Tagging for Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing in a Community of Practice, May 9 by Beth Kanter

On April 24 we were fortunate to have Beth Kanter present “Ten Steps to Web 2.0 for Extension”. Now you have an opportunity to participate in another topic presented by Beth Kanter. This Wednesday, May 9 from 3:00 – 4:30 Eastern Time (2:00p CT, 1:00p MT, 12:00p PT, 11a AT, 9:00a HT) we are excited to have special guest Beth Kanter present “Tagging for Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing in a Community of Practice”. Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.

Tagging (key words to describe web resources) and the use of social bookmarking services like del.icio.us can provide relatively easy ways for Extension professionals to collaborate and easily share information with colleagues and co-workers. This two-part webinar will explain what tagging is, why it is useful for individuals as well as for group collaboration, and demystify social bookmarking software. The session will also explain the pros and cons of using tagging and social bookmarking. The group will participate a hands-on action learning activity using a popular social bookmarking application, del.icio.us, to put some of the ideas in practice immediately after the first session on May 9th.

Then, on May 23rd, the group will come together for a facilitated conversation to reflect on what was learned about tagging and how they might integrate the use of tagging and social bookmarking into their existing practice.

In addition, we’ve invited Beth to repeat the session on “Ten Steps to Web 2.0 for Extension” on Thursday, May 24, 2007. If you were unable to participate in last month’s session, put this on your calendar.
This professional development session is open to all extension colleagues across the country.

Event: Beth Kanter, “Tagging for Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing in a Community of Practice”
Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Time: 3 p.m. Eastern (9 a.m. Hawai’i, Noon Pacific, 1 p.m. Mountain, 2 p.m. Central) 90 minute session
Web Location: http://connect.extension.iastate.edu/learn. Enter as a Guest.

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