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Blog Post #10

1. I give myself a 5 because in a timely manner I was I was submitting my blog post’s consistently.

2. I give myself a 5 because I gave one thorough comment on a peers blog with at least 100 words per comment.

3. I believe that I integrated the class concepts well because I received positive feedback from my peers. I was able to use the class concepts by using them accurately when connecting them with the show.

4. With regards to blogging I  was able to use good examples from the chapter linked into the show survivor. I also was able to keep up with each blog and comment for my peers. I feel like I improved over time in the way I used my examples.

5. I feel like I could improve with my blogging by adding even more detail when relating the concept.

6. I liked how I was able to give my opinion about the show after using my examples. I liked that I was able read other blogs and comment on other blogs.

7. I disliked that the show would take a lot of time to watch and after I still had to blog and comment. I feel like over all it took a lot of time.

8. Suggestions that I have for this blog in the future to improve would be to change shows like not only watch survivor but other shows that other people like.

Reflection of Blogging & Participation

1. On a scale of 1-5, I’d give myself a 2. I was not consistent at all with submitting my blog posts after the first few. Since I do not have cable, I had to rely on the website. For the first few posts, I had to use the typed up transcripts of the episodes because the video of the episode would not load. This dropped my motivation to do blog at all on Survivor considering I saw none of the interactions, I simply read about everything.

2. On a scale of 1-5, I’d give myself a 1 considering I did not comment on anyone’s blog.

3. Looking at the few blogs I did post, I think I did very well integrating the class concepts with the Survivor episode summary. If I had completed all the blogs, I’d say I would have earned a 4. But considering I did not, I’m sure I earned much less.

4. My strengths were that when I DID blog and participate, it was thorough and in a professional manner.

5. I could definitely have improved my participation by pulling through despite technical difficulty and continuing the blog posts.

6. Honestly, I did not really like the blogging at all. I suppose being able to deign the color scheme and whatnot of the blog itself was the best part.

7. Referring to my previous answer, there was a lot that I did not like. Blogging by a certain date about a television show did not grab my attention, if I were to be completely honest.

8. Perhaps requiring the blog posts to be relating descriptions of one’s daily life or observations to the class concepts would be a little more appealing to a diverse group of students. Or, perhaps having it relate any television show to the course concepts, rather than Survivor only. Narrowing it down to one television show appeals to a small audience.

Luke Lineberger – Post IV

My consistency was about a 1/5.

I don’t think I ever commented on anyone’s blog, so 1/5.

For the blogposts I did make, I think I did all right tying them in to the lesson…so 4/5.

If I had any strengths on blogging and participating, I think they’d have been analysis of the episode in regards to course content…and I barely participated, so nothing there.

To remember them before they were mentioned in class might have helped.

The experience of blogging and CIKeys was one worth experiencing and repeating. The experience of setting up a blog was enjoyable.

What I did not enjoy were the topic and deadlines, though I understand what purpose they serve.

My suggestions for this assignment, should you choose to integrate it into future courses, would be to avoid limiting the subject to one show/theme/issue. Other classes have incorporated similar assignments which were based on real-life examples, experiences from other classes, or events hosted at CI which offered a broader range of insight regarding the course concepts.

Farewell…..

On a scale of 1-5 (5 being consistently), how consistent were you with submitting your blog posts in a timely manner? 5

On a scale of 1-5 (5 being consistently), how consistent were you with posting at least one thorough comment on a peer’s blog? 4

One a scale of 1-5 (5 being very well), how well did you integrate class concepts into your posts about the Survivor show?4

Please describe what you think your strengths were with regard to blogging and participation.

I think my strength in blogging is already having a lot of experience with technology and using a computer  a lot so It wasn’t difficult to post the blogs and using technology wasn’t a problem to me. 

Please describe how you think you could improve on your blogging and participation. 

I believe I could improve  by posting more blogs about different things that I find interesting, and a comes depending on what outcome you will get out of it. For example I participated in blogging because it was part of my grade, if It was optional I would have probably not done it. Participation also comes with how interested you are in the subject or assignment.     

What did you like about blogging?

What I liked the most is being able to do it on WordPress, I had never used this type of software so it was new to me and it’s always nice to learn something new. 

What did you dislike about blogging?

I was never really into survivor so having to blog about a show that your not really interested in makes the assignment harder to complete. 

What suggestions do you have for this assignment in the future?

One suggestion I would have is to have a couple of shows that students could pick from to watch, so instead of just survivor have a list of 2 or 3 shows you think people could relate the class text to. If that doesn’t work at least give the option for people to vote on what show they would like to do the assignment on so that it’s a show that interest the students and possibly you have a higher participation rate.

Finale

On a scale of 1-5 (5 being consistently), how consistent were you with submitting your blog posts in a timely manner?

5

On a scale of 1-5 (5 being consistently), how consistent were you with posting at least one thorough comment on a peer’s blog?

5

One a scale of 1-5 (5 being very well), how well did you integrate class concepts into your posts about the Survivor show?

It took me about 2 blogs in to realize that was the concept of doing these blogs… so 4.

Please describe what you think your strengths were with regard to blogging and participation.

I like to believe my strengths were relating the chapter to the blogs once I realized I had to & I was pretty consistent on commenting on other students’ blogs, trying to comment on someone new each week.

Please describe how you think you could improve on your blogging and participation.

I definitely could have been more thorough and added more details about the episodes.

What did you like about blogging?

I like how interactive it was with having to comment on each other’s posts. It made us engaged with one another.

What did you dislike about blogging?

I dislike how off the timing is still for me because I can’t figure that out to save my life & also it was hard to relate the specific chapters. It would have been easier if we could have picked any chapter but only be allowed to relate the chapter for one blog.

What suggestions do you have for this assignment in the future?

Allowing the students to relate their blog to any chapter but once they use that chapter for a blog, they can’t use it again.

That’s a Wrap

1) 3

2) 3

3) 5

4) I was able to capture what went on during the episode and correlate it with what we were studying in class.

5) I believe I could have been able to submit a few more assignments. I was pretty diligent with doing them on time then before midterms I started to forget about it. I also submitted one and it didn’t go through which started a domino effect in not remembering/caring to do them.

6) I liked associating the theories with real life examples (even if they were from a horrible show). This helped me remember them for the tests.

7) I disliked how I often we had to do it along with the show it was on. I understand the reasoning of why it was chosen to study group communication, but I feel like it is all staged which makes it hard to watch.

8) Reducing the amount of assignments due and maybe have a couple choices in shows the students want to watch and blog on. Make it be shows that are available online.

Blog Participation Reflection

Blog Consistency: 2
Comment Consistency: 2
Concept Integration: 4

I found the blogs to be an interesting concept and was looking forward to working on them throughout the semester. I had somewhat of an interest in watching Survivor before this class but never really got around to it so I was glad on the show choice. For the blog posts that I did submit, I felt as if I was able to make connections to the text mentally even when I had trouble putting it into words. However, I missed way too many blog posts.

Even though this is blog prompt 10, this is only my 5th posting. I could have improved on my participation by finding a better night to work on it. I would always work on it Monday after class because it was the only time I had to work on it. By the time I got home and was able to get through an episode, I would only have about half an hour to get my thoughts together and apply them to our class. Having said this, I did watch every episode of the show but wouldn’t post my blogs if I finished them up after midnight. I could have avoided this all by setting aside an earlier time in the week to work on it.

I did like that we were actually doing something with the show. I have had classes where reading was assigned or videos needed to be watched but then nothing was done with the material.

I disliked having specific chapters assigned to each week because it was sometimes hard to find things in the episode that had to deal with the chapter. Then having to do at least 300 words on something that didn’t relate was even more difficult. I also had trouble commenting on other blogs because there wouldn’t be much for me to say without repeating everything they were saying but just summarized.

In the future I would recommend having students choose which blogs they want to participate in. Perhaps have only 8 blogs be assigned and then students choose which 8 they want to write. The comments could also just be extra credit based on the quality of the comment. Or have students comment on blogs that their group members write.

Overall, the blog concept was a good idea and I would definitely use it in other classes.

Blog Post #10

1. I give myself a 5 because in a timely manner I was I was submitting my blog post’s consistently.

2. I give myself a 5 because I gave one thorough comment on a peers blog with at least 100 words per comment.

3. I believe that I integrated the class concepts well because I received positive feedback from my peers. I was able to use the class concepts by using them accurately when connecting them with the show.

4. With regards to blogging I  was able to use good examples from the chapter linked into the show survivor. I also was able to keep up with each blog and comment for my peers. I feel like I improved over time in the way I used my examples.

5. I feel like I could improve with my blogging by adding even more detail when relating the concept.

6. I liked how I was able to give my opinion about the show after using my examples. I liked that I was able read other blogs and comment on other blogs.

7. I disliked that the show would take a lot of time to watch and after I still had to blog and comment. I feel like over all it took a lot of time.

8. Suggestions that I have for this blog in the future to improve would be to change shows like not only watch survivor but other shows that other people like.

The Tribe Has Spoken- We Survived

  1.  On a scale of 1-5 (5 being consistently), how consistent were you with submitting your blog posts in a timely manner?

Other than missing two blog posts due to unforeseen circumstances, I was consistent with submitting my blog posts in a timely manner therefore I would rate myself a 4.

  1. On a scale of 1-5 (5 being consistently), how consistent were you with posting at least one thorough comment on a peer’s blog?

Although I missed two blog posts, I would give myself a 4 because besides missing two blog posts, I always commented on a peer’s blog.

  1. One a scale of 1-5 (5 being very well), how well did you integrate class concepts into your posts about the Survivor show?

I always had my book in front of me taking notes in order to integrate class and text concepts into my posts therefore I would rate myself a 5. All of my posts had multiple references to the class and text concepts that applied to different scenarios.

  1. Please describe what you think your strengths were with regard to blogging and participating 

My strengths were that all of my blogging and participation tied in to class context and discussions. When I would participate and comment back, I would also reflect and tie in the concepts.

  1. Please describe how you think you could improve on your blogging and participating 

The only improvement was to not miss the two posting.

  1. What did you like about blogging?

I liked that it gave me the opportunity to learn how to use CIKeys, which I had never heard of before. I think it’s a very beneficial tool to know for the future. I also liked that although at first I was hesitant about liking the show survivor, towards the end I was hooked!

  1. What did you dislike about blogging?

There really wasn’t anything I did not like about blogging.

  1. What suggestions do you have for this assignment in the future?

The only suggestion I would make is the number of postings and the weight for each posting. However, I definitely saw the value in connecting the concepts to real life situations and being able to apply it. Thank you for the experience!

blog post 10

1) 4

2) 4

3) 5

4) I enjoy writing critiques of shows or reviews so this was not a particularly painful process for me.  I attempted to delve into the chapter content while not trying to totally regurgitate the plot of each episode.  I believe I did well at making connections between the show and the chapters.

5) Participation on other people’s blogs could have been a little stronger on my part.  Some weeks it was easy to find a good blog to make a comment on while other weeks it was more difficult to find a good blog.

6) I liked reviewing the show. It was a good way to not just focus on whatever the central plot of each episode was for the week.

7) I disliked having to post on other peoples blogs.  It was hard to find detailed posts some weeks that I could really dig into and leave a good meaty response to.

8) In the future maybe you can just make the blog posts related to a particular life experience that happened in the past week.  Or maybe every other week have a news article assignment where everyone finds an article and relates it to the current weeks chapter.