Monday, March 16, 2009

Over My Head

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.


  1. Progress, even slow, is progress. The terms will become irrelevant, the actions, your experimentation, and immersion will be most important to this journey.

    Think of it as cultural immersion ... you'll pick up the language in your journey.

  2. Hey, good for you! I've learnt so much from playing and still have masses to learn, it'll come and you'll be amazed that you've grasped it! Keep it up.

  3. Ha ha - it has only just begun -- get ready to welcome the world of Web3.0!!!

  4. I know what you mean trevor, I was getting headaches after every session! So much info to take in at once. The good thing about the sessions and our learning is that it's very, very interesting. Imagine if it was boring...

  5. I also feel like an imbecile when techno talk is happening. Could you please forward me your list of terms. I hate to admit it but I think you are surpassing me in your techno wisdom.

    'Playing' online is pretty fun. I would rather do that and create a digital project then write a paper any day.