Reflection

  • Were there Things that you particularly enjoyed?

I particularly enjoyed Things 21 ‘Online Games and Learning’ and 22 ‘Fun and Play’ because they were games and fun. I also enjoyed Thing 14 ‘Audio – Podcasts and SoundCloud’ because I have recently been getting into and listening to all different kinds of podcasts.

  • Was there a Thing that has either had something in it that surprised you, or one you particularly enjoyed?

Thing 5 ‘Diversity’ surprised me because it wasn’t something that I had really thought of in relation to digital content, particularly with something like emojis. Also Thing 6 ‘Accessibility’ surprised me because access for those with disabilities wasn’t something that I had overly considered and I hadn’t realized the extent of access problems those with a disability have to overcome.

  • Have you been reading the community blogs? How did you find the blogging aspect of the course?

I definitely read the community blogs as I completed the course. I found it helpful and interesting to see what other people thought and wrote.

I liked the blogging aspect of the course. I found writing down what I had understood, experienced or thought helpful in cementing what I had learnt.

  • Did you have any difficulties completing the Things?

The only difficulty I had was finding the time to complete the course. I did do some of it out of work hours but mostly completed it at work.

  • If you were to do a course like this again is there anything you would change, or additional support you would like to see?

Overall the support was good and well thought out. I can’t think of anything that I would like to see changed or added!

I would recommend for those that complete the course to do it along with others because it makes it more fun and interactive. A group of us completed the course in my workplace and we would we would meet every fortnight to discuss the Things, what we had learnt and anything else interesting we had encountered in completing the course.

  • If you wrote a blog post at the beginning on what you hoped to gain out of the 23 Things course, looking back on the post do you feel you achieved those goals?

My first blog post stated that I wanted to “enhance my digital literacy knowledge and skills” and “that although I have some digital literacy knowledge, my skills in this area can always be worked on and developed!”. I think this course has very much improved my digital literacy knowledge and skills and has made me want to work on and continue to develop my knowledge and skills.

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