Michael Porter, OCLC Western
Brenda Hough, Northeast Kansas Library System
Dale Musselman, WebJunction
Michael Porter. OCLC trainer. Libraryman. Introduces Brenda and Dale.
How technology training has changed
Tech training in libraries has been happening for a while now. 60-90 minutes hands-on classes: intro to PCs, basic internet, intro to email. Lots of OOOOTF: one-on-one, on the fly training.
How does tech training look now?
3.stop trying to provide step-by-step directions
7.treat training as a collaborative project
8.be real world
Libraries teaching 2.0 topics
Lansing Public Library, ILL Podcasting, Bloglines, Blogger
Johnson County Library: Cyber 6-pack
Queens Library: My Space Tips & Tricks
Tampa Bay: Children’s tweens and teens resources on the web
Newport News: My Space Internet Safety
Scottsdale: Blogging (lists prerequisite skill)
Arlington, TX: Mashups
Reading , MA: Instant Messenger, Geek out, don’t freak out (on how to use your digital camera), Share your pictures with Flickr.
Tempe: Online Auctions (e-bay)
Nashville: e-audio book downloading
Ways libraries could use 2.0 technologies for training
Similar program. Has a feature built in that if you load an item to a friend, it will tell you when it’s due.
Safety for kids. For parents. Can send out bulletins, so all the people that are your “friend” get the bulletin. Every time you have a class, you could market it here.
Offers tools and resources for training. Updating the training area.
Photo sharing site. Use pictures in your classes. Take pictures of your classes and present on Flickr.
Have a class on del.icio.us. Get resources for class and tag them so that there’s a page with the web resources for that class.
E- and Online Learning
Lots of tools out there for creating training. Can complement what you’re already doing.
Tools: Captivate, Camtasia, Wink, Viewlet Builder, Viewlet Cam, CamStudio. Can put into Flash or other video formats.
Rapid creation tools: Adobe Presenter, CourseBuilder for Dreamweaver, etc. Tools based on PowerPoint. Articulate Presenter one of the nicest, but also expensive. PowerBullet Presenter and Open Office are free applications that will output slides to flash.
Interact live online: Horizon Winba, Illuminate, OPAL(Online training for all libraries), teamslide – free service to present ppt slides on the web, dimdim – open source web conferencing tool, Second Life, skype
Games and simulations: Create learning games – egames generator; quia – activities, quizzes, etc.; software/web simulations – Captivate; Second Life – people/world simulations.
Share it – Borrow it: YouTube, Jumpcut, Nuvvo, WebJunction, Library U, Library Instruction Wiki.
Technology will continue to evolve and grow in ways we have not yet thought of.