So what are my final thoughts on this class?
I really enjoyed it!
Meagan Roecker, a friend of mine on BC’s Track & Field team, who is also in charge of BC’s Instagram account (yep, she was one of those guest speakers) assured me that I would love this class – and I have to admit, my expectations were certainly met!
Beyond the fact that we didn’t have any exams, which I’m sure everyone appreciated, I felt that we learned so much and that there was still so much potential to learn more if there were simply more time – perhaps I could have finally heard that Wikipedia lecture that Professor Kane usually gives all year round :(
So I started off my first blog post saying that I’m not a social media addict like everyone else who walks like this to classes every morning:
And sorry to disappoint, but nothing has changed…
While in this class, staying up-to-date with the tech news and Twitter constantly, I began realizing that I am getting closer to one of those:
Some key take aways from this class, which I am grateful to have had the chance to learn and practice:
I Learned to Use Twitter
While I still prefer other forms of social media, I found myself enjoying this aspect of tweeting for #IS6621, and a useful tool going forward.
Hey, who can resist telling others that part of your homework is Tweeting? I found Twitter very useful in communicating with my classmates, and definitely a great platform to share sources of information and content. I am hoping that after this class I will continue using Twitter in the future.
I Learned to Blog
I enjoyed this aspect of the class – I can now tell others, hey check out my blog, and I am certainly going to write more of these in the future.
I learned from my classmates what makes up a great blog, and how to get more people to click on it and read it.
Not to mention that I felt as though I learned many new things from reading my classmates’ blogs. Their blogs were very much engaging and informative. While I got worried at some point that I would run out of ideas to blog about, I kept getting more and more inspired by my classmates’ creativity and unique ideas.
I have already listed “writing blogs” as an “interest” on my resume. I would recommend doing this also. I believe employers would appreciate this skill, and it can make you sound more interesting to others.
I Began Freaking Out About Machines Replacing Humans and Jobs
Prior to taking this class, I have to admit that I never really took the time to think about this topic much if not at all. We learned a lot about Artificial Intelligence, and I have to admit that I freaked out a little and checked almost all the options for jobs that are at risk for automation in Anders’ blog on this topic – @acbill22
I Came Out Confused from the Blockchain Discussion – Did Anybody Say Bitcoins?
I felt that this was one of the most confusing classes we had thus far, and yet after having it sink in for one week and doing a bit more research on the topic, I felt that our conversations in class were very helpful, and that I definitely understood more about Blockchain and sort of have a sense of how it works.
Professor Chang’s Lecture
I really enjoyed it, and would recommend bringing her every semester to future classes (if possible of course). It was a great discussion, people brought up many great questions, and beyond the fact that it was interesting, I felt that I learned a lot from her.
And Lastly, I Still Feel Bad for United…
Thanks for a great semester @geraldckane!