Get with the program at Sunshine Coast Libraries
  • Wednesday 11 August 2010

The State Library of Queensland together with Sunshine Coast Libraries is currently running a free program to get locals up to speed with online technologies like podcasting and using Facebook.

The online computer course – Looking @ 2.0 – is designed to help participants navigate their way through Web 2.0 technologies, including:

  • Facebook, MySpace and Skype
  • Creating a virtual library and online to-do list
  • Podcasts, vodcasts and mash-ups
  • Blogging
  • Sharing photos on Flickr
  • Online gaming

According to Wikipedia, a Web 2.0 site is described as:

"A site that allows its users to interact with other users or to change website content, in contrast to non-interactive websites where users are limited to the passive viewing of information that is provided to them."

The State Library of Queensland is teaching the eight module course over four months, while local libraries are providing free support sessions to complement the program.

Community Policy and Programs Portfolio holder, Councillor Jenny McKay encourages Coast residents to take advantage of this free educational course.

“The Looking @ 2.0 program is a great opportunity to learn how to be more technologically savvy and stay connected with friends and family,” said Cr McKay.

“Sunshine Coast Libraries are offering support sessions to help people get started, but they can also register direct with the State Library to complete the course modules themselves.”

To find out more and register, go to the State Library of Queensland website:
www.slq.qld.gov.au/learning

For available support session times, visit Sunshine Coast Libraries website:
www.library.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au