Saturday, September 26, 2015

20 Years on the Web


Last year when reading a post, My 20 years on the Web (1994-2014), from Jane Hart , one of the Educators I follow, I made a note to myself  to recognise my 20th anniversary on the internet.

On 26 and 27 September 1995  I attended a course on using the internet in education that started me off on my love affair with the internet and since that date I have been faithful. For twenty years I have used the internet on an almost daily basis.

I first started using the internet from home on a dialup connection with a Toshiba laptop in 1994. In addition to personal playing around I became a volunteer for Studentnet, an initiative of The Association of Independent Schools iof NSW. I was responsible for the primary english part of thier website that provided links to suitable internet resources for students in our schools. I had a great time finding and reviewing  sites.

Working as a teacher/librarian with responsibility for IT I had many opportunities to indulge in online activities. Working in one of Australia's first laptop schools allowed me to share my enthusiasm for technology with some keen students. I integrated technology into my teaching at every opportunity.

Looking at some of the websites I created in the early days of the internet dredges up lots of memories. I am so annoyed that I cannot find a copy of my first family history site "Jill's Jigsaw".

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I deleted the first blog I made for Teacher Librarians in 2003. I did not make that same mistake with TLNewsau started in 2005. I have continued to blog over the last ten years and hope to continue doing so for many years to come.





5 comments:

Fran Kitto said...

Jill, enjoyed your post back into your Internet history. I spent too much time chatting online and surfing before I started "coding". You gave me inspiration to write my own post. I scheduled it for 19 April 2016, my 19th year. Fran.

Kylie Willison said...

Thanks for posting this Jill, it's also my 20th year online this year. I was doing a TAFE course to update my computer skills and learnt how to use the web and I was hooked. My earliest websites don't look anywhere near as good as yours though. I might troll the Wayback Machine and see what I can find.

Kylie :-)

Jill Ball said...

Thanks for Wayback reminder. I might try there for Jill's Jigsaw.

Jill Ball said...

Thanks for Wayback reminder. I might try there for Jill's Jigsaw.

Cassmob (Pauleen) said...

Unlike you wizards I wasn't setting up webpages but I've been using the Internet since 1994 when we set up a user group of Business Managers for CRCs (I take no credit). I remember when we had no Google and had to guess what web addresses might be. Emails were only then starting to be used though within the academic community they'd been used, in a fairly clunky way. Even 12 years ago when I published my family history book, there was so much less online and Trove or its precursor, Australian Newspapers (I think it was called) was in its infancy. What a boom we have had!

Of course I liked your "what's beneath the iceberg".

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