Friday, August 29, 2008

Week 1

Week 1. Learning 2.0 & Lifelong Learning

Learning 2.0 is an online learning program to learn more about emerging technologies on the web that are changing the way people, society and libraries access information and communicate with each other. Over the course of the next eight weeks (but you have 3 months to do complete the program), this website will highlight “23Things” with Discovery Exercises to help you become familiar with blogging, RSS news feeds, tagging, wikis, podcasting, online applications, and video and image hosting sites.

Discovery Exercise:

  • Read the Wikipedia definition of Library 2.0 and see how Learning 2.0 impacts upon Library services. Some good resources are also listed on the Wikipedia page.
  • A useful link to a site on Life Long Learning and Library 2.0 in 15 minutes a day (this wiki is no longer being updated but the information is still available): Library Instruction Wiki

Lifelong Learning

Among libraries, lifelong learning is one of those core values we shelve our books by. So it makes sense that before we embark on this new online learning and discovery journey that we should take a few minutes to review a few habits that can assist in creating lifelong learners.

These habits, which we’ve called the Seven and 1/2 Habits of Highly Successful Lifelong Learners, will provide you with a refresher on what it means to be a lifelong learner.

Discovery Exercise:

  1. Make sure you have headphones or speakers attached to your computer.
  2. Open up the 7 & 1/2 Habits online tutorial and view the online tutorial from the original Learning 2.0 program at Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.
  3. As you watch and listen, write down which habit among the 7 & 1/2 that is easiest for you and which is hardest. You will use your personal blog (which you will set up next) to post your thoughts about lifelong learning.

8/2008 Update: Since this tutorial has become one of the most popular features of the 23 Things program, Lori Reed (the tutorial's creator) has provided this additional link as follow-up:

Have fun! If you haven't jumped on board yet, it's never too late to become a lifelong learner.


Anonymous said...

you guys posted a subarticle link under Library2.0.
You can tell subarticles in wikipedia links by looking at the last part of the link #references means that the link will go to the reference part of the aricle.
will get you to the top of the article.

nice or in evil

Deirdre said...

Thank you for catching that and telling us about it. I finally got it fixed. And I took out the links that went no where, such as the contract -- sorry about that I didn't check carefully enough. I'll try to be more careful in the future.

.micki. said...

oh deirdre...i think its ok.
actually i've noticed that the ala has a lot of broken links on their don't feel too bad :)

Anonymous said...

yes I was trying to be a pain to a couple of other Geek2.0 members. Don't hit yourself too hard over a couple of small mistakes.


crystal matz said...

so far so good

Phoenix said...

Thank you, Pagedcat, for catching the problem. And thank you for all you do, Deirdre. You are very thorough and this 23 Things Challenge is impeccably organized!