Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Blogging and Social Interaction
In three of the articles for Kin 710 i.e.Examining Social Software, Web Library and Tenn Service, and Social networking I stated in our forum that these three articles all alluded to the affect Web 2.0 technology has on our social landscape in a web bases arena. It goes without saying that lesson plans , notices, assignments,etc. can all be mitigated at a touch of a button and accessed by all the students we will be educating, but what of the human element. A physical education instructor still has to have that tactile physical contact with their students, a social interaction that is part and parcel of our profession. With the ever growing web technology's their are definitely many benefits that we can draw from, but in the end we will still be unique in that we will always have some type of physical social interaction that many academic based Internet type classes will only simulate , but never quite achieve. I commented on Jenna, Craig, and Patrick's forum posts about how I thought each had separate and unique points of interest, but that in the end no matter how much web technology we apply to education we will still have to address the human interaction that is special too physical education instructors.