Task Force on Social Networking Software

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Dig Deep with the Social Networking Software Task Force

Filed under: Current Awareness,Social Networking @ MLA,Task Force Updates — Bart Ragon at 3:43 pm on Thursday, January 8, 2009

Last year many MLA members learned the basics of social networking software by participating in the course “Web 2.0 101: Introduction to Second Generation Web Tools”.  Now it’s time to take a closer look.  The Social Networking Software Task force invites MLA members to participate in the free course, Dig Deeper with Social Media: short courses on emerging online tools.  In this course members can pick and choose the topics of interest to them, as each short course will be offered a la carte.

MLA member feedback told us what topics were of greatest interest to the membership. Each short course is designed to take a more advanced look into a topic and may require a greater comfort level with Web 2.0 technology.  Graduates from last years course and intermediate computer users will feel right at home with the new material.

The schedule will be as follows:

January 19th – 25th
Media Sharing
2 CE Credits

February 16th – 22nd
Web Collaboration Tools ( Registration required by Feb 9th)
2 CE Credits

March 9th – 15th
2 CE Credits

April 20th -26th
2 CE Credits

No registration is required except for the Web Collaboration Tools course, which involves group work. To participate in a short course and earn CE credit, simply complete the course work and submit your progress. All course work, important dates, and links to support can be found at the course Website http://sns.mlanet.org/snsce_advanced/. On the course site you can also join the course mailing list and we will send you email reminders for upcoming short courses, deadlines, and other helpful information. CE credits will be awarded to 2009 MLA members only. Institutional members may only have one person complete each short course for CE credit.

Access to a computer with Internet on an unrestricted network is required to fully participate in the course. If you work within a restricted network, check with your workplace network administrator concerning access issues to the Web 2.0 tools utilized in the course.  Participants who work on restricted networks will need to access websites from computers outside of these networks to participate fully in the course.

If you have an questions please contact Bart Ragon at bart@virginia.edu.


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Comment by endrewhudson

February 16, 2009 @ 11:04 am

i have also tried it once but unfortunately it is was not this much successful.

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Comment by endrewhudson

March 10, 2009 @ 2:42 pm

I don’t even like my doctors electronic medical records, for security reasons. Did everyone forget the Gmail hacks already? Now consider trusting your medical history to Google or any other provider for that matter. What could possibly go wrong there?

Comment by David Rothman

March 24, 2009 @ 7:44 pm


And yet people bank online every day.

Comment by Taylor Walsh

April 3, 2009 @ 8:49 pm

By far the best open, flexible and constantly-enhanced platform I’ve found is Ning.com This is Marc Andreessen’s (ex-Netscape creator) contribution to social networks and it is powerful.


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