Technology Training in a 2.0 World

2006 October 25
by Karen

Michael Porter, OCLC Western (LibraryMan weblog)

Brenda Hough, Northeast Kansas Library System

Dale Musselman, WebJunction

Presentation available at

How technology has changed

  • Originally 1 hour classes on how to user the Internet or email, or intro to PCs and lots of one on one on the fly training
  • How does tech trianing look in this new environment
    1. Encourage independence
    2. Encourage exploration
    3. Stop trying to provide step by step instructions
    4. Provide content
    5. Use storytelling
    6. Expect success
    7. Treat training as a collaborative project
    8. Be real world

“Teaching People to be Savvy Travelers in a Technological World” Computers in Libraries May 2006

Libraries teaching 2.0 topics

  • Lansing Public Library “2.0” classes
  • Podcasts
  • Bloglines
  • Blogger
  • Johnson County Library
    • The cyber six pack (blogs, flickr, etc)
  • Queens Library
    • MySpace
  • Scottsdale Arizona
    • Blogging 101
  • Arlington Public Library
    • Mashups
    • Blogs
    • Podcasts
  • Reading Public Library
    • Chat Online
    • Geek Out, Don’t Freak Out (Digital Cameras)
    • Share your Pictures on Flickr
  • Nashville Public Library
    • E-audio book download workshop
  • Learning 2.0 (Charlotte Mecklandberg Library) 23 Things
  • Ways libraries are (or could) use 2.0 technologies for training

    • send out bulletin to your friends
    • advertise classes
    • join groups where people can communicate
    • class group
  • WebJunction tools for training (Learning Center)
  • Flickr
    • use photos from Flickr in class
    • take photos of classes
  • YouTube
    • videos about library
    • list of links

    E- and Online

    • Make it quick
    • Borrow it
    • Make it interactgive
    • Blend it
    • Share it

    Rapid Tools: Screencasting

    Rapid Creation Tools

    Interact Live Online

    Games and Simulations

    Share It – Borrow it

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