Probably this formal approach may seemed odd as my previous post is a bit lay back, however, this post onwards will be on my self-reflection for; GE2153 Educational Technology course that I am currently taking for this semester. I reused my student Weebly page from a previous course; Computer in Education as I find Weebly an easier platform to work with. When I first heard about this course, I was quite excited as I was able to perform task, work with a computer and having the opportunity to learn about different software and tech stuff that could help expand my knowledge on the progressing world of ICT specifically in the educational field.
Coming from a small town; Kuching in Sarawak, I am quite blessed for I am able to partake in the educational field and learn about technology along the four years of studying. Technology has always been a part of me since I was a child as my grandfather was a computer programmer; hence I was exposed to gadgets and any new devices or technology there is. I hope the ecstatic feeling will stay whenever I enter this class.
Moving forward, it is the first meeting or class for Educational Technology this week. However, I was not able to show up for medical reasons. I was told to register for this course online in a website called MOOC which stands for Massive Open Online Courses. I have used this website before in a previous course, TITAS but did not have the chance to explore it completely. Once I registered the course, the application that is provided in the page was sufficient enough to tell me where to get and submit my assignments and there is even a chat box provided! Not only we are able to converse among our peers in UKM but also elsewhere; specifically for the students from other university that is partaking this course as well. This is a screenshot of the MOOC website :
“Hello, I'm Rebecca Lydia anak Richmond. One fact about me is that I enjoy literature and reading poetry and novels. I am infatuated with cats. I am the eldest; I have a younger brother and a sister. In terms of career plans, I wish to pursue in literature initially and hoping to be able to do so eventually in the future. Why teaching? I found joy in seeing others being able to understand a certain fact that they are unable to fathom at first. Apart from that,I have always been interested in learning about technology as both my uncle and grandfather influenced me into experimenting with the many wonders of technology. Technology has been a part of life since I was four years old and it still does until today. My hope for this course at the end of the semester is that I hope I am able to grasp and learn new knowledge and use it in my daily life as technology; as we all know helps us to improve the teaching and learning process into a better one for the students. Thank you :)”
Another part of the assignment given is this reflection. With that, I end my reflection for this week with a big heart and a hopeful soul that I will enjoy and ace this course :)