- No driving somewhere in the winter (when the roads are bad) or the summer (when our library is crazy busy) to go over the topics.
- Not needing to block out a specific time during the day to work on learning (this can be a problem when local meetings and regional webinars overlap).
- Learning at your own pace ... too often classes proceed so slowly for me.
- Thing #1 - learning to blog. I do plan to keep this blog going, although the focus will change to library events and book reviews.
- Things #4-6 - online graphic design tools. It was so much fun to play with these tools, and our next library handouts will benefit tremendously from what I learned.
- Thing #11 - del.icio.us. I'm using this for my personal benefit; it's great to have access to all my bookmarks on any computer I go to.
- Thing #20 - Facebook/MySpace. I'd heard so much about these sites, and it was great to have a push to actually explore them.
- I would add Thing #3 to this list, but I was already working with RSS feeds.
I would definitely do a program like this in the future. Yes, more online at your own pace learning PLEASE! I would suggest that ELM could be a program of its own ... I felt that was the least successful thing simply because there was so much and you could do the (non-challenge) parts just by following directions without really exploring on your own. I also felt the order that the topics were presented could be improved. However, overall, the program was excellent, and I had a great time exploring some new tools.