A Day in the Life Related to Technology
Welcome Back Y’All!
Welcome back Y’All! I am glad to be here and to be finishing up my last course for the Master’s Certificate of Educational Technology and Media. For some reason, I feel like I have written a post similar to this one over the course of the last year, however, I seem to be unable to recollect which class it was for and what the heck I would have titled it. Anyways, I guess how I have been using technology in my everyday life has probably changed from a year ago until now. I’m not quite sure if it’s the end of the school year approaching, or the rain and overcast weather outside, but my brain seems to be in a bit of a fog, so this may be a jumbled post. Readers, please be patient with me today.
Exploring a ‘New’ Social Media Tool
A Little Taste of Honesty
Okay, I was five seconds away from giving into signing up for an account that just weeks ago I was adamant about not embarking on. Yes… when given this blog prompt the only thing I could think of was one of two things that I couldn’t imagine ever doing. What is it you might ask? Signing up for TikTok. I even thought about using a friend’s account to explore it for the purpose of this assignment and then vowing to never admit it or for certain at least never talking about it ever again in my lifetime. Quick update though, I see that Leigh has given in to signing up for TikTok, and now I’m wondering if I’m making a mistake. But after coming across A Taste of Honesty and nearly peeing my pants from laughter (probably a combination of TMI and definitely being way overtired right now) I realized that I’m not ready for it quite yet. I mean, it’s probably an amazing tool for learning about all of the things or filling an incredible amount of time that I clearly don’t have but it’s something that I am still going to hold off on for now. However, if you really want full disclosure, I will probably use it for my learning project without signing up for it, and then still continue to be in full denial about it. Anyways, I should probably refocus my energy back to where I was intending to go with this post.
“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.