Class begun by videoconferencing with Verena Roberts discussing Open Education Week, and she also focused on how to expand K-12 learning through open practices online, and offline. It was very informative and it really showed me that there is a push out there for not only higher education to become open and accessible by all, but it is also happening with the elementary levels. I thank Verena Roberts for her time and excellent presentation to our class. Shortly after returning to our regular EDCI 336 classroom, we had a presentation given to us by Jesse Miller. Jesse Miller discussed safety, online social media presence as future educators, digital literacy, and privacy. It was great to see all of our concerns being put to ease, and quickly turning our worries into a learning experience. I’m grateful for the opportunity and the knowledge I can now take forward for many years to come.
The first class of the semester, I came away overwhelmed with all the new information and how this whole blog thing works. After a couple hours and a clear head I finally figured out how to figure it out! Here is to the future of blogging!My personal learning goals for EDCI 336 are simple. I want to have a better understanding for how to manage different platforms, and I also want to create a space where I can foster creativity with my future students. With that being said, I hope to develop my own skills and abilities. I’m excited to increase my knowledge in a safe environment with my classmates along the way. I can’t wait to see what this course has in store!