Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Thing #11 1/2: Evaluation

1. What were your favorite discoveries or exercises on this learning journey?
I liked each one equally. I haven't tried Skype as I have no one to call! (That seems to be the heart of all the tools of Web 2.0....It seems important to have friends to help you along through these.)

2. How has this program assisted or affected your lifelong learning goals?
I'm feeling more and more comfortable with this new virtual world. I am so happy to have joined the blogging world; it has opened up so many book people to me! I will continue to try out these new tools at my library blog, next year.

3. Were there any take-a-ways or unexpected outcomes from this program that surprised you?
I never thought about trying a PowerPoint with my guys. And I just assumed that Second Life was a fun program, but outside the parameters of library people. I love the feeling of using Web 2.0 tools in new ways. It makes me feel very creative.

4. What could we do differently to improve upon this program’s format or concept?
Some links are dead. I originally started sharing the dead links with Vaughn, but I got overwhelmed with life and couldn't post much when I was out of state. I wish 11 1/2 had more encouragement of interacting as a group. Last summer, doing 23, I visited other blogs on a regular basis. I would like to do that here, too, as part of the program. We librarians get lost in our own little worlds and it feels great to share and borrow.


  1. Since everyone here is a graduate of 23 Things, it is assumed the community spirit exists and people will comment back and forth as before (or even more so)...sometimes being one of the first to finish,you do miss al ot of that....splease continue to monitor the blogs and comment and share this summer.

    One question...I am not sure I understand your statement:
    "I never thought about trying a PowerPoint with my guys. " Please clarify.

  2. Oddly, I've never used PowerPoint at school. In any way. Nothing.

    I don't know why.


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