Thing #1 Discovery has never been so much fun ...

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Welcome to SAPL's Learning 2.0 program & blog. Chances are if you've found your way here you're either:

  • a member of SAPL's staff who's participating in the Learning 2.0 Challenge.
  • interested in learning about and playing around (yes, playing is allowed in libraries) with some new Web 2.0 tools that will help you expand your information literacy toolbox.
  • or, you're just interested in earning a cool incentive prize!

Learning 2.0 is online learning program that encourages staff to learn about emerging technologies on the web that are changing the way people, society and libraries access information and communicate with each other.

Over the course of the next eight and a half weeks, this website will highlight “23 Things” and present discovery exercises to help you become familiar with blogging, rss newsfeeds, tagging, wikis, podcasting, online applications, and video and image hosting sites.

To familiarize yourself with this project, be sure to read the About page. The FAQs should answer most of your questions about this program. If not, then please add your question to the this page as a comment.

So fasten your seat belts, grab your mouse and get ready for a discovery adventure… and remember, it's OK to play in the library and have fun!

This was the first of the 23 things. Easy, right? See you in a few days with Thing 2: Lifelong Learning.


Need some selling on the idea? Check out Clay Shirky talking at the Web 2.0 expo on society and change. It's long (about 15 minutes), but worth your time.

It will make you laugh and learn at the same time: