CT 101 has opened a wide variety of assignments to choose to work with. It is not a simple task at times, but in the long run it is my very own creation. Out of all works/assignments, there are actually two that interests me the most. The first is Digital Storytelling (animation, GIF, music media etc.) because I love the artwork and idea of complying numerous ideas into one piece. Secondly, I find blog posting quite interesting hence, sharing my thoughts and personal point of view on such topics is one way of expressing myself.
I cannot think of what I am least interested in because there are too many media options to either try or pass. And I have completed them all. No to say I love them all, but they definitely grasp my attention and makes me want to try more. I will say however, that the process of getting assignments done is time consuming. Especially DST, where I must work on a project for hours and it does not come out exactly how I had in mind.
One of the difficulties in this course is trying to really figure out everything on my own. It’s pretty cool and very open allowing me to do as I wish however, there is not much guidelines to creativity which can be both good and bad. Bad because, what if I am stuck for a longer period of time working on a project than anticipated. I guess that is where pacing myself plays the role. At times I attempt to create something and it does not always appear the way I originally planned it to be. For instance, I recently created a GIF based on copyright. However, the image appears almost overly threshold. What can I do to create a clean moving image? Recreate it?
A positive view in this course is measured by the range of freedom. To elaborate, this course allow students be open minded, productive, moderate, limitless and suffice in their work. I believe originality is key to passing this course.
I have completed over 8 posts, including the following:
Blogs/ Weekly Reflections
As I reviewed my work for CT101, I realize that I have made great progress and I am a big believer in progress. My thing is, if it does not work the first time, keep trying and eventually it will come to pass. It doesn’t have to be perfect, although we do strive for perfection. Your best work is sufficient for the time being. And that was a lesson I learned. When I realize something does not work for me, I try to think of what I need to improve and I go from there. I have improved in my piece however, I really need to polish up my timing. When an assignment is due, I tend to complete it or post it after the due date which throws me off. However, in the end, I know to myself the assignment is completed. I suppose the one thing that motivates me is the idea I put together in my personal webpage. I am not quite pleased to a full extent in the current presentation of my webpage. However, I do intend to progress and advance my management. Therefore, this will be or should I say, this is my motivation. To pursue what I began. Points also play a big role in motivating me to get where I want to be. Hence, I do plan on passing this course and taking what I have learned so that I can apply it to building/hosting my personal webpage.