An overview of their Five Weeks program (that, btw, was phenomenally good and wonderful and made of win and awesome)
Meredith showing examples of blogs used in class situations, as a CMS instead of WebCT or Blackboard.
“The best way blogs can be used is in reflective learning” – Meredith
They set their presentation up on a wiki! Cool! Visit it here….http://michellemeredith.pbwiki.com
Language learning is the killer app for blogging and education.
Blogs v. Wiki: FIGHT!
Timeline vs no timeline
Ownership of posts v. collaborative knowledge
After Mer goes through the goodness of blogs/wikis, Michelle takes over to talk specifically about 5 weeks.
Great examples of the participants in 5 weeks struggling with the new technology, and working out their thoughts inside the system on their blogs. Great reflective learning.
Michelle says “Fabulous!” a lot
The peer learning was the most valuable part of the program to the users, but the content is now there, and available for anyone to re-use.
Yahoo Design Pattern Library
What Is my IP?
Web developer/web accessibility toolbar for Firefox
Firefox: Link Checker
Trailfire – Web Tours
Google Webmaster Tools
Open source web design
Open Source Federated Search
DBWiz – Simon Frasier University
Keystone ILS – Index Data
(CNN) — A lone gunman is dead after police said he killed at least 21 people Monday during twin shootings on the Virginia Tech campus — the worst school shooting incident in U.S. history.
As I’m sitting here at Computers in Libraries, I’m wondering if there are librarians here from V Tech, and how they can possibly continue to be here with this happening on their campus. I don’t know how I would deal hearing something like this about UTC from afar.
Presentation and handouts available at librarian.net
Firefox is open source, standards, compliant, cross platform
NB: Jessamyn is a great speaker…you can get some from the presentation, but she’s great in person
Demos how to install a Firefox add on: Google Favicon
Adding a keyword to a search field, allowing you to search the form/site from the address bar using only a keyword
Greasemonkey! Does as sorts of fun scripty stuff including removing ads and pressing buttons for you.
Our heirarchical organizations may not survive the web 2.0/library 2.0 shift.
2.0 tech is changing the way we think about when we work, where we work, and how we work
We have become more distributed in our tools, more collaborative, etc…but not in our expectations or work hours.
Organizational change: nothing is more difficult. it is fundamentally about making choices and changes, and both are scary
Past structures are not effective in present or future work processes
Younger the staff, the more comfortable they are with tech, collaboration, more uncomfortable with top-down
Small, agile groups move faster than large bureaucracies
Leadership & Followership are Critical Success Factors
85/15 rule: process & Structure problems beat people problem hands down
- Form follows function
- Functions Change quickly
- Form drives behavior
- Reporting relationships create loyalty (who you report to is the most important aspect)
- Collaboration decreases as distance increases (more than 50 feet apart)
Stability signals staleness and death
Clarity dissolves conflict
Authority and power is increasingly associated with the people that know and understand the 2.0 principles
Make the invisible, visible
Make the intangible, tangible
Most of the time, most of the people do what they do best.
Lee Raine from the Pew Internet & American Life Project
Asked by the Pew American Life to not advocate for anything…simply collect information.
“I adore librarians”
What is web 2.0? Show’s the “Ask a Ninja” Podcast episode. “That is web 2.0”
6 Hallmarks of Web 2.0 that Matter to Libraries
1. The Internet has become the computer
Broadband is growing
Wireless is growing
The number of people who access the internet from the library has double in the last 4 years
Broadband makes video a big part of the internet experience.
62% of Internet users under 30 have watched YouTube videos
The number one indicator of basic political knowledge: watching Colbert and Daily Show
Internet use is more social
2. More than half of teenagers have profiles on social sites like MySpace or Facebook: The social comes to the virtual.
Older teenage girls are the heaviest users of the social sites, far more than boys or younger girls
51% of young adult internet users have uploaded photos to the internet. This means that visual images are increasingly the currency of communication.
About 40% of teenagers have posted their own creations online
33% of college students have a blog…(NB: That’s a full third, people! Pay Attention!)
26% say they remix content they find online
19% of young adults havae created an avatar that interacts with others online
3. Even more internet users are accessin the content created by others
Not a huge single set of users….Long Tail group
44% of young adult internet users seek information at Wikipedia
Wikipedia users, statistically, have the higher levels of education over non-Wikipedia users
Information Seeking is not to find sources, it is to find people…they reach out to their social circle for more info, not to other sites.
4. Many are sharing what they know and what they feel online and that is building conversation and communities
33% of young adult internet users have rated a person, product, or service online.
32% of young adults have tagged content online
25% of younger internet users have commented on videos
5. People are sharing their expertise and resources online
44% of internet users participate in peer-to-peer exchanges
10,000 to 30,000 active developers in the Open Source movement
6. Online Americans are customizing their online experience
5 issues libraries must struggle to address
Navigation: linear to non-linear
Context: learning to see connections
Focus: practicing reflection & deep thinking
Skepticism: learning to evaluate information
Ethical behavior: understanding the rules of cyberspace
I got fed up with trying to keep fixing the theme I had, so I decided to go ahead and move to a new one. It’s very different, but I hope that everyone likes it. This is a variant of Sunburn, heavily modified to my liking by a bunch of spacing adjustments, changing the sidebar to be absolutely positioned and swapping in a bunch of content, and adding my “pulse” to the header/footer.
So: whatcha think?
Seems that something in my adding Podpress to the blog to try and handle the previous post led to my right sidebar going wonky.
I’ll fix tomorrow. I’m tired now.
Here is the Quicktime of my presentation from last night to the Chattanooga Area Library Association on Web 2.0 and Library 2.0. While a small crowd, they were very interested in what we’re doing at MPOW to try and move ourselves into a more 2.0 mindset and process.
Thanks to Jessamyn, from whom I borrowed the kitty scared image and the general “Don’t fear the user” concept. I briefly considered just using her slideshow and talking over it, because she puts things together so well.
Warning: this is the full-size QT, so be warned.
And I’ve noticed, the QT can be flaky when you try to play it directly…save it, or try this flash version
to view it in browser.