Articles Reflection

After reading these articles, I can definitely say I understand what the point of an ePort actually is. At first I didn’t understand why we needed one of these but now I understand that these are crucial for our networks and relationships we make based on all our individual majors we plan to create. These articles all work together in order to form my education because they truly express how individually and uniquely our own domain can be which is why we are all in this major. For my major, I am able to reach out and create relationships with people in the field of health and business/ marketing which is needed in order for success. For example, in Do I Own My Own Domain If You Grade It? Rikard says, “It is a living portfolio, my representation in the digital world.” I think this is a great way to look at my future and how I can make this major as successful as possible. I can truly use this portfolio to shape how I want my major to be as well as show the world (web) information that connects my two areas I want to combined. ¬†In one of the other articles I thought this quote stood for a lot as well”.In building that personal cyberinfrastructure,¬†students not only would acquire crucial technical skills for their digital lives but also would engage in work that provides richly teachable moments ranging from multimodal writing to information science, knowledge management, bibliographic instruction, and social networking.” This quote really helped me understand that we are building a multimodal that forms us as a person and what we want to study, not what was given to us to study. I think that is the coolest part about this entire course as well as these readings. I do understand some of the arguments against web domains only because I do believe interaction and communication through eye contact is just as important but the combination of the two together can take our information and gatherings that much further for our future and honestly others as well. Over all I think these readings/ articles really showed me that this domain and ePort can help me express myself and my interests in a way that will benefit my future because of the networks and relationships I can build through this domain. I am excited to see where my creativity and domain take my major.

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2 thoughts on “Articles Reflection”

  1. I love the idea that your domain is fueled by your creativity: that final line here really made me happy! A great first post– do want the mechanics (paragraphing, grammar, etc) and make use of the Writing Center or the folks in the IDS office anytime if you want a quick proofreader. This post suggests you are off on the right foot, and I am looking forward to where you go this Fall!

    On Monday, we will learn how to hyperlink the titles of articles, which will make your posts even more engaging for readers, especially when they want to pursue the issues you raise more deeply.

  2. I really liked your statement that after reading these articles you really understood what a domain is. For myself, I had never used a domain or really knew anything about them, reading these articles will help other students learn as well!

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