Assistive Technology in my program? Non-existent. Could I do more? Absolutely. The items I have seen on accommodation plans consist of: Smart Pens Kurzweil 3000 (which I had to google to know what it was) Audio record lectures If I’m being honest, I haven’t seen any of my post-secondary students use this in class. Perhaps,… Continue reading Week 4: Assistive Technology
The 4 C’s: Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Communication, & Creative Thinking As I reflect on my teaching practice, I can admit our program’s formal assessments are very tied to a Standard Course Outline. When I view my formal assessments, they are behaviorist in nature. Exams and assignments where there are right or wrong answers during many… Continue reading Assessment Technologies (Post 3.2)
The shift to Web 3.0 provides an opportunity for students to become meaningful players in their own education. No longer are the instructors the knowledge source as seen with the behaviorist approach and Web 1.0 history, as discussed during the team presentation. As a post-secondary educator, developing critical thinking skills in our students is paramount… Continue reading Web 1.0 to 2.0 to 3.0 (Blog 3.1)
The tools that seem most relevant are tools that provide engagement to the learner. When I think of engagement the tools that come to mind are items like FlipGrid, Wakelet, Padlet, etc. They allow the student to converse with one another, but not necessarily in a face to face format. Additionally, study tool items such… Continue reading Week 2 Blog 2.2
Depending on the context the internet can be used as a productivity tool. However, with that being said I do think the internet has become quite a distraction. The fact that the internet is so readily available to us with the use of a smartphone the productivity value has gone down. When I think of… Continue reading Blog Post 2.1
My definition of educational technology is “technology that usually helps facilitate collaboration in an active learning environment” (Top Hat, n.d., para. 2). This definition stood out to me because of the word usually. It does not claim that all technology will be beneficial or easy to use. The connections I make to historical and philosophical… Continue reading Blog Post 1: Defining Ed Tech & Origins
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