In December I contributed to a 12 Apps programme at the University of Limerick. The University’s Ed Tech team coordinated this and tapped in to their strong UL network of tech tools advocates. I initially selected Basecamp as the app I would write about but midway through the course the tool became a paid one so I decided I would change to the very useful Reddit.
Reddit is a social news aggregation, web content rating, and discussion app (and website).
What can Reddit do?
Reddit’s registered community members can submit content, such as text posts or direct links. Registered users can then vote submissions up or down to organize the posts and determine their position on the site’s pages. The submissions with the most positive votes appear on the front page or the top of a category.
Content entries are organized by areas of interest called “subreddits”. The subreddit topics include information on many of the subjects we teach at the University of Limerick.
As part of the course we had to give people a task to do, here is what I asked people to do, to get you started.
- Open Reddit and search for World War 1.
- Choose a subreddit that you want to view information about e.g. https://www.reddit.com/r/ww1/
- Then search within that subreddit for Ireland.
- You will see an entry about UL’s World War 1 project ‘Long way to Tipperary’.
- Perform a new search about any topic you are researching to identify online experts.