Chapter 3: A Matter of Metaphor: Technology as Tool, Text, System, and Ecology includes: The following video presentation of the PowerPoint related to Chapter 3 in Information Ecologies was a joint effort: https://youtu.be/y1EmF0F2zUo 2. The PowerPoint (with notes at the bottom of each slide) will be in the documents section of the group and should... Continue Reading →
Greetings! It's taken a while for me to get to the chapters, but I'm enjoying learning about "The Self-Organizing School" and the thoughtful planning and research that was put into the project. Rather than write all about the chapter, I played with Piktochart to help me. When you have a look, I made an attempt... Continue Reading →
Nardi and O'Day (1999/2000) discuss text as a tool to use for enhancing the learning experience for learners. The following PowerPoint discussed using text as a tool for learning. There is a larger project that was developed on information ecologies. I have only included the parts that I developed in the presentation. The document can... Continue Reading →
In Nardi and O’Day’s (1999/2000) Chapter 9 discussion, they discuss cultivating “gardeners”. I can’t help but immediately comment that while I may not have seen metaphorical fireworks when the authors used “system” in Chapter 3, their use of “gardener” was quite the metaphor. A term borrowed from Computer Aided Designer (CAD), “gardener” serves as an... Continue Reading →
Instructional Technology Leadership Instructional technology leadership within the realm of a system (such as community or 4-year college) is the institutional and individual commitment to enhancing students’ instruction by helping to facilitate growth among teachers/professors/lecturers in their ability to effectively utilize technological tools for teaching. It includes a commitment to implementing and updating technological tools... Continue Reading →
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Ignorance of local and global issues has become a generational norm as our society has become dependent on a substandard school system as a means of free childcare and what parents believe to be sufficient education for their children to experience personal success and to increase their ability to significantly contribute to society.
*This was co-written with my husband, Stephen. He deserves the primary credit including the overall concept.* The +P approach to preparedness is a holistic approach to preparation through self-development. Self-Improvement Self-improvement in the +P philosophy is no different than in any other philosophy: improving self by taking action. This might be in areas of career,... Continue Reading →