Been investigating the viability of establishing a series of f2f courses to learn the improved practices, emergent tools and tacit skills around social software.
The idea is to host a number of 1-2 day sessions where participants can gather to learn, practice and experience social software skills.
We plan to explore blogs, Wikis, VOIP and related software, expose participants to useful tools, teach basic skills and allow them to experience this genre. At the end of the workshop, each participant will have a strategy for selecting tools, have established their own space and will know the interactions and synergies around these evolving technologies. Our focus will be personal productivity and effectiveness and the ways to increase this using these exciting technologies.
The METS Center has advanced facilities for on-line participation by external experts and a number of gurus in these areas have expressed an interest in being a part of the 'academy'.