Introduction

Learning 2.0 Message

Welcome to Rasmuson Learning 2.0, an online self-discovery program that encourages the exploration of web 2.0 tools and new technologies, specifically 30 Things.

This program was originally developed and launched for the staff at the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County in August 2006 with a total of 352 PLCMC participants creating blogs and many additional guests joining in. Since the program’s launch, the exercises here have helped other library systems develop programs of their own, the first being the Yarra Plenty Regional Library system in Melbourne, Australia.

If you wish to be among the first Rasmuson Library employees to complete this program and WIN VALUABLE PRIZES, you will need to progress through all 30 lessons before September 25th, 2007. Everyone who completes the program by that date will receive an Amazon gift certificate for $24.00, and be entered into a drawing for a special “grand” prize.

Work at your own pace, work with a coworker, and share ideas with other employees. There is no one assigned to “teach” you the skills for using Learning 2.0 web tools, but plenty of your fellow employees can help out. Set up a group in your department to work together if you prefer. We’re all learning, so if you feel ignorant, you’re not alone! Remember learning email, and Microsoft Office software? That was a challenge at the time, yet now you’ve got it mastered! Okay, for those of you who grew up with that stuff, it’ll all be easy!

As you work through the questions, there are web sites on which you’ll need to create logins and passwords. We recommend that you try to be consistent with these as much as possible so that you don’t forget them between uses!

Good luck and have fun! For questions about the program, please contact a Learning 2.0 committee member from your department:

Jim Hassel, Karen Jensen, Robert Forshaw, Dee Daniels, Robin Andrews, Brad Krick

If you have questions and your department’s committee member isn’t nearby, feel free to contact Karen at ffklj@uaf.edu (474-6695) or Jim at fnjah@uaf.edu (474-7023). One of us is usually around.

Go to the 30 Things

6 Comments »

  1. Looks great!

    Comment by James Huesmann :: May 30, 2007 @ 1:44 pm
  2. cool

    Comment by Marjorie Thompson :: May 31, 2007 @ 8:23 am
  3. Just checked this out, this is so cool! Can’t wait to get started. Well done, kudo’s to the crew!

    Comment by Lisa Smith :: June 6, 2007 @ 4:04 pm
  4. Everyone having fun?!

    Comment by Karen J :: June 12, 2007 @ 4:13 pm
  5. Echoing the earlier comments, it looks great and is really cool. Time to get started! (Gotta keep ahead of those LS 101 students.)

    Comment by Anne Christie :: July 2, 2007 @ 10:45 am
  6. interesting

    Comment by marie j :: July 16, 2007 @ 2:48 pm

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