Tuesday, 23 December 2008

2008 Web 2.0 training success

Just thought you might like to know how the Web 2.0 training has gone as 2008 comes to a close.
  • 23 training sessions were held
  • 131 bookings were made for them
  • over 60% of staff attended at least one session
  • there was a 16% drop out rate - so an 84% attendance rate
  • 39 blogs were created
  • 18 wikis were created
  • 20 Facebook or MySpace accounts were created
  • 28 Picasa or Flickr accounts were created

All in all a great success and we already have bookings for the next set of sessions!

I'm taking a breather so we'll be doing the next set of training in the New Year. Thanks to everyone who attended and I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did.

WCAG 2.0

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has announced a new standard to make sites more accessible to older and disabled people. Version 2.0 of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) will apply to text, images, audio and video. It also covers web applications and should give developers more flexibility than the old guidelines. According to W3C, WCAG 2.0 should also be easier to understand and use.

The guidance is designed to address barriers encountered by people with visual, hearing, physical, cognitive and neurological disabilities and older people with access needs.
You can see the new guidance at - http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/

Friday, 5 December 2008

Lewisham's Web 2.0 in the news

Lewisham's Web 2.0 training has made the big time - well Cilip Update at least! Those of you who are members of Cilip can see the article on page 6 of the December edition, or online at http://www.cilip.org.uk/ Those of you who aren't can nick a copy from a colleague.

It's been posted about on the Cilip blog - members only to comment I'm afraid, and there's also a post about it and Learning 2.0 on Sarah Washford's Info Junkie blog