrends):
Cognitive Neuroscience: A blog site that talks about neurlogical topics that relates to learning. My interest in this site rise from my interest to mine if technology is impacting our brain/
Elearning Space – Learning Analytics: A meeting point for the enthusiast about developing meaningful data related to learning.
Knewton: An interesting blog site managed by Knewton, a business that develops customized and personalize online learning material.
MindShift:Pages about how we learn supported by KQED which serve Northern California
The Innovative Educator: Lisa Nielson blog that covers topics about innovation in teaching and learning.
Dangerously Irrelevant: A blog managed by University of kentucky and CASTLE that address topics related to education and technology.
Bits: New York Times pages about technology.
Digital Delight: A ScoopIt page that aggregates information about the digital life.
Academica Group: The website of Academica which handles different topics that interest the academician
In addition to the above, I receive regular emails from the below resources:
Educause: The famous organization whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology.
Chronicle: The higher education news aggregators.
Gartner: which is the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company.
Classroom 2.0: the social network for those interested in Web 2.0 and Social Media in education.
OLDaily: topics addressed by Stephen Downes
LinkedIn Groups: Learning, Education and Training Professionals Group; Tomorrow’s International Professor: Faculty for Education Abroad Group.
Managing the Information
I use mainly Diigo to manage all the information I want to capture and share with others. I have created different groups. I use Diigo private lists to somehow organize the bookmarks based on topic, assignment and projects.