Summary of Learning
A Little Update
The summary of learning project is something that always stresses me out. I spend a lot of time throughout the semester ensuring that I have put a lot of effort and reflection into my blog posts each week, as well as using my tracker form to ensure that I am getting to all of my peer’s required posts for that week. I try to go over and above and comment on absolutely every post, but I am human, and sometimes I can’t get to all of the extras. Over the course of the next few weeks (or until the course personal evaluation comes out), I will continue to comment on the mandatory blog posts for the week, as well as try to get to any and all of the additional optional posts as well.
Reading, Viewing & Making Sense of the World
The Fight to Catch-Up
The fight to catch up lately has been very real for me. Last week I thought I was finally on top of things, had a good roadmap of what I needed to get done and how I planned to get there, and then life, asthma, and allergies came into play and what I thought would be done, just isn’t. So here I am, a little later than usual trying to put together a well-planned outpost that has all the meat and potatoes, starter salad, and dessert to ensure I have a full meal deal post here. So all Y’all out there hoping that I too have these days can be fully assured that more than not I feel a little scrambly lately, and trying to do the best that I can. At least I feel like I have moved from being burnt out to having spring fever (snow mold and all), and I’m not sure which one is harder to deal with.
“Technology is not just a tool. It can give learners a voice that
they may not have have had before.”
Learning Theories, Perspectives, and Transformations
Reading this week’s blog prompt, sent me through a flashback of writing my thesis (what feels like 100 years ago) and trying to define what an adult learner meant. Similarly, there are a lot of altering definitions of educational technology, however, like the term adult learner, there isn’t one universal definition that is accepted by all as a guiding definition of what it means. Therefore, there are many ways that educational technology has been defined, and is highly dependent upon one’s familiarity, place, time, and many other factors.