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This week I would like you to use your imagination. You have just won the lottery and will leave your teaching post immediately to travel around the world. As you leave your keys you meet your replacement. You are asked to give this new teacher just ONE piece of advice. What would that be, and why? Enjoy your world expedition!

Blog Post - Week 7
This past week in my own teaching I felt a little disconnected which prompts my question to you, "What was the moment (or moments) when I felt most disconnected or disengaged as a teacher - the moment(s) I said to myself, I'm just going through the motions here?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 6
For the past couple of weeks you have experienced asynchronous online learning (doing modules by yourself). Previously this semester you have experienced synchronous online learning (all together in the Collaborate room). Which do you think is more effective and why do you think that? Which do you like better, and why?

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 5
This week we have what we call "open mic." You can write a post about anything related to your teaching that you would like responses from your classmates.

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 4
Here is this week's question: "What was the event that most took me surprise this week - and event that shook me up, caught me off guard, gave me a jolt, or made me unexpectedly happy?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 3
Please write a post about the following question, "In thinking about my past week teaching what is one thing I would do differently, and why?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 2
Please write a post about the following question, " In thinking about my teaching activities this past week, of what do I feel most proud? Why?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 1
Describe something you used in your program in the first weeks of school that you learned in the summer NTI program. How did it work? Did it get you off to a stronger start than last year?

Sunday, September 30, 2012

media, newspapers, magazines, radio and the Web

            My personal belief as to the media, newspapers, magazines, radio and the World Wide Web being equal is simply NO.  Throughout the opportunities given to us to learn one becomes aware that quite often a writer’s personal opinions are interwoven within the text being reported. Within personal experience of learning, I believe online learning is a key to learn with a more open mind on most subjects.  This opportunity is due to there being ready access to digital literacy, thus having access to information literacy.  To be successful with this style of learning, one must develop new skills.  It certainly is necessary to see, read, find, and these are just a few abilities one must develop to be successful with online learning. Information literacy must be evaluated by the user, which many times can only be done by extensive or sometimes a little research.  This is definitely some of the skills along with the ability to decide what is current and what material is not up-to-date.  When my students do research for a project, report, essay I require their websites (sources) to be listed.  Then if there is a question to what is being reported, we can go back to the referenced website.



huffypicks said...

I agree with your commet that "Information literacy must be evaluated by the user, which many times can only be done by extensive or sometimes a little research". The issues with the internet is that there are so many sites that are opinionated and can be left up to the researcher to find what's relevant info. I think that student need to be able to look for information up the old fashion way BOOKS!!!. This would give them a frame work of good/relevent information. They also need to be able to learn the difference of opinion/fact.

Sherri said...

Point well made Michelle. Yes, the opinion of every writer is infused in the information they write. It's challenging to teach students how to navigate through opinion to find facts.

Coy said...

I also agree with your observation Michelle. When information comes from people that not only share our beliefs, but also are closer to who we are, we tend to find them more credible.... is this always the case? No, but we will take a more discretionary look at this information and it's source to debunk or acknowledge it as being pertinent and accurate. I think this is a common beginning to our quest for information accuracy. The challenge comes when we find discrepancies that don't line up with information we already have or our own experience. Books can even be questionable. We just have to really take time to look at all the pieces and out them together for clarity and understanding.