Wednesday, April 04, 2007

RSS Primer from the Read/Write Web

One of my 3 sessions at the upcoming eLearning Guild Conference in Boston is about RSS and eLearning. So, it was wonderful luck to find a great post from Alex Iskold on the Read/Write Web blog called The Future of RSS.

"In short, because of RSS ubiquity it is now a very attractive delivery medium for all kinds of content. However because the basic format is simple and primitive, there is no way to encode semantics without building an extension. So in this post, we look at RSS today and ask if RSS is evolving into a tool for delivering complex, semantically rich information."
Read the entire post if you want a brief primer into the background of why RSS is important to Learning professionals. Hopefully, our discussion next week can help fill in the gaps.
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