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Accessing Emerging Online Content in Sociology via RSS
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Miller, Michael. 2015. “Accessing Emerging Online Content in Sociology via RSS”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, September. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


RSS enables easy access to emerging online content. The potential of RSS to promote research and teaching is illustrated in this brief description of a model developed for use by sociology faculty and students at The University of Texas at San Antonio

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Subject Area(s):
Teaching and Learning in Sociology
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Class Level(s):
Any Level
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Learning Goals and Assessments

Learning Goal(s):

  1. RSS is critical for systematic monitoring of new web content. Creation of RSS pages allows for exposition, arrangement, and access to resources of potential value to faculty and students.
  2. RSS can promote diverse learning goals, including exposing users to varied resources on the Web, encouraging users to explore specific materials of interest, and helping users to stay current with journal articles, news, blog posts, and multimedia.

Goal Assessment(s):

  1. If used in a course, students could be asked to locate, summarize, and/or synthesize relevant online content.
  2. Students could also be asked to create RSS pages of their own, incorporating sources they find online, along with those included in model

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