Social bookmarking is a way for people to collect, manages, search, store and organize their resource bookmarks. These links are stored online and the user can share the links to the resources with friends. The links are organized through
tagging. This is using keywords related to the resource and will enable readers to find the links to the resources, by looking up the keyword. A way of categorizing these tags is by “folksonomy.” With this method tags can be categorized for easy management and shared with others.
Students can find Online Bookmarks as an extremely useful way to collect resource data for their studies and researchpapers. It can all be stored initially in their student account (Moodle.) One of the key points to remember is quality. When links are collected the student should always check the quality of the resource carefully. Only collect the links with the best quality and relevance to your subject. This will result in better papers being written and a more extensive knowledge of the subject. Once students understand quality of links they can start to use an site, which is relevant to their field.
How can online bookmarks help a student? They can store and manage their own resource links and also find other resources that others have found useful or interesting. This will help them with research papers and their course topic. There are a number of different social media sites that specialize in different resources. They can join the ones that interest them. These sites are sometimes referred to as “intelligent search engines.” This is because they can easily find what they need without having to sift through other less relevant resources on a regular search engine. A student can also search for the most popular resources for their topic. This is helpful for finding information about a topic.
Some social sites are good for news items and discussions. Examples of sites that offer news resources are Digg.com and Reddit.com. Here members can pick up online bookmark links for breaking news items like sports, technology and of course politics. The resources are generally blogs and articles rather than websites. It is important for the student to look through these items carefully as some links will be useful and others not very relevant to their topic.
How to do it? Firstly you will need to choose a site or sites that specialize in your interest. By doing this you will be able to find the resources you need easily. You can also connect with people who have the same interests and be able to share their links as well as your own.
At first you can join the site as a guest so that you can feel your way around and see if the site is right for you. If you find that the resources are good and related to your topic you can go ahead and fill out their form. Most of these sites are free to join. Then you can start searching and collecting resource bookmarks and making your own collection of links.
Category: Online communication