- What have you learned about the various learning theories and learning styles over the past weeks that can further explain your own personal learning preferences?
- What role does technology play in your learning (i.e., as
a way to search for information, to record information, to create,
Technology plays a huge role in my learning. Almost every facet of the process uses technology. I use the Internet to gather information for research on a topic. I might look at people's opionions on blogs and social media. Then go to how-to websites and even by the resources/materials online. Then when I want to organize the information I create spreadsheets, graphic organizers, and digital media to use. I frequently use Google, twitter, facebook, home depot, pixlr, and progress book for my education. I look up information on Google in the form of text, pictures, videos, etc. I may ask questions to friends on the social media sites Twitter and Facebook, then double check their ideas on professional websites like Home Depot. Then I use Pixlr and Progress Book to create and post graphics and forms for my students to use. All of these are done on my computer, with support from a camera that might help others give me advice. I would imagine my knowledge would be extremely limited without technology. The difficult acspect of using so much technology is trusting the “More Knowledgeable Others”. So much information is bound to have bad apples.
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