My Blogging Portfolio.
My First Portfolio
Thus far in my student career Video Game Culture has been one of my hardest classes not only requiring a lot of hard work but critical thinking. Our professor requires expanding our thinking past our opinion or bias, while still letting us express our true opinion on a subject. This is the first class where my opinion can be respected and understood by the teacher/peers without them telling me why I am wrong. So far this class has allowed to me to expand my mind in a whole different way on a subject that I love: Video Games.
As I mentioned above I have really been able to express my thoughts in this class. I not only covered the surface of the subjects but I was able to explore deeper into meanings and my own thought. Where I come from as a biology major is to study other people's opinion before being able to give mine. This class has really allowed me to express myself in ways I have not been able to express them before.
What most online classes miss is interaction. Even though this class is small, we do interact with each other on our blogs. We know each other by name. I enjoy reading other people's opinions about the subject, although I do not always comment. I do enjoy answering people's questions and if I do not agree then that is the best way to start a conversation. I try and keep up with my peers as well. These are a few entries/comments I made that sparked some good ole conversation. One even sparked a Wikipedia edit by my teacher.
Xenoblogging is a term my teacher, Dr. Jerz, created to encompass interaction between peers that involves answering a question or leaving a more in-depth comment. I only left these types of comments when they mean something to me or affected me in some way. I think that because I only did this the comments I left really affected the person I left them to and perhaps further their thoughts by reading my opinion.
I feel I have accomplished much of my readings and gave my thought on each subject. I tried my hardest to have my blogs written and finished within the same day that they were assigned. Many blogs were posted the day after seeing I had more time to really think about them and read other people's opinions as well. I tried to include my initial reaction and then finish off with a deeper thought about the subject. Many of the texts were interesting enough where I could really be passionate about what I wrote. This list includes all of my blogs up until now about each of the assigned text.
Many of these entries express my opinion, an opinion that in this class people respect. I have learned many things about various subjects pertaining to video games. I am proud of the blogs that I have written so far and I hoped you enjoyed them.