NCompass Live: Nebraska Learns 2.0 Wrap-up


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You came, you played, you learned! You’ve conquered Nebraska Learns 2.0 and now it’s time for the post-game analysis.
Join Christa, Michael, Allana, and Susan, your guides through the world that is Web 2.0, for this NCompass Live session reviewing the program. We’ll be announcing who won the prizes and let you know things like the total number of blogs, blog posts, comments and other stats. This will also be your chance to give us your feedback and ideas.

NCompass Live - February, 11, 2009.

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NCompass Live: Nebraska Learns 2.0 Wrap-up

  1. 1. NCompass Live 11 February 2009 Wrap-Up
  2. 2. <ul><li>23 Things - 16 Weeks </li></ul><ul><li>15 CE Credits - 9 MP3 Players </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>blogs created by participants: 165 </li></ul><ul><li>blog posts by participants: 2383 (2406) </li></ul><ul><li>comments left on the NEL2 blog: 2257 </li></ul><ul><li>e-mails sent amongst NLC staff: 345 </li></ul><ul><li>Participants who finished: 83 </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>“ This discovery program also &quot;forced&quot; me to try things I probably never would have used before. I tweeted! I added to a wiki! I was at a library board meeting 2 weeks ago and we were discussing slide show presentations for some reason.... One of our board members said that slide show presentations were so hard to transport from computer to computer because they take up so much space blah, blah, blah.... I told them about SlideShare!” </li></ul><ul><li>― To the Library…. and Beyond! </li></ul>
  5. 6. “ I know of an 82 yr. old retired veterinarian who bought a Kindle. He loves it and is proud of his tech suaveness. He downloads everything he reads even though he can’t download here in Gordon and must drive west about 20 miles to get reception.” ― Dawn Weber, Gordon, NE
  6. 7. “ Now, after completing the program, I am thinking about taking more classes, maybe even going back to school.” - Nebraska Bookworm “ It's gotten me thinking about going back to school and getting an MLS. I don't know for certain that I'm ready to make that leap yet, but I feel much closer to it than ever before.” - Anj
  7. 8. How YouTube could be used at the library “ I just briefly mentioned this to one of my 13-year-olds who asked me what I was doing. His immediate response was: &quot;It would be perfect for the library because there are so many &quot;how-to&quot; YouTubes. Ones that explain all kinds of ways to make things and how things work, and experiments you can learn from.&quot; “ - Denise's Learning Experience
  8. 9. “ And now, when watching tv (Brothers and Sisters last week) when they mention Twitter, I can actually say &quot;I have done that!&quot;.” - bksrgr8
  9. 10. <ul><li>“ I can’t even begin to explain the amount of confidence you have given me in the world of technology” – bksrgr8 </li></ul><ul><li>“ When I first started this class I was really nervous. . . . Upon completing each ‘Thing’ my confidence grew. Before long I could hardly wait to learn the next ‘Thing.’” </li></ul><ul><li>– VC’s Blog </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>“ I really enjoyed the feeling of community we created here. . .” – To the Library… And Beyond! </li></ul><ul><li>“ Tackling the question of take-aways – Wow, I feel more connected to other library people through reading their blog posts, profiles, etc. . . . . I want to meet some of these bloggers that I only know through their blog names.” – Dancing Thoughts from Cranefarm </li></ul><ul><li>“ As a learning tool, this has been awesome – I have seen so much interaction and mutual assistance among my staff during our journey to Thing #23.” – hplmeanderings </li></ul>
  11. 12. “ Web technology as far as software is concerned is becoming fascinating for me. The more I learn, the more I want to learn. Once I'm homebound these technologies will allow me to communicate in another way other than just the telephone. Taking this course was probably one of my wife's better ideas!” - 1pigeonracer
  12. 16. The prizes have been made available through generous donations from the following organizations: ITART NEMA NLA
  13. 17. <ul><li>Allana Novotny [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Christa Burns [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Sauers [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Susan Knisely [email_address] </li></ul>