Monday, December 4, 2006

#2 (Week 1). Discover a few pointers from lifelong learners and learn how to nurture your own learning process.

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Among libraries, lifelong learning is one of those core values we shelve our books by. So it makes sense that before we embark on this new online learning and discovery journey that we should take a few minutes to review a few habits that can assist in creating lifelong learners.

These habits, called the Seven and 1/2 Habits of Highly Successful Lifelong Learners, will provide you with a refresher on what it means to be a lifelong learner.

The Seven and ½ Habits tutorial is actually 14 minutes in length, not the 5 minutes indicated in the podcast. At the end of the tutorial Helene Blowers invited her staff to submit their comments and questions to the We Value Your Opinion! link. Please do not use that link. It goes to Lori Reed at the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. The staff at PLCMC are generous spirits who are graciously sharing their Learning 2.0 modules, however, I don’t think Lori wants to receive all our comments! Instead, send your comments via your regular Outlook or Lotus Notes email to the Virtual Services Team at

Discovery Exercise:

1. Make sure you have headphones or speakers attached to your computer.
2. Open up the 7 & 1/2 Habits online tutorial and view the online tutorial. The tutorial was developed by the training specialists at the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.
3. As you watch and listen, write down which habit among the 7 & 1/2 that is easiest for you and which is hardest. You will use your personal blog (which you will set up next) to post your thoughts about lifelong learning.

Have fun! If you haven't jumped on board yet, it's never too late to become a lifelong learner.

Next Up: Creating your blog so you can begin tracking your journey.


PrincessG13 said...

My favorite of the 7 1/2 Life Long Learning Habits would be # 7 1/2 Play! I think we are our most creative when we have fun and can explore all of our ideas.

Chieu Nguyen said...

It is a great presentation

Kit said...

The 8th Habit is Keeping a Contract.

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Anonymous said...

This website is very helpful for learning new skills at my own speed and in private. No pressure.

Anonymous said...

This blog has been tremendously helpful for me to develop a version of the Web 2.0 for a non-profit public health group. Thanks so much for all the hard work and resources that went into all these materials, podcasts, tutorials and the like.

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