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Final Exam

1. We have used technology tools in this class to conduct research and produce work. We have also discussed the roles that technology is playing in everyday life and in education. Think ahead about 5 – 6 years; by that time most of you will have graduated and entered the workforce, the majority becoming educators. How do you see that technology will influence your teaching and student learning? Do you think that more classes will be offered online? What possibilities do you see to expand learning opportunities for students?
Technology would influence my teaching and learning in many ways. As technology begins to progress, more programs will develop and I think Microsoft Office will most likely change as well. I feel more ways to present things will come up and that learning will have less hand on activities. No, I do not think more classes will be offered online because there is only so much a teacher can do online present day. But in the future maybe there will be an increase in online classes. Technology in the future can expand the learning opportunities because it provides a broader way of teaching for individuals.

2. What did you expect from this class? How did the course meet or not meet your expectations? I expected to do a lot of computer work from this class. I expected to use Microsoft office a lot. I think the course went above my expectations. We did group projects, I learned how to right a decent research paper, I learned how to create a wiki. The class really opened up how technology can be much more useful in education in a good way.

3. I stressed the importance of conducting research then using the findings to make decisions about educational procedures/strategies/issues. Did you learn anything about this process that you feel has made an impression on you? I learned many things from this process. Researching is a very useful in education. Researching allows an individual to be in depth with the content of the class or subject in general. I learned that researching is an efficient way to be successful in school. Generally, to know more is best. The more you know the better grade you can get. Also researching led to more strategies, issues and procedures that would be helpful to me. I learned how to be a good writer through research.
4. What will you take away with you in terms of conducting research and preparing a research paper? Do you feel that you have strengthened your skills in writing a research paper? If so, how? If not, how could the course materials/instruction have better met your needs?
I would not take anything away. I feel the way my paper was conducting was easy and simple. The way I went about going about the research was convenient for me. Although the approach to research and writing the paper was not a difficult task, I still made simple mistakes. At times, I was unsure of how to go about my paper. I feel if the course explained why the examples that were given were good, that would have been much more helpful. Also, if the course outlined the exact information that should go in each section of your paper, that would have been helpful as well.

5. What are your thoughts about the wiki experience? Do you think wikis could be an effective technology tool for education?
I think the wiki experience was fun and creative. I have never had the task of creating a page. It was kind of similar to creating a web page, something I have not done either. I feel the wiki was a very active way to get involved with different ways to use technology in education. Yes, I do think wikis can be an effective tool in education because it’s a visual technological page. The page allows the student and teacher develop ways to research and apply information. I also think the wiki pages are just as effective as power point or any other program used to create a presentation.

6. This course is a general education requirement for ALL undergraduate students at Towson. Do you agree with this course requirement? Why or why not?
I only agree with this course requirement because I learned how to right a decent paper. I believe the course is helpful in writing research papers. It prepares you for classes that require the same skills that you learned in the course. I also agree because it gives basic learning information. I learned what learning type I am, knowing this I found ways to help retain information from my other classes. I also agree that the course is a good requirement because it is the fundamental basis of using research to fulfill educational related-work.