Friday, August 10, 2007

Learning 2.0 - 23 things to explore

Listed below are 23 Things (or small activities) that you can do on the web to explore and expand your knowledge of the Internet and Web 2.0.
This program will commence on Monday 10 September 2007 and run for twelve weeks until Monday 3 December 2007
Please be patient when activating each podcast. Some take up to 30 seconds to begin
Good luck!

    Week 1: Introduction
    (official start Monday10 September )

  1. Register your participation in the Learning 2.0 Program.
    You may register from Wednesday August 29th

  2. Discover a few pointers from lifelong learners and learn how to nurture your own learning process.

    Week 2: Blogging

  3. Set up your own blog & add your first post.

  4. Register your blog here.

    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.

  7. Create a blog post about anything technology related that interests you this week.

    Week 4: RSS & Newsreaders

  8. Learn about RSS feeds and setup your own Bloglines newsreader account.

  9. Locate a few useful library related blogs and/or news feeds.

    Week 5: Play Week

  10. Play around with an online image generator.

  11. Take a look at LibraryThing and catalog some of your favorite books.

  12. Roll your own search tool with Rollyo.

    Week 6: Tagging, Folksonomies & Technorati

  13. Learn about tagging and discover a (a social bookmaking site)

  14. Explore Technorati and learn how tags work with blog posts.

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

    Week 7: Wikis

  16. Learn about wikis and discover some innovative ways that libraries are using them.

  17. Add an entry to the Learning 2.0 SandBox wiki.

    Week 8: Online Applications & Tools

  18. Take a look at some online productivity (word processing, spreadsheet) tools.

  19. Explore any site from the Web 2.0 awards list, play with it and write a blog post about your findings.

    Week 9: Podcasts, Video & Downloadable audio

  20. Discover YouTube and a few sites that allow users to upload and share videos.

  21. Discover some useful search tools for locating podcasts.

  22. Take a look at the downloadable audio book titles available on World eBook Fair site

  23. Summarize your thoughts about this program on your blog.

    * This list of "things" can also be found on the 43Things website.
    Note: This project is loosely based upon the website 43Things (which allows you to set and track personal goals) and the Stephen Abram article titled 43 Things I (or You) might want to do this year (Information Outlook - Feb 2006).


Girl by Sea said...

I can thoroughly recommend this program as a great way to find out just what is out there to be explored and shared.

change_agent said...

We have introduced the program to our staff and some adult education centres. It has been enthusiastically received by all. The biggest barrier for most people is the time factor. Even though we encourage people to PLAY for at least 15 minutes a day, it seems that the concept is difficult to grasp, when there is 'work' waiting to be done.
Well done to everyone who has contributed to this project.