We had our group projects last week and I have to say, everyones were just so fascinating to watch and I just couldn’t get over how good DanDc, Poilination and minsterofthefences’ video presentation turned out! So creative and I loved how we could actually see them!!! Something we had never been able to do during our experience on SL.
Unfortunately, not everyones presentations went so swimmingly. Myself, Kate and Brian had been organising everything hours before the start of class, I had our slides uploaded, presentation board made and half way through Kate’s topic, I, who was the only one who could change the slides, ended up flying out over the sea. I could honestly feel my stomach sink as I knew I’d have to log off, miss my que, and Brian would have to go on without his slides. I seriously don’t know how they did it, but they managed to pull it together and give a great presentation before I came back online and flew through my piece in complete chaos at the end. BRAVO GUYS!! ❤
So this will be my last blog post (on Second Life anyway) and I’m both saddened and relieved! I thoroughly enjoyed this module, it was unlike any I had taken before. At the beginning of the module, in one of my earlier blog posts I had mentioned that technology was not my forte and that I would have hoped to learn from it and get better at using it …unsurprisingly that did not happen.
I would like to take this opportunity here just to thank John and Locks for creating such an exciting module and I will 100% be recommending it to other years who may be thinking about taking it. Thank you for the online experience and taking me out of my comfort zone a little bit to interact online, and to all the class for just being sounnnnd 😀
See you all in real life hopefully & have an amazing Christmas and New years! ❤
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In our brief class today we talked about Arab Spring, something which I had never heard before. For those of you who are like me and don’t know what it was heres a little summary! The Arab Spring was a series of anti-government protests, uprisings and armed rebellions that spread across the Middle East in early 2011. But their purpose, relative success, and outcome remain hotly disputed in Arab countries, among foreign observers, and between world powers looking to cash in on the changing map of the Middle East.
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So this week in class we did a little more work on our group presentations and John showed us how to build in SL. This consisted of building a basic cube and modifying it so we could use it as our screen to present our slide shows! (as many of us didn’t know how we would get our work onto Second Life).
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So this week I began to look at our reading list and out of all the topics, the dark web intrigued me most! Firstly, I couldn’t that only 4% of the entire internet could be found on regular search engines such us google? It’s nothing! I wanted to learn how people could get to the rest of the internet, the deep web, and what type of things did they use it for, why was it so secretive? I discovered you can only get onto the deep web using the Tor browser which is basically software that protects you by preventing somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit and prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location and also lets you access sites which are blocked. Continue reading “What I’ll be contributing. Blog 10.”
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So this week we agreed to move our presentation to the 15th of December, giving us an extra week to work in our groups online. At the moment, it’s still progressing at a slow pace, as each of us has so many different modules to be working on, but we are keeping in regular contact and researching as much as we can.
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This week, we had a better understanding as to what is needed for our group presentations.
We have chatted quite a bit in our messenger group and as of yet, we have had no misunderstandings or conflict, not that I thought we would as everybody seems lovely! With regards to planning our project, we are each going to do more research on each others digital footprints as we have only begun to fully understand the brief this week. By the next class, we hope to have gathered more information on each other and compile what we have discovered. Continue reading “Blog no.8 Planning, dividing & addressing conflict.”
So our group, Kate, Brian and myself had decided on using Facebook messenger as our main means of communication outside of Second Life. We had figured it would be the easiest way as we all have Facebook unlike some of the other groups, and can be used on our phones & computers, unlike Second Life.
We had been given the theme to explore each our digital footprints, through social media platforms. What you are sharing? What others are learning about you? and the scarier aspects…who could be watching you? who owns the information you thought was private!? We started off by adding each other on different social media platforms, such as Instagram, and by doing so were able to create a clearer image of everyone in the group. Looking at my own online profiles, I’m sure both Brian and Kate will have no bother finding out a good bit about me, as I post quite a lot of my life on social media… Continue reading “Blog no.7 Group project so far”