CSM Library's Wednesday @ 1 Workshops

Thank you for making Wednesdays @ 1 Workshops a success!

Welcome to the CSM Library's Wednesdays @ 1 Workshops

Throughout the Spring 2010 semester the CSM Library will be offering a series of free one-hour workshops to help students learns about al the free and useful Web 2.0 tools available.

The free workshops are taught by CSM Librarians and will be held at CSM Library Classroom, Bldg. 9 at 1:00 on Wednesdays on the dates indicated below.

  • my.SMCCD.edu & Google Tools: Did you know you have your own personal student email account? And did you know it's also a stream-lined version of a Gmail account that lets you access all sorts of amazing features beyond email? Learn more about your student email account and all the tools that come with it. (2/10 @1pm) CLOSED

  • Bibliography & Citation Tools: Take some of the guesswork out of your bibliographies and Works Cited page by learning about all the free and easy to use online tools available to you. (2/24 @1pm) CLOSED

  • Perfect Presentations: Want to know how to create a show-stopping presentation using free online tools? Stop by and let us show you how easy (and free) it is! (3/17 @ 1pm) CLOSED

  • Blogging & Websites: Thinking of start your own blog or website but don't know where to start? Let us put you on the right track by showing you all the free services and tools out there waiting for you! (3/24 @ 1pm) CLOSED

What does Web 2.0 mean?
The internet used to be a pretty static place. Website creators would create websites, and we would read them. There was little interaction between the people who created the content and the people who used it, and there was little interaction between users themselves.

The term Web 2.0 refers to the new wave of internet technology that's characterized by "more dynamic user participation, social interaction and collaboration" (CSA.com). Social-networking, video-sharing, wikis, blogs, folksonomies, RSS feeds, online tools and apps, all these utilize Web 2.0 technology. Sites like YouTube, flickr, Facebook, Wikipedia are all examples of Web 2.0 principles at work. Read more about Web 2.0 Technology.

"CSA.com Glossary." CSA. ProQuest. n.d. Web. 9 Feb. 2010.