Who are you, and what do you like to learn about? (academically, professionally, and/or personally)

I am an educator with a focus on adult education. In addition, I am a graduate student in George Mason’s Instructional Design and Technology program. My interests include eLearning and instructional technology.

What hardware do you use to learn? (Eg. smart phone, tablet, laptop, desktop)

In my learning endeavor, I usually utilize smart phone for review, tablet and laptop for research, and desktop for design.

What software do you use to learn? (Eg. search engines, mobile apps, social networks, eBooks, digital libraries, wikis, blogs, videos, podcasts)

Most frequently utilized search engine is Google Scholar, which provides both convenience and quality. Additionally, I enjoy eBooks, blogs, and podcasts.

What digital tools do you wish you had access to for learning? (Eg. any graphic organizers, mind-mapping tools, resource management tools, progress tracking tools, design tools, etc.) Why?

I wish I had access to all of them but in one place. Usually, when an assignment or a project requires some of these tools, they come from different places. There is also an issue of compatibility, which might hinder one’s progress as well as the assignment/project itself.

What might your ideal Personal Learning Environment (PLE) look like?

A platform, which allows to combine and utilize different tools without any compatibility issues.

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