23 Things @ The Unquiet Library

November 27, 2007

Thing 1: Getting Started!

Filed under: Things — Tags: , — Buffy J. Hamilton @ 3:05 pm

1.  Please begin by reading About This Blog and the introduction/welcome to the program (you may begin anytime after January 14, 2008)

2.  Discover a few pointers from lifelong learners and how to nurture your own learning processes.

It makes sense that before you begin this online learning and discovery journey that we review a few habits that can help  in creating lifelong learners. These habits, called the Seven and 1/2 Habits of Highly Successful Lifelong Learners, will provide you with a refresher on what it means to be a lifelong learner.

The Seven and ½ Habits tutorial is a great introduction to Helene Blowers, the person who put together the very first “23 Things.” [Please note that at the end, where she invited her staff to submit their comments and questions to the We Value Your Opinion! link, DO NOT use that link.]

Discovery Exercise:
1. Make sure you have headphones or speakers attached to your computer.
2. Open up and view the online tutorial.  This excellent  tutorial was developed by the training specialists at the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.
3. As you watch and listen, write down which habit among the 7 & 1/2 that is easiest for you and which is hardest. You will use your personal blog (which you will set up next) to post your thoughts about lifelong learning. Have fun!

Next Thing: Creating your blog!

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