Sunday, September 23, 2012

visitors and resident

Visitors & Residents

Where you are in this continuum and how you see your future on internet?

It was such a good thing watching this video and getting exposed to learn about the two categories of web users, the resident who live part of their lives on the web pages and shares their personal lives withe others  and the visitors who uses the web pages as a tool box taking what they need from it.

As a matter of fact I see that I am more likely a visitor.. I don't share much of my personal life by the means of technology and I uses the web pages when I need to find something..
although I have share twitter with some of my students I find that I didn't have such a big apperant and participation in it.

In the future I think   I must engage myself more in technology and media tools.  since the world is changing and our students language and the way they  think has been  changed, all educators must adapt and be up to date in order to understand and communicate with the next generation.

Learning in New Media Environments

What does this video mean to you as a person, parent, educator or a leader?

First of all I would like to mention that I was so interested while watching this video and I liked the way he presented his ideas and thoughts to have a better society. 

And as a person I find the story that he said at the begging of his lecture so relevant to me. and this is because I feel how media has changed our relationships and how it can reconstruct the way our society looks like.This new media tools has brought the world to be even smaller than the way it  used to be. Yet  media has its bad consequences, as we saw in the story and how the books has changed how the relationships were, also our new media tools has some bad effects on us if we didn't use it wisely. 

As an educator I totally agree that we have to change the way our students thinks and thats by changing the goals we set to them and the tools we use. Whether we liked it or not students uses media during the class and as it is said instead on fighting these medias and have our lectures be in the old fashion way why not just use them and have benefit from them as we educate our students. At the end we as educators has to realize that the world is changing and so has to be our teaching methods.