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, shakirajones, December 9, 2013
VIEW MY PADLET Check out the ways I utilize padlet, a new website i love and discovered from course. I also love wikispaces, and I deal website for building your own fast website, for free! These are presentations I generated to present to high school students based on my study abroad experience in Senegal, West […] Mon, 09 Dec 2013 15:35:53 +0000 [Comment]

STEM and Metaliteracy
, shakirajones, December 9, 2013
As a student in the STEM field, I could relate to this MOOC, even though I didn’t get much info from the discussion in connecting STEM with Metaiteracy. Because I am highly interested in the STEM Field, I think I was looking for much more out of this post. Nonetheless, STEM is incorporating itself into […] Mon, 09 Dec 2013 15:22:35 +0000 [Comment]

Sue Thomas: Technobiophilia
, shakirajones, December 9, 2013
Important Quote and Analysis 1. “We surf the net, stream our films and save stuff in the cloud. Can we get all the nature we need from the digital world?” Literally an article that has me mind blown. I never thought of why we aways have some form of nature as wallpapers on our phones, […] Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:53:08 +0000 [Comment]

Open Learning Initiative
shakiraj23, shakirajones, November 12, 2013
CLICK ON LINK I think it is important that we follow up on the topics we discuss through this information literacy course. Going back to open learning access, and the idea of having access to free education, I came across a website which allows one to do so. I actually am considering taking a course […] Tue, 12 Nov 2013 07:55:04 +0000 [Comment]

Citizen Journalism
shakiraj23, shakirajones, November 12, 2013
For this MOOC, I would like to touch base on the concept of Citizen Journalism. I believe this MOOC was pretty straight forward and didn’t leave a lot of room for interpretation or interesting feelings to be discussed by myself in particular.  HOWEVER, I finally generated a few very solid  points about news/media literacy .  […] Tue, 12 Nov 2013 07:10:38 +0000 [Comment]

Data Visualization mooc4
shakiraj23, shakirajones, October 16, 2013
            David McCandless: The Beauty of Data Visualization is quite interesting. Some aspects of information is visual and not laid out to us in stone. The beauty of visual data is the need for metacognition and extensive thinking. McCandless points out that some things cannot be understood unless you visualize […] Wed, 16 Oct 2013 06:15:37 +0000 [Comment]

Looking at Metaliteracy from a Field Theory Perspective
shakiraj23, shakirajones, October 10, 2013
This post is geared towards Dr. Paul Prinsloo’s 3.2 MOOC discussion. Before developing a post on 3.1, I wanted to comment on this particular presentation. We discussed in class if Dr. Prinsloo’s interpretation of field theory correlated with metaliteracy. My group concluded that it certainly did. This presentation took us a while to interpret. The […] Thu, 10 Oct 2013 12:30:58 +0000 [Comment]

“Format Change”
shakiraj23, shakirajones, October 9, 2013
This post is a response to Char Booth’s discussion on the Metacognitive Dimension of Metaliteracy and Revaluing Libraries (MOOC 2). Booth mentioned something in her discussion that influenced this post; the idea of format change.  We moved from tablets, scrolls and books towards a different type of aspect to teach similar strategies. We use servers and […] Wed, 09 Oct 2013 10:21:50 +0000 [Comment]

Padlet vs. ThinkBinder
shakiraj23, shakirajones, September 20, 2013
Who knew there were so many helpful websites besides google and yahoo answers. There are bibliography generators, research aides and much more comprised on the list Professor Jacobson sent the class . Thinkbuilder is a pretty decent website. It is ideal for students. In fact, it’s pretty convenient! It’s ashame half of these websites aren’t […] Thu, 19 Sep 2013 04:24:24 +0000 [Comment]

The Main Idea of it All……
shakiraj23, shakirajones, September 20, 2013
Metaliteracy connects social media and viabale information in an environment conducive for learning. The unique idea that metaliteracy provides is that we are no longer consumers of information, but constant producers. We are now able to explore and continousuly interpret a diaspora of information created by our peers and those in Wed, 18 Sep 2013 19:32:04 +0000 [Comment]

Making a Connection to Society
shakiraj23, shakirajones, September 11, 2013
Society is ever evolving and ever changing. Styles, weather and in this case; technology is always evolving. As soon as you get adjusted to a particular technological medium, someone is behind a computer creating something more efficient and dazzling to … Continue reading → Wed, 11 Sep 2013 07:38:32 +0000 [Comment]

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