Learning about the internet this past semester has been rather demanding, I have no interest in technicalities or whatsoever. To me, as long as I can use the internet to achieve what I want, that is good enough for me. I have absolutely no wish to find out how it impacts areas like journalism or even politics! (T’was an apathetic person) However, I have no choice because I need to do well for this module……… so I had to pay attention in lectures and create this blog! Whilst my apathy for the know-how of the internet is still exists, it is safe to say that my internet knowledge and interest to find out more about it has grown. Albeit insignificant, it is better than nothing. Interest can be cultivated bit by bit 🙂
This module (especially this blogging assignment) has forced me to research and learn more about the internet. Besides learning, I have also been able to apply what I’ve learnt into my daily life! Isn’t this what education is all about? In this post on multimedia, I talked about how business (in particular blogshops in Singapore) have made use of multimedia to enhance customer experience. Also, in this post on social media, I talked about the various social media and what they do. For me, I would not have evaluated on these if I was not required to do so. For instance, I would not have realized the similarities of Twitter and Tumblr even though I have accounts in both of them for years. Thus, I am thankful for the fact that I can better appreciate the internet. Seeing the internet in a different light is definitely a special experience for me because I learn not to take things for granted. Thinking back, it seems a tad ridiculous for me to know zilch about what I have been using daily. In fact, with the iPhone, I am connected 24/7!
Through the group project, I have gained a new experience as well. Previously, I just did presentations the normal (but boring way). Go up to the front, talk about what I’ve researched on, not be nervous, speak louder and that’s it. However, what the instructor was looking for in this presentation differed slightly from other instructors. On top of content, he was also looking for audience engagement–something that I have never taken into consideration despite the many presentations I have given. No doubt the process of doing the project was tough, we had to rack our brains thinking of interesting ways to engage the audience, it was also fulfilling as we see the laughter on the audience faces as we presented our findings on one of the more interesting topics–Online dating. Thus, I am glad that I have gained something out of this course.
Lastly, I think that without an entertaining yet informative instructor, I would not have been able to enjoy lessons (especially his lame jokes that make me laugh even though they are so lame) and I am glad to say that I have attended all lectures (I did not skip any of them!!!) Thank You Mr Choy~~