Monday, January 24, 2011
To track my own interests across Scottish Education I get a newspaper format report delivered each Monday morning. The report self publishes and provides a really a simple aggregation of what folk in Scottish Education are discussing on twitter. It is very easy to set up once you have identified your sources.
The newspaper is generated through the aggregation of the Scottish Education Twitter Community.
The content is as interesting as the technique for harvesting data - it also highlights the type of discussion that is going on about Scottish Education and helps highlight some of the lead opinion formers. Note those who participate in discussions and move issues on here are not on the whole the usual suspects - education departments of higher education , the national education bodies in a formal capacity , the education trade unions, the education professional bodies, the educational press, rather it is those who choose to use blogs and tweets and work in the Web2.0 space - A criticism would be that these are the views of a technically enabled clique rather than that of grassroots teachers opinion but it presents a no less valid a view on some of the challenges facing education.
Have a look at this weeks issue here -
How To Create Your Own Paper.li
To create a Paper.li newspaper of your own, sign in with your Twitter or Facebook account and click on “Create a Newspaper”. You can create a paper based on:
a Twitter user , a Twitter tag a Twitter list a Facebook search Or a custom Twitter search.
The custom paper allows you to query Twitter with a more complex search term than just a #tag. You can also restrict the Twitter users that can contribute content to the paper by specifying a Twitter list.