This module IS30240: Creating&Publishing DigiMedia was a very interesting, but I personally found it challenging as I had not encountered much of the activities before. I made a decent enough stab at all of them, so I am happy about that.
I was a bit worried about my progress half way through the semester, so I choose to do a bit of personal research as to how I compared to this class of 65 students. I was shocked to find, by going through each blog, that about half of the class had virtually no content on their blogs. I decided to make good use of this research and I profiled about 20 of the best blogs on my Prezi. These students’ work was so inspirational and it gave me a good indicator as to what was expected to achieve an A grade in this module. I feel that I lie somewhere in between, finishing up with a well-rounded assignment.
All of this has been achieved, not by continuous weekly editing, but by about 4 day long sessions over the semester, trying to get the blog into shape. The only activity I believe that I have not done is to cite all of my images. I did go through options for how to do this in the last lab, but I did not work out how to cite the 12 images of ‘tea related themes’ I obtained from ‘Google Images’ for my headers.
I love that the creation of the blog gave me an excuse to interview the lovely Mr. Sean Leonard for my podcast and that it justified him giving me access to the Newman building basement for the digital photography portfolio. It was serendipitous that he retired after 35 years in UCD on the day that the portfolio was published.
I would like to thank my Lecturer/Tutor Niall Flaherty for his assistance throughout the semester and I would like to make a special mention of a fellow classmate, Ger Keogh, who helped me with posting my podcast and prezi and even though he offered lots of advice and tips…we never actually got to have a cup of tea !