Friday, July 10, 2009
Drinking from a fire hose
I'm trying to absorb as much as possible about how other educators are using technology (including the most common mistakes, mostly so I can avoid them). One intriguing use is to encourage research and writing about the connections among the research sites. I've been seeking ways to improve writing skills, as well as to facilitate problem-solving and analysis-synthesis. There are worthy models; the challenge is knowing what to incorporate...and how. My work over the next few weeks is reviewing course objectives and content (both existing and proposed) in order to take a first pass at how to use technology in a thoughtful way. I've been pleasantly surprise to find so many digital colleagues.