Brad Slepicka

~ Experience learning as a journey


February 2017

The Learning Spectrum

YouTube has become a major component within the lives of those who spend time online and it is shocking to see how quickly that has happened. I feel that it is a resource, among other internet based resources, that can fit into any aspect of learning in some fashion.

Both Michael Wesch and Alec Couros provide a variety of excellent examples in their videos. This ranges from individual learning of very specific topics all the way to formal education. However, as Alec states, this integration of technology in education raises two quite serious questions:

If you can google it, why teach it?

If you can do this, why even have teachers?

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Fancy Firewood

Alrighty! It seems like it has been forever since I posted anything about my ECMP learning project. Now that things have calmed down, or maybe it just seems that way because I am finished class for the week, I can actually sit down and tell you what is going on in regards to shading wood with stain.

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Just Like A Stuck Record

Wow, how time slips away as things start to get busy! I cannot believe it! With that being said, it’s about time that I start writing more about my personal learning project for my EMUS 202 class so that you get to see how things are evolving on the guitar!

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Double Identity

Well, it has taken me a little while to write this post about my digital identity as a teacher and I think that there is only one reason for this. I don’t really think that I have much of a digital identity in terms of who I am as a teacher at this point of my career, but it is developing!  Continue reading “Double Identity”

Don’t Fret it! It’s Nut Your Fault!

Hey everyone! So now that I have had some inspiration to pick up the guitar and do something useful with, I definitely know that  learning Maria Elena, and the skills associated with that song, is what I want to learn, but I think I have a little work to do first!

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