RSS News Feeds


NSEAD now provides news feeds so you can stay up to date with NSEAD events and developments automatically.

What are News Feeds?

News feeds deliver information about what is new or has changed on a web site. Often, a news feed will include a summary of the changed information.

News feeds are read and displayed to the user with a software application called a news feed aggregator. This may be a specialist application but most modern browsers also have this functionality built-in.

A news aggregator application automatically alerts you to new content as soon as it is added and will display the headline along with a synopsis.

A news feed is identified by its URL, similar to the way a web page has an address. A user subscribes to a feed using the news aggregator software. Frequently there is a link on the web page that initiates the subscription process. The link is often a small orange rectangle with the word XML or RSS in it, as in the right-hand column of this page.

What information is delivered through the NSEAD News feeds?

The NSEAD offers a number of different feeds to help keep you up-to-date with different areas of the site.

The News feed: this feed is synchronised with new and updated items on the News pages, and with news of updates to this site.

The CPD feed: this feed is synchronised with new and updated items in the Professional Development section, including Conferences and CPD and the New Secondary Curriculum, and also with new and updated publications, iJADE articles and START magazine releases. (NB: This last one is only available to NSEAD members.)

The Boards feed: this feed is synchronised with new and updated items on the message board. Please note that the message board is only avaialble to NSEAD members.

Subscribing to a news feed

Most PC users in particular can use their browser to subscribe to the news feeds (just click on the links on the right of this page), but you may prefer to use a dedicated application instead. Mac and Linux users may need to anyway. Listed below are a number of news reading applications for a variety of operating systems and some web based readers that any web browser can use. Most are free but some are commercial products

Macintosh News Readers
NetNewsWire NetNewsWire Lite is probably the most popular and feature laden Macintosh news aggregator. This is the free, 'lite' version. ranchero.com/netnewswire/
Pulp Fiction Pulp Fiction Lite takes a different approach to other news readers and has a similar interface to Apple's Mail. Again, this is the free, 'lite' version. www.freshlysqueezedsoftware.com
NewsFire NewsFire is an elegant solution and a very 'Macintosh like' application. NewsFire is a commercial application. www.newsfirerss.com
Windows (PC) News Readers
FeedDemon FeedDemon is probably the most popular news aggregator for Windows and includes features for podcasting and del.icio.us. www.bradsoft.com/feeddemon
Feedreader Feedreader is a lightweight opensource aggregator that supports RSS and Atom formats. It works under Windows 95 and later versions. www.feedreader.com
Linux News Reader
Straw Straw is a desktop news aggregator for the GNOME environment. Its aim is to be a faster, easier and more accessible way to read news and weblog. www.nongnu.org/straw