Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Thing 2: Lifelong Learning

Thing #2: Lifelong Learning

Are you nervous about embarking on a ten week crash course? Don't worry, you've already done Thing #1 by reading this blog post. To complete your second of the 23 Things, take a look at this online tutorial that was created by PLCMC for the original 23 Things.

Two things to note are the learning contract and the feedback link. We encourage you to fill out the learning contract as a promise to yourself, however it is not required as part of the 23 Things. To open it, click on the "Attachments" link in the top right corner, then click on "Learning Contract." If it doesn't open, it's probably because your computer is blocking pop-ups. To get around this, hold down the CTRL button on your keyboard while again clicking on "Learning Contract". A window should appear with options for "open" "save" or "cancel." Choose save so that you can have it on your computer to fill out and print. The feedback link, being a creation of the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, does not go to us, so please don't email PLCMC. If you would like to share your opinion, please email Sarah at Cashiers Library.

As you're watching the tutorial, make sure that you are on a computer that allows sound via headphones or speakers. If you're not getting sound, check the bottom right corner of your screen: If your speaker icon looks like it does in this picture, that means your volume is muted. Click this icon once and uncheck the mute button and turn up the volume to get sound back. If you have speakers, make sure they are on, too!

Think about your own learning habits:

  • Which habits are easiest for you?
  • Which ones do you employ as you learn?
  • Are there any that seem hard or challenging to you?

Ponder these questions and be ready to share your thoughts next week when we tackle Thing #3 and set up your own blog! Remember: there are no right answers, nor are there many ways to really mess things up. Roll up your sleeves and delve in!


Stephen said...

As the tutorial on the 7 1/2 habits of successful lifelong learners says, "You're never too old to learn." Since I turned 65, I've sung a solo in church, acted in a number of plays, volunteered in a hospital, learned to text message, bought a Play Station, and developed a electric train layout. Therefore, I am looking forward to life at post 70, whatever that will bring.

lye berryn said...

always good to learn new ways to keep your goals alive.

Margaret said...

It'll take a life time to learn all this tech. stuff. I do believe some of it will be useful in future endeavers.

bookwoman said...

This is going to be fun!!!!