This web site has been set up as a Connecticut State Library continuing education program that will encourage all of us to learn more about emerging technologies on the web that are changing the way people, libraries, and society access information and communicate with each other. The program aims to show you and your colleagues new web tools and trends that are increasingly popular in libraries and increasingly popular with our patrons. The design of this online program was completely built on Web 2.0 technologies that are freely available on the Internet.
Over the course of the program, we’ll become familiar with wikis, blogging, RSS news feeds, tagging, podcasting, online applications, video and image hosting sites, and other Library 2.0 technologies. All of the 23 Things program units are posted below for you to complete at your own pace.
The goals of Connecticut’s 23 Things are wonderfully simple – you should explore, play, and have fun!
The content for this self-discovery program was borrowed from the Learning 2.0 program designed by Helene Blowers, the Technology Director of the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. There are several other libraries that we also drew heavily from including InfoPeople, Swineburne University, Learning 2.0 @Mac, and the Missouri River Regional Library. We’ve also borrowed instructions from Library 2.0 in 15 Minutes a Day and Polly-Alida Farrington’s Learning 2.0 wiki.
We would like to encourage anyone who starts the Connecticut’s 23 Things program to complete an online pre program survey. Even if you are unable to fully complete the program, we’d like to hear your thoughts. Click here to take the survey.
Thank you for participating.
GET READY & LET THE FUN BEGIN!