that each sheet should take someone from not knowing what a particular social media tool is, nor how they would use it – to at least having taken the first steps to using it in a sensible and sustainable way. And it should do that in no more than one side of A4.
The Guides can be downloaded as either a PDF for printing or a Word document which you can edit and adapt for your own purpose provided you:
- Credit Practical Participation including their URL (www.practicalparticipation.co.uk)
- Use the same creative commons on your work.
- Let Practical Participation know about any adaptations or derivative works.
Here is an example of one of his one page guides on Introducing Wikis as a PDF for Printing version and a Word Document for Editing.
Whether we like it or not, there will always be people that we will need to use text based material with initially. We could use placement of these series of guides, in a various locations within our organisations, to increase the perception and interest in using these technologies. Also they would be ideal for people who are too scared of asking questions because they are worried that they are asking “dumb questions.” (Image from Tim Davies)
Here are the links to the One Page Guides that Tim has produced so far:
- Social Bookmarking
- RSS with NetVibes (ROFL I may need to adapt for Google Reader)
- Finding and Reading blogs
- Introducing Wikis
- Online Surveys
- Online maps
- Google Earth
- Motionbox Online Video Editing
What is your opinion? Do you like the idea of the one page guides? And if so, what other Guides would you add to the series.
If you like the Guides, please let others know about them in your network and drop past Tim’s blog to congratulate him on his hard work.