I wish to learn this semester all I can about educational technology. Maybe a bit simplistic of a statement but it is what I want. I wish to have a better understanding as to why some people hold technology in such high regards, and also take a look at why some despise is and deem it as the anti-christ. What makes people go crazy about technology? How can it help the elderly or our tots? How can we use it to help ourselves with daily activities? Has it become so intelligent that it is better than having a human around? Has artificial intelligence gotten so good that it sometimes invades our privacy?
Maybe this isn't really directly pertaining to our ETEC course, but maybe we will hit these point along the way. If we don't, maybe I can dig up some findings for myself. I would also like to understand how technology can be used to the fullest in the classroom and how teachers can utilise it for all types of students and all age groups. I would like to learn something that I can use out in the real world. What I know about technology really is very little in correlation to what the average office or corporation or education setting would like me to know. I wish to hone my skills to a more broad knowledge of technology.
I know I have been all over the place with this one, but I guess that's what great about blogging...it's like blurting it all out :) :) :)