Brittany's UUNL 300X Blog


[HTML] [XML] Last Updated:

Recent Posts

I'm Scared of Technology!
, Brittany's UUNL 300X Blog , November 27, 2013
In my last post, I touched briefly on the reluctance of many to adapt to new technological advances.As I have stated before, there are so many new technologies in our lives that help us to complete the simplest of tasks. In this day and age, I can do my grocery shopping online or even set timers in my home for my lights to come on automatically. I can go to the Campus Center at my school and order a sandwich right off of a computer, and it'll be ready for me in a few short minutes.Although .... Wed, 27 Nov 2013 01:47:00 +0000 [Comment]

Biology + Technology
, Brittany's UUNL 300X Blog , November 27, 2013
I think that this week's MOOC Talk presentation was perfectly placed in the outline for our overall MOOC course, and I thought of this final talk as a way to think about metaliteracy moving forward into the future. I like to think of technobiophilia as a synthesis of nature and technology, and I really do think that this idea is useful in terms of embracing technology and bridging the gap between analog and digital processes.I am really appreciative that my questions have been answered for .... Wed, 27 Nov 2013 00:51:00 +0000 [Comment]

Tell A Story In Five Frames
, Brittany's UUNL 300X Blog , November 22, 2013
Although I was critical of Mr. Alexander's MOOC Talk, I did like the idea of attempting to tell a story in five frames. So, I decided to try to make a story for myself, and its theme should resonate with a lot of my fellow students. Here goes! Credit: safetyreport.comCredit: wikipedia.comCredit: dealbase.comCredit: freeismylife.comCredit: What do you think my story is about? Let me know!  Fri, 22 Nov 2013 01:48:00 +0000 [Comment]

Thoughts on Visual Storytelling
, Brittany's UUNL 300X Blog , November 16, 2013
I hate to say it, but this week's MOOC Talk left me feeling pretty lost. I found the idea of digital storytelling to be a bit confusing, not in its definition but in it application. I think I understood the definition of digital storytelling fairly easily- it is using media to tell a story of someone or something that is important or relevant. Also, Bryan Alexander attributed the term "predictable," to the definition of something that would be described as the opposite of digital .... Sun, 17 Nov 2013 02:47:00 +0000 [Comment]

Where Did California Go?
, Brittany's UUNL 300X Blog , November 4, 2013
For this week's MOOC Talk, we were asked to provide our speaker with questions about his material. I was beyond ecstatic that my question was chosen! I feel like an extremely small celebrity. I am also impressed that Mr. Delano would take the time out to give me such a thoughtful response.Here is my question: It seems as if this week will be a discussion of the synthesis between news literacy and social media literacy. With social media outlets (i.e. Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr) .... Mon, 04 Nov 2013 04:04:00 +0000 [Comment]

What is "News"?
, Brittany's UUNL 300X Blog , November 4, 2013
This week's topic of Media and News Literacy led me to think about this blog post. I feel like as of late, there has been a loss in the definition of what "news" is considered to be. When I open a newspaper or turn on my TV to watch a news channel, I have always had expectations for what I was going to find. In my household, I was brought up watching the news with either my mom or dad, and it always featured pressing global, social or economic issues, with the occasional segment .... Mon, 04 Nov 2013 03:12:00 +0000 [Comment]

Examples of Visual Literacy and Learning
, Brittany's UUNL 300X Blog , October 19, 2013
In my previous post, I stated that visual association could be very useful to education. As soon as I started thinking about this idea, a couple examples of how visual aids could be effective in understanding cultural differences popped into my head. However, I came across a cool example quite a while ago.Over the summer I saw these really interesting graphics that mapped out the linguistics differences of certain words across America. I found out that we all use different words for things, .... Sat, 19 Oct 2013 07:00:00 +0000 [Comment]

Open Up Your Eyes!
, Brittany's UUNL 300X Blog , October 19, 2013
Photo credit: flickr.comBefore I get started with this post, I just want to take the time out to say that I am proud of myself in how far I have come in this MOOC course, and in my understanding of the various concepts of metaliteracy. When I first began this course, I found myself to be so lost. I don't know if the topics are becoming easier or more interesting, but I really think that the course is beginning to make a lot of sense.Anyway, back to what I'm really here to talk about! .... Sat, 19 Oct 2013 06:21:00 +0000 [Comment]

My Thoughts About Textbooks
, Brittany's UUNL 300X Blog , October 12, 2013
Photo Credit: z-comix.deviantart.comI just read a post from one of my fellow MOOC classmates, which was a mini-rant about textbooks. I would have to say that I agree with him in thinking that textbooks have been the biggest rip-off of my college career (aside from the meal plan). We, as students, spend hundreds of dollars on textbooks every semester for our courses, which I think is highly problematic for three main reasons:Issue Number 1: I think that textbooks make some teachers unbelievably .... Sat, 12 Oct 2013 20:31:00 +0000 [Comment]

Metaliteracy Across the Globe
, Brittany's UUNL 300X Blog , October 12, 2013
Photo credit: oskard.deviantart.comI found this week's topic of global education and metaliteracy to be quite interesting. Personally, Mr. Prinsloo's MOOC Talk presentation and his reading entitled "Modernity and its outcasts-the role of higher education" stood out to me the most this week.During Mr. Prinsloo's MOOC Talk, he opens up his presentation by introducing himself to his audience, and by providing us with a few key facts about himself.  He makes it a point to .... Sat, 12 Oct 2013 19:46:00 +0000 [Comment]

Why Are Some Institutions of Higher Learning More Credible Than Others?
, Brittany's UUNL 300X Blog , October 9, 2013
Throughout the last couple years, there have been many "online institutions" that are usually targeted to the alternative student; perhaps a person who is past college age, or does not have the time to make a full-time commitment to school like the average student. However, these institutions do not garner as much clout and respect as the other physical institutions (such as the University at Albany, for example).In keeping with our entire class theme, my question is, why not?! Metaliteracy .... Wed, 09 Oct 2013 05:22:00 +0000 [Comment]

Week 2:The Metacognitive Dimension of Metaliteracy
, Brittany's UUNL 300X Blog , September 29, 2013
"Thinking about your own thinking"I don't know about anyone else, but this statement is a bit paradoxical to me. As soon as I heard this definition for metacognition, the first picture that popped into my head was me in a dressing room. Have you ever gone into a fitting room with two mirrors, one in front of you and one behind, and the mirrors keep reflecting each other over and over again? Two words: Dizzying and Baffling.However, after reading Schraw and Moshman's article from this .... Sun, 29 Sep 2013 02:47:00 +0000 [Comment]

Ways to Share Metaliteracy
, Brittany's UUNL 300X Blog , September 17, 2013
During our last class meeting, we engaged in some group work using Padlet (, which enables users to create a virtual wall. Once this wall is created, the users can share the wall with others (via a URL). From there on, anyone with access to the wall can post "sticky notes" to the wall, and see notes from others in real time. We used this application during class time to post six words about metaliteracy, and to see our other classmates' responses. I found the .... Tue, 17 Sep 2013 20:24:00 +0000 [Comment]

What is the Best Way to Learn About Metaliteracy?
, Brittany's UUNL 300X Blog , September 14, 2013
Photo Credit: athleanx.comAs I was responding to other students' blog posts in the RSS feed, I came across one post that was particularly interesting. It was of another student in the MOOC, who was really excited to utilize this course in his future ventures. He also seemed to be a fan of group work and team based learning. I think that his post was great, but it led me to start thinking about some other ideas.Since metaliteracy seems to be a fairly new term, is it really best for this .... Sat, 14 Sep 2013 20:55:00 +0000 [Comment]

My interpretation of Metaliteracy
, Brittany's UUNL 300X Blog , August 28, 2013
As our first class of the semester slowly comes to a close, I am still completely baffled by the term "metaliteracy." The only way that I can understand this term, (which I hope is a correct defintion) is that metaliteracy is the synthesized term for the range of topics under information literacy. Information literacy is a very broad term, which can be applied to a user's proficiency in utilizing media literacy, traditional alphabetic literacy, .... Wed, 28 Aug 2013 15:05:00 +0000 [Comment]

, Brittany's UUNL 300X Blog , August 28, 2013
# Wed, 28 Aug 2013 14:54:00 +0000 [Comment]

Information about this feed is obtained from the feed XML file. Feed owners may supply additional information by updating their XML file