My bio: EDU520 – Bio for Manny
I will start this off as an interview.
Why did you enroll into the master of Education program with Post University?
I decided to continue my college journey with Post University because I am already established with the college. I did not feel the need to change colleges and prove my worthiness again to another institution. I did not want to embrace higher education fees to conduct the same curriculum that I will be learning for the same desired end state.
How have you grown as a professional?
I feel that I have grown as a professional by making it as long as I did in the military. Being raised in Manhattan, NY, Harlem or upper West Side, I never thought of this day. I have earned numerous achievements within my current profession as well as numerous credentials. With all the credentials I have earned, I felt this would be the easiest path to overcome, since I am accustomed to teaching adult learners as a certified instructor for the military.
How have your personal goals changed overtime?
I have had numerous occupations, skills and desires throughout my current profession. I felt that acquiring these different skills has molded me into who I am today and what I should continue my focus on which is teaching and learning.
A little more about me, just in case I sparked an interest.
I am a seasoned veteran and graduate student pursuing a Masters in Education (M.Ed.). I have been teaching (instructing) for almost 6 years, and feel that the future of education is in need of some committed change and restructure. I feel that an education is a right and should be earned and not just given away so as to meet targets, etiquette, statistics, yes numbers and regulations merely passed by senate to push our students through the system.
I feel that there is a majority of pupils that lack the cognitive aspiration to endure education, as it may seem involuntary. We as leaders, educators, peers and paternities must find ways to inspire, captivate our progenies to pursue life long learning as Benjamin Franklin did himself. We must revive the legacy that Benjamin Franklin created for us, and continue to refine the education system so that it means something, rather than just a perceptible item in which society imparts upon us, mounted in mahogany ornate detailing or in a nice leatherback case stuffed somewhere.
Digital citizenship: Thoughout the course of EDU520 – Digital Learning, we learned about how being a professional online ties back into who we are as people. A digital citizen encompasses how to act and potray oneslf within the digital arena. My favorite element out of the 9 digital citizenship elements is digital etiquette. I say this because a human intelligence (HUMINT) professional, customer service is everything. As a professional, I understand why we must have values, incoporate good manners and etiquette. As a HUMINT professional, what I say or do today, might come back to either haunt me or work in my favor.
“5. Digital Etiquette: electronic standards of conduct or procedure.
Technology users often see this area as one of the most pressing problems when dealing with Digital Citizenship. We recognize inappropriate behavior when we see it, but before people use technology they do not learn digital etiquette (i.e., appropriate conduct). Many people feel uncomfortable talking to others about their digital etiquette. Often rules and regulations are created or the technology is simply banned to stop inappropriate use. It is not enough to create rules and policy, we must teach everyone to become responsible digital citizens in this new society.”