Describe your personal learning preferences• In the beginning of class, my scores for the learning style survey were as follows: for active, I scored a 0, for reflective, I scored a 1, for sensory, I scored a 9, for intuitive, I scored a 0, for visual, I scored a 0, for verbal, I scored a 1, for sequential, I scored a 3, and finally, for global, I scored a 0. The scores ranged from a 0-10. Scoring a 0 meant least likely and scoring a 10 meant more likely. As you can tell, I favor sequential and sensory learning skills. This meant that I when I am taught new things, I prefer learning the new information in linear steps. I find myself wanting to understand the baby steps when solving a complex problem. Also, I am a sensory learner meaning I prefer familiarity with subjects. I also concentrate on what I know, which leads to me being less innovative with new ideas. At the end of class, my views towards my learning preferences changed. After I finished taking the preliminary test, I didnt whole-heartedly agree with the results. But as soon as classes dragged on, I found myself supporting the scores I scored on the test. I was fairly sensory and sequential when it came to learning new concepts in my physics class. At the end of class, my thinking changed about learning preferences overall. I believe that the learning preference test we all took in the beginning effectively demonstrates our learning tendencies when it comes to school and classes. Learning about our personal learning preferences certainly does make a difference in learning success. Knowing our strongest and weakest characteristics forces us to focus on what we are strong at and stick to it while working on our weakest characteristics and strive to change it
Describe the learning pathway you chose at the beginning of the class• In the beginning of class, my learning pathway was a learning warrior. After completing the multimedia learning quests, I do feel like I gained deeper knowledge about multimedia technologies as a whole. For example, I learned that games and MMORPG are really versatile when simulating real life situations. They are really helpful and complementary when learning new concepts and ideas in class as well. If I dont understand whats being taught, playing through a game can help clarify things. Towards the end of the semester, I have never changed my learning pathway. I never did because the pathway of a learning warrior always appealed to me. Understanding and learning about the whole concept seemed more beneficial to me than the two other learning pathways.
Describe how the activities you completed contributed or did not contribute which your learning pathway• The specific activity, to helped me get a broader understanding of how to use a multimedia technology for learning, was the forum posts. The forum posts helped because everyone has to post a question for others to answer. Everybodys questions were all different from each other, thus introducing broad questions regarding multimedia technologies. I learned a lot about the different areas of multimedia technologies. The forum posts helped introduce many different topics. The specific activity, which helped me get a deeper understanding of how to use multimedia technologies for learning, was the quizzes. The quizzes regarding multimedia technologies each had questions with definite answers. Every question pinpointed important information I should know about multimedia technologies. The activities, which worked the best for learning about multimedia technologies, were the forum posts as well. The forum required every student in the class to participate collaboratively by asking and answering various questions about the technology
Using one paragraph each, describe the top 3 mobile technologies you• explored for learning The multimedia technology quest I further explored for my own learning were games and massively multiplayer online role-playing games. I feel like these multimedia-learning technologies successfully accommodated my learning preferences. Mainly, my learning preferences that the multimedia learning technologies accommodated were my sequential preferences. It accommodated my sequential preference because before I played any game, the game introduced instructions and a brief summary of what I was to do to play the game. The instructions were clear and concise. It was easily understandable. Also, the games I played each followed a logical path to completion. The games didnt seem all over the place. Each game gradually went through logical steps until I eventually beat the game
Using one paragraph each, describe the top 3 mobile technologies you• explored forfurther explored for my own The multimedia technology quest I learning learning were the online Multimedia links located in the multimedia quest section. All of the five links allowed me to physically role-play and pretend I was a doctor, designer, and even a politician. I feel like these multimedia-learning activities successfully accommodated my sequential and sensory learning preferences. These activities accommodated my learning preferences because every activity required me to thoroughly think through what I was going to do. It helped strengthen my logical and critical thinking skills. The activity, which helped the most, was pretending to be a mayor and trying to fix the budget deficit. This activity really challenged my sensory and sequential skills. I had to find an ideal plan, which consisted on making cuts and maintaining certain state programs in hopes that everyone will stay happy.
Using one paragraph each, describe the top 3 mobile technologies you• explored forfurther explored for my own The multimedia technology quest I learning learning were iPads and Tablets. More specifically the iPad helped accommodate my learning sequential and sensory learning preferences. Throughout the semester, I downloaded educational apps on my iPad. For example, I downloaded a flashcard app. Using the app, I created flashcards and organized and learned them in sequential order. This made learning the material a breeze and extremely quick. Also, reviewing the multimedia flashcard app challenged my sensory learning preference. For example, whenever a flashcard came up and I didnt immediately know, I had to really think about it and reflect upon anything relevant to the topic. This allowed me to think the flashcard through and find the correct answer by eliminating any answer, which didnt make sense.
Synthesize your experience investigating your use of different multimedia technologies for learning• The multimedia technology that interested me the most as a learning tool is games and MMORPGs. The multimedia technology that surprised me the most as learning tool were games and MMORPGs. The multimedia technology that did not seem to work as a learning tool was also certain games and MMORPGs. The multimedia technologies that I would want to explore further to explore my learning are the simulation multimedia activities like the five links presented in the multimedia quest. I feel like these simulation multimedia activities really force someone to change personas and really buy into the activity. This leads to someone getting a better understanding about the situation and the steps needed to be successful.
Synthesize your experience investigating your use of different multimedia technologies for learning• The social technology, which helped best for my learning preferences were the simulation multimedia activities. For example, the simulation about running a start up business really accommodated my learning preferences. The simulated multimedia activity challenged my sensory and sequential learning skills. I had to pay attention to the weather, inventory, and price for my lemonade that I was selling. Every day, I had to buy ice, lemons, and sugar. After every day, all of the ice would melt and sometimes lemons would spoil. I had to intelligently plan how much ice to buy for the day, how much lemons I had, and my sugar levels. It was hard to buy enough lemons for the day and not overstock as that would lead to excess waste by the lemons spoiling. This activity really helped me understand how hard it is to maintain and run a start up business
Describe how you will use what you learned in this class after this semester• The multimedia learning strategies that I will continue to use after this class is the simulated multimedia activities. When applying for a job, I would try and find a simulated multimedia activity simulating the type of job I am applying for. For example, if I were trying to establish my own start up, I would try and find games like the lemonade stand game. I would play these games and practice until I felt confident in myself. These games would be valuable sources of practice. I would also learn how to trust my instincts and myself.
Describe how you will use what you learned in this class after this semesterwill continue to use for• The multimedia technologies that I learning after this class are multimedia-simulated games. I will continue to use these technologies because nothing teaches better than experience, whether it be real or simulated. These can be used when learning at a job because the simulated multimedia activities can simulate the job I am applying for and seeing if I am cut out for the job. The multimedia technologies, which I will continue to use for non-learning purposes, are MMORPGs. These types of games tend to be more fun than the simulation multimedia type of games. I would not stop using any multimedia technology after this class because I feel like multimedia serves many purposes outside of education.