Hoo, boy… This semester has been a doozy.
But I’m just glad that it’s over. My academic career has been significantly impacted by CT 101, which introduced me to the world of technology and digital creation. There have been both good and bad things about my time in CT 101, as with any experience. I will reflect on my journey in this blog post, highlighting both the triumphs that have motivated and enhanced my learning as well as the difficulties (and annoyances) I have faced.
- Creative Empowerment: CT 101 has given me a platform to explore and express my creativity in the digital sphere, which has given me a sense of creative empowerment. I now have the knowledge and resources to realize my ideas, which has given me a sense of empowerment and allowed me to realize my artistic potential. My confidence in my capacity to invent and create using multiple digital platforms has grown as a result of interesting projects and practical exercises.
- Collaboration: The sense of community and teamwork that CT 101 has generated has been one of the course’s highlights. I have been exposed to other viewpoints and have been encouraged to think outside the box by interacting with other students and participating in group projects. The community’s supportive attitude has created an environment in which ideas can thrive and genuine connections can be developed.
- Tech Skills Development: CT 101 has been a key factor in helping me improve my technological know-how. From website design and development to graphic design and multimedia creation, the course has given me a firm foundation in a variety of digital tools and technologies. These abilities are beneficial for my own artistic projects as well as transferable to potential professional endeavors.
And the Negatives…:
- Technical Challenges: CT 101 has had its fair share of technical difficulties, just like any other technology-based course. These challenges, which might range from software bugs to compatibility problems, have occasionally impeded projects’ easy progression. However, as I learned to overcome and adapt to unforeseen technical issues, these trials also taught me resilience and problem-solving abilities.
- Time management: Working on challenging projects and tasks in CT 101 has required a significant time commitment. It has occasionally been difficult for me to juggle my assignments with other academic and personal responsibilities has been a challenge at times for me because 1- I have/had 4 other classes to deal with on top of CT 101, and 2- I’m a procrastinator and my time management is horrendous. I even procrastinated on this assignment! Sorry, Ryan…
Both good and bad things happened to me during CT 101, yet they all helped me develop as a digital creator. My technological abilities have improved, and the course has given me more creative freedom. It has also promoted community collaboration. Although there have been difficulties because of technical difficulties, time management issues, and the learning curve, there have also been chances for growth and self-improvement. Reflecting on my experience, I am grateful for CT 101’s transforming qualities and the insightful insights it has taught me, empowering me for my upcoming pursuits in the rapidly changing digital arena.
If I’m being honest, I’ve been so busy with this semester and have been running around like a chicken with its head cut off, trying to complete as many assignments as I can so I can pass everything. I’m trying my best here, but I won’t beg for a grade that I know I probably don’t deserve. So, for my final thoughts, I’m gonna hope for at least a C, or a C+, in this course. I would be satisfied with it, and I’ll be able to breathe easily. Mostly because I haven’t been on top of this class as I am with the others, and I know I’ve been slacking a bit, but that’s life! This isn’t for pity or anything like that, I’m just saying. I know that I’m probably rushing this final post, but I’m juggling so many things, personally and academically, as I am typing this at my computer right now, trying to beat the deadline. So, I am so sorry if this seems choppy! Really!!! But, I will say this as a closing, I will try my hardest to do my best in my classes for next semester (and the rest of my years at York College). I’ve had so much fun in this class, and I will never forget you, Ryan Seslow!
Much Love, Samara A. (AKA- “Dee Dee”)