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.