What were your favorite discoveries or exercises on this learning journey? Anything that worked smoothly. The 2.0 award-winning sites, the avatar.
How has this program assisted or affected your lifelong learning goals? It's helped me to become more "with it" when it comes to new sites. Technology didn't stop in 2005 when I graduated college, and I feel more up to date than before I started.
Were there any take-aways or unexpected outcomes from this program that surprised you? It tickled me to be allowed to work on some of the assignments for this program at my work computer. It's nice to be able to play around with things and not have disapproval that what I am doing isn't work related, even if it's not directly for an active customer transaction. Being allowed to play better enables us to help others.
What could we do differently to improve upon this program’s format or concept?And last but not least… the program itself worked well, was nice and neat and easy to do, where equipment allowed.
If we offered another discovery program like this in the future, would you again chose to participate? I would agree to participate but only if there were more of an effort on my library system's part to ensure that all the equipment is updated and working so that the exercises can be completed in a normal amount of time. I can't tell you how many of my precious planning hours were wasted on just trying to get some of this stuff to work!
How would you describe your learning experience in a few words or a few sentences, so we can share our successes and promote this program? Rushed, frustrated, distracted, but all the more worldy for it. Better able to help customers with techie questions.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
This is typed with Zoho! I don't feel anything moving to say bubbling up into my brain. I could talk about my glorious planning time that I got today! I was able to complete the notes that I had taken during my gaming team meeting, and I continued work on the storytime packets I have been reviewing. And of course, I worked on my ever-lovin' 23 things.
Saturday, August 4, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007
I've used Overdrive before and it's a great service. I have downloaded audio books, and e books, and both worked great (although I don't know if I actually finished them.) The fact that they don't work with my iPod has put a little bit of a damper on using the audio book feature more, but perhaps Project Gutenburg has licensing that works with Apple products. Customers who own non-apple mP3 players rave about skipping out on the $1.00/day fines, since the audio book just comes back off the computer after the checkout period expires.
Podcasts are pretty neat....I've always seen that option in my iTunes at home, and never really played around with it. I had no idea that there was so much content! I thought that podcasts were all boring, stodgy library-related things, but there is actually stuff on podcast.net that might interest me on some level. Well, well. It looks like my iPod is going to fill up a little faster now.
I went on YouTube, but I wasn't able to watch anything. I thought that the Haunted Ships video looked good, so I'll watch that when I get home. My favorite webcartoonists post tons of videos on YouTube, so I've been using that site for some time. I like the feature that allows one to comment on videos (or in some cases, the comments that people have left before you).