Learning Technology Development Council (LTDC)


What is RSS?

RSS is an acronym for 'Really Simple Syndication'. RSS is a technology used to share updates from frequently updated web sites. By aggregating multiple feeds into one location (using a feed reader), one can receive updates when changes are made to multiple web sites without cluttering your email inbox. Web developers can also use feeds to share information from RSS feeds through their applications, automating information distribution.

ATOM is another common feed type. In everyday use, it is functionally similar to RSS, and many feed readers also read ATOM feeds.

How do I use RSS?

RSS feeds are usually aggregated into a feed reader. Firefox and Internet Explorer can both be used to aggregate feeds and appear as bookmarks or an organized folder list. Other readers are web based, such as Google Reader, which allows you to view your feeds on your desktop, or mobile device, and allows you to share links. A number of additional applications are also available.

Available RSS Feeds

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