It’s delightful, it’s de-lovely- it’s del.icio.us!

by Katharine Thompson

You may have noticed some links on the right hand side of the page to something called ‘del.icio.us’. del.icio.us is a social bookmarking site – one of several now freely available on the internet.

I’ve created a del.icio.us account http://del.icio.us/icenvtech specifically for the MSc environmental technology which includes about 70 links to URLs contained in the core course lecture notes and presentations on WebCT. Others I’ve added as I’ve come across resources which seem useful and of a decent standard.

As del.icio.us is a social bookmarking site you can create your own account and link it to mine, and recommend websites to one another. It also has the advantage of being web based so unlike conventional bookmarks or favorites it moves with you.

You can also create your own ‘tags’ and add notes to describe the content which help you retrieve websites from your collection.

For example, I’ve added lecturer’s initials as tags so you can easily find all the websites or online reports they’ve recommended without having to search back through all your notes or WebCT pages.

For more information please read the brief user guide I’ve written.
User guide to del.icio.us

There is also a link to del.icio.us on the WebCT ET gateway so you can access it from there.

If you do decide to create your own account please add me to your network so we can share resources with other students.

This is a bit of an experiment – so let me know what you think by leaving a comment, or send me an email.

(And apologies to Cole Porter for the title of this post!)

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