This is my first link to another user’s blog. Hopefully this was done correctly. This link leads to another student, who is studying the same course as myself.
“Blogs in Media Education” by Adrian Miles
This reading was all about explaining what is a blog, how a blog works, and why we use one. It is a way for Media students to perform sophisticated forms of networking and achieve direct and collateral learning outcomes. Before I read this reading I was still unsure about this whole concept, however after Adrian explained all areas of blogging, I can now say that it is a whole lot clearer.
One point that I struggled with in the Lab was the definition of a Blogroll, however this reading explains this to be “A list of other blogs that the author regularly reads”.
It was said that a blog is a useful way to document our practice and to reflect and process the content that is being learnt. Most of all, a blog is a public document. You are writing posts that people will read.
First Symposium of the semester, and apparently the only one that will be a ‘traditional’ lecture, with the lecturer standing out the front professionally outlining specific information about Networked Media and the course. In this, Media Factory was introduced to the cohort, explaining where to find the information, readings and announcements for this subject.
Some points about the Symposium: 1:Quality is independent of quantity. 2: University today should provide an experience that changes how I understand and what I understand. 3: To learn how to ‘be’ a learner in my discipline. 4: To learn a vocabulary of tacit knowledge that is ready to hand. 5: It is a qualitative change in understanding a difference, that makes a difference in how something is known.
A QUALITATIVE CHANGE IN THE FORMS USED TO EXPRESS KNOWLEDGE, IN WHAT COUNTS AS KNOWLEDGE, AND HOW IT IS CONDUCTED.
First week down for the second semester! So far it has only been one Symposium, and one Lab. Week 1 was an introduction to the course, going through the course outline and assessment tasks, and most importantly creating a MediaFactory account, which will enable me to post information about this course throughout the journey.
This is me starting out on my very first blog. Working out how to post for the first time. I can successfully say I now know how it works.