How has your network changed the way you learn?
During my undergraduate studies, I can recall going to the library and checking out informational books and looking up information in encyclopedias and on microfilm. Fortunately, with today’s technological innovations I can easily learn new information by simply connecting to the internet. This newly gained knowledge is then stored and later retrieved when that information is recalled upon.
Which digital tools best facilitate learning for you?
The digital tools that best facilitate learning for me are blogs and wikis. I find that blogs and wikis are very useful communication tools that are not only used for critiquing someone’s work, but they are also avenues for sharing information digitally through different kinds of media. My followers can also provide immediate feedback that can be very useful in directing and/or redirecting my thought process. Furthermore, blogs and wikis can store information for future use, and they create a sense of community in the traditional and virtual classrooms.
How do you learn new knowledge when you have questions?
I generally research and gain new knowledge by using the World Wide Web and its abundance of resources. I start my research process with the Google search engine, and at the click of a mouse a wealth of resources instantly appears on the screen. I take my time reading and comparing the information that is retrieved and decide on its creditability and authenticity.