Listed below are 23 Things (or small exercises) that you can do on the web to explore and expand your knowledge of the Internet and Web 2.0.
This program will commence on Monday 2nd July and run for nine weeks until Friday 31st August.
Please be patient when activating each podcast. Some take up to 30 seconds to begin
(Note: Links to detailed information about each task will be activated 3 weeks in advance )
- Week 1: Introduction (official start July 2nd)
- Register your participation in the Learning 2.0 Program.
- Discover a few pointers from lifelong learners and learn how to nurture your own learning process.
Week 2: Blogging
- Set up your own blog & add your first post.
- Register your blog on AID -Learning 2.0 Blog
Week 3: Photos & Images
- Explore Flickr and learn about this popular image hosting site.
- Have some Flickr fun and discover some Flickr mashups & 3rd party sites.
- Create a blog post about anything technology related that interests you this week.
Week 4: RSS & Newsreaders
- Learn about RSS feeds and setup your own Bloglines newsreader account.
- Locate a few useful library related blogs and/or news feeds.
Week 5: Play Week
- Play around with an online image generator.
- Take a look at LibraryThing and catalog some of your favorite books.
- Roll your own search tool with Rollyo.
Week 6: Tagging, Folksonomies & Technorati
- Learn about tagging and discover a Del.icio.us (a social bookmaking site)
- Explore Technorati and learn how tags work with blog posts.
- Read a few perspectives on Web 2.0, Library 2.0 and the future of libraries and blog your thoughts.
Week 7: Wikis
- Learn about wikis and discover some innovative ways that libraries are using them.
- Add an entry to the Learning 2.0 SandBox wiki.
Week 8: Online Applications & Tools
- Take a look at some online productivity (word processing, spreadsheet) tools.
- Explore any site from the Web 2.0 awards list, play with it and write a blog post about your findings.
Week 9: Podcasts, Video & Downloadable audio
- Discover YouTube and a few sites that allow users to upload and share videos.
- Discover some useful search tools for locating podcasts.
- Take a look at the downloadable audio book titles available on World eBook Fair site
- Summarize your thoughts about this program on your blog.
* This list of "things" can also be found on the 43Things website.
Note: This project is loosely based upon the website 43Things (which allows you to set and track personal goals) and the Stephen Abram article titled 43 Things I (or You) might want to do this year (Information Outlook - Feb 2006).