I think as I am doing a leisurely check of all my infosources, that it doesn't take all that long to catch up with global learning news. What is important to this process is to have a streamlined process and a reliable set of tools to maximise the quality and clear focus of information delivered to you.
I rely on my:
- google alerts
- SlideShare finds that I star on Google Reader and that I either favourite or add to one of my SlideShare groups. The most popular one is: web 2.0 tools for effective teaching
- email newsletters from professional organisations
- Twitter PLN
I am always on the look-out for new, stimulating sources of forward thinking.