Friday, February 27, 2009

Web 2.0 Technologies

Blog Posting #4 -Weeks 6 & 7

Think over the past two TSD sessions we had in class relating to Web 2.0. In class we learned about using RSS feeds to streamline information in order to keep up to date on our class blogs using Bloglines and how to better access our bookmarks saved on a home computer from anywhere in addition to the social bookmarking concepts using Del.

We also introduced the concept of Wikis in education and are collaboratively writing a class wiki in addition to creating one for your own use. How do you think Web 2.0 technologies will and/or should impact education? Describe the wiki you developed and its purpose.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Information Literacy - What is It? Why is It Important?

3rd Blog Posting - Week 5

What does it mean to be information literate and why is this so important given the abundance of information available and the ways in which information is disseminated? How will you encourage information literacy in your field...whether that is the K-12 classroom, a library, or another work environment? How does being information literate apply to your personal vision?

Friday, February 6, 2009

Educational/Instructional Technology Organizations

2nd Blog Posting - Weeks 3-4

We've discussed the meaning and definition of educational/instructional technology and you were presented with a few of the educational organizations that exist. I want you to search for more and find at least two other educational/instructional technology organizations that align with your vision and educational technology philosophy. Describe the organization and provide a link. Why did you select it? What's their definition, mission, and purpose?