Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Geeks Bearing Gifts:unwrapping new technology trends

Came across a great course- Geeks Bearing Gifts:unwrapping new technology trends. I don't think the class is open to the public but you can download the materials.

This class is intended to provide a fun, fast-paced, and informative introduction to and update on today’s hottest technology trends. Program participants will be able to identify technology trends and they will understand how these trends will impact or can be integrated into traditional library services.

Content will be presented in with a “can-do” focus intended to encourage participants to investigate at least one technology for implementation in their institution. Course structure will include brief vignettes and demonstrations of a wide variety of technologies. Some of the topics to be covered include instant messaging, podcasting, blogs and wikis, social networking sites, collaboration software, and more.

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