Archive for April, 2012


A farewell to CIS 0835

I did this for additional points for blogging and because it was important to put something about the class before leaving it. Although the letter I wrote for my final kind of sums it up having a page dedicated to the actual class I thought would be more meaningful.

This class has helped me alot become more familiar with how to use a computer and how to become familiar with the internet. I had no idea about soundcloud, flicker, or twitter, or alot of all these different ways people essentially enjoy their pass time or enjoy to let off a little steam. I had no idea what a blog is until i entered this class. That is pretty bad when your not familiar with recent technology. It is very important to be familiar with it not only from a job standpoint but just day to day social interaction. Social groups are formed (whether we know it or not) on our education in relation to interest. For example you wont find somone who is extreemly interested in finance and someone who is interested in animation speaking to eachtoher so much. They are educated in different ways. But understanding different aspects makes you available for discussion in more social groups increasing interaction and also possible networking in the future.

Friendship is important and so is networking, the more people you know the better because who knows what kind of opportunities you will need or others will have in the future. That in itself makes this class truely beneficial.

Another thing that is good about this class is being under time constraints and creates a sense of urgency that people need. That pressure is important when you get to the work force. For instance I had no idea literally how to do anything on the net when I took this class, although I had no idea I was still required to push through it by any means neccessary to make sure I get the projects done. My grade depended on it so I did everything I could possible to educate myself with the tools available to ensure that I make my way to becoming a better student in the class.

I will take the knowlege learned and apply it to my future in business and my social interactions, so when people talk about  these types of things in the work place or everyday life I have a handel on it and I will continue my education on it. Thank you very much for the class and I wish you good luck in the future Professor Lockman. Always remember when one door closes another opens, and I am sure that they will find another way that you will be apart of in the future once they realize the importance of the class.

 

This Ds106 assignment was to record an odd voice to make a sound clip of ordering some food at a restaurant. I can make many different types of voices but Southern just felt fitting for the assignment. Laughter is what keeps people happy and it is also the gateway to a woman’s heart 😉 lol. Anyway it was a fun assignment and a little more challenging because I had not done a audio assignment before. So none the less it took a little more time than the usuual ones.

I fought threw it and came up with this as a result I hope you like it and hope many of you decide to do the same assignment, just ensure that you have your sound cloud account I am not familiar how else to add this to your blog. Thank you so much, and if your southern I hope you have a good sense of humor this was in no way to offend anyone. If you do yours make sure your picky about what you order, can you guess what I was picky about in thsi case? The funniest part is how idiotic people really are when it comes to ordering fast food. Getting what you pay for is definately high priority on my list there for although I might not be as picky as this guy but I am in fact picky when I get fast food.

A Phd in English Lit, from U of Michigan.Bryan Alexanders video researches about emerging trends in technology and education. He talks about how he works non profit, and travels and learns from many students and faculty. Making him aextreemly reliable source for information with regard to this. Power point and how it is the lingua franc of our time. Emerging technology has significance in todays society but difficult to hear about sometimes.

A new invention replaces something else but not always that way, four futures of higher education is his main point. He speaks about the declining industries and shows some demographics. Different ways to do analysis. Anyway main points are scenarios alt residential, phantom learning, renaissance, and lost decade and I am to choose one to envision my life in.  alt residential and phantom learning are similar tbh. its about blended learning, online classes/schools instead or vs. traditional brick and mortar schools, augmented reality incorporated into day to day life and in schools.

With this in mind I think that the majority of learning will be from home. I think the cost of teaching, paying salaries, building schools and having a structure will slowly be cut. We already look for every possible aspect to save money. If the majority of this information was shared then everyone could partake in it cost free with the exeption of internet and a computer at home. Maybe online tutoring threw skype classes attendance take and instead of it being in a classroom its online.

Another thing is what if in the future technology became so good that we could infact download the information and apply it to ourselves. I am not a computer kind of guy and not the most technologically advanced when it comes to trinkets lucky to have a music player honestly. But the things i see and the things people are willing to endure for education, or looks or whatever are very extreeme. What if people could hook up a usb and within seconds know different math applications just downloaded directly to your brain? Or how about an external device because so much information could not be downloaded to the brain and you use an external hard drive. Now that sounds crazy but look at a 8 gig  thumbdrive, when I was in highschool i dont even think there were computers out that had 1 gig of space, let alone 8. It is amazing with robotronics, people have mobility in lost limbs threw brain activity. Take that to a whole new level with information.

Now that would be to easy, society would fall because there would be a large difficulty to desciper who the better canidate is for a job, the information is attainable by everyone. What purpose would everyone be working for. So many factors to take into effect. But the future holds so much its a little scary and nerve racking. But one thing is for sure, I see alot more home schooling and skype teaching with lesson plans on computers for the future generations. That is for sure.

This article gives light of personal cyber infrastructure. Every student getting their own cyber world just diving into all aspects of cyberspace. This idea is actually great, I am not that good with computers, these blogs, let alone these assignments. Partly because of interest although there would be much more interest in it if I was better at it. Just like a sport you will choose not to do it if your not good at it most of the time. But with this cyber infrastructure idea gets the new generation doggie paddeling in all aspects of it preparing them for this new digital future.

The future is Web, it is the typing, the surfing of the net, the writting languages of html, and programing, critical aspects that the majority of people atleast in my age group have no idea about. I am only 29 years old and I remember the computers we had in school lol. I can not belive that there is no delay in my text as i write this blog, I didnt know what a blog was. I wish I was better prepared in my early years for all it has came to be today. I think this idea of personal cyber infrastructure can do just that and more.

When you have a group try this out and become successful at it, because in time it will be it opens doors to other new possibilities. Advancing technology and education for future generations. I think every possible aspect that can be pursued through education should be taken. This model that is so delicately put together demonstrates a gateway to that and a possible opening door to a new day and age for not only the United States but the world.

This would in turn also make everything more efficent also with everything at your fingertips. Optimization of time is pertinate and is looked for not only by companies but also on an everyday basis. We want to enjoy the majority of our day and the more efficent it is, the more we accomplish the more we feel better about what we did that day. This idea is a stepping stone in that direction because it is now a digital age, and with the new wave in the future who knows what it could be.

For the small price of 7.99 a month, we pay more than that in taxes now anyway it might as well go to a good cause.