Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The DS106 assignments are actually pretty interesting now that I've explored the site and gotten familiar with it. I think I will have a lot of fun with this too. The selected category that I picked was Design. I am a very creative person, I like to draw, paint, color, put together projects, and just express myself on paper, poster, etc. So I think that category fits me the best. Plus, I feel as though these assignments will challenge me and also keep my interest. The specific assignment that I have chosen to do is called "What People I Think I Do" preparing a collage of what others think I am doing and then show what I really am doing.
One of the sample blogs that I liked was about What People Think When I Say I'm Just a College Student, it doesn't show a lot of creativity but I think it's very unique. It's different and also funny. Because it really does show the assumptions that some people make about college students and what they're doing instead of what they really should be doing. My assignment will be similar to this one about college students but not exact.
I am really excited about this assignment and this blog post for next week. I believe this DS 106 course will also help us to broaden our minds to different things. I am always up for new things and new material after I realize what it's really about. When this DS 106 course was first presented to us in class I really wasn't to sure about it. I didn't want to say "No" nor "Yes" to the decision. They way it was presented I felt like it was going to be a lot of work, not saying I can't do it, but just more work then what's really needed. But after exploring the page and going through the different categories and looking at other people's sample blogs of a certain assignment I started to like it.
All of the assignments have their own uniqueness to them especially Mashup and Fanfic, but the one that stands out the most and also adapts to my personality was Design. I can't wait to explore more into these assignments within these last few weeks of class.