By way of introduction, I am currently matriculated in a Master’s degree program at Plymouth State University. While the official title for the specific track is Computer Technology Educator, my focus is primarily on the use and integration of educational technologies into the curriculum. One of the core courses for this M.Ed. track is ED506 – Theories of Learning & Cognitive Development. As an overview of the process of cognitive development over the course of a learner’s lifespan, this class includes the biological/physiological perspectives of brain theory as well as the more commonly accepted theories of learning. Ultimately, this course leads to the development of personal philosophies and strategies which will facilitate the incorporatation of these strategies into’s ones curriculum design, development, delivery and assessment.
This blog category (ED506) represents my culminating project which begins to touch upon the philosophies and strategies I have cultivated as they apply to the incorporation of the newest educational technologies commonly referred to as Web 2.0. To find just those posts in my blog related to this thread, please enter this tag into the search column found in the right-hand column. For those new to blogs, you will find that many of the terms or resources are actually hyperlinks to the original online resource. These links are used not only to cite references, but also to provide the reader with additional valuable background information. As you follow this project thread, please take the time to visit these links as they contain information that serves to illuminate and/or define this project.