Email updates: Diigo Groups
I have had a Diigo account since 2010, when Delicious was taken over by Yahoo and there were lots of discussions about the service being closed down. Then, at a RSC-YH event I went to a session on making the most of Diigo and heard about how Diigo Groups can be used to create student accounts to allow collaborative link sharing, and that this can easily be embedded into Moodle. I then started to explore this a little more.
I know that there is still a large part of this service that I am not making full use of, but one aspect that drops into my inbox most days is the Diigo in Education update and then weekly I get a Digital Literacy Group update.
Reviewing these group alert settings I see that I have four choices of updates – immediately, daily, weekly or not subscribed. With the daily updates, as with the Jisc Mail updates, if I have a lot of mail sometimes these emails simply get deleted but mainly I scan down the content and if there is an interesting link I either leave the email to come back to it later or follow the link there and then.
What I generally find though, is that the updates start to build up in my inbox as I struggle to find the time to catch up with the back log. I think it is time to limit the updates to weekly and review again how useful these updates are. Would I really miss them if they stopped coming?
Here is the information about the the Diigo groups discussed:
“Diigo In Education” – Phase I just released. More to come.. Share your cla
ssroom usecase, ideas, reviews, features, and wishlists for making Diigo a great resource and platform in teaching and learning. Let’s explore the full potential of Diigo as an educational tool.
A group for sharing resources on the theme of digital literacy for the JISC national working group. Example links (tags) include: digital identity, e-safety, critical thinking, evaluating information, managing information, digital footprint, searching information, etc. For more info follow https://twitter.com/JISCRSCDigLit