Name: Tony de Araujo
Occupation: Teacher, technical trainer, researcher, and writer. Published author on Amazon.
Mostly, retired executive enjoying life while giving back to the IT community that has been part of my life for more than 45 years.
Experience: Corporate IT trainer for many years, executive position in New York for 22 years leading a computer tech company, web development, general programming since the 80's, electronics engineering, rescue diver, musician, lifetime student.
Special interests: How to cope with the effects of information overload. IO refers to the difficulty a person may have comprehending an issue and even making decisions due to too much data, too fast.
It’s important to become an intelligent consumer of information by eliminating, filtering out, or blocking any irrelevant data. To achieve this, we need guidance from someone who has already walked that path.
Learners create (rather than receive) knowledge:
Learning is not simply a process of absorbing information from others. Rather, it is a process of making (actively and intentionally constructing) knowledge and understandings.
Pedagogic research is a form of self-study, or action research, involving critical reflection (and reflexivity) on current study practices. Pedagogic research gives way to new knowledge. It encourages investigating learning, including what works and what does not.
If you ever find yourself paralyzed by documentation overload, take a step back as far as you possibly can, below your overwhelming threshold. Then, begin your journey again, but with caution.
Rinse and repeat -- repetition is a key learning strategy.
I've been around computer engineering and technology since 1981. As an avid researcher, writer, and teacher, I remain a lifetime student. But I've come to recognize that less is actually more.
After working as a corporate instructor for a decade certifying thousands of IT professionals throughout the continental United States, I ran a tech company in the New York area for 22 years, but now I'm back as a teacher and continue my research on ways to diminish the IO epidemic in education.
This is not a sales pitch – it's a thank you and a give back to the community that has given me so much as well.
Tony de Araujo