Sunday, January 21, 2007

The end of the Learning 2.0 journey....Thing 23!

My thoughts? How kind of you to ask! I thought the Learning 2.0 concept was great and that it really encouraged staff to challenge themselves and explore new terrain. I would definately support similiar ventures in the future, both in the realm of technology and in other library related mediums.I really enjoyed seeing technophobe staff members blossom, and those with expertise helping others along. i really liked how the program created a sense of community among staff and enjoyed playing 'Guess Who?' with the blog list. While i found each step interesting and some extremely fun, i dont see myself using many of the technologies presented in the program.(unless i was already using them..) Instead of thinking of some profound wisdom to share in the final moments of Learning 2.0, ill leave it to the wisest man on the planet:

Keep travelling!!!

Things 21 and 22....podcasts and net libraries, oh my!

As i have outlined in the post for Things 7, 8 and 9, i love the Lonely Planet podcasts! I have subscribed to it via itunes and listen to the latest edition on my ipod. I also listen to various radio station segments via podcasts, as there is no pesky ads and i can listen to them, and fast forward when the mood strikes! I think podcasts are going to become increasingly popular when the new iphone is released and as more people realise how great they are! Listening to audiobooks on mp3 players is great when traveling. i listen to audiobooks on my ipod while on the train, in my car on road trips and on my laptop in hotel rooms! Its great how mobile technology is becoming, i cant wait to see what happens next!

Thing 20.....YouTube!

I found You Tube very entertaining! I was surprised by what i found, the variety is amazing and it would be easy to spend ages watching tidbits from around the globe. I though in the spirit of sharing i would share Tourism Victoria's latest ad for Melbourne. I really like it. What do you think?

Thursday, January 18, 2007

And now........Things 18 and 19!!!

I glanced at a few web based applications and the one i deemed most useful is Google Docs and Spreadsheets, as a regular google user and gmail fan i found this application easy to navigate, and with document and spreadsheet capabilities and upload facilities, it will be helpful for blogging and for reports. I will definately use this site again.

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Things 13,14 and 15....A Whole New World!

Well here's the thing.....Thing 13 to be exact!

The world of social bookmarking via is a new one for me, and im impressed, and soon to be addicted! It will be an extremely useful tool while studying and also in a travel context, and lets not forget the benefits for the library! I often want to share a website with someone im talking too, only probem is, i usually cant remember the url, so this tool will eleminate me trying unsuccessfully to guess the site. My efforts so far live here:

Next Up.....Thing 14 and 15.

Technorati is rather cool. As a follow up to it pales in comparison in regards to usefulness. Its interesting though and i like how it is a vehicle for blog promotion.

My thoughts on Learning 2.0 in regards to its diversity are required for Thing 15, so here they are.

Learning 2.0 has brought a new perspective to many of my peers. I think that in the context of YPRL it is a breathe of fresh air, and i feel that more endevours would be gladly welcomed. To some Learning 2.0 opens up a world that was previously uncharted. It is a challenge that plunges the uncertain into the world of the net. To many 'surfers' it offers new waves to ride, and depths to uncover. While for some endearingly labelled 'technogeeks' it serves as a confirmation of the skills they already possess, and serves to illustrate how the world of libraries and the world wide web do, and will continue to interrelate. Learning 2.0 will not only help each of us in our YPRL endevours but also in other facets of out lives, for me it will infiltrate my approach to research and also communication while on the road. However for everyone the emphasis is on something different and Learning 2.0 certainly allows for individuality and creativity!

Here is some randomly found proof that EVERYONE is into Learning 2.0:

Keep travelling!!!

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Things 11 and 12, Library Thing and Rollyo!

I had lots of fun exploring Library Thing, it has a lot of potential for those of us with a a few books lurking around our houses.

To check out my very limited(well so far) catalogue, jump to:

Rollyo is quick and easy and adaptable: here is my travel Rollyo effort. Give it a roll....

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Keep smiling!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Its the question EVERYONE is asking! Thing 10...

This image generator has soooo much fun potential. I could have spent hours amusing myself! I always wondered how websites created such images, now i know their secret!