Reflection on Articles

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1 In article by AUDREY WATTERS I  found out that Students are given their own web space to write and express themselves. Students also get to keep the material that they created throughout the class, take it with them and access it anytime. Gardner Campbell, professor at Baylor University called a “personal cyberinfrastructure” where students:  “not only would acquire crucial technical skills for their digital lives but also would engage in work that provides richly teachable moments…. Fascinating and important innovations would emerge as students are able to shape their own cognition, learning, expression, and reflection in a digital age, in a digital medium. Students would frame, curate, share, and direct their own ‘engagement streams’ throughout the learning environment.” Having their own domain gives student more control over their work and helps them learn.

2 In article by ANDREW RIKARD I read that more and colleges around the country are starting to use websites to as a tool for education. I think it is a great way to prepare students for future and teach them how to properly use web and great programs such as WorldPress.  “University of Mary Washington (UMW) adopted it. She argues that: “To own one’s domain gives students an understanding of how Web technologies work. It puts them in a much better position to control their work, their data, their identity online.”  I believe that learning such skills are beneficial for all students since we are moving stands future that is dependent on cyber-functioning.

3 In article Vartan Gregorian talked about how higher education needs to be more flexible. It needs to be more integrated. To be able to put different fields together to customize majors and make major that suits you to preparer you better for the future. “  The complexity of the world requires us to have a better understanding of the relationships and connections between all fields that intersect and overlap — economics and sociology, law and psychology, business and history, physics and medicine, anthropology and political science. “ Students need to have more freedom to pick what they want to do in the future and also what interest them the most instead of just forcing on what everyone else is learning.

Some students graduate with a degree and have no idea what to do after. In my opinion by giving students academic freedom will make them more responsible and determined for future.

All three articles describe how to improve student’s academic freedom and help them to use it. Students get to pick their own classes, with help of web domain students get to be in charge of keeping all the materials at the end the course instead of their work just disappearing. They can keep their Eports for future job search school or whatever else they desire. It can be useful for many different purposes. After reading those three articles I am motivated to learn more about Eport and how to use is. I think it will help me to focus on my on my work and will help me explore with my education.

Works Cited

Gregorian, Vartan. “The Unity of Knowledge.” Nature 143.3619 (1939):            391-92. 4 June 2004. Web. 6 Feb. 2017.

Rikard, Andrew. “Do I Own My Domain If You Grade It? (EdSurge News).”         EdSurge. EdSurge, 31 Jan. 2017. Web. 6 Feb. 2017.

Watters, Audrey. “The Web We Need to Give Students.” Hack    Education. 19 October 2015.

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6 thoughts on “Reflection on Articles”

  1. This is a great post! This is the part where I really got excited: “Some students graduate with a degree and have no idea what to do after. In my opinion by giving students academic freedom will make them more responsible and determined for future.” You do a fantastic job moving slowly through the main arguments, and then tying together the points to come up with your own perspective. It’s going to be a GREAT semester for you, I can feel it! Very excited to work with you–

  2. You can delete this comment (choose “trash” instead of “approve”) since it’s just a minor detail that might help.

    Don’t forget what we call “articles,” short words before nouns, like “a” or “the”. For example, when you say, “In article by Andrew Rikard,” you really want to be saying, “In THE article by Andrew Rikard.”

    In general though, your English is beautiful! Impressive!

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