By David Wells, editor at Surviving the OU

David continues with the student voice and tackles his second TMA of the module

Hello everybody! If you’ve missed any of the previous posts then find them here: Entry 1, Entry 2Entry 3Entry 4, Entry 5Entry 6 and Entry 7.

Week 14: The Student Voice

As this was two weeks merged together I laid out the themes and issues in my last post (see link back above) so no need to do so again. Therefore, this will be a considerably shorter blog post than usual as we covered a good deal of it in the last entry.

Themes covered in this week:

Digital Native

a person born or brought up during the age of digital technology and so familiar with computers and the Internet from an early age.

Digital Immigrant

a person born or brought up before the widespread use of digital technology.

Net Generation

The Net Generation is the cohort of young people born between 1982 and 1991 who have grown up in an environment in which they are constantly exposed to computer-based technology. It has been suggested that their methods of learning are different from those of previous generations.

Week 15: Completing TMA02

This entire week was given over to completing the TMA. Looking at our answers from the point of view of learners and practitioners, there were five separate activities to complete. Firstly, we were required to pick three of the activities from the previous weeks (since TMA01) and write about them – 1,000 words each. I chose Blogs and Blogging, The Net Generation and Costs and Elearning. Then we had to write 500 words on redesigning an activity and a further 500 on a discussion relating to one of our previous answers. All more simple than I made it sound there. Fingers crossed anyway, whenever you’re reading this I’ll have mine handed in. Well, it better be in or I’ll be in a whole pile of bother 🙂 Wish me luck. Hopefully, in a week or two’s time this will be me…

Coming up over the next few weeks we will be reviewing areas of interest, perceptions of new technologies in education and social networking tools (oh yeah, this is more of my area!). We’ll be back in two weeks’ time for Entry #9 so stay tuned.

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