I have been using the Internet as a tool for teaching & learning since 1997, when as an undergraduate at Centenary College I became the campus’ chief web designer as a work-study student. I saw the power not only of sharing information via telecommunications but the power of interaction across geographic bounds. Through basic HTML coding, it seemed anything was possible…until 2002 when a basic knowledge of HTML was archaic and not sustainable for aesthetically-pleasing sites.
In 2010, thanks to WYSIWYG platforms such as WordPress, I began utilizing web platforms for teaching and learning once again. The opportunity for the construction of knowledge is provided to anyone. As a teacher, I can help my students shape artifacts to further their knowledge. As a scholar, I can shape my own. And my identity is mine to amplify as I need.