Self Reflection

What are two of the most significant things you learned in this course this semester?

Coming into this class I had no idea what to expect. I saw new media and read the description about video games and how they affect literature through different platforms. I love video games but realized I just play and have no idea how they are used to market and gain attention through different medias. Transmedia is one thing I learned this semester that I think I will use later in life. Every big website, app, movie, or game does this, but most people don’t know what it is called. It was interesting to do this to our own game.

The next thing I learned is how to tell stories different ways. I am not the most creative person, especially when it comes to stories. I am a business major and have 0 writing ability, but this class is more than just writing. Through all the posts and projects, I learned that writing is only half of the battle, the other half is trying to be creative and come up with a unique way to tell your story.

 

How did the activities, projects, and other learning experiences mesh with your personal learning style?

Like I said previous I am a business major, Computer Information Systems to be exact. So writing is not my strong suit, but computers are. This class allowed me to combine my computer skills with the little amount of writing skills I have. The wordpress.com platform helped me be creative. I cannot just sit and write, but I can write when incorporating technology, so this class definitely meshed with my own style.

 

What knowledge and/or skills that you gained from this course could be included on your résumé? Think about some of the skills listed in this article, “What are the skills that employers seek in job applicants?” (https://www.livecareer.com/quintessential/career-doctor-cures/skills-employers-seek). Write two or more sentences that could be included on your résumé.

New Media Narrative- Through hard work and dedication I am able to efficiently navigate through wordpress.com to successfully edit, post, and create my own website. iMovie was utilized to create my own trailer and to prolifically enhance the site.

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