I admit that I got a slow start getting going with this class since this is one of the busiest times of the year for me, but I found the discussion stimulating. I completed my first assignment from a dark hotel room in Palmer at about 11:00 pm on the 19th because I was helping with the region track championships. I am usually very efficient completing work, but the couple of times I tried to start the class I found it very difficult to find the assignment and figure out what to do. Going from program to programs feels very disjointed and isn’t very intuitive for me. I admit, I like the ease and simplicity of using blackboard. I am familiar with it and know how it works. I will withhold my judgment to this new learning system as an exercise of growth mindset and see how the class goes.
Most of what I learned was getting back up to speed with taking a college class. It has been a couple of years since my last class and it is summer. Both conspired to help make my first assignment weak. Luckily Sara L. reminded me to post references from her example. I have also had to relearn the habit of doing a little every day or it can be too much. Waiting till the last day is not a sustainable strategy to complete the entire class.
I did found the discuss about past emerging technologies to be stimulating. I remember when cell phones first came out and it is interesting to see what happened to some of those old ET technologies. I found other students views on emerging technologies to help widen my perspective. I really wasn’t interested in social media ET’s until a couple of student mentioned them. I made me rethink about social media and its influence on education. These new emerging technologies take up a large amount of my time as an administrator.
Overall it was a productive week and my next assignments will be of a higher quality.