What is RSS?
RSS is a system that allows you to "pull" information to you. Instead of you having to go to a website to see if it has been updated, RSS (Really Simple Syndication) shows you any new content.
What do you need?
If you use Mozilla Firefox you can use the Sage extension. Alternatively, to use RSS feeds you will need a so-called RSS aggregator. A recommended one for Windows is SharpReader and for Mac is NewsFire, both of which are available for free. On those sites you will also find more detailed information on how to use them. Alternatively, BlogLines is a web-based RSS reader which allows you to read your RSS feeds from any Internet-computer.
How can you tell whether a website uses RSS or not?
Many websites that are regularly updated (e.g. news websites like http://news.bbc.co.uk) are now available via RSS. When you visit your favourite website look for the "RSS feed" link or the logo.
What will the RSS feed from this site contain?
The RSS feed will contain information about updates to the site itself as well as links to articles I find of interest. These will largely be relevant to online education but may also touch on other subjects.