Connecticut’s 23 Things

A Learning 2.0 Program

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Week 1: Getting Started

Posted by kabery on December 7, 2009

FAQ – a must read!

Refresher Course in Lifelong Learning

  • Discover the 7 1/2 Habits of Lifelong Learners.  This tutorial includes audio, so set the volume on your computer or use headphones (we have a supply of headphones at all the reference desks)
  1. Play – the capacity to experiment with one’s surroundings as a form of problem-solving
  2. Performance – the ability to adopt alternative identies for the purpose of improvisation and discovery
  3. Simulation – the ability to interpret and construct dynamic models of real-world processes
  4. Appropriation – the ability to meaningfully sample and remix media content
  5. Multitasking – the ability to scan one’s enviroment and shift focus as needed to salient details
  6. Distributed Cognition – the ability to interact meaningfully with with tools that expand mental capacities
  7. Collective Intelligence – the ability to pool knowledge and compare notes with others toward a common goal
  8. Judgement – the ability to evaluate the reliability and credibility of different information sources
  9. Transmedia Navigation – the ability to follow the flow of stories and information across multiple modalities
  10. Networking – the ability to search for, synthesize, and disseminate information
  11. Negotiation – the ability to travel across diverse communities, discerning and respecting multiple perspectives, and grasping and following alternative norms

What is Library 2.0 anyway?

Library 2.0 is  a term used to describe a new set of concepts for developing and delivering library services.  The name is an extension of Web 2.0 and shares many of its same philosophies and concepts including harnessing the user in both design and implementation of services, embracing constant change as a development cycle over the tradition notion of upgrades and reworking library services to meet the users in their space, as opposed to ours (libraries). For more information, check out Wikipedia’s entry for Web 2.0 and  Library 2.0 which includes an extensive list of references.

Libraries around the world have learned the 23 Things:

Check out these different perspectives on Library 2.0 from OCLC:

Away from Icebergs

Into a new world of librarianship

To better bibliographic services

To more powerful ways to cooperate

To a temporary place in time

Computer Use 101

The primary vehicle for Web2.0 is your web browser. How familiar are you with changing the settings in your web browser or even with finding out which version browser you’re running? Review our Browser/Support 101 document for help with these topics.

Learning Activities for Week 1:

1. Watch the 7 1/2 Habits of Lifelong Learners
2. Read one or two of the perspectives on Library 2.0 from the list above. Library 2.0 can be  many things to many people. What does it mean to you?
3. Use our Browser/Support 101 document to learn about your web browser and get ready to begin.


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