Adjusting to new Technology

Technology you cannot live with it and you cannot live without it currently. Well, if you really tried to live without it you could. Some of the first experiences with the shift in technology I remember were automated customer service lines, and texting on a number pad and having to press the number a few times to get to the letter you want. Technology is a wonderful thing, however if you do not know how to use it or if you were not knowledgeable in some way, you are completely lost when you get on board.

Needless, to say once you are on board you are hooked for example if you had a Blackberry this may have been your first experience of having your work life at your fingertips. On the other hand, how about being able to record your favorite shows and watch other shows all at the same time? More importantly, being able to do your homework at 3’olock in the morning when the house is quiet. Also, this could be when you have or had an aha moment for the assignment that you just could not focus on until the day of.

Technology has made it easier for the working adult to return to school. Technology is making it easier for adult educators to engage their learners. With that cloud computing and mobile applications are helping to bridge the convenience of online classes and having all the resources you need at your fingertips. Now, the key is learning to use this technology and implementing this technology into our best practices to further enhance the learning for our students.


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