#edcmooc BEING HUMAN
REASSERTING THE HUMAN
Interesting videos: human beings are different from machines and robots and they share the features of belonging to a special group, they have feelings. They love, they suffer, they are afraid and are not like a machine. I feel that technology is a tool, it can facilitate the life of men but at the same time it is not the only part of the life of a man. I feel that technology will not be too powerful to make the human beings less human. It will not control us to make us tied to it. It will change part of us , but we are individuals and want to be " thinkers", people who can decide, say things in a different way.
We share life with other people, we love, hate, get into troubles, thus we are different.
The language of human beings makes them different, because they can create. We have hundreds of languages and we get in touch with people by using different idioms. We can create masterpieces of art, in architecture, we can write poems and we can do a lot of activities that can help human beings, I just want to mention the great job made by Strada with EMERGENCY or the many educators in the world who are working to create a learning environment in the poorest areas of the world........................
I am a bit late with my post, week 4 has just started but I have worked on line with other interesting MOOCS. I am a teacher and a life-long learner. Thus you will understand why I liked some topics discussed in this part of the course . The readings about education were great because they presented the problem of education in terms of human beings and how technologies can change the life of students.
TECHNOLOGY WITH A HUMAN PURPOSE
Interesting and positive for me was this article presented in the RESOURCE SECTION :
Monke, L (2004) The Human Touch, EducationNext in http://educationnext.org/thehumantouch/
Monke stated that wired schools cannot offer a solution in education because students and children need to be in contact with reality, they need to think about what they are learning and not only have access to lots of information. Passive learning in front of the computer cannot be the right solution, What I liked was his ideas about technology awareness. Education is changing but teachers and educators should teach their children and students how to cope with technology so that they will be able to use it in the right way from school, from home and at work. This is a competence for our children to be acquired from school and it should help them to possess the new skills for their future life.
Technology will help to provide education on line : a good example is the use of videos or webminars by using special technology like with Skype or GOOGLE HANGOUTs, in general most of adults will like this use of modern technology because they will have contact with other people and their teachers and you will continue sharing the educational path and will not drop out.
Thanks to technology I could follow a great event on line and off line :
I was part of this group of teachers and educators in the world who could learn, meet on line teachers who presented their projects and I realized how education is changing. To conclude I have met new teachers and I have virtually shared my experience with them thanks to modern technology by using internet and sitting in my room. I have met the world..............