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IL2007, Day 2: Promoting Play Through Online Discovery: Lego Building



Meredith Farkas:

issue – lots of people don’t have access to continuing education programs

hands-on learning is important

online courses can be run cheaply

talked about Five Weeks to a Social Library:

had 40 participants, all kinds of libraries

tools used:

drupal – it allows multiple blogs, all in the same place, and static content, too

blip.tv

opal

lessons:

playing with technology is essential to learning technology

reflective learning makes ideas stick

learning from peers can be more important than learning from a sage on the stage

online learning can be developed on the cheap

Helene Blowers:

Lego Building: Learning through Play

learning 2.0 has been duplicated over 200 times internationally – coolness.

what can you do to continually keep up with changes?

need to think of ourselves as players

(note to self – still print out presentation… Helene had some tech problems)

becomes a knowledge player

  • take 15 minutes a day to explore something new
  • subscribe to 5 blogs: librarianinblack – sarah does a great job at short informative posts; techcrunch; what i learned today – Nicole does reflective learning stuff; wired; learning 2.0 – 3 new things a month
  • tag “play items” in del.icio.us
  • create a learning blog
  • PLAY!!! give yourself and others permission to play.

become a guide – someone who exhibits and explains points of interest

become a discovery guide:

  • it’s about learning
  • remove the classroom
  • exposure is the 1st step towards learning
  • learners have as much to share as guides
  • focus on FUN

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