Sunday, August 19, 2012

Learning in a Digital World

I am an advocate for using technology in the classroom because it significantly impacts students' learning. I have always relied on technology for conducting research, but when it came to the idea of enrolling in an online specialist program, I was a little uneasy about not sitting in a traditional classroom and having that face-to-face interaction with my professor. However, I must say that this has been an extraordinary experience.  I have learned about many useful online tools that I can use personally and in my work environment. These tools are very engaging for my student and allows for continuous growth in regards to technological advancement.  This online learning experience has allowed me to communicate with my peers and instructor through the use of technological innovations, and placed tools in my toolbox that I enjoy sharing with my coworkers and students.
My philosophy of learning is that all students can learn once the delivery of instruction has been modified to meet the overall need of the student. As an educator, my role is to facilitate learning through guided instruction which is very critical for all learners to learn.  The cognitivist and constructivist theories are phenomenal theories to incorporate into any teaching curriculum. Having the option to choose how and what ways my students learn is extremely beneficial for those students who need that direct instruction. With the integration of both learning theories all learners can learn.


  1. Cora,
    Technology does offer educators a way to customize curriculm to meet the diverse needs of learners. Walden's EDs program has really highlighted the benefits that technology can bring to the learning experience. Both as a student and a teacher, I have learned to be a more active and engaged in the learning and teaching process, especially when I am in the role of the teacher.
    Great post!

  2. The statement that every student can learn is used a lot. I've used it myself, but I often wonder to what extent it's true. Can any student learn any thing and everything? One of my professors altered the statement to say "Everyone can learn something." I'm courious what you think about that.

    Your knowledge of learning and learning theories will help you get the best out o them, however.

    1. Hi Lyle,

      You are correct when you say that the statement "every child can learn" is over used; however, if one can learn something then everyone can learn. I do like the new revision "that everyone can learn something." I will keep these words in mind. Thanks!

  3. Hello Cora,

    I like how you have challenged yourself and participated in an online degree program. In moving your students forward in their thinking and learning, I believe that you will be a positive instrument for them.

  4. I agree with your philosophy of learning. The statement that you made is very true, because different strategies and tools have to be incorporated into the classroom in order to ensure that students learn the objectives.