I also know that I put a lot of pressure on myself to do everything to the best of my ability. Which used to annoy me greatly, and still does but its more rare now!
This portfolio exhibits the knowledge I have gained in the program and showcases several products that are representative of that knowledge. As I reach this conclusion, I am reflecting on my learning in the master's program.
To begin my reflection, I started by looking at my Personal Goal Statement that I wrote for admittance into the program.
I had a lot of goals and was very enthusiastic to begin my learning. In this paper, I would like to expand on three major goals I had and how they have been achieved since I began. More specifically, I was looking to gain proficiency in "creating web pages, interactive Internet lessons, and how to use technology such as computerized temperature probes, digital cameras, digital video etc.
The beginning Educational Technology Certification courses covered a lot of the "basics" that I am very familiar with. So, with the support of the instructor, I also began learning about web pages, web quests, and creating tutorials.
There was a lot of "trial and error" learning and ultimately a decision to scrap some projects, get new software and start over again in Cohort phase of courses.
Since then, I feel that I have learned a great deal about web pages. When I think of the time I have spent trying to figure out how to make everything work, I wish I had taken a course totally devoted to learning Dreamweaver.
I have learned to develop and design comprehensive web sites. The "Holt Central High" site, my school's web site, as well as my own "Pam's Portfolio" are two examples. In addition to learning web authoring software I was able to enhance my web pages with photos and graphics for headings, backgrounds, and navigation buttons.
I have created a WebQuest on my own too and it has been a good resource for my students.
I have had less success learning how to use the other technology. I have a digital camera at school that I have used more extensively than before mostly because I confiscated it from a former employee who had taken it home. I have worked with the photo editor that is a part of Windows, but would really like to study how to use a professional editor.
I purchased a digital video recorder over Christmas, but haven't had time to do more than record and copy to a video tape. I would like to learn how to edit movies and be able to put short clips on the Internet. I have not had any opportunity to use any other technology, but I hope to in the future and feel very confident in my abilities to do so.
As I progressed through the master's program, I tried to produce lasting, authentic work. Even for assignments that I did not feel necessarily applied to me, I tried to put my own spin on and to bring away something I could use.
I implemented many projects with my students that I had been considering for some time. I was excited to develop and implement these projects. I chose this program area because it was of interest to me both personally and professionally.
I have been taking courses of one sort or another since graduating high school. The master's program has fulfilled the basic idea behind the term lifelong learning in that it is "deliberate, focused learning that occurs throughout a person's lifetime.
Being in this master's program has resulted in a confidence in my own abilities as student as well as being able to apply new technology skills and knowledge at home and in my profession. This program has done just that. Throughout the program, I have learned how to define technology, how to evaluate technology, how to incorporate technology into my curriculum, and how to design and evaluate effective technology programs.
I wanted to find a way to best meet the variety of needs of the students in my classrooms and found that both my students and I have greatly benefited.
I feel that I have met and exceeded my goals, have thoroughly enjoyed the program, the professors, and my cohort team. Its been frustrating, tiring, time consuming, expensive and all around a great experience.
As I walk away at the completion of my master's degree, I like to think of it as a continuation and not as the endMy Course Reflection Andrew P. Fields US/ April 27, Nakia Samuel My Course Reflection For this paper I will be discussing the long-term results and the value of completing a degree in higher education, how the tools and assessments over the last nine weeks will help me in future courses, and my .
Student Course Reflection US/ October 27, The long-term results and the value of completing my degree will help me to accomplish one of my life long goals.
My long-term results would be meeting the minimum or preferred qualifications for any job that may require me to have an associates or bachelor’s degree. Earlier this week I received the last email from my online personal finance instructor, a message announcing the final tally of our class grades: 18 A's, 6 B's, 4 C's and 5 F's.
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Reflections are. Learning, thinking and doing Reflection and course study Many of the units on the OpenLearn website include self-assessment questions and activities designed to require you to stop and think, sometimes to take action.