My Learning Space is My Environment – How about you?

As I watched the Gardner video he points out three major points. The first is Narrating which should involve both teachers and students. Gardner wants students to discover things on their own by investigating, exploring, blogging and creating their own virtual space that students can build. He talks about Cyberinfrastructure and wants students to be the architects and create, produce and communicate with others. Next Gardner talked about Curating which he wants students, professors and others to arrange there space so when others come to visit they can understand and get a sense of your identity. Lastly, Gardner explains sharing which is us putting ourselves out there which is very valuable and a great way to communicate.

Some of the Gardner’s quotes

..”We are entering the new age of education that is programed for discovery rather than instruction.” The word Discovery stood out to me because it leads to a Do It Yourself Attitude in my opinion rather than just having instructions read to you.

Well what will i say with that? What do you want to say? I don’t know, just tell me what you want me to write.” I like this quote because some students are lazy to go out and discover on their own their own they just want there teachers to tell them what do and that’s it.

I’d like to think students life begin life’s work when they come to school.”

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I got this Video Here

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Before I took this class AC 230, I took AC 101 which was completely different from AC 230. In my AC 101 class the Professor did not challenge us like my Professor in AC 230. In AC 101 it was a hybrid class as well but the Professor would just give us readings to do and I’m guilty of not do the readings because there were no assignments to followup on those readings just quizzes on the Boring Blackboard that was only for our use and practice. I am so HAPPY and i wish there really were more Professors like Professor Smith who lets us learn on our own and gives us assignments that when I walk out of the classroom I ‘ve actually learned something BRAND NEW. I am excited to communicate with my classmates about their work and getting there feedback along with my Professor which is very helpful. I learned so many things such as how to edit pictures in pixIr, how to edit a photo in Photoshop, how to make a video and upload it to YouTube. From taking this class I now have my own Blog which I am still building, growing, learning, exploring and discovering and I’m enjoying every moment of it. Enjoy it ..

10 thoughts on “My Learning Space is My Environment – How about you?

  1. The videos you chose were quantifying what everyone suspects, but the statistics are still mind boggling .The need for digital literacy and having a digital domain is so compelling and if you do not heed this advice, it will be at your own peril.

  2. I love the pictures on your blog. I LOVE STRAWBERRIES, especially chocolate covered strawberries. Thank God we didn’t use Blackboard in this class!

      • Thanks guys! OMG now when I go on Blackboard for my other courses I get depressed Lol! I’m so happy I have my own blog now & I can’t wait to continue building it!

        • Tell me about getting depressed over going on Blackboard to do assignments. I hate Blackboard with a passion. I agree with you that there should be more professors like Professor Smith who allows us to learn on our own and be open!

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