It’s been over 15 weeks ago today since my very first blog post, and I feel like now would be a good time to sit back and reflect on the semester that was. For the record, I am still #confused in relation to all things Twitter, but I can assure you that I have ventured on a fulfilling journey of learning, exploring the potential of ICTs in education.
But let’s be clear here for a second, this wasn’t a beautiful, tranquil journey down a coastal road with scenic sunrises and spectacular sunsets…oh no. It was more like venturing through a gloomy, isolated forest, ridden with tree stumps and fallen tree branches which I had to combat my way around…and look if we are really giving this analogy all we have, it probably had at least 3 sharp-teethed grizzly bears and 4 flesh eating hungry foxes. You get my point, right?
However, 15 weeks on and finally I can spy a speck of light glistening through the trees at the end of the forest and I feel like now is a good time to appreciate the things which I have gained from this semester…(apart from a chronic drinking habit and some grey hairs).
Much like Lauren, I feel like the most valuable thing that I will take away from this course, beyond that of my ICT learning is my new found determination. I remember in week one staring at my calendar and fearing my own failure. Not only was this semester bursting at the seams with assessment, most of it was at the back-end, gloriously combined with 3 weeks of professional experience….
But I survived.
Right now, I feel like I can not be beaten, and with the right combination of hard work, persistence and passion, I can do whatever I put my mind to. I know it sounds as cheesy as a traditional 3 cheese Italian calzone, but you know, sometimes things might seem impossible. Sometimes they seem too hard. And sometimes it would just be easier to give up.
But you know what? Things that are worth while don’t come easy and when you want to give up, it’s important to remember why you started in the first place.
It’s been an adventure, EDC3100.