23 Things - The Syllabus

Week 1: Introduction

1. Click here to read a blog post & find out about the program.

2. Discover a few pointers from lifelong learners and learn how to nurture your own learning process.

Week 2: Blogging

3. Set up your own blog & add your first post. **

4. Explore the Blogosphere.

Week 3: Photos & Images

5. Explore Flickr and learn about this popular image hosting site.

6. Have some Flickr fun and discover some Flickr mashups & 3rd party sites.

7. Create a blog post about anything technology related that interests you this week.

Week 4: RSS & Newsreaders

8. Learn about RSS feeds and setup your own Bloglines newsreader account.

9. Locate a few useful library related blogs and/or news feeds.

Week 5: Play Week

10. Play around with an online image generator.

11. Use Goodreads to find good reads

12. Roll your own search tool with Rollyo.

Week 6: Tagging, Folksonomies & Technorati

13. Learn about tagging and discover a Del.icio.us (a social bookmarking site)

14. Explore Technorati and learn how tags work with blog posts.

15. Read a few perspectives on Web 2.0, Library 2.0 and the future of libraries and blog your thoughts.

Week 7: Wikis

16. Learn about wikis and discover some innovative ways that libraries are using them.

17. Add an entry to the Learning 2.0 SandBox wiki.

Week 8: Online Applications & Tools

18. Take a look at some online productivity (word processing, spreadsheet) tools.

19. Explore any site from the Web 2.0 awards list, play with it and write a blog post about your findings.

Week 9: Podcasts, Video & Downloadable audio

20. Discover YouTube and a few sites that allow users to upload and share videos.

21. Discover some useful search tools for locating podcasts.

22. Take a look at the titles available on NetLibrary and Overdrive and learn how to download audiobooks.

23. Summarize your thoughts about this program on your blog.

Recording Process

**Once you've set up your blog Email Didi your name, work location, and blog address. Your blog can be anonymous, but emailing us your real name and location ensures we know who completes the program and is eligible for the prizes!