Friday, January 22, 2010

2010 Get With It, Or Get Left Behind

The more reading and research I do the more I'm realizing how much the world is changing at such a rapid pace. I wasn't quit sure how I felt about social networking. I was kind a resitor to the technology. However I am learning that this new technology is really easy to use and it helps get information out in a timely and efficiently manner.

In the article SOCIAL NETWORKING by Alfred C Weaver and Benjamin B. Morrison from the University of West Virginia, I appreciated the summaries and descriptions of various types of networking media. After reading this article I had a little bit better grasp of what Facebook, My Space, and You Tube were all about. I recommend this article to anyone that feels a little overwhelmed with social networking.

The article: Utilizing Social Networking Media To Support "Always On" Learning Styles, gave me a look into how social networking can affect variety of different learning styles. There are educational tools using a variety of social media applications for anyone and everyone . The learning opportunities are endless.

After reading, "Emerging Technologies Changing Public Library Service Delivery Models" by Mary Ann Kajewski article I felt like the library as I once knew it, was on it's way to being extinct before too long. This enormous world wide growth in social networking that is occuring is actually an opportunity for the library to come back to life and become more popular again.

1 comment:

  1. I think with coaching being your main emphasis along with educating the tools that these articles discuss are really applicable. Social networking is a not a new things to kids, its the only thing to kids and this includes potential athletes that we both may coach. IF we don't embrace these as a form of communication we will struggle to reach these kids.