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The Dozen Ways

A Dozen Ways to Two-Step

Listed below are 12 ways, or methods, that comprise this Web 2.0 Two-Step — 12 methods that explore and expand your knowledge of the Internet and Web 2.0. Complete all twelve methods in numeric order and become a Two-Stepping expert!

Method 1: An Introduction to Web 2.0 and Library 2.0

Read this blog post to learn about Web 2.0 and Library 2.0

Method 2: Blogs

Learn about blogs — set up your own blog and add your first posts.

Method 3: Cloud Computing

Explore the topic of cloud computing and play with some popular online productivity/cloud computing tools such as GoogleDocs and Zoho writer.

Method 4: RSS & Newsreaders

Learn about RSS feeds, set up your own newsreader account, and locate a few useful library related blogs and/or news feeds.

Method 5: Photos & Images

Explore popular image hosting sites like Flickr and Picasa; post an image on your blog.

Method 6 : Videos

Have fun exploring video sharing sites like YouTube, TeacherTube and Google Video, then embed a video in one of your blog posts.

Method 7: Tagging and Social Bookmarking

Learn about tagging and social bookmarking and discover popular related sites such as Diigo and Evernote.

Method 8: Social Networking 

Meet social networking royalty such as Facebook and Twitter; read about issues of online identity and privacy.

Method 9: Chat / IM

Play around with chat and instant messaging.

Method 10: Wikis

Learn about wikis, discover some innovative ways that libraries are using them, and add some information to TSLAC’s Dozen Ways to Two-Step Wiki.

Method 11: Podcasts

Discover the wide world of podcasting and vidcasting.

Method 12: Reflection and Evaluation

Reflect on the things you have learned and complete the course evaluation.

2 Responses leave one →
  1. Pamela Meissner permalink
    November 17, 2009

    Will this course be offered again soon or can we start it without registering to learn to use some of the methods?

  2. naomi permalink
    November 17, 2009

    Hi Pamela, anyone is welcome to complete just parts of the progam if they don’t feel that the entire program will be useful to them. To answer your question about availability — we are currently considering extending the program through next spring and will have a decision on that by early December. If you are interested in the program but concerned about having the time to complete it, I encourage you to go ahead and register. Many people have told me that it took them much less time than they originally thought it would — and they learned a great deal — even about things that they already felt familiar with. 🙂 Please let me know if you have other questions. Thanks!

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