Finally Making those Connections

For this final task I decided to try another activity – Wordle. I thought this might be a good exercise because in a way in links those words and phrases that have been integral to the journey.

This journey has been interesting to say the least. I thought I had signed up for one thing… got something completely different… but in the end we ended up where I thought we would. To be honest I wasn’t thrilled about the origins of the course and if wasn’t for the fact that I needed this course for my PB+15 I would have dropped it. I have courses about to expire and I needed this course to “keep them” (long and complicated story). I guess what I am getting at is I am glad I stayed the course – I really enjoyed it (honestly)!! Like I said if I didn’t have to I would have dropped it and I would have missed out on so much.

I would like to thank Jeff Miller, my classmates and the designers of this course. So much of this MET program does not include practical examples and practices of technology, web 2.0, social media, etc. It is my opinion that is courses like these that are most meaningful to me and my career. I take examples and practices from this course and immediately implement them into my teachings.

I want to wish you all luck, say “thanks” (again) and wish you a happy and restful holidays!

Ryan

Here is my Wordle (I entered terms that were meaningful to me as well as the link to our class blog). This is what was generated – if you click on the thumbnail you will get an enlarged version:

Wordle: ETEC540 Making Connections Wordle

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3 Responses to Finally Making those Connections

  1. Camille Maydonik says:

    Great Wordle Ryan! I also used Wordle in my final post: http://blogs.ubc.ca/etec540sept10/2010/12/01/final_thoughts/

    Interesting how they are similar, yet different.

    Great learning with you!

    Camille

  2. Brian Farrell says:

    Ryan, you’re very right, this has been a very practical and interesting course. I too had my hesitations, but can now honestly say that it has easily been my favourite course in the MET program thus far. I greatly appreciated the opportunity to discuss things that did not always centre around pedagogy, even if I could see how they might clearly link to my current educational practice.

    Brian

  3. lesliedawes says:

    Great Wordle, Ryan. I had never made or heard of Wordle until this course. It is a fun way to be creative and a fascinating link to educational pedagogy. Words are powerful. To quote Ong,”Writing makes ‘words’ appear similar to things because we think of words as the visable marks signaling words to decoders; we can see and touch such inscribed ‘words’ in texts and books.” (Ong. 11).
    Enjoy the break.
    Leslie

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