Monday, June 23, 2008

NSL Learning 2.0 Exercises - 23 "Things"

Discovery has never been so much fun .....

This blog has been set up to record the 23 "things" or discovery exercises that need to be completed as part of the Learning 2.0 programme.

Each Monday, for the duration of the 10 week programme, the exercises for that week will be added to this blog. You will need to check this blog each week to get details of the "things" you need to do for the week.

Our first "thing" (# 1) is for you is to create a Gmail account and register onto the programme. If you have not already done so, make sure you are familiar with the nature of the programme by reading through About the NSL 2.0 programme and 23 things to do and following the various links on those pages to give you an appreciation for this on-line programme.

Registration and Introduction

11 July - 19 July:

# 1 Register and create a Gmail account

1. Create a Gmail account for yourself. If you already have a Gmail account, create A NEW ONE especially for this programme. Use a pseudonym in the first and last name fields and for your login name rather than your real name to protect your privacy. Remember to write down your Username and Password.

2. Send us an email from your new Gmail account to giving us your real name and library location and your preferred choice of MP3 player or Data Traveler (subject to availability).

So fasten your seat belts, grab your mouse and get ready for a discovery adventure .... and remember, it's OK to play in the library and have fun!

Be sure to tune in on Monday, 20th July 2009 for the next "thing" or discovery item.


minnie said...

We couldn't complete the exercise for two staff members because the system was in overload! Another learning experience.
Fran LSS

North Shore Libraries said...

Yes, it seems that Google doesn't allow too many gmail accounts being created from the same location (NSL) - it treats it as spam and blocks it out. If you are prevented from creating a gmail account from a work computer the best thing is to try from home. If you haven't computer access at home just try again from work.

Staff were blocked from creating gmail accounts yesterday after about 10:30am (rush of registrations) right through until after 10:30am this morning. Since then several staff have created accounts from work.

Just keep trying and remember you do have 3 weeks to register.

Web 2.0 Admin Team

Bookbabe said...

Remarkably easy to set up a blog, this could be dangerous - exposing one's views to the world.

Rose said...

The exercises look interesting.