To demonstrate my academic achievement and work as of the date of this blog post in my class, Topics of Media and Culture: The Author, I have created a portfolio. This blog will show my in-depth analysis of the class and texts, my interaction and fruitful discussions with peers, and my timeliness to deadlines.
Paper and Digital Artifact: For this class, I have also created a digital artifact and final paper that demonstrates what I’ve learned in this class as well as subject matters that are interesting to me. My digital artifact were a couple of YouTube videos which documented how young adults spent time on Internet when it comes to reading and writing. I wanted to know what my audience is reading and how to best develop my online presence to draw them in. As for the paper, I wrote about the Death of the Author, which we discussed at the very beginning of the class, and how the wealth of information has only complicated finding “the true” author’s intentions.
Other students portfolios for the third quarter of the class can be found on the class webpage.
Depth: In these blogs, I have gone over the top (or really more than is required) in-depth for the topics of discussion. Some of my more in-depth blogs got the most comments, including Hayles Part 2 and Hayles – When others are famous for your work, where I bring in issues that I’ve learned in other classes and in life. Though I didn’t have much of an idea in Term Project Ideas, I did link to my source of inspiration.
Interaction: In this section, I demonstrate my interaction with my peers. In Hayles Prologue, I link to Jessie’s blog because it inspired the blog. Hayles Epilogue links to two students blogs as a reflection of the book.
Discussion: This section shows how I read and reviewed/commented on my peers blogs which promoted a discussion of some sort. Hayles – When others are famous for your work, Hayles Part 2 and Hayles Chapter 7 prompted discussions to which I responded.
Coverage: These blogs are ones that didn’t fit into the other categories, but just prove that I did, in fact, write them. There were so few blogs this time that I did not need to add any to this category.