What motivated me to take this class is just the
learning aspect of technology. Technology is
growing so rapidly that we either get updated or
outdated. Since I believe that majority of the
courses in the next 10 - 20 years will be all online, I
felt like this course would really help with time
management. We have assignments that are due,
and if you don’t manage your time well, you’re
going to end up rushing to finish all your
assignments when its the last two days. Or even
worst, you don’t even remember the due dates.
Personal Learning Preferences
My Learning Preferences as you can see to the
right, is when I first took the test. I scored 1 on
Reflective, 1 on Sensing, 3 on Visual, and 3 on
Reflective - Preferring to think things through
Sensing - Likes facts, patient with details, likes
hands on work, practical, and careful
Visual - Remembers what we see, prefers visual
Sequential - Going step by step logically, linear,
Thoughts on Learning Preferences
I believe it is important to know your learning style
because you can learn about your strengths and
weakness. After that, you can focus on what’s the best
way to optimize your learning. After learning about the
styles I use, it does make me want to improve all aspects
of the learning styles. I personally don’t want to be strong
on one aspect. I want to become evenly balanced
between all aspects. I feel when you become balanced in
all aspects, you are an optimized learner.
I chose the Learning
want a deep
investigation of fewer
Level 1 helped with learning the basics of each technology.
Level 2 was more of predicting what the effectiveness of each application would
be. And then evaluating how it works afterwards. Also we had to give feedback
to other students on what their experiences were.
Level 3 helped with more of the critical thinking. Thinking about the who, what,
when, where, and why parts of the technology. We were to think about those
aspects and then two weeks later, come to see how much we used it, and how
effective it was.
Top Three Technologies
iPod and mp3
Games and MMOGs
iPod and mp3
What I experienced after investigating iPods and mp3 is more convenient in my daily life. I was able to record
lectures and presentations at work and listen to them on the go. It was really helpful to listen to lecture to help
me review for finals as well.
iPads and Tablets
What I experienced after investigating iPads and Tablets is being able to use different apps to help me study
and learn new material faster. With using apps to help myself make flashcards, I was able to study, but also not
have to worry if I was missing a card. So since it was stored all on my iPad, everything I did from a certain point
in the semester was saved already.
Games and MMOGs
What I experienced after investigating games and MMOGs is that, there are games out there to help you learn
certain subjects. However, the game isn’t as entertaining as you would hope it to be. The games would be
helpful to only a certain degree, because there was only so many games available for a certain subject.
How I integrated what I learned about physiological
factors into learning, is I took more detail and care into
when I slept, and what I ate.Through experiments of
different times, I found out that sleeping for about 7 - 8
hours, were ideal for me. Also when I would eat breakfast
in the morning, I wouldn’t fall asleep in class, and I would
be able to think much better, and do better on quizzes.
overwhelmed with work. I like how exercising not only
helped me mentally, but also physically.
After learning so much about technology and
their new uses from this course, I plan and
will use it for my future lectures and work
projects. I will also optimize my learning by
sleeping at least 7 - 8 hours, and eating
breakfast in the morning. I plan to not only
exercise for stress, but also as my well being
as a whole. After learning about my
preferences, I will be able to use all that I
know and learned to my advantage.
Feelings as Learning Warrior
How I felt about my learning experience as a
Learning Warrior, is very eye opening. I didn’t
think that I would be able to learn so much
more about technology. But after learning
about my preferences, I’m glad I’m able to use
my strengths to my advantages. I’m glad that I
gained a deeper understanding of technology.