Short Critical Reflection Paper
* Presnky, in his infamous article “Digital Natives and Digital Immigrants,” coined the notion that the youth are digital natives and the older generation digital immigrants. But I am not sure I agree. I know many teenagers who can download movies, post to Facebook, find a YouTube video and more, but the minute they need to learn something there is a lack of knowledge. Am I wrong here? I would not agree with Presnky either. I do think teenagers are very familiar with computers and the basic functions of computers. I know many teenagers who know how to operate computers just to log onto Facebook and create a profile or to surf the internet but there is definitely a lack of computer knowledge. I can even use myself as an example. Before taking this course, I have operated computers for many years and know the basics of using a computer. I knew how to use the internet efficiently, I knew how to operate Microsoft Word, and I knew how to download pictures to my computer memory. However, I did not truly understand computer systems or how to operate a computer to the full extent of its capabilities. Now I feel I am more computer literate and have a better understanding of computers. I feel that with the exponential growth of technology, schools will incorporate more computer literacy classes in all grade levels. * What are the advantages and disadvantages of synchronous and asynchronous learning in an online class with students from different professions living all over the United States – just like Ashford? SYNCHRONOUS LEARNING
Synchronous learning is online classes that meet or log on at a specific date and time. There are many advantages of synchronous learning. Synchronous learning is real time interaction with fellow classmates and the instructor. The students are able to participate in group discussions with each other and this type of learning can make the students feel like they are in a classroom setting....
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