How do you organize all the resources you find on the web? Normally I would use my web browser’s bookmarking tool to save links and organize them in folders the same way I would MS Office documents and PDFs on my computer. However, social bookmarking with Delicious picks up where web browser bookmarks leave off in three unique ways.
- Because you can add multiple “tags” (or labels) to a web resource you want to save, it’s like cross-listing a single resource into multiple related folders.
- Web resources that share the same tag, can be shared with others with one link. This is great when I want to share web resources on a specific topic with colleagues during a training or with learners in a course.
- The best part of social bookmarking with Delicious is that I can continue to add web resources with the same tag, and the Delicious link is automatically updated.
When I facilitate online teaching and learning workshops, I usually build my Delicious bookmark on copyright and fair use into the learning management system we use. Are there other ways you’ve found to use social bookmarking for training or course development? I invite your comments.