Michelle Martin, whose instigation of the 31 days to a better blog challenge really launched my blogging, is working with Harold Jarche and Tony Karrer over the next six weeks to offer an open and free course in using online tools for supporting learning.
The course would be a great opportunity for informal educators in youth work to find out about some of the tools that could perhaps be used in supporting young people’s own learning. Whilst the course won’t be geared towards young people’s learning – it will offer a chance to get familiar with the basics of online tools and technologies that offer real potential for enhancing youth work.
Here’s what Michelle says about it:
Each week we will share new activities that will allow you to explore different Web 2.0 tools and discuss their implications for learning. The activities can be done at your own pace and will be hands-on.
The program topics and schedule…
Date Title 09/29/2008 Introduction to Social Networks 10/06/2008 Free your Favorites / Bookmarks 10/13/2008 Blogs 10/20/2008 Aggregators 10/27/2008 Wikis 11/03/2008 Implications / Summar
Anyone can sign up for the course, so we’d love it if you’d spread the word, particularly to your friends and colleagues who may be interested in exploringÂ Web 2.0 and learning.