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Response to Erin Fletcher’s Blog Post #2

After reading over Erin Fletcher’s blog post #2: How would you describe the historical and theoretical trends in k-12 online and distributed learning? What did you already know, what do you know now based on the course readings and activities, what do you hope to learn? I had some reflections, ideas, and suggestions that I would like to share below.

I am excited to have the opportunity to read another one of your blog posts about open and distributed learning! I relate to your comment on how in elementary school technology was only used to learn how to type on computers in a computer lab. How times have changed! I love how you are leaning into the world now as we know it, technology everywhere. When students voices are heard, it enhances the learning of everyone involved. When you made the comment, “teachers must too be learners for life” it totally stuck with me. I wholeheartedly believe that teachers need to continue their learning and growth to foster that within their students, by setting an example. I was also baffled to learn that K-12 e-learning isn’t a new concept, dating back to the early 1900’s. In my mind, I felt like I grew up with the early stages of technology. The image you included that explains learning spaces is super helpful for the reader, and I loved how you included it in your blog. This post really shows how your learning has already evolved in this short time, and it is really exciting to see. Great work!

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