New School Technology
As one being from the old school as some will call it, I am finding all the modern every day
technology both interesting and confusing. When I decided to return to college, it was a bit
overwhelming being that most students were the same age as my own children. I did not own a
computer or laptop let alone really know how to use one. I laugh now but I needed help in turning
one on. E-mail ? what is that ? I found it pretty easy once I knew what I was doing.
I quickly found out that every professor assumed all students had access to or owned some
kind of computer. Classrooms and procedures were very different from when I attended
Lakeland Community College in 1999. At the beginning of last semester, my daughter
helped me purchase a laptop, but she had to set it up also. I became more familiar with
sending and receiving e-mails and using Google to look up information which became very
convenient not having to walk to the library for help.
Around Christmas time, my son decided that I should get a Facebook account, oh my....
I had seen one but was not sure what it was all about. I am still working on learning all
aspects and occasionally have to ask for help. I have found family and friends that I
otherwise would not know where they were. I only use it to chat and have not posted
Now I come to the English class learning more ways to communicate using Twitter and Blogs.
I was not even sure what they were but it sounded like something I should know to keep up
with the times. These two measures are also interesting and I can see how one would use them.
It has been hard to comprehend all of this at once, but the more I try to use them, it becomes
easier The world is at your finger tips I heard it said somewhere. That is definitely true. One
can find information, people, and what is going on in our crazy world.
When it came to the Prezi presentation, however, I was totally lost trying to figure out
videos and putting pictures up. I think this will take a long time for me., but in the mean time,
I will play around with the Twitter . I am not sure I will use the Blog but we will see when I
am more familiar with all of the modern day ever advancing technology. Thanks for the class,
and all who are helping me, and yes, of course, my kids.