How has your network changed the way you learn? The ways that I have learned in the past has greatly been impacted by the ways that I am learning now. It is important for me to know how and where to locate learning resources and gather information that is readily available without going to my local library. At this point in my life, I appreciate the convenience of technology. Thanks to the digital age of the Internet and personal computers, I am able to learn from various sources such as  Wikipedia, forums, chat groups, eLearning/Distance learning, online communities, and the latest learning tool for me—blogging all from the comfort of my home.

In my current class, “Learning Theories and Instruction” I am engaging in a new learning path and knowledge-based skills not only applicable to me in the classroom but also in learning out-of-the classroom. As a former corporate trainer for adults learning, I was only interested in how best to create learning that was conducive to their needs, but the wealth of knowledge that I have acquired during this course has been Beneficial to me to use with all genre of learners including, but not limited to, my own learning needs.

Which digital tools best facilitate learning for you? I think the digital tools that work best for me is the Internet—wikis, blogs, web feed, eLearning, webinars, Distance learning as well as forums. I have found, since taking online classes that engaging all of these tools have really helped me in my ability to require and understand different learning theories and learning needs

 How do you gain new knowledge when you have questions? Now that I have been introduced to different ways in which to communicate, my favorite way to gain knowledge is via the Wikis, forums and blogs.

In what ways does your personal learning network support or refute the central tenets of connectivism? My personal learning networks have been very instrumental in providing the kind of learning experience for me to complete my education in the comfort of my home thanks to the digital age of technology. The fact that I am able to find information on any subject germane to my learning experience is also great.

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