Monday, January 25, 2010
I enjoyed 23 Things and it definitely opened my mind to a lot of new tools that I didn't know existed. I liked the format the way it was self-paced. As a part-timer I found it a little hard to find the time to work on it and that was one of the reasons I didn't finish by the deadline. I know it was good for the rest of the workgroup to be working on the same topics at the same time to which enabled them to easily help each other.
I would certainly particpate in something like this again.
I guess because we have a new LMS, there probably isn't a lot of need for something like with in TAFE currently, but if I was working in a small library it would be definitely something worth looking into.
This is my first experience with Zoho - I must admit that I'd never even heard of it until I read the 23 things topic. My first impressions is that is looks great and would certainly make document sharing and tracking very easy. There seems to be a lot of features that would be very useful. I have enjoyed working with Google Docs over the course of 23 Things. Applications like these would be great for students working on group projects as they would enable them to easily share and change files. For library staff I could see them being useful working with people across Institutes, one example I could think of would be liaison librarians sharing documents. These applications are definitely something I would like to explore further.
Now to try and post this in blogger....I guess if your reading the blog post then it was successf
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
It's hard to think about how we could use this, with IT blocking access to it on campus there are obvious access and equity issues. I think it does have some potential, but I think it will be awhile before we have a large proportion of students who are comfortable enough in this virtual environment to use it as a learning tool.
We have had some students at Port Adelaide who were part of the women's ed Second Life project late last year and I would be very interested to hear how that Women's Ed project went as I know the students involved from Port Adelaide weren't your typical IT savvy young generation.
I think it may be a case of stay tuned......
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
I added a few books from the top of my head that I've read recently, check out my list
I noticed when checking the new Spydus OPAC that there is a link to LibraryThing on some of the records which I think could become a very valuable tool. When I investigated Library Thing a couple of years ago I thought it had great potential to be used to direct students to relevant books for their studies. It looks like Spydus is going to allow us to easily take advantage of LibraryThing and I'm looking forward to exploring the possiblities further.
On a personal level, I think I will start using it more mainly to get recommendations of other things to read.