Very practical! I am able now to explain the advantages of Web 2.0 tools for learning processes. I feel enthousiastic on applying web 2.0 tools at my work!
These were some of the comments from 15 participants, members of NVO2 and active in learning processes within profit and non-profit organisations. On the 10th September 2008 a workshop was organized by NVO2, where Joitske Hulsebosch, Sibrenne Wagenaar, Elminia Wijne, and Simon Koolwijk explained more on how to experiment and apply web 2.0 tools for knowledge transfer, exchange and learning processes.
Elminia Wijne presented the changes which have been taking place at internet during the last 10 years. It seems very normal now, but Youtube only exists since 2005, LinkIn since 2004, blogspots have just become popular since 2002..... A whole new world is developping and everybody is "sharing their shit", or is it something useful we can learn from?! Anyway, if you don't give, you will not receive!
After the morning break the participants practised with online tools such as Wiki, RSS Feed, Social bookmarking (Delicious) and discussion fora (Ning). It was a nice way to get acquainted with the tools, through learning by doing!
Participants were very enthousiastic by the end of the training. Many of them see possibilities for application of online tools for Coaching, intervision, management team meetings, Employee Boards 2.0 and even some see possibilities for writing a participatory book. The possibilities are unlimited.
The Web 2.0 workshop was assessed as a useful and helpful training for those who want to develop and facilitate electronic learning processes. It is planned to organize a next Web 2.0 training workshop by the end of November 2008.