We’re in the home stretch! This is my third portfolio for EL 336. We’ve spent the majority of this period studying Clay Shirkey’s Cognitive Surplus, along with a few additional readings.
Depth | These were the entries I took extra time to produce. They have deeper analysis and often feature multiple references to quotes.
Motivation leads to greatness was my response to chapters 3 and 4 of Cogntive Surplus. In this entry, I analyzed a total of three quotes and discussed just how important motivation is for accomplishing our goals.
Spreading knowledge clearly is the key to the future was an entry for chapter of Cognitive Surplus. I touched on two topics in this entry: the importance of sharing knowledge in the form of documentation and I also discussed the Facebook lawsuit explained in the chapter.
Why do you make things? “Because it’s fun” was an richly linked blog entry where I reflected back on the importance of motivation as well as reward. I linked not only to peers on the web but also to one of my classmates in this entry.
Fin—Shirkey, Cogntive Surplus was my reflection for finishing the textbook. I talk about my need for writing things down and my failure to convert completely to digital. I also discuss my desire and struggle to use eBooks for class.
Ex 4: Annotated List of Links is pretty self-explanatory. It chronicles my search for layout designs and templates for the Setonian Magazine. I wrote detailed explanations for 10 of the websites I visited.
Interaction: I referenced a few of my classmates’ blogs this time around
Discussion: This wasn’t my strongest area this time around. I’ll admit that I slacked a little when it came to commenting on my peers’ blogs, but I did manage to fit a few in. It doesn’t look like I had any comments on my blog this time around, save a couple from Dr. Jerz. From looking at some of my peers’ portfolios, it looks like this was a lack of group effort…I definitely need to be better about my blogging and commenting for the last stretch.
I commented on Kiley’s entry on Grobanites—I wouldn’t call it a waste of time…
I commented on Ashely’s entry on the Hypertext—Hypertext Novels
Timeliness: These were articles that were published either early or by the deadline
I published Ex 4 a couple of days early, but took some extra time before the deadline to spruce up the entry and flesh it out better.
Fin—Cognitive Surplus was also posted a few hours early.
Other coverage: These are entries that are still noteworthy but aren’t overly impressive.
Via Portfolio 3