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Synthesis Project: Mobile Learning
1. Andre Camaisa
2. Personal Learning Preference
When I first took the learning preference survey at the beginning of this class, I received a very accurate score of what I expected my learning preference to be. I scored 1 in “reflective”, 3 in “sensing”, 5 in “visual”, and 1 in “global”. At the end of the class, my thinking definitely changed as a visual learner. This class not only helped me with choosing helpful learning preference, but it also broadened my understanding of the different ways I could learn as a visual learner. I now know multiple strategies and online tools to help aid in my learning as a visual learner. Even though I am mostly a visual learner, I learned how to incorporate the other learning preferences such as sensing to enhance and better my learning experience. Knowing about different learning preferences makes a huge difference in my academic success because I finally have multiple ways to study and get information in my head an easier way.
3. Learning Pathway
The learning pathway I decided to choose in the beginning of the class was a “Learning Sage”. The reason why I chose this was to familiarize myself with all the different technologies that are out right now that I don’t already know. (since there are always new and innovative products that are rapidly spreading) I would say I was pretty successful in getting a broader knowledge of mobile technology as a “Learning Sage”. I was able to discover so many useful apps for my iPhone and iPad that I am currently using to help me study for finals this year! I did not change my pathway from a Learning Sage. However, I looked into the Learning Warriors and Learning Guides, and picked up some useful information that didn’t already know. I already knew most of the technologies introduced in the other pathways and that’s why I chose to stay with my pathway as a Learning Sage.
A specific activity that helped me get a broader understanding of how to use mobile technology to learn would definitely have to be the “iPad’s and Tablet Computers” activity. They were extremely helpful to me because I was able to learn all the new apps that you can download for the device that could help in learning. This activity was also able to give me a deeper understanding about mobile devices and learning through the app called “Flashcardlet”. I never knew there were such useful apps like this and now I can study anywhere I go with my iPad! The “iPad’s and Tablet Computers” activity worked best with showing me tips to use mobile devices and working with others. I discovered the apps such as Google+ and Tumblr that I use with a lot of my peers now.
5. Top 3 Mobile Technologies
There are a total of three mobile technologies that were introduced this semester. The first one I explored was the “iPods/ MP3 Players activity”. I knew what iPods and MP3 players were capable of doing but I never actually thought of putting the recorded lectures to my