THING 1 – A Learning Attitude 2019-04-11T14:41:20+00:00

Project Description

THING 1 – A LEARNING ATTITUDE

Are you curious about emerging technologies and practices?  Do you want to recharge your digital toolkit?  Do you want to review your digital knowledge as an enabler of your work in higher education? Are you feeling energized, or are you feeling a bit confused? Whichever it is, thank you for bringing your learning attitude to 23Things for Digital Knowledge.

A learning attitude is far more important than any digital skill or tool.  Having an open and adaptable mind is what allows us to learn and use technology creatively and effectively, so to get started on this learning journey, let’s take a moment and get ourselves into the right frame of mind ….

Watch this:

You will have noticed that this video assures us that it is our human qualities that will truly enhance our digital knowledge – curiosity, creativity, empathy, etc.   Still, having a good understanding of our digital world and the concepts and tools that are currently at play will help us to put those human qualities to work in new ways.

Now that we have a learning attitude guiding us, are you ready to start expanding your digital knowledge?

An excellent learning resource for those of us in higher education is the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative’s 7 Things You Should Know About …  series, which provides concise information on emerging learning technologies and related practices (usually only two pages long). Each brief focuses on a single emerging technology or practice, providing essential information including potential implications and opportunities. There is more here than we can ever cover in 23Things – but keeping an eye on this list and following through on the ones that are particularly interesting to you is a great way to stay up to date on the new technologies that are affecting higher education.

 

ACTIVITIES

Step 1

Go to the full list of Educause’s 7 Things You Should Know About … and browse through the topics to get an idea of what is available.  Note that you can browse By Topic at the left side of the page.

Step 2

Find one topic that you are interested in and read the two-page summary.

Step 3

Because learning is better when learning is shared, send the link or the PDF to a colleague who you think would also be interested in learning about the topic you chose.