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  • Digital Divide / Digital Inequality: Minding the Gap

    This week our class jumped into the issues and concepts around the idea of access and use of technology. I knew of the terms digital divide and digital inequality, but learned much more through my research about the important distinctions between the two. Let’s say I had “surface” knowledge – this was a chance to […]

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    A Personal Image Challenge

    One of the tasks in EDTECH 506 is to create a personal image using whatever digital software we wanted to experiment with. Since I didn’t take that class, I was curious as to what I would come up with IF I had. There are some cool 3D features in the newer version of Photoshop, so […]

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    Connectivism, PLNs, CoPs – in a few words

    The purpose of this Week 1 assignment for EdTech 543 was to create a non-linguistic representation based on my understanding of the three main topic areas – connectivist learning theory, personal learning networks (PLNs) and communities of practice (CoPs).  I created this graphic of concentric and overlapping color sections with faint lines spreading out from the center […]

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    A Digital Footprint Strategy

    This week in class we were asked to consider the state of our digital presence and develop ideas and plans that we could implement to improve or expand our digital footprint. There are many things to consider when thinking about crafting an online presence and it gets more complicated if you are hoping to be active […]

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    Connect the Dots – Working in a PLN

    “If your dots are not observable/visible/transparent, then it’s impossible to connect them.” Brian Tullis @briantullis   The quote is from a really great book I’m reading at the moment – Show Your Work by Jane Bozarth. Reading this book now is really is a case of what I need to hear at a time when I really […]

  • …and What Is It You Do For A Living?

    As a follow up to our week 1 essay about the definition of educational technology, I came across this 2010 article critiquing the changes AECT made to the definition. It’s also a great discussion as to why labels and definitions can be so important to a profession. (shout out to Dr. Lowenthal for sharing on […]