Higher Ed News Reading List

A few weeks ago (this took longer than expected to get back to) I wrote about OPML and reading lists. I was giving it a try and finally had an opportunity to complete what I believe is a working reading list for higher education news sources. Well, at least it validated but no one has actually tried to import it into a news aggregator. If you give it a try and it doesn’t work, I’m sure you’ll let me know. The reading list contains:

Chronicle Daily News Blog
Chronicle Wired Campus Blog
Inside Higher Ed
Kept-Up Academic Librarian
New York Times Education Feed
EDUCAUSE Connect: Technology in Higher Education
CNN.com – Education

When you import the reading list into your aggregator – and this appears to work fine with Bloglines (but not necessarily all aggregators) is will automatically subscribe you to the blogs contained within the reading list. To import the reading list into Bloglines, first choose EDIT. Then scroll to the bottom of the list of feeds. There you will find “import subscriptions”. Click on the thumbnail below to enlarge the image that shows where you’l upload the reading list.

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In the right frame, where it asks you to browse for the OPML file just cut and paste in this URL:
http://hosting.opml.org/stevenbell/higheredfeeds.opml (that’s where the OPML file resides). Then click the “import” button. If it works you will now be subscribed to these seven RSS feeds for higher education news.

5 thoughts on “Higher Ed News Reading List”

  1. For whatever reason, it did not import into my Bloglines account. However, I was able to simply copy/paste each rss url one at a time. Thanks for the list!

  2. Steven, this worked for me on Bloglines. I was able to subscribe to all 7 higher ed feeds at once! First, I had to right-click on the linked file “reading list for higher education” in your first paragraph and choose “save linked file to the desktop”. The file will be called “highered feeds”. Then followed these steps in bloglines first choose EDIT. Then scroll to the bottom of the list of feeds. There you will find “import subscriptions”. But in the right frame, where it asks you to browse for the OPML file, find the “higheredfeeds” on your desktop. Then click the “import” button and it works nicely. There was a “disclaimer message” that it may take up to 2 hours for imported sites to be updated. Thanks for the great reading list!
    Best,
    Lisa Finder
    Btw I am using a Mac.

  3. Thanks for letting me know that it worked for you Lisa – and glad to hear you find these feeds useful. Ok, so I’m 1 for 2 with the reading list. Anyone want to try to make it 2 for 3?

  4. I’m new to the world of feeds and readers. The directions as written in the article did not work for me on Bloglines, but Lisa’s did. Thanks to you both, and to you, StevenB, for introducing me to the concept. We may try to figure out how to offer it as a service to our academic departments through the Library.

    Best,
    Naka

  5. Lisa’s method worked for me in bloglines, but the more direct method did not… In bloglines, from a PC.

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