Hello to all my ETEC 522 ad”venture”rs. My name is Cathy Fowler and this is my 10th and last MET class!! I took ETEC 590 this summer but could not fit in an elective…and I really wanted to take Ventures in Learning Technologies so I delayed finishing until now. I am a Teacher-Librarian at an Elementary school in Nanaimo, BC. I love being able to visit the great outdoors on this amazing island simply by walking out my door…the ocean, lakes, mountains, trails, wildlife and forests are no more than a few minutes walk or bike ride from where I live. I live with my two daughters ages 20 and 15 and my three small, but big-in-heart dogs.
My goal with taking ETEC 522 is to gain some much needed insight into the business and ventures aspects of educational technology. I have always approached technology as a wide-eyed and eager consumer, but not often enough as a critic. Unfortunately my entrepreneurial skills have not been developed over the years of my education but, as I near the end of my Master’s degree I am looking to the future and what that might mean for me. I am very interested in learning about developing my ideas to the point of presenting a proposal and perhaps even a Kickstarter campaign.
My focus areas in technology are digital storytelling and diversified learning, which I think go hand-in-hand. I would like to develop a product that incorporates those focus areas that assist teachers in meeting the needs of all students through providing individualized learning.