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Informal Learning 2: Drinking from a Fire Hydrant - How to Tap into the Information Stream

Here is the second of six sessions on informal learning.

During the hour-long free Webinar, see how you can save time and energy accessing your favorite information streams. Learn how to have information come to you rather than having to continuously conduct searches on topics of interest. Once you have found great resources, learn how to store them for quick access. Using the right tools you can save time and energy. Learn:

How to use RSS feeds to subscribe to your favorite blogs and news feeds.

How to use search queries in Twitter to keep a finger on the pulse of constantly changing information.

How to use social bookmarking to collect valuable resources into subject guides that you or others can use.

This Webinar will provide valuable tips and best practice for finding, managing, and storing valuable information. Because we are involved in informal learning each and every day, these sessions are intended to provide you with ideas and strategies to help you get the most of your learning opportunities and help you excel in your career.

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