Thursday, March 10, 2011

Blog #8

In these two video clips it shows how online sources are being used to share information and make information more understandable. We as students today have more advantages in using the technology to make the level of understanding more comprehendible to others. Some things that can’t be expressed in words as easily can be show through different educational sources online. I believe that with using the technology in the classes today helps with the capability of student’s success in the future. They will not just read and write sources, they will be able to research them with endless results and facts to present their topics. They will have a better understanding of how to find and make things more understandable.

Chipper and EDM310 for Dummies

Both of these videos utilize creativity when trying to get a message across to the viewers. They use real life progression as a means of bring the message across to the viewer in terms that he or she may relate to, understand, and remember. The Chipper video shows how procrastination and denying personal educational responsibility can lead a student astray. In the end, it is made clear that all Chipper needed to get through it was to work harder and be more dedicated to her work. The second video shows how frustrating it can be if one is trying to go through the course with no foreknowledge of which will be called for in the class. The students had to apply themselves and learn about the various tools utilized throughout the course. Both of these videos exemplify how difficult it can be if one expects everything to come naturally to him or her in this course. The student must work hard and be dedicated to learning and applying him/herself to make it through not just EDM310 but also school in general.

Learn to Change, Change to Learn

The title of this video sums up what it is about. I personally believe that technology is a choice. I know it is and everyday use for most people but I know from experience that you don’t have to use it every day. I do believe that in the education field, technology is a must because the way of learning has changed. It makes for easier comprehension in the class by being able to find endless research on the topics you are looking for.

The Secret Powers of Time: Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

These two videos where had some really interesting facts. I like the way that it showed the way that most of us manage our times and the way we don’t push ourselves enough to do better. We just settle for ok when we can do so much better with just a little more effort. I do think that people that do strive to do better should get rewarded when they take the time to make the difference. I really enjoyed when in the first video when the man was talking about spending so much time on video games because I have two roommates that fit the perfect description of everything he just said. I see that they spend so much time trying to do their best in these games and I know if they put half the time that they spend here on them in the classroom, they would succeed with no problems. It is the lack of motivation that keeps most people from making better of themselves.


  1. This post was even more help than that of the originals that were assigned to us. Thanks for the extra input from other videos and resources. Excellent job.

  2. John,

    I agree with Chase! I can definitely tell that you put much pride into your class blog. Excellent post! Keep up the great work!

    - Allie