In reading about Web 2.0, I have come to the realization that the internet can be the most efficient mode of communication in the world. News and information is at our fingertips through various forms of social networking. Interaction from blogging, twitter, facebook and RSS feeds is accessible twenty-four hours a day. The internet is full of appliances that connect people with information. Additionally, the internet is becoming an environment that reaches our wishes more automatically. It is amazing that data from various sources can be linked so easily and that services are available always and everywhere.
As a teacher and basketball coach, I will try to utilize the new technology to make communication more efficient and consistent with my students and players. It is just a matter of learning more about so I can use it more efficiently. I am new to all of this, so it has been quite the process for me it setting up the various accounts and downloading all of the programs. As I gain more experience and learn more, I will be able to utilize the internet appliances to help me in my career and my master's program in kinesiology.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
I have become a proponent of andragogy. Learning must be self-directed, As a teacher, I must try to encourage
and nurture this approach. In reading NEOMILLENNIAL USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN STRATEGIES: UTILIZING SOCIAL NETWORKING MEDIA TO SUPPORT “ALWAYS ON” LEARNING STYLES by DEREK E. BAIRD M.A. Yahoo, U.S.A., San Francisco, California and MERCEDES FISHER, PH.D. National College of Ireland, Dublin, I have learned that maxixmum cognitive development is based on the full social interaction of the student. Moreover, instruction is most effective when students engage in activities within a supportive learning environment and when they receive appropriate guidance that is mediated by tools. As a result, students will increase their range of skill. Today, web-based and other technologies have given students and teachers the opportunity to achieve many of the benefits of social interactions in web-based learning environments. As a student, I am new to the web based learning environment and I am beginning to see that with appropriate guidance, I will learn how to use web-based tools to become a more effective educator.