• If you are citizen of an European Union member nation, you may not use this service unless you are at least 16 years old.

  • Dokkio Sidebar (from the makers of PBworks) is a Chrome extension that eliminates the need for endless browser tabs. You can search all your online stuff without any extra effort. And Sidebar was #1 on Product Hunt! Check out what people are saying by clicking here.



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Week 1 
Getting Started 9/29-10/3

Week 2
Wikis 10/6-10/10

Week 3

Blogs 10/14-10/17

Week 4 
Social Bookmarking 10/20-10/24
Week 5   11/3-11/7
RSS feeds & Custom Homepages
 Week 6 11/10-14
Organize your books
 Week 7 11/17-11/21
Week 8 11/24-11/28
Week 9 12/8-12/12
Week 10 12/15-12/19
Podcasts & video
 Week 11 1/5-1/9
Social Networking
Week 12 1/12-1/16
Instant Messaging


 This wiki has been set up as a Connecticut State Library continuing education program that will encourage all of us to learn more about emerging technologies on the web that are changing the way people, libraries, and society access information and communicate with each other. The program aims to show you and your colleagues  new web tools and trends that are increasingly popular in libraries and increasingly popular with our patrons. The design of this online program was completely built on Web 2.0 technologies that are freely available on the Internet.


Over the course of the next 13 weeks, we'll become familiar  with wikis, blogging, RSS news feeds, tagging, podcasting, online applications, video and image hosting sites, and other Library 2.0 technologies. We’ll post 2 to 3 units online each week for you to complete at your own pace.


The goals of 2.0@CSL are wonderfully simple – you should explore, play, and have fun!


The content for this self-discovery program was borrowed from the Learning 2.0 program designed by Helene Blowers, the Technology Director of the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. There are several other libraries that we also drew heavily from including InfoPeople, Swineburne University, Learning 2.0 @Mac, and the Missouri River Regional Library. We’ve also borrowed instructions from Library 2.0 in 15 Minutes a Day and Polly-Alida Farrington's Learning 2.0 wiki.


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Comments (3)

Kris said

at 1:24 pm on Oct 7, 2008

Just found an interesting article by Helene Blowers in School Library Journal titled "10 Tips About 23 Things: How to make the most of the famed online 2.0 tutorial from the program’s creator"

The tips are as follows:
1. Encourage networking and the learning will follow
2. Allow participants to blog anonymously
3. Use 1.0 methods to communicate
4. Encourage group discovery
5. Design the program for late bloomers
6. Focus on discovery, not skill building
7. Reward staff for learning (I like this one!)
8. Online means hands-on, not hands-off
9. Enable transparency and practice radical trust
10. Continually encourage staff to play

sclapp said

at 1:33 pm on Oct 22, 2008

In case you're wondering why you might want to participate in a project like 2.0@CSL that encourages learning and collaboration in a fun way (which has been shown to encourage innovation)... consider the payoffs. For example, Google has a new initiative in honor of it's 10th birthday - it has a $10 million award for Open Innovation
"To help celebrate its 10th birthday, the ambitious Internet giant is launching an initiative to solicit, and bankroll, fresh ideas it believes could have broad and beneficial impact on people's lives. Called Project 10^100 (pronounced "10 to the 100th"), Google's initiative will seek input from the public and a panel of judges in choosing up to five winning ideas, to be announced in February.
"Clearly enlightened organizations see the genie is out of the bottle. Even Google who can attract and retain the best of the best talent sees the benefit in tapping the collective mind.
"We have written about crowd sourcing here and continue to help organizations build open cultures to support open innovation. There is wisdom out there waiting to be tapped. Trust the process!..." from the 21st-century Workplace blog - http://c21org.typepad.com/21st_century_organization/2008/09/googles-10-mill.html

sclapp said

at 7:24 am on Oct 29, 2008

Hi all - to open up a discussion - I noticed a thread on the Library2.0 group at Ning about explaining Library2.0/Web2.0 "to unwilling staff". I'd be interested to see what folks here @CSL have to say about the topic: http://library20.ning.com/forum/topic/show?id=515108%3ATopic%3A16988

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