What Did I Learn In This Class? At This Point, I Can Honestly

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What did I learn in this class? At this point, I can honestly say that I learned far more than I expected to. While I began this class feeling somewhat confident in my abilities to work with Microsoft Office, I was surprised to find so many features that I did not know about. In the past five weeks, my understanding of technology within my biblical worldview expanded significantly through the reading material within the course as well as class discussions. I believe taking this class early in my college journey will prove to be beneficial in the rest of my classes. I will also be able to utilize what I have learned in my many volunteer roles and then later in my profession. I look forward to continuing to expand and shape the knowledge I …show more content…

In other words, we have the power to use this technology for good and to bring about God’s will in our lives and the lives of others. Jimmy Westbrook (2006) also noted that, “Technology, when used correctly, has the potential to impact the missionary in a positive way.” Technology has had many positive and negative effects on mankind. Westbrook (2006) explained the many ways that Christians can responsibly use the plethora of available technologies to fulfill God’s command to subdue (take control of the environment of) the earth (Genesis 1:28). In the right hands, technology can be a powerful tool for expanding God’s kingdom and keeping order here on earth. Along with computer technology comes certain responsibilities such as those that prevent us from infringing upon copyright laws. There exists a plethora of reliable sources to obtain clipart, sound, animation, and graphics. However, it is important to always double-check the copyright and any limitations attached to these pieces of work before using them. A web site that offers a variety of sounds that can be downloaded for free is I like this site because you can easily find the sound you are looking for by searching tags and the copyright licenses are listed right beside the available sound information. It also has a page that breaks down what each license means and how to give credit to people when you use their sounds. I may use this site for

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