Lifelong Learners and Technology
I’m learning just how amazing, useful and fun new technology is these days. When I first went back to school, I watched in awe as my younger colleagues communicated with each other effortlessly, this of course all done in cyberspace. Facebook, Tweeting, Skype, texting, they were organizing, meeting, conferring and getting things done on-line. The power of social networking is phenomenal. Just look at last year’s “Arab Spring” or the student protests in Quebec. For mature learners like us, getting on board the technology train and learning how to use these tools is crucial if we are to keep up with our own learning and the world at large. So what are your thoughts on the matter?
How are you coping with technology? Which tool(s) do you find more effective for communicating, keeping in touch or getting your point across? I’d love to hear what you have to say.
About M. BehrendAs a kid growing up in the sixties I had an overactive imagination. As an adult I realized that sometimes the truth can be more amazing than fiction. Everybody has at least one good story to tell.