On Roles of Teachers and Students in EdTech

1. What possible effects will the new learning landscape have on our present educational system?

The new learning landscape will probably make drastic adjustments in terms of economy and maintenance. The novelty will make the education sector ‘invest’ on new equipment, upgrades, and training of veteran educators. However, money may be a problem, or sustainability may not be visible.

2. What do you think is the most important role of teachers and students in technology integration into the education? Why?

Educators and learners should be in tandem in using technology to redefine teaching and not just using it to substitute and augment educational resources. The full potential of technology will only be reached if both parties are critical enough and develop new ways on how to share and information.

3. What do you think is another crucial role of teachers that is NOT mentioned in our readings/discussions? Why do you think it is important?

Educators should be at best the motivator for discovery learning using technology. I think this is important in making learners who are critical thinkers empowered to think of more ways to a more convenient living and are able to give back to the society.

4. What do you feel and how do you prepare about the changing role that teachers and students will play in the evolving learning environment?

I am highly anticipating in the active roles of the educators and learners who will shape and evolve the learning environment. For that, I am preparing by means of knowing a little something about the current state and all the other trends that may help the education sector.

5. How would you balance tech-savvy students and those that are not?

Technology should be integrated in the traditional and conventional lesson plan. It should be seen as a reinforcement of learning and not a tool for forcing to learn. Virtual educational resources should be available but not required. Both types of students should be able to showcase their outputs in the way they choose.


Tingin ko maganda ito.
(The above statement is coercion at its finest.)


Ang pag-aaral at pagtuto ay dalawang magkaibigang bagay. Ang isa sa kanilang malaking pagkakaiba ay ang pagtuto ay kailanman hindi tumitigil. Ang paraan ng pagtuto ay isang patuloy na proseso. Tumitigil lang tayo matuto sa oras na tayo ay pumanaw.

Isa sa aking mga natutunan ay ang pagtuto ay hindi lamang nangyayari sa isang silid-aralan o paaralan. Maaari itong mabuo sa isang intelektwal na diskurso kasama ang iyong mga kaibigan. Ang mahalaga upang matuto ay ang inyong kagustuhan makamit ito. Ang pagtuto ay wala sa paaralan kundi nasa loob ng bawat isa sa atin.


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The MOOC Trend

The Current MOOC Trends Worth Knowing (c) Enterasys.com

I have enlisted myself into a MOOC more than once. I remembered being in Intro to Forensic Science, Intro to Astrobiology, and many other classes in different MOOC sites like coursera and edX. At first, I found it really cool that there is a facility like this that can provide knowledge on different topics for free, at my own time (for some classes), and certified by a professor from the Ivy. However I could not attend some if not most of the classes as I had a rather hectic schedule with my own university academic requirements. What I did was to acquire all the available academic resources and study them at my own time.
MOOC is the promise of increased access to education. MOOC is designed to teach those who know what they want to learn. MOOC is made to cater to the needs of the many to be educated despite absence of the ‘classic’ school infrastructure.
The question still remains, “Will MOOC become a mainstream mode of education or will it stay as an alternative?”

The Learning Styles

The Myth of Learning Styles Infographic (c) eLearning Industry
The Myth of Learning Styles Infographic (c) eLearning Industry

Platform: Post-its + Keywords

Content: How do we learn as students?

Different people learn differently. Most resort to memory. Some, level it up and use association. Others, opt for intellectual discourse. And, others use technology to enhance the learning process. I, for one, am a visual learner. I also rely on association for my memorizing needs. Also, I am into e-Learning and always looking for new programs to try.

There is no exclusive style in which a student learns. It will be a spectrum or a hotpot of mingling methods. Sometimes, it can be like soul searching. It cannot be fixed, but more of fluid as the student develops. Categorizing a student based on his learning style, and stopping there can be considered a crime in education, per se. (I kid.)

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Sunflower Stories: The Five Things I Learned in UP

Yellow Stop Light


It’s 2 A.M. in the morning and I am super bored (like I have always been for the past nine months LOL). I got some papers from UP this afternoon and saw the sunflower plants (because there’s no flower yet and I am not sure if I should call it a stalk or a stem. Forgive my Bio ignorance) already growing. I have seen those for five years already but my emode was turned on this afternoon because I really am going to graduate soon.. I mean I have all the papers saying I have completed the course but I never really had a proper graduation yet. 22 days before that day, I feel like sharing about the amazing life lessons I’ve learned.


One of the most intimidating things about this school is its size. The fact that people are using jeepneys for public transportation inside the campus makes…

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