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Marshall's Web Tool Blog

Training and Consulting in New Tools for Effective Web Use

This site is an archive of posts that I hope you will find useful. Please visit my new site at Marshallk.com.

Client Feedback from Individual Research Training Session

More client feedback can be read at this link.

A little while ago I did an individual research training session with Emily Howard, an anti-racism political organizer at the University of Oregon. After a pre-session interview about her interests and current skill level, we spent two fast paced hours learning how to use social bookmarking, wikis, RSS syndication, many types of search, basic blog knowledge, podcasting and VOIP (see introduction to concepts link for more info). It was a lot of ground to cover in a short period of time, but Emily handled it great.

If you are interested in an individual research training session, either in person or long distance via IM or VOIP, drop me an email and we can discuss it. My fees are very reasonable, sliding scale, and will pale in comparison to the value you'll get from our time together. To read about all the different services I offer beyond individual research training sessions, go here.

Here's what Emily had to say about our session:

My training session with Marshall was invaluable. It was very informative and very well thought out. The session was thorough in the breadth of tools we went over, the order in which they were presented was also well thought out and I was able to see how they can be used together or separately.

He moved at a pace I was comfortable with and presented the material in a non-aggressive but confident manner. Despite the natural power imbalance that occurs when one person has more information than another, I felt comfortable asking questions, making mistakes, and controlling the direction the session if I wanted to focus on a specific area over another.

One of the most important aspects of the training, is that I was invited to contact Marshall whenever I had questions either regarding the training or about the tools/internet research in general. So far I have shamelessly emailed him a number of times for either clarification on certain aspects of the training or simply to ask new questions, and he has always made himself readily available and willing to act as a resource away from the training. I would highly recommend working with Marshall to enhance one's internet savvy and to expand one's range of research and communication abilities.

Thanks Emily!

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