Digital learnng, on-line learning, Virtual Reality

Do I have room for a second life?

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?

Blogging, Digital learnng, on-line learning

You’ve Come a Long Way Baby!

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!

21 century learning, Blogging, on-line learning

Am I Learning New Technology or New Language?

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?

21 century learning, on-line learning, open eductation

Open Education, Are we ready or are we being left behind?

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?

Assessment, on-line learning

So many tools…so little time?

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?

21 century learning, on-line learning, Uncategorized

How can we close the gap?

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?