Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Week 10: Summarize your thoughts about this program

Thing #23

Congratulations!! You’ve reached the 23rd thing. Give yourself a pat on the back for completing the program. Please give us your feedback on your experience by reflecting on your learning journey by posting a few thoughts on your blog. Here are some questions to prompt you:

  1. What were your favorite discoveries or exercises on this learning journey?
  2. How has this program assisted or affected your lifelong learning goals?
  3. Were there any unexpected outcomes from this program that surprised you?
  4. What could be done differently to improve upon this program’s format or concept?
  5. If another discovery program like this were offered in the future, would you choose to participate?
  6. How would you describe your learning experience in ONE WORD or in ONE SENTENCE, so we could use your words to promote Central TAFE learning activities?
We hope this is not the end of our learning journey together as a staff and a system, but the start of something amazing …such as:
  • maintain your blog as your educational journal
  • add your blog URL to your e-mail signature line
  • re-purpose it as your library blog
  • share it with your colleagues and administrator
Now, are you ready for Learning 2.1?

Monday, October 22, 2007

Week 9: Podcasts, Video & Downloadable Audio

20. Discover YouTube and a few sites that allow users to upload and share videos.
21. Podcasts (You don’t need an iPod!)
22. eBooks and Audio eBooks

Friday, October 5, 2007

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Term Break

Next week is the term break so I'm giving you a week to catch up with the "Things" that you haven't yet done. I'm enjoying reading all your blogs; the variety of responses and uses for your discoveries, from people who all work in the same profession, is amazing.
Enjoy your break - and keep "Thinging".

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Week 6: Tagging, Folksonomies & Technorati

13. Learn about tagging and discover Del.icio.us (a social bookmarking site) then create a Del.icio.us account and add and tag some Web 2.0 sites. Can you see any way of using this in your library?

14. Explore Technorati and learn how tags work with blog posts. Make sure that your blog posts are tagged

15. Read a few perspectives on Web 2.0, Library 2.0 and the future of libraries and blog your thoughts.

Don't forget to blog about your experiences with each "Thing" that you explore or discover.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Week 5: Play Week

10. Play around with an online image generator. Blog about your experience(s)

11. Sign up for a Twitter account. Track your activities using Twitter for a few days. How might Twitter be useful linked on a library website? Don't forget to blog it.

12. Explore any site from the Web 2.0 awards list OR Ning and write a blog post about your findings.

Friday, August 31, 2007

Week 3: Photos & Images

5. Explore Flickr and learn about this popular image hosting site.

6. Have some Flickr fun and discover some Flickr mashups & 3rd party sites.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Week 2: Blogging

3. Set up your own blog , add your first post, add an avatar.
Yahoo! Avatars
4. Register your blog and begin your Learning 2.0 journey.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Week 1: Introduction

  1. Read the first blog entry to find out about the program and make sure that you are ready to participate.
    Remember: to take our challenge you must be on Central TAFE’s Library staff
  2. Discover a few pointers from lifelong learners and learn how to nurture your own learning process.

About Our 23 Web 2.0 Things Challenge...

There is a lot of buzz in the library press about Web 2.0 and its impact on libraries. The Central TAFE Library believes that Web 2.0, and the social software that it has given birth to, has tremendous transformational potential, perhaps second only to the introduction of the Internet itself.

In preparation for this challenge, we've all been doing a lot of research into Web 2.0, and along the way couldn't help but hear and read about the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County's 23 Learning 2.0 Things. It struck us that this would be a great thing to do here in Perth, so we are happy to announce our own 23 Web 2.0 Things challenge for the Central TAFE community!

Our 23 Web 2.0 Things Challenge FAQ:

1. Who is this program for?
Initially there will be a trial run of 5 to 10 volunteers from the libraries at Central TAFE. Trevor has already indicated his interest in participating. If it is successful (and why shouldn’t it be?) it will be extended to all Central TAFE staff.

2. What pre-knowledge is required?
Ideally you should have attended the GOLD programme workshop on Wikis and Blogs but if you haven’t you will quickly pick up the skills as you proceed with the course.

3. How long do I have to complete the 23 things?
Nine weeks starting on August 20 2007. You are expected to work on an exercise each week (about 15 mins. per day) with the complete support of your manager. You may work ahead and from home if you want since this course is web based and not tied to your computer at work.

4. How does this online learning program work?
You work at your own pace through the 23 things by clicking on the links for each thing. For each “thing” you do, post to your blog and comment about your experiences. Start each blog entry with the number of the “thing” you did so we can keep track of how you're doing! And remember: it's NOT a speed test! It's all about what you learn and how you apply that knowledge!

5. What if I've already done some of these things?
That's great -- you're on your way, just post a comment on your blog about the ones you’ve done!

6. How will you know what I've done?
Like we said, you'll post information and links on your blog. When you’ve completed the 23 things, email us at tafe23things@gmail.com with the link to your blog and a mailing address.

7. Why should I do it?
Because it’s a fun way to learn something new that will expand your personal and professional horizons. Participation is voluntary. You’ll end up with a blog, a Flickr account, a de.licio.us account, and a YouTube account at a minimum. We haven’t found anyone yet who doesn’t love Flickr! If you complete all 23 things, you will receive recognition AND you could also win a prize. How great is that?

8. Can our group do it as a team?
Yes, yes, yes! In fact, we really encourage you to do it as a team. It will be more fun that way to share all you learn, and you can spur each other on to learn and do more new things!