I’m beginning a Masters in Education Technology (MAET) program through the Michigan State University. The program begins with the course CEP 810, Teaching Understanding with Technology. To begin a class focused on using technology to aid students in understanding academics and learning about the world around them, it makes sense for us to begin by designating what learning and understanding truly mean. Our first assignment was to write an essay about learning, understanding and conceptual change. My essay focuses on meaningful, durable learning that stems from understanding and why this is important to educational technology. The essay can be found in it’s entirety here.