Sunday, October 12, 2008

Brave New World

I do feel that this programme has launched me into the Brave New World and what an exciting prospect! While the time taken and the pressure exerted was on occasion overwhelming, we all know that nothing good comes easily. From a professional point of view, I am definitely better equipped to deal with our patrons, particularly the techno-savvies. While I accept that I will probably never be completely comfortable in this realm, being aware of at least some of the tools out there and having a basic understanding of how and why they work, is hugely beneficial.

From a personal point of view, I can't wait to play, explore, learn and expand on just about everything we've covered to date. With no time constraints and no pressure, I will re-visit and use some favourite sites like Wikis, e-books, flickr, del.icio.us and FaceBook. I need to spend time playing and customising my blog (and profile)by getting my head around Image generators and organising photos. Certain things I will not spend too much time on, such as Rollyo and podcasts (except iTunes).Although I did not come to grips with RSS feeds and would probably not use them much, the frustration has been huge, so, on principle, I will go back and master them. I will keep blogging and hope many others do too - what fun it's been delving into everyone else's thoughts, with virtual anonymity. There is a degree of satisfaction and sense of achievement but far more enticing is the road ahead. Yeeha!

2 comments:

NSL Learning 2.0 team said...

Congratulations on reaching the last exercise! It's great to hear you will re-visit the sites you enjoyed and that you intend to keep using your blog. We have enjoyed reading your thoughts on this journey - hope it is just the beginning of the exploration!

Biblio Chick said...

Congratulations - good to know that you are also going to keep on blogging (it becomes addictive doesn't it?) and that you too are feeling enthusiastic about the future of technology albeit with some reservations as must be the case when the old order changeth! As long as the written word remains all will be well with the world even if it is presented in virtual reality rather than on real shelves. Did I really say that? Not me - not really. I still want to hold the book but will settle for a Kindle if all else fails and there are no books left on library shelves! Maybe the time will come when "they" will simply implant all the knowledge of the world into a chip implated directly into our brains. Would that perhaps bring about the Brave New World we so desire? Who knows? Maybe the next generation!