Join me in the CJRLC Tech Challenge

February 7, 2007 at 11:49 am 3 comments

The Central Jersey Regional Library Cooperative (CJRLC) has issued a Learning 2.o challenge to anyone who works in a CJRLC member library. This is a great chance to learn new skills and I hope others will join me in taking the CJRLC Tech Challenge.

I have already completed over 90% o of the items on the challenge, but I am taking it anyway and giving it my own twist. For instance, instead of creating another blogger blog I set up a WordPress blog called Janie’s CJRLC Challenge Blog

I have been meaning to learn more about WordPress for several months and just never got around to it. This is the perfect reason for me to finally play with WordPress as well as other new technologies and tools that I just never seem to get around to using.

For instance, I have explored LibraryThing and Squidoo and know what they are what they do, but never used them extensively. This will be my chance. I am also going to look for new tools and sites and then blog about them as I find them.

Since starting the challenge yesterday I already explored a new to me service called SplashCast and created my first embedded SplashCast on my new blog. Go over and have a look. I think SplashCast has great potential and I am glad to have found it.

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3 Comments

  • 1. Marshall Kirkpatrick  |  February 7, 2007 at 1:47 pm

    Janie, thanks for spreading the word about SplashCast! We got a great response from the eLearning community when we launched last week. It looks like you’ve got the basics down in using the system, but if you ever want to compare notes re troubleshooting or creative inspiration – just drop me a line. I’m excited to see what the library community can do with SplashCast.

    thanks for your support
    Marshall Kirkpatrick marshall@splashcastmedia.com
    Director of Content
    SplashCast
    http://splashcastmedia.com

  • 2. Janie L. Hermann  |  February 7, 2007 at 2:41 pm

    Thanks for dropping by Library Garden Marshall. I really enjoyed using SplashCast this morning and found it to be very intuitive. The only problem I encountered was the embedding with WordPress process as it was not clear where to get the channel code (but it only took me 3 tries to get it right). I did not realize that you had only officially launched a week ago. I have several ideas that I want to implement with SplashCast and I will keep you updated.

  • 3. Marshall Kirkpatrick  |  February 9, 2007 at 1:25 am

    Yes, we’re definitely seeing that the WP embedding needs clearer instructions. Glad you figured it out and are having fun though. Please do send me an email and let me know what kinds of things you do with the service. I am always on the lookout for cool projects to share with other people! You might enjoy these videos from another educator, by the way, that I posted at http://marshallk.com/anthro-prof-makes-great-video-about-the-nature-of-the-web

    Take care!
    Marshall


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