I like learning new things and keeping up to some degree with new technologies and tools. So the self-paced learning program about Web 2.0 tools, 23 Mobile Things, offered by the Minnesota multitype library systems, sounds like a great opportunity for me.
23 Mobile Things include 23 types of apps for participants to discover and explore. Each Thing will include many different apps. These apps will cover a variety of topics such as social media, presentations, photography, reference, news, notes, games, and so much more.
According to the 23 Mobile Things website, this program is open to all staff in any Minnesota library – public, academic, school, or special – as well as members of their Governing Boards, their Friends groups, or Advisory Groups. Experienced users as well as novices and everyone in between are invited to join. But really, anyone can visit the website and learn these 23 types of apps.
Each participants needs to set up and maintain a blog and to document her learning progress on the blog. Since I already have this blog, I will use it for this purpose instead of creating a new one.
The registration started today which I did. I have till June 15, 2014 to complete all these 23 Things.
What I hope to get out of the program is to become familiar with the new technologies and apps, to increase my knowledge and skills, and my comfort level in using them. You never know when a conversation or a question about these apps will come up at work.
Often times I feel my teenagers know more about these tools than I do. I want to keep up with what they are doing as well.
Let the #23ThingsMN fun and learning begin …