Category Archives: EC&I 831

Summary of Learning

Was there anything that wasn’t new for me in this course? I don’t think so! I learned so much throughout the past few months, and my previous stance on limited use of social media and technology has been consistently challenged throughout this … Continue reading

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How to Learn Online – Steps Through the Eyes of a Tech Newbie

“Learning how to learn is one of the most important skills in life” Nourma F Fauziyah I thought I knew how to learn before this class. I worked hard in school. I paid attention, did my homework, studied like crazy, … Continue reading

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Can’t we all just get along?

Have I mentioned before that I feel as though I live in a bubble? Under a rock? In my own little world? Or, at least, I did – before this class. There are so many things I had never heard … Continue reading

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To Shame or Not to Shame?

  You take two steps forward, and then you take one back. Or, your life imitates snakes and ladders; you take one giant leap upwards, but then you slither back down farther than where you started. At times, I feel this … Continue reading

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World of extremes

Technology opens up options. And closes things in. It can be both beneficial and harmful. It can be used for privacy, or for the safety and security of the general population. It can bring people together, and yet divide them … Continue reading

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The winner for best digital footprint is… not me

What does your online presence say about you? According to the Pew Research Centre, “[s]even in ten online adults have searched online for information about other people” (2010). At first, it may seem shocking, but I can’t remember the last … Continue reading

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Will they shake their heads?

“Knowledge is power” – Francis Bacon I have always been a history buff. From a young age, I loved learning about the past, and particularly, the social and political movements of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries that made way for … Continue reading

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Roasting 2.0

I will admit, when I first saw the word self-trolling, I had no idea what it meant. Quickly, upon reading Tanith Carey’s article Why teenagers are self-trolling on websites like Reddit, I understood what it meant and, more importantly, how dangerous it can be. Photo … Continue reading

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Just a Snap Away

Living in the moment.  What does this mean? After a quick google search, you could find multiple definitions. The majority of them however, promote a peaceful mindset, stress-free, and unplugged. The images from said google search indicate similar behaviours. Usually enjoying … Continue reading

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But all the cool kids are doing it

Summary of articles Did you know that 92% of teenagers participate in online activities or social media every day? Although I didn’t know this particular statistic before reading Teens, Social Media, and Technology Overview 2015 by Amanda Lenhart, I knew that teens, and … Continue reading

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