Thursday, May 27, 2010

Personality Traits after quiz

My results were close to my previuos prognostication. However, I am not an artisan. No Madonna personality for me:(, just Oprah. I think that my personaility type should work fine in a classroom. Teachers typically get labeled as idealist. Maybe I could work on organization more and be more of a rational and not be such a softy because I could get run over by students especially in a middle school math setting if I don't put my foot down.

Personality Traits before taking quiz (getting ahead of things before the weekend)

After reading about the 4 personality temperaments, I thought I was either an idealist or artisan. I tend to be very enthusiastic and authentic which is more an idealist, but I can also be spontaneous and optimistic which is more the artisan. There was a picture of Madonna under artisan and a picture of Oprah under idealist and I'd like to think of my personality as a mixture of Oprah's and Madonna's.

I had never taken a personality test before so I completely self assessed myself to be in between an idealist and an artisan.

EDUC 6305 - Updates including BROWSER WARS

This blog is to update what I have accomplished in EDUC 6305 thus far.

I got back from Costa Rica after doing a week of undergrad research at 2:30 A.M. on Monday and then moved out of my apartment on Monday night/Tuesday. This had nothing to do with the class besides the fact that I can include a URL in a blog post so
HERE and HERE are my two albums from Costa Rica; It's really been on my brain so why not include it in this class.

Class Accomplishments so far:

  • I read the class intro and syllabus.
  • I took the super LONNNGGGG facebook survey (No offense, Dr. P - I was just really tired when I took it and it never ended, but I guess the questions will yield interesting statistics)
  • Read over the TRACK assignment that I will start working on soon and eventually.
  • I took the Computer Self Efficiency survey (that one was reasonable in length.)
  • I already had a gmail account and blog, but I got back in touch with those although I still used my gmail.
  • I took the blog address survey - Once again useful and reasonable in length.
  • and then I did the Browser Wars assignment (see below)

Browser Wars:

I had already had Firefox downloaded on my computer mainly because my computer savvy older brother who works in the IT department for JP Morgan/Chase in Columbus, OH insisted I should back in probably 2006. I really do love Firefox. I was amazed to see the Statistics in how it's popularity has increased even since the time that I first got it.

Browser Wars Outcome Questions:

  1. What is a web browser?
    A web browser is is a software application for retrieving, presenting, and traversing information resources on the World Wide Web.
  2. List the most popular 4 web browsers currently?
    Based on statistics, the 4 most popular web browsers in order are Firefox, Chrome, IE8, and IE7.
  3. What does the term 'browser war' mean and what drives the competition between web browsers? What is the big deal in having the #1 browser?
    Browser War is a metaphorical term that refers to competitions for dominance in usage share in the web browser marketplace. The term is often used to denote two specific rivalries: the competition that saw Microsoft's Internet Explorer replace Netscape's Navigator as the dominant browser during the late 1990s and the erosion of Internet Explorer's market share since 2003 by a collection of emerging browsers including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari and Opera.
    The big deal in having the #1 browser in MONEY or as the Costa Ricans say, DINERO: The more people using your internet browser the more Mass Media companies will be willing to pay to advertise.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

EDUC 6305!

This will now be my blog for EDUC 6305. I had an undergraduate class with Dr. Pierce for an undergrad technology class so if anyone in the EDUC 6305 has any questions I will try to be of assistance!