I am trying to understand, I really am. However, I consistently feel like an imbecile during our weekly online sessions. Many of the terms our speakers, my classmates, and our guests are throwing around with obvious comprehension are totally foreign to me.
Honestly, I have never used google and wikipedia so much! Even the simplest terms such as "Web 2.0" were foreign to me at the outset of this course. I usually write down a list of terms as the speakers are presenting and spend the week trying to figure out exactly what was being said.
The good news is that I am making progress. I understand the notion of "Web 2.0" and many of the related terms and concepts. Using them is, however, proving to be somewhat more difficult. While I have a plan for my digital project, it is still a work in progress.
The most important thing about my meager progress is that I am starting to enjoy 'playing' online and interacting and creating new material. I understand why many are claiming that we are on the verge of an educational revolution in terms of how we use technology. At first, I scoffed at the term "revolution", but I have come to agree.