Daily Archives: July 20, 2011

Coping in a Distance Environment: Digital Education

Digital Education… sounds cool right? Totally! And chances are it’s probably efficient as well. However, digital education takes some conditioning, training and a self-motivating attitude to achieve and succeed.

In our day in age, information is taking residence within the Internet. We can access anything we desire. People can teach themselves a new language through the Internet, people can research practically anything they have interest in. Heck, I hate cooking, but I guarantee I can find an easy tutorial on how to make an amazing dinner that will make me look pro.

Needless to say, learning is shifting from the location of a classroom, to the fingertips at your keyboard. It doesn’t matter where you are [you could be on your bed in your pj’s] and you could be learning about the Roman Empire, or how Cardiologists implant stints. Take your pick, the information is only a click away.

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Working With ‘Online’ Classes

With the ever changing technological world, we constantly see new things and try to work them into our society and capitalize on their use. I remember a time in my life when the internet was completely new. None of my family had used it, I hadn’t used it, and none of my friends had either. Technology comes first, then we have to figure out how to make it useful.

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week 5 – Wednesday (20 July 2011)

Personal Learning Networks

  • Housekeeping
  • Discussion Leaders
  • Lab (exercises)

Diigo Lab

Summary of Monday’s Lab

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The development and technological changes changed the way we store and transfer information and ideas. Personal Learning networks are new ways to keep in touch with others. It allows you to stay in touch with people all around the world anytime and anywhere. It is now critical for people to stay on top of current issues. Personal networks will be used to network with other people, share ideas, get help, ask questions or advice from others.

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