With the advancements being made in technological tools, the way I access information is constantly changing. The internet was once used to simply send emails and correspondence, but now allows for instant access to nearly anything and everything. I use the internet every day to either read up on recent research in the field of education, find new recipes, learn how to DIY projects, or keep in touch with old friends. I have found that tech tools such as blogs, discussion forums, or video conferencing have been the best learning devices for me because I can interact with others and get different perspectives on various topics. If I find that I am in need of new information, I generally start with a search engine such as Google or Bing, then browse through the link suggestions until I find a few that seem the most reputable and legitimate. Connecting to others in some form or fashion is key to learning new things.
Below is a list of some of the educational blogs and websites I like best.
Siemens, G. (2004). Connectivism: A learning theory for the digital age. Retrieved from http://elearnspace.org/Articles/connectivism.htm
Siemens, G. (2006). Knowing knowledge. Retrieved from http://www.Lulu.com.