Michael Stephens posted part of a proposal to measure the effect of Learning 2.0 in Libraries and I wish him the best of luck. Since the program began with Helene Blowers in 2006 it has been adopted by close to 1000 organizations worldwide proving that it is clearly a success in the library world. Why should we stop there?
Libraries are not the only groups that are struggling to understand the effect of Web 2.0. The structure of Learning 2.0 provides the space for people to learn at their own pace and join a community of learners. Why not open this opportunity to a larger community? Librarians could lead the way in educating their communities about these tools. For academic libraries, workshops centered around Learning 2.0 could be a valuable service for faculty or students. Public libraries could extend this to the general public or specific communities like small businesses.
Has any library used Learning 2.0 as an outreach tool? I would love to know.