Like Mary, I also was not really sure what to do with these readings. Perhaps this is one of those “apprentice becomes a master” moments where we learn our learning about learning (via the Fontichiaro article) was actually a form of learning in itself and was learned by others before us. The truth was inside ourselves the whole time.
There were some parts of the Library 2.0 article which did not resonate particularly with me. For example, a computer which never gets turned on because no one knows the password is emblematic of far larger problems than just some computer illiteracy. But I also thought the idea of graduated learning through blogging or other reflection might actually have some real use in my later iterations as a librarian. For instance, I think it would be a great addition to an information literacy class with a technology focus. I am imagining something like a research journal but also including reflections upon technology as well.
As I was reading, my thoughts also turned to current state of computer fluency among faculty of many academic departments including the one I currently work in. For these users (who often do not know about library initiatives like the faculty exploratory) online modules and reflections might be an excellent way to make lasting impact on their learning.
Overall, I have enjoyed the blogging in this class. I never found it overwhelming to spend some time thinking through concepts and looking for application among my own professional work. I actually have often wished some of my other classes were implement blogging activities. I also enjoyed the cohort idea. Being a second year, I tend to interact with the same people all the time. Being in a cohort gave me some intellectual exposure to people outside my smaller circle.
I also liked the Fushion article because it emphasized learning over heirarchy. A teacher who was not a master teacher could nonetheless be an expert in some way. This resonated well with my own way of looking at the world. When you realize there is always something people can teach you, the world is a much more exciting place.