Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Reflect & Connect blog 2

It has been an experience learning about things I had never heard of such as Wikis, voice threads, moodle and mahara.  I have enjoyed finding my way around Elluminate, Classrom 2.0 and LearnCentral as well as Twitter and Google Blogger.  I feel like I have learnt a new language.  It has been an interesting voyage I hope to continue.  

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Reflect & Connect blog 1 (cont)

As you can see I have had a bit of trouble adding images to my blog.  I finally manage it.
1.   The first image is a cartoon to represent where I feel I started in this course - with everything moving too quickly for my comprhension and the panic I felt.
2.   The second image of hands holding is to show that although it may all be alien I am prepared to embrace it, to learn to understand, to give it a go.
3.   The third image of the butterfly represents the growth and learning process that with a bit of effort will happen.
4.   The last image is self explanetary.  It represents achievement and the successful completion of this unit.

Reflect & Connect blog 1 (cont)

Moving too fast

Having trouble putting in the images

Reflect & Connect

Technology is moving so fast it's firghtening,   The younger generation seem to absorb the boundless changes and new IT innovations as part of their every day existence.  As soon as they can understand, children embrace the modern world and flourish and grow, with computers, moblile phones, ipads, iphones, kindles, e-readers and the countless programs social networks, tools and applications.

I, on ther hand, feel bombarded by the speed and constant changes to new technology.  I would like to put my head in the sand and pretend it doesn't exist but I know this is not an option.   So I battle on trying not to fall too far behind.  I can now almost work a mobile phone, a digital camera is a no brainer and I can use facebook and can translate some of the new language ie  lol, bff, rofl, jks,ppl, OMG.      I am pleased that my problems with a video recorder are now obselete.

I have always been open minded and prepared to welcome new experiences.  I am  aware of  how benificial and useful technology can be.   I know e-learning , e-portfolios, new tools and applications are stepping stones, the beginning of a new world of  understanding, learning and comunication.   However, I don't think I will ever comfortably embrace the continuing changes in IT but I do hope to gain the confidence to say "Bring it on!!! (slowly)".

Lets take it real slow!!rman10914l.jpg

;I'm prepared to give it a go

Growth and development through learning

New understandings -I see the light in a beautiful world.