This course has been excellent in that it provided a roadmap by which I could explore Internet 2.0. As much as these tools come with exciting possibilities, I also feel overwhelmed and at a loss as to how I can make use of them. However, this is just the beginning and the more I see these tools in use by other people and programs, the more I will figure out how I can make them work for me.
Things really fell into line last week when a non-Extension colleague forwarded me a Powerpoint that also reviewed some of these "new" web features and how they were being used by some local programs. First of all, I hadn't realized that 2.0 was a widely used term. Secondly, I am in the process of developing a communication plan for a financial empowerment collaborative and it has become clear that a web page is actually a bit passe. So, using the philosophy of social networking, our committee decided to go forward with an e-news network. We haven't launched it yet, but this idea seemed ingenious the more we discussed it. And, it took the heavy weight of developing a website off our backs.
Thank you very much for providing this educational opportunity. I appreciated the various teaching styles including the use of video, blog and attached readings. I hope that I will be able to access this blog in the future so I can review some of the sections.