Tuesday, December 11, 2007

23. Give feedback about the program

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If you have done all the 22 tasks up to now, congratulations! You have nearly finished the 23 Things. For your final 23 Things blog post, we'd like you to give us your feedback about the 23 Things program.

We're particularly interested in:
  • How could you draw on what you have learned in 23 Things to help you in your work?
  • How could the library use the technologies featured in 23 Things to improve its service?
  • How do you think the 23 Things program could be improved in the future?
  • Do you think you'll keep blogging or keep using any of the other tools you learned about?
Still catching up?

If you haven't finished the other 22 tasks, don't worry - there is plenty of time to do so. You have until February/March 2008 if you want to be in the major prize draw for a laptop.

I hope that you have enjoyed the 23 Things, and that you have found at least one useful tool that you didn't know about before.

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2 comments:

JohnB said...

so what happens post 23 things? can we get rid of links to software we aren't going to use, blogs, etc?

Eastern Funker said...

* How could you draw on what you have learned in 23 Things to help you in your work?

- del.icio.us is something I'd ignored, but it's value as another search tool to be used along with Google Advanced Search, DogPile, Exalead and others is worthwhile. The issue of authority is not addressed, and so caution would have been exercised and recommended if shown to students.
It has some value in locating resources for Subject Starter Guides.
* How could the library use the technologies featured in 23 Things to improve its service?
- del.icio.us as above; podcasting has already been taken up, as has blogging and getting an RSS feed to the library blog; doubtlessly we will eventually do something in Second Life or an equivalent. The rest I don't think have much practicality to our work.
* How do you think the 23 Things program could be improved in the future?
- Replace the tasks for Week 7 (the tasks about Google Docs). I am unsure that our students are using them as much as it may b e claimed by futurists and trend-watchers. Instead, Facebook should have it's own week, as should Myspace, as the students are certainly using both of those quite heavily. Thus they should get more time.
Week 23 should be a task, not a reflection - otherwise, it's really "22 Things".
* Do you think you'll keep blogging or keep using any of the other tools you learned about?
- I'll keep using del.icio.us both professionally and privately. On my blog, I stated that it would have a finite life, which is the grand project I'm working on. Once I've completed that project, it'll end. I'd rather use the time for other things. I'm in 2 minds about my Flickr account. As YouTube allows me to see old comedy TV shows given new leases of life, I think I'll keep using it.

My recommendation would be to make the tasks more personable. If the blog you start is going to be used for more than 23 Things, or you want it to have a purpose other than just demonstrating achievement of 23 Things tasks, then the tasks should be modifiable or open-ended in order to demonstrate applying the lesson to the purpose of the blog.

Thanks for the challenge.