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Using Pinterest to Create RSS Feeds

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Presenter(s)
Hannah Digges Elliott (Western Kentucky University, USA)
Session Information
October 15, 2015 - 11:15am
Track: 
Technology and Emerging Learning Environments
Major Emphasis of Presentation: 
Practical Application
Institutional Level: 
Multiple Levels
Audience Level: 
All
Session Type: 
Discovery Session
Location: 
Atlantic Hall
Section: 
G
Position: 
2
Session Duration: 
45 Minutes
Session: 
Discovery Session 2
Abstract

This short presentation will demonstrate how to create RSS ticker widgets using Pinterest in online courses.

Extended Abstract

Our faculty requested a method to share news articles with their students in an efficient manner. Many were frustrated with having to email students each individual article and/or creating separate links in our learning management system. After trying several options, we discovered that faculty could use Pinterest to "pin" different articles. We were able to create an RSS feed of these "pinned" articles and create a news ticker for the students in their course that updates automatically whenever the faculty member pins a new article.

This presentation will demonstrate how to set up the Pinterest board, create the RSS feed, and create and embed the RSS widget. It will discuss collaborative options as well for multiple students and/or faculty to work on document libraries together.