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October 10, 2008

Final Blog? Hopefully Not!

I really enjoyed this course! My favorite exercises were the Blog, Pictures, Wiki, Productivity Tools and Web Conferencing. When people talk about this stuff, I actually have an idea of what it is about! I’ve put pictures on Flickr to share with colleagues and they’ve used the pictures in news releases, reports, etc.

When I started the program I didn’t realize that I’d get to try out so many new (to me) technologies, so as an introductory program, I wouldn’t change anything. I would definitely participate in another offering of the nature, and would encourage others to try it, too.

Thanks for making this a great way to learn a little more about online tools. I can’t wait for the next course!

October 2, 2008

Web Coferencing the Way to Go!

I've been able to be on several web conferences, primarily for staff development, but also for some work groups. Just last week I was able to get a research update that was broadcast from Minneapolis. In the past, I wouldn't have taken time/resources to drive 9 hours for a 2-3 hour event. This way I was able to hear the presentation plus send questions down via chat for the panel discussion.

When I set up my test conference I really liked being able to change the boxes around. I'm hosting a site for a research update at the end of the month and this information will be very useful!