01 October 2008

#23 Last thoughts

What a journey! Intense and fast paced, but the immense satisfaction from knowledge and skills gained made all that time spent on this programme worth while. I was aware of many of the things we looked at and have already been using some of it for personal and work purposes - RSS, wikis, Googledocs, Gmail, Flickr, YouTube, etc. are all old favourites. During this programme I discovered new favourites - Zoho, Image generators, a delightful old embroidery ebook on Project Gutenberg. Podcasts were a challenge. I took time to look at what is available and what are the issues/difficulties involved.

Another thing I gained from this programme is the value of blogging to sort out my thoughts. I can just echo what has been written in the last post of Library 2.0: An academic's perspective: "Blogging has turned out to be much more valuable an exercise than I could have imagined when I first started. There's nothing like the process of regular writing, especially public writing, to get a person thinking in ways that thinking alone doesn't do." This is of course part of a life long journey of learning. I think we are lucky to be in a profession which evolves all the time and leads to many learning opportunities - never a boring moment - so much to learn and explore and share.

It was a pleasure to read the other participants' blogs and comments, and listen to all the buzz the programme has created. Sharing the excitement, camaraderie, frustrations and the learning made this a rich experience. Some amazing talents have been show cased - graphic designers, web savvy people, authors with sparkling writing styles and those thought provoking posts.

A big thank you to everyone involved and especially the encouragement and support of the learning team to iron out the glitches. (Also, for reading through my long posts - sorry, but had to get it off my chest.) A high five to you all!

1 comment:

NSL Learning 2.0 team said...

We're glad you've been able to get things off your chest!

We've really enjoyed reading your posts - our learning experience has been enhanced with your insights, discoveries, tips and the extra information you've shared.

It's great that you have also discovered some new things along the way.

Congratulations on a wonderful blog.