Saturday, February 16, 2008

SLL2.0 and CL2.0 Offered as Graduate Courses

Good news from Connie Williams, President-elect of the California School Library Association:

Hello everyone!
School Library Learning 2.0 is now available to be taken for Graduate credit. Fresno Pacific University has approved School Library Learning 2.0 as a graduate course. School Library Learning 2.0 is the fun way to learn how to use the tools of the open web. It is completely on-line and can be done from home, school [depending on web filters], or at the local coffeehouse. Day or night, rain or shine, you can learn what's out there for you to use at home or school. It's the best example of how we learn by doing.

If you join in now, you can sign on for $150. After March 1st the cost will go up, so now is the time to join in on learning how to use the tools of the Internet 2.0! The companion tutorial: Classroom Learning 2.0 is also available for graduate credit. To register:

Course Number is: IND 1149 OR IND 970. Course
Titles: School Library Learning 2.0 OR Classroom Learning 2.0.
Cost: $150 for two units of Graduate Credit. Register by Feb. 29 (Unit cost increasing after then). To sign up for these units, participants need to:

  • To register, have a credit card handy. Under the heading "Professional Development Workshops," click on the link that says "Register online" (this will open another window)
  • Fill in your information and at the bottom, use the pull down menu and select "School Library Learning 2.0"
  • Once registered, please send an email to with "FPU School Library Learning 2.0 units" in the subject line. (Rob will be your "online instructor" to verify work completed.)
  • You will receive further instructions soon regarding what needs to be done to verify your work towards these units (all of this work will be completed online via Moodle, an online course management system.)
  • I’m hopeful that you can complete these units by May 15, 2008 because the end of the school year is pretty crazy. If need be, we can extend to the end of June or July.
  • To verify these units, Fresno Pacific will mail you a letter verifying that you have completed these units. If you need an official transcript to verify these units, you may request one by mailing in the form (with a fee) found at:
  • Further questions about these units should be directed to Rob Darrow or 559-327-9635.
    Questions about the online registration should be directed to Fresno Pacific Center for Professional Development - 559-453-2043 or 800-372-5505. or via email to:
    Peggi Kriegbaum.

    Connie Williams
    President-elect 07/08
    CSLA 2.0 Team

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Winter 2.0 Fun


Greetings all!
Winter 2.0 Fun is launched!

Winter 2.0 Fun will run from December 1, 2007 - April 1, 2008. This
is a repeat of School Library Learning 2.0 that was offered this summer.

Join your colleagues to learn more about YouTube, podcasts, image
generators, wikis, mashups and other web 2.0 tools.

Now is your chance to learn, at your leisure -- in the comfort of your
own home, all about these exciting new tools. This on-line tutorial
will take you step by step through the use of many of the tools
listed above. There are already many ideas posted on CSLA's
California 2.0 Curriculum Connections wiki on how to develop library
lessons and useful classroom collaborations. Join in this discussion
and add to it, the many ideas you'll be getting as you work through
the 23 Things of this tutorial.

With over 60 CSLA "Summer 2.0 Fun" graduates, you have lots of learning
partners to call on and many of these grads will be your cheering
CSLA's Ed Tech Committee gives this special feature a new name: "Peer

School Library Learning 2.0 is a free, fun, and fabulous way to learn
together and strengthen our collective educational technology savvy.
For those who want academic credit, there is a
Continuing Education option.

Start today at

Connie Williams

Connie Hamner Williams
CSLA 2.0 Team
President-elect, CSLA

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Saturday, October 13, 2007


I am trying these exercises out again so that I can explain them to other people later this month.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Week 9, #23 Summarize your thoughts

  1. What were your favorite discoveries or exercises on this learning journey? I loved the blogging (didn't think I would), online image generator,, wikis, zoho, Library Thing and Youtube.
  2. How has this program assisted or affected your lifelong learning goals? It is one of my on-going goals to keep up with technology like this, so this program fit in perfectly. It was so nice to have it all in one place, instead of learning about these things in a hit and miss manner.
  3. Were there any take-a-ways or unexpected outcomes from this program that surprised you? I am using several of them in my library.
  4. What could we do differently to improve upon this program’s format or concept? It was hard to remember to go comment on other people's stuff and it was hard to come up with curriculum connections. The easiest part was doing the discovery exercise, then blogging about it.
  5. If we offered another discovery program like this in the future, would you choose to participate? Absolutely!
  6. How would you describe your learning experience in ONE WORD or in ONE SENTENCE, so we could use your words to promote CSLA learning activities? Learn about different technologies in a simple, straightforward, user-friendly web class that you can do on your own time, at your own pace.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Week 9, #22 Ebooks and Audio eBooks

This is such an interesting new frontier. Of course the minute we had the Gutenberg Project, a natural next step was getting these books on audio. I would prefer to read a pdf file than an html file online, although I would really prefer to read a real live book in my lap! I put some of the LibriVox feeds on my podcast subscriptions. I love listening to books on podcast so this will be a nifty way to catch up on some old classics that I have never read. Maybe I will find it easier to read some of them by listening rather than by old fashioned reading. It will be fun to find out. Brothers Karamazov here I come!