My Journey to the SUN
An ePortfolio of a body of work compiled within the Masters of Educational Technology @ UBC
by Kenneth Buis
When I began the program, I was like the character Icarus, being over anxious to learn new technologies, experimenting without proper evaluation and developing tools in my teaching practice that were not based on enough theory.
The MET program assisted me in reaching my goal of flying towards the sun (knowledge) by giving me the tools to properly build my wings via research such as the Bates and Poole (2003) framework, the digital spaces to experiment and develop the knowledge needed to fly, and helping me to understand the undercurrents of theory and practice to produce better learning of flight.
I leave the program as Daedalus, being more aware of my own abilities, having a great respect for knowledge of educational technology and its agendas, and being empowered to continue my learning journey to the sun. While I now have the ability to fly, I am cautious, inventive and respectful of the power of technology and its applications in education.
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