Entries by category: learning 2.0

Sep
30

Events on social media

The International Fleet Review will be on later this week.

They are making extensive use of social media, encouraging people to participate.  The links to the social media tools are on their home page, and easy to find.

They have set up a group on Flickr so people can add their images of the review.  The photograph below is from the Royal Australian Navy, and has been made available with Creative Commons licensing.

HMAS Stuart

They are using Pinterest, Instagram and twitter.  There is an event app as well.

Looking at how this large event is appearing on social media, may give you some ideas for your next event.  For example, you may not set up a special Pinterest account, but you may have a board dedicated to an event.  Set up a group on Flickr (and make sure you have some images available, prefereably using Creative Commons licensing so they are easy for others to share and reuse.

Ellen and Philippa 

Sep
26

Who's not online and why - new data from Pew Internet

The latest research from Pew Internet explores who is not online and why:

34% of non-internet users think the internet is just not relevant to them, saying they are not interested, do not want to use it, or have no need for it.
32% of non-internet users cite reasons tied to their sense that the internet is not very easy to use. These non-users say it is difficult or frustrating to go online, they are physically unable, or they are worried about other issues such as spam, spyware, and hackers. This figure is considerably higher than in earlier surveys.
19% of non-internet users cite the expense of owning a computer or paying for an internet connection.
7% of non-users cited a physical lack of availability or access to the internet.
  • 34% of non-internet users think the internet is just not relevant to them, saying they are not interested, do not want to use it, or have no need for it.
  • 32% of non-internet users cite reasons tied to their sense that the internet is not very easy to use. These non-users say it is difficult or frustrating to go online, they are physically unable, or they are worried about other issues such as spam, spyware, and hackers. This figure is considerably higher than in earlier surveys.
  • 19% of non-internet users cite the expense of owning a computer or paying for an internet connection.
  • 7% of non-users cited a physical lack of availability or access to the internet.

You can read the entire (short) report online.

It is data from the USA, but the reasons people are not going online may give you some ideas about how to approach non-users in your community.

 

Sep
5

Staying safe online

This week is National Child Protection Week.  The Australian Federal Police have a website to help children stay safe online, and with some useful advice about online behaviour for all of us.  There is a version of the website for adults, and another for those aged 11 to 17.  

There are additional online resources provided by the Australia Federal Police. 

Aug
29

Looking at 2.0

The State Library of Queensland is running a web based learning program looking at web 2.0 tools.  They are very happy for people in other states and territories to participate (you won't be eligible for any of the prizes). Anyone may register and complete any modules they wish. It’s a self-paced, open course encouraging people to learn more about online services and programs.  You can even promote it to your library clients.

You can find out more about it from the State Library of Queensland website.  They have contact details on that page if you have other questions you wish to ask.

Don't forget, the Mobile 23 things which we mentioned in an earlier blog post.  USe which ever learning tool is best for you.

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