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Learning  2.0 :   It’s all about … PLAY! Helene Blowers Public Services Technology Director The Public Library of Charlott...
 
What can Libraries  do to continually keep up with changes ?
 
TechTalks
43 Things I might want to do this year  by Stephen Abram  Information Outlook - Feb 2006   http://tinyurl.com/y47cau
Engaged +  Motivated =  Learning
<ul><li>Introduce  staff to   new technologies    available on the web. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage  staff to take respons...
 
Week 1: Introduction Week 2: Blogging Week 3: Photos & Images Week 4: RSS & Newsreaders Week 5: Play week Week 6: Tagging ...
Discovery Optional  Challenge
Thing #2 – Review the tutorial & reflect on these habits in your blog.
<ul><li>Lifelong learning habits: </li></ul><ul><li>Begin with the end in mind </li></ul><ul><li>Accept responsibility for...
 
L2 Statistics: 540 PLCMC Staff 372  Participants 69% voluntary 226  MP3 Players 42% voluntary
 
 
<ul><li>Exposing  staff to new tools </li></ul><ul><li>Encouraging  PLAY </li></ul><ul><li>Empowering  individuals </li></...
What staff said ...
It has already helped me assist borrowers with questions about the Internet and the resources the Library is offering.
 
  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 ...
 
The most eye-opening part of Learning 2.0 for me has been the variety of ways that people can engage with each other socia...
 
# 23 Thing,  AT LAST! –  I didn’t think I could do it, but I worked hard and here I am.
 
Thank for increasing my knowledge in Technology. If it hadn't been for you and Learning 2.0- my knowledge of technology wo...
 
I feel like Cinderella who just finished her chores in time to go to the Ball.  (But the chores were a learning experience...
 
I want to thank all those who made this Learning experience possible.  I hope I get to talk to you personally to tell you ...
Overall I thought this was a crazy good program, really easy, and really made me think.
 
It helps to have nice  little incentives of course, but I think the true reward (whether or not we want to admit it) is th...
 
http://plcmclearning.blogspot.com
www.LibraryBytes.com
Helene Blowers www.LibraryBytes.com
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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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