EDL 5303 Reflection
When jumping into EDL 5303 in the Digital Learning and Leading Masters Program, I wasn’t too sure what to expect. I can tell exactly what I didn’t expect, and that was to work with classmates more than we had in the previous classes. Every day I was either emailing other students or talking with them on Facebook asking for advice and bouncing ideas off of them. This as a whole made the course extremely valuable.
5303 is based around creating or “tightening up” your ePortfolio that will go with you throughout the DLL program at Lamar. The feedback from the classmates is so valuable to the building and execution of the ePorfolio. With the feedback from the peers you can see things from a different point of view. You can take feedback as criticism in either a negative or positive fashion. If you are ready to grow as a person and a professional, you will take the feedback and address the issues that others see that you might not. Feedback is always good, even if you particularly disagree with it. Being openminded is a great way to see yourself portrayed be the eyes of someone else. Some of the items I changed because of feedback: removed a floating menu bar that I was never thrilled about, minor changes to layout and trying other “themes” provided by WordPress
For myself and feedback and experience has evolved with the program. Initially I was going to continue using Wix.com as my provider (which I currently use for my 501©3 www.Hattrickacademy.com). But when Dr. Harapnuick challenged us in 5302 with trying out WordPress, my attention quickly focused to the daunting task of learning the ins and outs of WordPress. While I am no where near being as proficient with WP as I should be, I’ve learned enough to publish a simple but effective (to what I believe) ePortfolio. I know that this is a live and organic website that is always changing. My hopes are to focus in on the ePortfolio to make it a little more “cooler” as I continue to grow as a user of the WordPress platform.