Week 3 of the Reflective Writing Club #CCCWrite brings me to one of my favorite topics - Digital technologies!
I have always loved learning, I was just never very good at it. I spent hours more on homework than most other people in my classes. I figured I just learned more slowly than most, but I got there with a bit extra work. When I started taking online classes I realized that I learn much better online. It was an amazing experience to find a learning modality that fit my learning style so perfectly.
That experience changed the entire trajectory of my career. Before, I was focused on teaching biology. The, I began looking much more closely at how we can use the free resources available online to help students learn complex topics. I am currently focused on how we can most effectively use these resources to build engaging online courses. This is actually why I started this website. I was looking for resources to share with students and was finding that there are many more than I can evaluate. I've been keeping track of the resources here with the hope that, as a community, we can develop a list of the best resources for our classes.
Below is a video summarizing how digital technologies have changed how I think about learning. I built this using two tools. ClipChamp was used to edit the recording from my camera. I didn't include this tool in video page of the website because it was just too limited to be helpful. The other tool is Screen-cast-O-matic. I used this to build the final video. It was easy and did everything I needed.