Sunday, October 31, 2010

Blog Post #10

An Open Letter To Educators

We are using the model of education that should have been changed by now. Education should change to conform with the needs of the students and how the world of technology is moving. I would not drop out of school, even if all the knowledge I need is free, because this free knowledge does not come with a degree. We still know that employers want you to have a degree in the field in which you apply for and to get this degree you must attend  a college or university. 
I believe that students should be more active in their learning. To be involved will make learning more interesting and it will encourage students to do more. I have also experienced the same things while sitting through a lecture just trying to stay awake would be very hard, much less trying to comprehend what the instructor would be talking about. Some of my instructors would encourage open discussion and questions on the current subject, and it made the topic more interesting.

I have learned so much in this short time that I have been in the EDM310 class and I have really enjoyed this class even if it has been kind of stressful sometimes.

 Don't Let Them Take Pencils Home

What I got out of this post is not about pencils, but about technology in school. Pencils have always been around for years and everyone uses them from the rich to the poor. Technology on the other hand is not available to everyone. Some people sees computers as a toy and not as a tool for learning. If we can teach parents and student alike that technology is the tool of today and of the future, we may get more people interested in learning. People would be surprised, by what the parents have learned from what is taught to their children at school. So we can help the students and the parents by educating them on the subject of technology.


I have dedicated my life to the service of others by always putting my fellow man ahead of my self.



  1. Pencils are a metaphor for technology! You are the first to recognize this! Fantastic!!

  2. Your sentence is very interesting to me right now because of its altruistic base. I am reading Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, and she says production and happiness cannot result from true altruism, and others have said that your sentence is impossible. However, I would like to see you prove them wrong if that's what you aim to achieve!

  3. Hi Cathy! What a great post! I got some different view points by reading your response! I agree that it is still worth staying in school to have a degree. Even though a degree is not necessarily a guarantee to a career anymore, it still acknowledges that you have worked hard and accomplished the goal of going to college.

    I also enjoyed your take on "pencils" being technology and your sentence. That is a very important legacy to leave.

    Good luck with your learning journey!
    Laura Scott