Philosophy of Educational Technology
COURSE: ETEC 511 (Core Course), Foundations of Educational Technology, Course Description
TYPE OF ASSIGNMENT: Individual
TITLE: Philosophy of Educational Technology
To clearly articulate my philosophy of educational technology. To communicate what I believe about education, people, media and technology. To represent my philosophy of educational technology as a concept map to illustrate the elements of my philosophy and how they relate to each other.
I wrote my philosophy of educational technology one year into the MET program and I believe that was perfect timing. I had 3 courses and another year of teaching under my belt which helped me to articulate my thoughts about learning and teaching in the digital age. Looking back on this assignment, I can honestly say that my philosophy has not changed. Re-reading what I wrote has affirmed that I am truly passionate about Universal Design for Learning and that UDL is what guides me in my teaching. This is evidenced by other assignments I undertook over the last two years in the program as I frequently related the topic I was studying to UDL. For example, in ETEC 500, I wrote a literature review and research proposal on the topic of integrating SMART Board technology into classroom practice with the principles of UDL and in ETEC 532, I wrote a research paper on the use of electronic portfolios in elementary and middle school settings to enable multiple means of representation of student work.
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