Learning 2.0: It's all about Play

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  • Learning 2.0: It's all about Play

    1. 1. Learning 2.0 : It’s all about … PLAY! Helene Blowers Public Services Technology Director The Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County [email_address] LibraryBytes.com
    2. 3. What can Libraries do to continually keep up with changes ?
    3. 5. TechTalks
    4. 6. 43 Things I might want to do this year by Stephen Abram Information Outlook - Feb 2006 http://tinyurl.com/y47cau
    5. 7. Engaged + Motivated = Learning
    6. 8. <ul><li>Introduce staff to new technologies available on the web. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage staff to take responsibility for their learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Reward staff for taking the initiative to complete 23 self-discovery exercises. </li></ul>
    7. 10. Week 1: Introduction Week 2: Blogging Week 3: Photos & Images Week 4: RSS & Newsreaders Week 5: Play week Week 6: Tagging & Folksonomies Week 7: Wikis Week 8: Online applications & tools Week 9: Podcasts, Videos & Downloadable audio + 1 month of extra exploration time. 23 Things:
    8. 11. Discovery Optional Challenge
    9. 12. Thing #2 – Review the tutorial & reflect on these habits in your blog.
    10. 13. <ul><li>Lifelong learning habits: </li></ul><ul><li>Begin with the end in mind </li></ul><ul><li>Accept responsibility for own learning </li></ul><ul><li>View problems as challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Have confidence in yourself as a competent, effective learner </li></ul><ul><li>Create you own learning toolbox </li></ul><ul><li>Use technology to your advantage </li></ul><ul><li>Teach & mentor others </li></ul><ul><li>7.5 … Play! </li></ul>
    11. 15. L2 Statistics: 540 PLCMC Staff 372 Participants 69% voluntary 226 MP3 Players 42% voluntary
    12. 18. <ul><li>Exposing staff to new tools </li></ul><ul><li>Encouraging PLAY </li></ul><ul><li>Empowering individuals </li></ul><ul><li>Expanding the knowledge toolbox </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminating FEAR </li></ul>
    13. 19. What staff said ...
    14. 20. It has already helped me assist borrowers with questions about the Internet and the resources the Library is offering.
    15. 22. I looked at the whole process as a dare - if the rest of the staff could do this, so could I as a representative of the over-60 crowd!
    16. 24. The most eye-opening part of Learning 2.0 for me has been the variety of ways that people can engage with each other socially online.
    17. 26. # 23 Thing, AT LAST! – I didn’t think I could do it, but I worked hard and here I am.
    18. 28. Thank for increasing my knowledge in Technology. If it hadn't been for you and Learning 2.0- my knowledge of technology would still been in a very small box.
    19. 30. I feel like Cinderella who just finished her chores in time to go to the Ball. (But the chores were a learning experience and hold promise for the future.)
    20. 32. I want to thank all those who made this Learning experience possible. I hope I get to talk to you personally to tell you how exciting it was to go through the program.
    21. 33. Overall I thought this was a crazy good program, really easy, and really made me think.
    22. 35. It helps to have nice little incentives of course, but I think the true reward (whether or not we want to admit it) is that we're improving our minds
    23. 37. http://plcmclearning.blogspot.com
    24. 38. www.LibraryBytes.com
    25. 39. Helene Blowers www.LibraryBytes.com

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