The following is a quote from Gardner Campbell’s essay – A Personal Cyberinfrastructure.
“To provide students the guidance they need to reach these goals, faculty and staff must be willing to lead by example — to demonstrate and discuss, as fellow learners, how they have created and connected their own personal cyberinfrastructures.”
I felt i could relate to this quote in the essay as i agree with the statement. I often find that i learn more by someone showing me the task at least once and then letting me try it myself. Yes, I may fall on my face but it gives me a place to begin because i have seen it done before. Sometimes, especially with technical information, it doesn’t explain the task in layman’s terms and i, admittedly, can become confused before i begin.
In reading “A Personal Cyberinfrastructure” by Gardner Campbell, this quote stood out to me. I find it much easier to learn when a professor shows me how to do things. i have really understood more of how to set up this blog after watching the video.