After reading Why ‘A Domain of one’s own’ Matters (For the future of Knowledge) I have a different perspective than I did heading into this undertaking of creating my website/blog. I came into feeling like it was solely about creating this website to channel my assignments to my instructors and to show that I was capable of creating the website/blog to appease a requirement and to check the box.
Funny how reading a simple article can change that. Now I an viewing it more an an endeavor to mark my path through the experience of wrapping up the ONID program and as a way to share my own ideas not only with others but also with myself, as it gives me the chance to reflect on my thoughts and perspectives.
This is a major mind shift for me. I am typically pretty focused on checking the boxes. While I reflect and connect what I am learning to my practices as a teacher, I never really thought about using the technology I am learning about to apply it to my own learning process. I would mark this a a good first step forward in my process. It makes me wonder why this class wasn’t required of me in the beginning of the program?