My name is Jake Dalton and I am a software developer. While I do technically live in Boise Idaho, I often travel for work. As I am writing this I am currently in Montreal Quebec.
My academic/professional experience is quite different because I do not have a teaching background. In fact, before I became a software developer 6 years I was working as a surgical assistant. In 2013 I decided to go back to school to switch career paths. While working on my undergraduate degree as an online student, I gained a strong interest in the capabilities of combining education with technology. After gaining some experience working in higher education I applied to the Master of Educational Technology program at Boise State University with the end goal of entering the field of instructional design.
I have always had an interest in online technologies, and the idea of blogging is not exactly a new concept to me. However, I usually took on the role of an observer and never the role of a blog author or participant until recently. My current and only blog was setup to showcase assignments and projects in other EDTECH courses. I signed up for this class because I feel there is a lot I can learn about blogging that could be very beneficial for my future. I hope to learn the best techniques and ideas to get the most out of my posts.
Whenever possible I enjoy traveling the world for an epic adventure but I usually end up searching for the best food and coffee. When I am home I like to play hockey, soccer, and my drum set. I also like to read paperback books and go to concerts.
I look forward to working with you all for the next 7 weeks!
2 thoughts on “EDTECH 537: Introduction Post”
Welcome to the class Jake! Montreal is among my favourite cities in Canada, and I have been a livelong Habs fan!
It’s interesting how you went from surgical assistant to educational technology. In my opinion, a medical field seems really stressful and educational technology doesn’t.