I wasn’t sure what to expect going into this course… I knew it would be about technology and that’s about it. And I’ll let you in on a little secret: I strongly disliked using technology! The main reason I strongly disliked technology was because I find it is so temperamental- sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. I learn about something, and then it changes or updates, or there’s something new to learn.
So, after spending a little over a week in this course, completely immersed in technology, blogging for the first time, tweeting till my fingers got cramped, getting dizzy from creating prezi slides, and learning how I can put my whole world in Google docs, I can say now that I (kind of) like technology! I definitely see the benefits more than I did prior to last week.
I liked the exposure to different tools. I think part of my problem was that I was completely unaware of what was out there. I’ll use the expression “I didn’t know, what I didn’t know”. Now, I have a toolbox full of technology tools that I can draw from, if needed.
I appreciated the relaxed atmosphere of the classroom and I liked how Dave facilitated and structured the course to let us determine what direction we wanted the course to go in. I also loved the conversations and discussions that we had around digital citizenship, contract learning, etc. As others have mentioned, the class seemed to gel well together and we were able to have some fun laughs while learning.
It’s been 11 years since I’ve been in a classroom (as a student) and I forgot about the feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment that comes from being immersed in learning and working hard. This was a great way to begin my CAE journey.
Thank you all for a great 7 days. See you all around.