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About tracyg4walden

Currently pursuing Masters degree in Instructional Design and Technology

Learning; my reflection on the last eight weeks

     Learning is such a fascinating word. It can mean something totally different depending on who you ask. Wikipedia (2010) defines learning as, “acquiring new knowledge, behaviors, skills, values, or preferences and may involve synthesizing different types of information”. How … Continue reading

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Fitting the Pieces together

I can not imagine how I functioned without the internet and its vast array of resources. I was a frequent visitor at the local library where I would spend countless hours pouring over reference material. It is hard to imagine … Continue reading

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Reflecting how I learn in 2010

Connectivism is how adult learning can be defined for 2010. Interestingly enough I was not even aware of this concept a few months ago. Some of the Principles of Connectivism noted by Siemans (2004) are: Learning and knowledge rests in … Continue reading

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Connectivism

Connectivism Wikipedia (2010) defines connectivism as “a learning theory for the digital age“. Technology has drastically changed how we learn and provides us with unlimited resources to enhance our learning powers. I have added a link to my mindmap on what I … Continue reading

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Week Two: My Search for References

Reference One: The Brain and Adult Learning Over the past week, I have been reviewing articles and journals regarding how the brain affects the way we learn as adults. I would like to design new training programs that will capture … Continue reading

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Loving it!

Although I just started blogging last week, I am loving it! Where have I been all this time! I recently discovered Google reader (thanks to Dr. W) and truly had a WOW moment. I am hooked on it. I subscribed … Continue reading

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Week One Blogging Mania!

I am naïve not only to blogs, but also websites such as twitter or face book. I typically utilized the internet for research or when I needed to look up a recipe. My experience grew as I became a paramedic educator, … Continue reading

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Welcome to my blog

Hi, I look forward to chatting with my fellow learners.

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Novice at Work

Welcome to my blog. This is my first blog so please be patient while I build the site:)

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