Sunday, October 14, 2012

Blog Post 7

The Networked Student
In Wendy Drexler's video, she explains the network student. Connectivism is the theory that students learn from various connection and ties. The student in this video learns from a network of people. He learns from blogs of professors, his classmates blogs, and other websites. The Student is aware that some blogs are based on opinions and not just facts. So, the student finds other sources on the internet that are solely based on facts.
Why does the 21st century student need a teacher? The student knows of various ways to do research on the computer, he learned this skill from a teacher. There are many skills that are needed when using a computer. They are needed to be able to use the internet in an effective manner. The teacher in this video directs her student if he gets stumped. She teaches her student how to build the network, and how to communicate properly with other professionals.
This video makes you wonder, if technology keeps advancing will we need teachers? The more I learn about technology the more I think that we will always need someone to teach us how to use it properly. I don't think that I know how to use it properly. I am just learning through exploration and assumptions. The more that technology grows,we will need someone to teach the proper ways to allow students to learn more effectively.
Personal Learning Network
In the video PLN,the student had a very impressive learning network. She had it all organized neatly. My personal learning network is based more on people and communication tools. Our PLN's are almost the same with the exception of school work, she has all her school work on the bottom row. I won't have this but I will replace it with other sites.

1 comment:

  1. Teachers also have to create the environment in which learning takes place. That is a challenge a lot of teachers never think about. They just want to follow the plans of others. That often does not work!