I think that I just finished one of the most technologically frustrating weeks ever. I thought that some of the things that I was asked to do last semester in ECI 831 were out of my element, but my introduction to Second Life was not a smooth one. The one satisfying thing I learned was,… Continue reading Do I have room for a second life?
Wow, I can't believe that I am writing my final blog post for ECI 831. One thing we can count on is time traveling quickly. As I am contemplating what I have learned in my journey this term, it occurred to me that I have moved from not knowing how to set up a blog… Continue reading You’ve Come a Long Way Baby!
According to our speaker last night, Stephen Downes,... what we are really needing are not 21st century skills necessarily, but 21st century languages. Hmmm...that was some more food for thought for this already well fed brain. Stephen went on to give a presentation that was full of somewhat complicated ideas and information. One thought that… Continue reading Am I Learning New Technology or New Language?
Once again, I walked away from my computer last Tuesday feeling full and over flowing with new ideas and information. I can't help but sharing my experiences with my staff at school, especially my principal. We are in close quarters, so she gets to hear it whether she wants to or not. I can't say… Continue reading Open Education, Are we ready or are we being left behind?
I couldn't help but think that laying on my bed in my flannel pjs watching very cool digital stories last Tuesday was a great way to spend an evening. Once again I walked away with so many new ideas and so many new tools at my finger tips. On Wednesday I left for Saskatoon to… Continue reading So many tools…so little time?
This week I couldn't help but think that I am going to have to quit my full time job or take a leave of absence from my family if I am going to be able to get into the social networking world as I should. Our guest presenter last week , Sue Waters, had so… Continue reading Do I have time for all of this?
I seem to be hovering somewhere between excitement about what I am learning and considering each week and a slight feeling of confusion and panic. The excitement comes from my desire to take in all of the new ideas and try to consider ways that I can change my own mindset about learning so that… Continue reading How can we close the gap?
I have decided to approach my new experience with a new attitude. After all we are three weeks in now and it is time to put on my big girl pants, so to speak, and move on. The backchannel is my new focus. I seem to have difficulty focusing on the speaker and wanting to… Continue reading Making Friends With the Backchannel