Wednesday, November 28, 2007
It is the end of the discovery journey but a new beginning for me as I do intend to keep up with the newly acquired skills and to put them into good use on a personal and a professional level.
I would like to express my thanks to Jayne and her team for their great work, their patience and encouraging comments which have motivated me throughout the course. It has been an enjoyable and beneficial course for me!
I prefer the vodcast(video podcast)which makes the broadcasting more interesting with its visual presentation. Have a look at the "Interactive health" vodcast I posted along side this blog.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
This is my very first time on YouTube! I am very impressed with this site and the service they offer. Can't get over the the number of videos available and how they are organised! I did a few searches and found some useful ones on travel, cooking and music.
A friend of mine recommended Chris Rice's music.In addition to finding music videos on Chris on Utube, I also discover he is a talented cartoonist. Have loaded the video onto my blog. The whole process was quite straight forward and it did not take as long as I expected.
I think this site can be beneficial to library websites with the volume of stuff on it. Some of the videos will be great for learning and research. However, the librarians will need to be selective in their coverage and to provide the relevant URLs on their web page.
Monday, November 26, 2007
Healia is a consumer health search engine and it provides specific answers to health seekers's queries. I did a few searches on illnesses and treatments. The site takes you from the general headings to the specific ones. Under each medical condition, it gives the causes, symptoms, diagnosis/tests, treatment and prevention. Within each of these headings, there are extensive articles giving more relevant information on latest research and treatment. Included are also correspondence from patients describing their personal experience with the disease/illness and their response to some of the medication and treatment.
There is even a blog when one can subscribe to their regular health news and to keep up with other health bloggers.
This site will be of use to library users who have particular interests in the medical field or for medical students acquiring additional resources for their studies.
I have done a couple of trial documents. I aim to have one posted onto my blog. Just have to see if it all works!
I did get the document about"Accessing Zoho Writer" on to my blog. It appears below.
I have added the URL :http://writer.zoho.com/ as I intend to revisit this site to explore it further.
Another cool and dull morning to be arriving at work. The hot topic this morning is the rush to complete this ACL 2.0 learning journey. Quite a few have concluded their discovery trip and are awaiting anxiously to have their last couple of exercises marked so they can receive the hard earned reward - the MP3 player.
Well, I still have to continue on though the end is in sight. This Zoho Writer looks rather amazing with its many applications. No doubt I will get to know its functions when I explore further.