1. My favorite things were library thing, you tube, and downloadable ebooks. I found these exercises fun.
2. 23 things has affected my lifelong learning goals by giving me more understanding and useful ways to communicate over the internet.
3. The fact that I could actually make heads or tails of some of the concepts with little or no help greatly surprised me.
4. The improvement that I can see that would make these exercises better would be to
make sure that there is someone on-site or readily available to participants when they need a little more explanation than is given in the emails. We were very fortunate at TCFL to have Jo Powers and Jane Steenken to fall back on.
5. I would definitely participate in another program such as 23 things.
6. My experience with 23 things was both frustrating and interesting. There were times when I thought my brain would start smoking. It was frustrating to know that the answers were right in front of me, but I couldn't see them. It was interesting to discover that there is so much to learn to enhance my knowledge of the on-line experience.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
I really enjoyed this. I thought the netlibrary thing had way too many steps to it. However, Gutenburg was easy and fun to use. I did not like the computer read books. Way too slow and kind of scary. I could see myself using this if I had an MP3 player that is. It also makes me wonder why we stopped this service at TCFL. Jo? Scotti?
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
This was a bit confusing for me. I tried yahoo, but had trouble adding the feed. I tried podcast.net, but needed a plug-in. I then tried podcastalley and was successfully. Although a bit cumbersome, I succeeded. I did need some assistance and I don't think I will be using many podcasts. An experience.
I chose to explore biblio. I found this a good site for finding used books at a good price. However, I do not think it would be a very useful tool in a library setting. It has reviews, but they seem to be all written by individuals rather than an "expert."
I set up an account at google docs and played around with it. I wrote a document and sent it to Jennifer and myself. It was interesting and I thought it would be very useful in an office setting especially if you change computers alot. Not all computers have the same software installed.