Thursday, May 28, 2015

Nebraska Learns 2.0: Endings and Beginnings

I decided that I had to complete the final "thing" since I had been been in since the beginning of the "23 Things."  I looked back through my blog and my first post was on October 13, 2008.  In fact, that wasn't really the beginning; I had worked on the "23 things" from another organization after that program was referenced online or at a conference;  I can't remember which it was now.

On to the questions:
  • What were your favorite discoveries or exercises? Which didn’t you find useful at all?
  • Which Things have you continued using?
  • How has this program assisted or affected your lifelong learning goals?
  • Were there any take-aways or unexpected outcomes from this program that surprised you?
Favorites:  I liked the challenge to utilize online tools and social media.    Learning to embed videos and links to Flickr accounts on my blog was really useful as was working with QR codes.  I think overall just learning to not be afraid of trying new things was the most help.  I haven't used RSS feeds very much as I run out of time even using those.  Sigh...

Still Using:  Facebook has been my go to social media instead of Twitter for the most part.  I do slip onto Twitter once in a while.  I loved reading Michael Sauer's tech related tweets for quite awhile.

Lifelong learning: I really like to share what I've learned with my library patrons.  What I have learned in pursuing the library things has helped me troubleshoot for people using our computers or coming in with their mobile devices.  I love to explore new things when I have time.  And yes, I get some satisfaction when I can solve a tech issue for a 20-something patron.  

Take-aways: Gaining the confidence to tackle new tech projects has got me involved more with our library social media and our WordPress blog.  I've also carried these skills into other organizations that I work with.  

Thanks for offering this program.  When I looked back at my last blog post from the 23 things, I had stated that it would be great to have monthly topics and thought it was cool that you decided to do that.  I haven't always posted since I wasn't in the need of C.E. credits but have often done some of the topics on my own.  

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