Please follow the link to my Mind Map
As I look at the Mind Map I created the first week of the module, I realize how ill-informed I was about education. The font in black I believe is reflection of myself as I work in higher education but not critically thinking or observing it. Honestly, I believe I used a lot of buzz words to that look good but I did not have the knowledge as to why choose these terms. After reading the materials from the first unit, I engaged in a better critical analysis of my interpretation of “What is learning?”
I still think that terms I used can be included in learning but now I have a deeper understanding of what education is and where it is going and the potential of what it can become. For example, learning can be creative but its methods can be political, trendy or outdated. The way we learn is also relative to one’s environment. A technology trend like learning through gaming may work in one region but not so in another. I also note as I review this mind map as to how I have attained some much information about learning in short amount of time. It is amazing what eight weeks will do.
Engaging in this futuring case study was a really interesting and eye opening process working on this. I have had inspiration, I have had doubts but as I reach the end of this paper, it feels good to accomplish project. Through this project, I realized that Africana Studies as a discipline can be viewed as antiquated and perhaps unable to keep up with educational technology at the rate its moving. However, using the futuring tools I have learned through this course, I believe Africana Studies definitely has a future and can create better relevancy in Higher Education today. You can read my case study here. I also have presentation to accompany my case study which you can find here.
Welcome to Amanda Cannada’s Personal Learning Environment (PLE). Please consider this website as the hub for my learning experience as a M.Ed student at Post University. My goal is to learn more about the field of Higher Education Administration.. One of my aspirations is to become a academic advisor in my department and I believe that Post University will provide the skills for me to do that.
Throughout this website you will what I am learning and my reflections on education. You will also see my Future Vision of Education Case Study which focuses on broadening the online presence of the Africana Studies Institute. I welcome you to join me on this journey and I look forward to connecting with all of you along the way.