Wednesday, January 22, 2014

How-To Culture

By Mackenzie Ammirato|Ed Enterprise|January 22,2014

Where do you go to find the answer to a question? Years ago, people researched information at the library, newspaper, or even turned to the wisdom of those more experienced. However, as technology is becoming available to more people, our questions can be answered with ease with just the click of a button.  I have realized that often when I ask someone a question, they respond, "I don't know - Google it." The fact that "Google" has become its own verb further emphasizes the impact of technology on the sharing of information.

When trying to learn life skills from the internet, we mostly search "How to [anything]", and many sites, blogs and forums will appear that give you instant answers to life's daily struggles, no matter how mundane or critical they may be.  However, many of these informational posts are extremely worth while, especially in the world of education.

Many teachers enjoy learning new methods to help their students understand challenging topics that are often difficult to grasp with traditional teaching methods.  Dupe Aleru has partnered up with eHow, the ultimate place to go for "how-to" information.  Whatever you are trying to learn, no matter how far fetched it may be, eHow most likely has an article about it.  As a teacher, tutor, author, and business owner, Dupe Aleru has developed effective ways to teach challenging topics to students in a way that is easier to understand.  Her unique perspective was recognized by eHow, so they filmed many educational "How To" videos of Dupe for their site.

Because of their success on eHow and YouTube, Dupe Aleru has been featured on Demand Media: Content Solutions for her educational videos. Congrats Dupe! It is always exciting to have your talent recognized on such a large scale. Next time you are learning for the internet, no matter what it may be, take a moment to appreciate the ease of obtaining this information, and the people who originally presented the information to you.

1 comment:

  1. Wow!! Speechless! What an amazing article Mackenzie. I think you've found your calling. You're such a great writer. Bravo