Literacy in the Digital Age course from Chadron State College has provided me with a great opportunity to learn and grow in my digital skills and knowledge. I was unsure of how this course would go, and what exactly I learn, but I didn’t think I would learn or care as much as I have already! In the beginning, I had the attitude that this was just another course I had to pass to get my degree, but this has blossomed into so much more. It has opened my eyes to a whole new world of possibilities, not only for my own personal learning but for assisting me a helping my students learn better from my teaching. I think that this course has exceeded my expectations because while there is a substantial amount of work, the work required is meaningful and essential in learning and obtaining necessary information.
My favorite module of the course so far was module 5. For starters, I deeply enjoy the Independent Learning Project assignment. The ILP has made me get out of my comfort zone and open up about my faith in God. Another reason I picked module 5 as my favorite module is for the Personal Learning Network assignment. This assignment showed me how truly important it is to building a professional network. Finding peers that you can share and collaborate with is vital in learning and discovering new and important information in your field of study.
The most challenging module so far was probably module 7, mainly because of the 30 day challenge. While, I think that this 30 day challenge will be a great learning experience and opportunity to grow, it brings a new load of work along with it. While, this work isn’t overly difficult most of the time, some of it is going to be brand new for me. I say that mainly because in the field of digital competency I am average at best, so sometimes I struggle with learning new tools or resources. That being said, I still find it very rewarding when I do learn or perform something new.
For the second half of the course I hope to learn more tools and resources to help with my future classes. Along with learning new tools and resources, I hope to develop my reading, writing, and digital literacy skills. All of those areas are extremely important, not only for being a successful adult in the world, but for being a successful teacher. I look forward to this next eight weeks and what it might entail.
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