Thursday, December 5, 2013

Reflective Post.

EME 2040 
     At the beginning of this semester I thought this class was going to go over how some technology programs worked; however, I'm glad it was more than that. I have been exposed to many different sites that will be useful in my field. It's a good thing we were introduced to Delicious because I would never be able to remember all the different sites. This class taught me more than just sites though, I learned what "Hash tags" are, Wikis, I made a pecha kucha, and instructional pages. 
     With Delicious when we insert a link we can use different tags, to label what it is, so if we think of it differently in the future we can somewhat narrow it down. As far as the learning outcomes, I can now make my own webpage and web quest because of your given resources. The collaborative web page was a challenge because the only form of communication was through the page itself. 
Photo credit to Matthew Hester from Flickr
      Also I learned about Creative Commons, and how important copyrighted material really is. I'm glad I now know of Flickr so I can be smart about what photos I use, and to give proper credit to the owner. I used this picture because this entire course everything was at our fingertips. No more is pen and paper, but to be used in the digital world, or pens are our fingers, and the ink is the letters of the keyboard.
     To conclude, I just want to say yes this was a lot of work in this class; however, it's been useful. I feel as though this is going to be some of the most useful material in my career. To enhance this course I would actually have liked to do a live chat through Skype, or something, just to better my understand of living in a digital world. I think that would make if feel more real. Maybe next time we could work that into being a scheduled assignment. Lastly I just want to thank you for being a wonderful teacher. :) 

Maloy, Robert, Verock-O’Loughlin,Ruth-Ellen, Edwards, Sharon A., and Woolf, Beverly Park (2011). Transforming Learning with New Technologies. Boston, MA: Pearson Education, Inc. ISBN:10 0-13-159611-X, ISBN:13 978-0-13-159611-5     

1 comment:

  1. Great suggestion about the Skype chat - I had actually planned a Google Hangout with the help of one of Shanna's friends who works for Google, but she ended up having a conflict. I don't think you were in our Collaborate session the day I couldn't come to class - that is another 'live' tool to really communicate collaboratively. I'm so glad we were able to go far beyond the 'how to' basics as I bet most, if not all of your future students, will already know that when they arrive in your classroom. They will be hungry for more. Keep that delicious account filled up - you will definitely find it useful.