Sunday, September 9, 2007

September 10 - 16, week 1: Introduction

THING 1: Find out more about the 23 Things programme

Why? So you know what you are doing

The first activity for this week is to : read this blog and find out more about the programme. Most of you have probably already done this, but in case you haven’t, here are the important posts & pages to check out:

Stephen Abram's Murdoch Library 23 Things Launch video will be published on this blog after the last launch on Friday 15th September. Please watch it if you do not attend a launch.

THING 2: Find out about the 7 1/2 habits of highly successful lifelong learners

Why? To work out what you need to learn this well.

In the online tutorial, 7 1/2 habits of highly successful lifelong learners., Helene Blowers, who created the first 23 Things programme, outlines the 7 1/2 habits of successful learners and describes a useful tool to work out what you need to learn - the Learning Contract.

Here are the habits she mentions:

Habit 1: Begin with the end in mind

Habit 2: Accept responsibility for your own learning

Habit 3: View problems as challenges

Habit 4: Have confidence in yourself as a competent, effective learner

Habit 5: Create your own learning toolbox

Habit 6: Use technology to your advantage

Habit 7: Teach/mentor others

Habit 7 ½: Play

A Learning Contract is somewhere you can write goals, challenges, what you need in your learning toolbox and people who can help you achieve your goal.

If you are interested in knowing more, please watch the tutorial (it has audio). You can fast forward through and just read the slides.

Further Reading
PLCMC Learning 2.0 Program Notes:
PLCMC Learning 2.0 in the News:


Browse the blogs created participants the ECU 23 Things.

Fun site for the week

I Can Has Cheezburger

Why the fun sites? Wait for week 5.

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