So, first before answering the given questions for this final reflection, I wanna add that I thought this assessment is just made for the professor and other generations who are going to take this course later to improve themselves.
However, after finishing it I realized that it was done for me too! I got benefited from it! As I had to open the class slides drive and go to every single file and explore it in order to remember everything about the class since the beginning of the semester! This activity and process helped me to fix (set) class info. in my brain memory well! So, this activity can replaces an exam cause if it is done properly (I am sorry for judging that this method is a ‘proper’ one, it is just from my personal view) it requires the one to revise the whole class material which is something great!
- a) I learned in the very first class when the professor asked us to write our names on Google images and see what the results were. I gained the idea of the Digital identity of me, which has to be progressed a lot than it actually is. The blogging thing is much than great! I have considered it a reputable respected platform to share my ideas through!
b) I will use in my life: some of what I listened at the CLT Centennial Symposium. It was about “Transforming Learning Environments via Student Partnership”. So, maybe you tell me to include it at the academics section, this panel was more general for me than just academics cause i will apply it in many aspects in my life starting from nowadays when dealing with the professor with this high mindset mentality reaching when I bring up my children! You may think I am exaggerating but it is really beneficial for the education process in life not only inside university as education is a process that occurs daily out of the school/university context!
c) I will use in my social life: I think that I learned the actual practical dialogue from Soliya sessions that I really need to listen more in my life (Social life). I started applying and I felt like I am on the right track for many reasons.
I think I will continue using both the WordPress and slack in my social life after the end of the course.
d) I will use in my career: the Alternative CV thing! It is a very cool idea to get to know each other from the perspective that what I want people to know about me! I think it is a very first step in order to have a healthy relationship with people around me. So, whatever team I am part of I will ask to have this idea applied on. You know sometimes it takes so much time to break the borders and cross to each other, I think this alternative CV helps a lot in this process. All what we need in the world is a better communication and this task (alternative CV) is one of the ways to communicate each other!
2. I would use the Fake news assignment, I liked how the posts of the whole class are posted in the google slides to be able to have them all at one place maybe for further using! We are suffering especially in Egypt from the fake news everywhere around us. That is why we need to put on the idea of getting enough credible sources for any thing we hear to be able to examine if it is fake or authentic (real). I also liked the idea of having the professor commented on our sources weather it is credible enough or not. Although this assignment is one of those few that I did not get the full grade in (although I go more sources after the doctor’s comments’) but I really liked it and found it very useful! I thought even that I need to do something like this in Arabic to spread using it with people who do not know English in Egypt.
Another activity which is the informative Game. It is the other one that I did not the full grade in. I felt love with most of the games and felt like each one has its own uniqueness cause each was addressing specific issue that does not apply to other games and that is the function of variety! That is why maybe my game does not to appeal the doctor but for me I found it addressing an important issue and situations that are always critical enough to the extent that they causes problems.
I would choose the alternative CV activity as my third thing to show. I loved the idea of having a part of my character that does appear while being professional either in interviews, conferences or work. However, one always should know the other measures and scale of each personality to be able to cope up with as we are all different from each other and need to learn about each other. So I imagined that If I am going to hold by any way an interview with someone, I will ask the candidate to shape his own alternative CV of things like: what does he love, what he does not love, what is interesting about him and any other thing that the candidate would feel like he/she wants to mention about themselves.
3. The promise the doctor told us in the very first class after the great welcoming with refreshments that from time to time we will find something like this later,also the doctor told us that she did not get only one thing but she maintains variety for the sake of variety and all of this stuff and it never happened again. Most probably the professor had forgot this deal. So, you are not required at all to do this, but you made yourself committed to it because you said so.
In Arabic we say “كتر خير”, that means that it is great of him/her doing this, but that is what this reflection assignment requires thought.
Update: someone reminded me that actually the doctor had got us at least three times refreshments :sweat_smile: So I remember now the rick cakes, chocolate and dates! Sorry for this confusion though.
I would have now to think in something else that I have to be changed for further development, I am not sure if the multiple platforms is a meant part of the course or not. However, I have taken some time to get used to it and for the month or maybe more it has been a confusion for me, as there were: Blackboard, Slack, WordPress, the course website and the AUC mail as means for the course. So, I think it is a big number of distraction to be opening all of these. However, after some time I got used to what I may use each one for. I do not know what is the offset for these platforms though, but this is the problem mainly.
I would have tried to do any outside activities like the activity we had gone in front of HUSS beside the stairs. I have thought in something I am not sure if it is applicable or not which is to have a field trip to somewhere related to digital literacy company or place that work on/supports any idea we have in the class.
4. I tried to think a lot about which kind of person should take this class until I reached the conclusion that all of the people around should know the basics of the Digital Literacy, for example the things that were in Mozilla assignment, although it was so theoretical but it is required! All of these topics about Digital Identity and different cultures from all around the world should communicate properly in a healthy community like Soliya. For sure, it would be more greater if the one who is taking this is really passionate and keen on learning about Digital Literacy stuff