I am so glad I chose this concentration in the adult learning program because I feel such a connection to the material–I am always engaged and never feel like I am being forced to read something.
I use so many digital media tools in my personal life–Twitter, FB, flickr, Tumblr, WordPress blogs, Google Reader, Diigo, Instgram, Pinterest–and I almost feel like my world is oversaturated with them. Right now I’m blogging a lot, but it’s putting my photography and my pinning (and therefore interest in my house/wardrobe, which is what I mostly pin) in the background. My Google Reader rarely stays below 1000. I just can’t seem to figure out a way to sustain my interest in a majority of these tools at once.
I’m hoping that if I see them in more practical terms I will see the uses of them beyond the immediate. I just wish there was more time in the day!
This is a very simple thing, but having the readings as PDFs on my iPad instead of paper makes reading for class so much easier. I can read anywhere. It’s one way technology has made learning so much better for this adult student. I feel so much more organized.
I liked the readings, and the way they explained personal learning networks. I have access to such a wide variety of knowledge through my own PLN and I do take advantage of it from time to time, asking questions (about, say, Apple product help or baking assistance) to my friends, and by extension, their friends. I just never had a name for it before.
This post really surprised me with the sheer number of different ways people conceptualize a visual representation of their PLEs. No two are exactly the same.
Looking forward to reading my classmates’ blogs!