The Reflection of the Week:
Welcome to final week of this semester. In this week, we are going to present our final projects about the course. I am sure I am going to see brilliant projects, cool YouTube videos, and great wiki chapters, which make me excited. These presentations will provide to look at web 2.0 technologies from their perspectives.
The topic of this week is networks of personalized learning. Web 2.0 technologies offer great opportunities to teach and learn beyond classrooms, schools and even the borders and countries. People don't have to be tied any physical place or specific time and want to be more flexible and accessible to what they want.
I am not sure that web 2.0 technologies make people more social or not. I was thinking of emerging technologies like Facebook, twitter, blogs make people to confine them in front of computers and take away them from communities. But the Horizon Report (2010) says there is no negative impact of emerging technologies to make people unsocial. The report says people who use them more active to participate in activities in communities. These results made me surprised.
Emerging technologies have been shifting from teacher centered to student-centered learning in our education. I think emerging technologies enable and support both individual learning and collaborative learning. The rapid innovations and advances in web 2.0 technologies, people can communicate and work with people from different countries via blog, wikis, Facebook, twitters, etc. Also, people have a various opportunities to work and learn what they want individually with YouTube, TeacherTube, and other free open sources and tools provided on the web.
Finally, I have completed my reflections about this course, R685. I believe creating and using this blog really help to rethink, remind and criticize on what we did and have learned on the course. I would like to thank my professor, Dr. Bonk, Dr. Xiaojing, my critical friend, Hesham, and the other classmates.
The Example of the Week:
I have a lot of example to inform as you know: Wikis, Blogs, Podcasting, Webcasting, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, TeacherTube,…………..
The Quote of the Week:
"The world is open with web technologies." Curt Bonk
Final quote is from Dr. Bonk. I chose it because this course show me the world is getting smaller and flat with web technologies.
The Picture of the Week:
I started with this meaningful picture of Dr. Bonk to my blog and wanted to finis with the same picture.
I hope you enjoy this blog.