Thursday, September 13, 2007

Thing 2 (to make sure that I have done it)

The habit that I find easiest is: Have confidence in myself as a competent, effective learner

The habit that I find the hardest is: Play! Too many other priorities.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Thing 23!!!

1. What were your favorite discoveries or exercises on this learning journey?
The online productivity (word processing, etc) and the audio ebooks in Overdrive.

2. How has this program asisted or affected your lifelong learning goals?
It has given me a very nice overview of many things that I did not previously know about.

3.Were there any take-aways or unexpected outcomes from this program that surprised you?
The online wordprocessing

4. What could we do differently to improve upon this program's format or concept?
As a parttimer, I found it fairly easy to complete the program because it was definitely scheduled as part of my job. I know that the full time librarians have had a much harder time trying to complete the assignments. Even if their time is scheduled, there are always higher priorities that need to be done--or just urgent priorities--like overflowing toilets, etc.

5. If we offered another discovery program like this in the future, would you again choose to participate?
Definitely!! I would never have explored these topics without this program.

6. How would you describe your learning experience in a few words or a few sentences, so we can share our successes and promote this program?
I enjoyed exploring the various topics. Without this program, I probably would not have explored most of the topics. I probably will never use most of it but at least I now am familiar with it when patrons mention it.

Thank you for organizing this program!!

Thing 22 Overdrive

I listened to the Overdrive tutorial and also looked at the catalog on BCPL's home page. I like the selection of titles better than Project Gutenberg's. My eleven-year-old now has an mp-3 player and I can see the possibility of her downloading a book to listen to on vacation. We currently use books on CD and books on tape that we all listen to. This way she could have her own.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Thing 22

I checked out Project Gutenberg and found several titles that might be fun--Old Tarzan books that the libraries no longer have. However, I don't know if I would ever download a book because I like my book to be portable--not tied to a computer. I examined e-books years ago and was not impressed because I prefer regular books--call me old fashioned. When I have time I will go through the tutorials for the other downloadable book sites.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Thing 21 success

I used yahoo podcasts and listened to the old farmers almanac. I then added it to my bloglines and it actually works!

Thing 21, cont

I checked out I has able to start listening to a broadcast. I find it difficult to find anything that I really want to listen to. I found jugglers on juggling but it was going to go on for an hour and 25 minutes. I listened to about 2 minutes of it and they still hadn't really gotten to anything about juggling--I don't have an hour and 25 minutes!

Thing 21

I listened to the ninja and then read the pages on podcasts. I went to and then home and lifestyle. I selected pets but every podcast I clicked on just opened, sat there and did nothing.