***This round of 11.5 COSAs has ended.***
WELCOME TO 11.5 Cosas! (Series 2)
Over six years ago, San Antonio Public Library staff brought you SAPL Learns 23 Things, a self-paced learning program about Web 2.0.
When it comes to technology, six years is a long, long time and there have been many changes since then. A significant change is the shift to mobile devices.
11.5 Cosas is a self-paced learning program that will identify 11.5 concepts of library resources, apps, tools, and websites for you to research and discover. Here we will learn about basic and everyday technologies and how the library staff and patrons are using them.
If this is your first experience with self directed learning, welcome aboard! If you remember the 2008 23 Things blog, this is very similar and we are glad to have you back.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE
This program is open and strongly recommended to all SAPL employees. It is required for Library Assistants and all Library Professionals. This is self-paced and self-directed program.
WHAT DO I NEED?
All you need is access to a computer or mobile device.
HOW IT WORKS
We have identified the 11.5 Cosas (things) for you to do over the course of the program, but you decide when you do them. Each of the lessons may take an hour or less to explore or longer depending upon your interest and the time you want to put into it. You will document your participation by setting up and maintaining a blog, which is explained in Cosa 1- Series 1.
Each lesson will show a brief explanation and a challenge. These Cosas will cover a variety of topics such as Digital Offerings, Chrome, Libguides, and more.
You can use these Cosas in your library, for your professional development, or personal growth.
Here is a worksheet to help you track your progress: blog worksheet
Everyone who registers by February 29, 2016, completes all 11.5 items on the list, and blogs about each one before September 30, 2016 will receive a completion prize.
*The goal was to complete the 11.5 COSAs by the end of June but supervisors do have the latitude to give staff more time if circumstances warrant an extension. You should speak with your supervisor if you need more time to complete the training.
Here is a worksheet to help you track your progress: blog worksheet2
Registration begins January 30, 2016.
You must register your blog by February 29, 2016 and then complete all 11.5 Cosas by September 30, 2016.
The goal is to complete the 11.5 COSAs SERIES 2 by the end September however, supervisors do have the latitude to give staff more time if circumstances warrant an extension. You should speak with your supervisor if you need more time to complete the training.
Each person participating must have and register his/her own blog.
TUTORIAL FORMAT & WORKSHOPS
Each Cosa begins with a brief explanation of the topic or a video clip and a tip or two.
When you have read and done the challenge for each lesson, write a blog post about your experience. Your blog is the tool to communicate your reactions, ideas, questions, and favorites to the other 11.5 Cosas participants and is how your completion of all 11.5 is documented. Got it?
There will be some workshops offered in different formats to support this program, but not for every Cosa. This is a self-paced program; employees are encouraged to work together in their locations and share with each other their discoveries and techniques in person and through their blogs.