Monday, October 23, 2006

29 Things

Week 1 - Blogging
1. Read this page and find out more about the program
2. Create a gmail account - free web-based email
3. Set up your own blog, Add your first post about the process
4. Leave a comment

Week 2. Wikis
5. Learn about wikis
6. Add your blog to MRRL's wiki
Be sure to post to your blog what you learned this week

Week 3 - Myspace

7. read about Libraries and Myspace - Post your thoughts to your blog
8. Set up your own Myspace account
9. Comment on MRRL's myspace account

Week 4 - Tagging, Folksonomies &Technorati
10. Learn about tagging and discover (MRRL has account)
11. Explore Technorati and learn how tags work with blogs
12. Look at LibraryThing and catalog some of your favorite books
Be sure to post to your blog what you learned this week

Week 5 - Photos and Images
13. Explore Flickr and learn about this popular image hosting site
14. Have fun with Flickr, explore mashups and 3rd party sites, create some Mashups
Be sure to post to your blog what you learned this week

Week 6 - RSS & Newreaders
15. Learn about RSS feeds and set up your own Bloglines account
16. Locate a few useful library related blogs and add to your Bloglines account.
Post to your blog what you learned and what library blogs you added to your Bloglines.

Week 7 - Play Week
17. Play with an online image generator
18. Make a map of all the states and/or countries you've been to on Visited Counties or Visited States -
19. Put the map on your blog

Week 8. - Search Engines, Web 2.0, Library 2.0

20. Read perspectives on Web 2.0, Library 2.0 & the future
Be sure to post to your blog what you learned this week
21. Explore different search engines and compare results for the same search.

Week 9. Online Applications and Tools
22. Look at some online productivity tools (word processing, spreadsheets, calenders)
23. Explore Google labs, blog about one of the developing tools you discover
24. Explore any site from the Web 2.0 Awards list, play with it, and blog about it.

Week 10 - Podcasts, Videos & Downloadable Audio
25. Explore Youtube and other sites that allow users to share videos
26. Discover some useful tools for locating podcasts
27. Check out an ebook from MRRLS collection.
Be sure to post to your blog what you learned this week

Week 11
28. Summarize your thoughts abut this program on your blog.
29. Suggest one thing you'd like to learn more about that we didn't cover.


Ivan Chew said...

This is a great outline! And how apt that MRRL is using a 'new media' like a blog to learn about new media. Subscribed! :) BTW, you ought to turn on the "email this". I'm sure lots of people would want to email this post.

Ivan Chew said...

Oh, I realised this was more of a "one-time" blog. Anyway, I'm still subscribing to your feed. Maybe you'll have more updates soon. In anycase, it's a great example of how a blog can be used in lieu of a website.

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