Monday, May 17, 2010

Emerging Instructional Technologies Blog Begins

Although I enjoy learning new tools and creating new websites and collaborating online and twitter (maybe) and blogging (maybe), I'm starting to feel a little ADD with all of the variety required by the Emerging Instructional Technologies (EIT) and Media Planning and Production (MPP) classes. In most of my posts to this blog, I think I am going to attempt to summarize what I have been working on for EIT and for MPP.
Since class began on May 4,
For EIT I have:
  • Started reading both textbooks on my Kindle (something else I'm trying to learn at the same time). Both books are very well written, inspiring and interesting...something rare in required reading.
  • Created a WikiSpace:
  • Created a Twitter account: jenniekies
  • Created this blog
  • Spent time watching TED Talks (my favorite one is embedded on my WikiSpace)
  • Contributed to discussions on the class website
  • Contributed to the class wiki (not the Dede topics yet, but I've started reading them)
  • Found out that I was asleep when I was supposed to be participating in a chat with the class (I go to bed at 9 PM)

For MPP, I have:

  • Started reading the required text...painful. I'm sure the underlying information is useful, but the presentation is so dull it's hard to determine what's important and inspiring.
  • Tried out different online presentation tools: see list on Wiki
  • Contributed to discussions
  • Made a final presentation proposal

When it's written out like that, it doesn't seem quite so frenetic. Hmmmm...lists are good.


  1. LOVE your list, I checked off what I had done against yours, so I must be doing ok...I am a little frustrated that there is no "place" where there are firm dates as to when things are due, (if there is, please clue me in!?)

  2. Wow, Jennie.
    Looks like you are taking this class seriously. Did you buy the Kindle for the class?
    I like your wiki. You have included a variety of great resources. Are you going to use Animoto with your students next year?
    I look forward to watching the TED Talk you suggested.

  3. Wow! I am so impressed that you were able to get it all down; it does seem so simple in a list. I am feeling very lost and scattered, and being a random person that loves disorganized chaos, this is a very new feeling for me. :)