Sunday, June 24, 2012
Blog Post #7
The Networked Student
Wendy Drexler's video The Networked Student was both entertaining and informative. I learned what it means to be a networked student, which I think every student should be. It is a great idea. Eliminating textbooks helps everybody. It's "going green," which helps our environment and you don't have to lug around heavy textbooks. I think it would be great to have a teacher that practices connectivism and hardly ever lectures. My teacher, Dr. Strange, and his EDM 310 class are great models for this type of learning.
Creating a personal learning network and reaching out to others via blogs or other communication sites is a great way to strengthen your knowledge on a topic. I think it is helpful to create your own blog to express your views and ideas on a topic. ItunesU is a wonderful thing! I think it amazing that it gives you access to lectures by professors at universities from anywhere. Connecting to people all over the world to discuss different things and learn from each other is a powerful thing.
Although you have all this information available to you, I think it is good that it doesn't eliminate the role of a teacher. Having a teacher to provide you with guidance is a must. Overall, this video showed me the positives and importance of being a networked student. I think all schools should participate in connectivism and this type of networked learning.