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

I am passionate about community service and volunteering to help others. Academically, I prefer English and History classes. I like to learn about creative writing, art (photography, painting, ceramics), and I enjoy working with and learning about children. I aspire to become a Child Life Specialist after college.

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

I use my laptop more than anything when learning in the classroom and on my own time.

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

I take advantage of programs such as Photoshop and InDesign to learn about photo editing and graphic design.

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 that Photoshop was free for all students on their computers, NOT their virtual machines. Using the virtual machine makes doing work in Photoshop extremely difficult.

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

Personally, my learning environment is typically a warm place that consists of soft blankets and solitude for me to play music if I choose. I also think the Earl Center is a great resource for students and serves as a PLE for me as well. The floor is soft and it is a quiet space with rooms that are set aside so that I can play my music.

Meghan Rubadou
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