Wednesday, March 24, 2010

My New Media Class - So Far

So far in my New Media class, we have done quite a bit of work involving New Media obviously. There is this blog, contributing to the New Media wiki, checking out various social networking sites, and creating an account on twitter and having discussions on it. There was also a lot of readings involved, a lot of them were quite informative. I didn't realize the extent that New Media is integrated into modern society until I read those articles.

There is a lot of work involved, but its divided into small parts which makes it easier to manage. I prefer these type of assignments much more than classes where you only have one assignment, a 10-15 page research paper. Although we do have a research presentation, it should be much more fun since New Media is an entertaining and unique subject.

The professor also shows us a lot of videos during class. They are entertaining to watch, while managing to be educational. That makes them a good use of class time. Overall the class is much more engaging than others, with the discussion of articles, watching videos, and posting on blogs, wiki, and twitter. The class is more exciting than I origianlly thought it would be.

6 comments:

  1. Agreed! this definitely beats those 10+ page(s) papers. The videos in class are very interesting and entertaining as well.

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  2. That is a lot... 10+ pages paper.

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  3. You're right about the class being more engaging. Just because we are forced to make groups in other classes, doesn't mean everyone in the group will be an active participant. In fact, I think a lot of people would prefer working alone sometimes due to the fact that their group members are lazy or nowhere to be found. In New Media, we are forced to be one big interactive group.

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  4. Well working alone is often the superior option. You only have to depend on yourself for your own grade. Groups mean you have to depend on others which causes conflict since everyone has different work styles.

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  5. i agree with you eric. In my other classes i have like 10-15 pages paper due. And i am going crazy. This class does have a work load but like you said, it is divided into small pieces so its easy to handle. And its mostly done online so easy to to.

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  6. You're right eric, the division of work makes this class much more manageable and therefore fun. I wish all my class are like this one.

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