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February 01, 2010

Resources To Expand Knowledge

Since the primary audience of this blog is the Case Western Reserve University community, I will highlight resources available to you to supplement your desire to learn more about web 2.0 tools and practices. I will also be providing plenty of free resources for everyone else as well.

You are know asking yourself "what are some of those wonderful resources". Which is a very good question.

CaseLearns is a great method to get some hands on expertise in various web-related skills and resources. The CaseLearns program is designed to provide instruction for the Case Western Reserve University community members on how to find, use and present information and information technologies. All CaseLearns classes are open to current Case Western Reserve University’s faculty, students, staff, emeriti faculty, alumni, Senior Scholars, and CIM conservatory faculty and students. Non-Case registrants will be charged $100 per class if seats are available. Certain classes will be highlighted as the tools are presented in the blog, but some highlights include:

  • Basics of blogging
  • Understanding RSS feeds
  • Google Apps: an introduction
  • Basics of wikis
  • Multimedia Authoring
  • Audio recording & editing
  • Introduction to digital video
  • Digital images
  • Dreamweaver CS4

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Safari Books Online provides over 40 publishers and over 8000 online books to Case users as of today. It is the primary source for anyone looking to learn more computers, software, programming, Internet, information technology, etc. Books can even be discovered on e-business, security, and IT management. Just remember you must be on Case's wired network or have VPN logged-in on your computer to gain access since most library-provided resources are authenticated by IP addresses and do not require passwords.

And last but not not least, you best resource is people. The Case community has very talented and dedicated faculty, staff, students, and colleagues that are leading the way in web 2.0 tools and services. Some examples include the Kelvin Smith Library staff that understand information resources and management, the staff of Information Technology Services that are pushing the campus technology to be the best and an example to other organizations, the staff of Case Help assisting in all your computer needs, and many others. As the blog grows various departments and people will be introduced that you can consult for your web 2.0 needs. I will also invite some of the experts to be guest writers on the Learning 2.0 @ CWRU blog.

Posted by Brian Gray on February 1, 2010 08:48 AM

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