Week 9

A Day of Disconnect Revisited

Your first post of the semester challenged you to disconnect for twenty-four hours. That was an interesting learning experience for all of us. For the past eight weeks, we’ve been exploring and discussing topics related to online communication, digital identity and relationships, copyright, privacy, and more. We’ve gained a deeper understanding of  how technology has evolved and the role technology plays in our lives and in society. Needless to say, we’ve been connected!

Hopefully, since you’ve been in this course, you’ve learned how to use technology to become a more self-directed learner, and while you still maybe connected quite often, perhaps you are connected in a different way and for a different purpose. This is what this week’s post is about. How is being disconnected for twenty-four hours now, different than it was eight weeks ago?

The same rules apply. If you can’t do it, then write your post about why it’s impossible for you to disconnect. Regardless of how much time you spend disconnected, I am most concerned about how you have grown in the last eight weeks in terms of the way you use technology to communicate and to guide you as a learner. Have you become more digitally literate and are you a more cognizant digital citizen?

Perhaps you rely less on technology now than you did eight weeks ago.  Perhaps you have decided to focus more on face to face communication rather than connecting virtually with your peers. Each of you will have a different perspective and experience to share, as you did eight weeks ago. I am excited to read your reflection on how your “disconnected” journey has come full circle.

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