"Philosophy" speaks to how, as a practitioner, I expect
to integrate technology into my work/teaching setting.
I believe learning is a life-long process of developing
intellectual and emotional abilities - to think, to build skills, to find
and solve problems, to be creative, to manage emotions, to change
attitudes, to perform, and learn from experiences.
I believe learning is the process of change involving
constructing meaning by discovering and creating ones own knowledge and
reflecting on ones own learning experiences.
I believe learning is self-motivated and self-directed.
It requires active participation and takes place best when the learner
wants to learn.
I believe educators must be people-centered, not
strictly knowledge-centered; they must be teachers of individuals, not
teachers of subject matter.
I believe educators must be a role model through their
example of appropriate values, beliefs, attitudes, and moral/ethical
I believe technology is a tool to be used to supplement
and enhance learning. It can be used to inspire, motivate, and
engage the individual in the learning process.
I believe technology can be used throughout life by an
individual to assist them in their self-directed learning.