This blog will be dedicated to reflecting on what I liked, didnt like about the course and my expectations going in.
What I wished I came out with:
Going In I had expectations of learning about research techniques on social media.This included how to increase and measure activity on your social media platforms.I was thirsty for tactics on how to use social media and learning about a social media strategy which I am disappointed that I didnt. I also had expectations of learning more than blogging and Twitter, which I got alot out of,not to mention it gave me the push that I needed. I still leave not knowing much more about Linkedin, Facebook and how you can use them to benefit your personal or business brand.
What I didnt like:
I would have liked more clarity as to what and how I was getting marked on my assignments. With a fail on my assignment 2, even though I put a valiant effort into creating it ,I can’t help but to think that I missed the mark(obviously) on what the instructor was looking for. I Attribute that to not really knowing and having a discussion of what was needed. This could aslo be a result of the course content being new to the instructor and not having the chance to update the rubric to match his style of teaching and marking,Something that should be updated for the future to give the next batch of students more direction.
I dont mind talking about the news especially when it is relevant to course content (which it was) however I felt at times too much time was dedicated to the news and not to the social media reasearch and techniques tactics and strategy that I was looking for. But that’s just a personal thought.
What I liked
I really enjoyed Jared as an instructor. He really knew his stuff. He was casual,approachable and down to earth which made it easier to participate in a subject I knew little about.
I enjoyed the discussions that we did have in class overall and the content presented. I really liked the “field trip” for the Mac Pirate and encourage more opportunities like that for the next group of students.
I appreciated that there was group work as I gave me opportunity to learn from others in my group.
I loved the flexibility we got to write about subjects we knew and interested us in our blogs.
All in all, it was a good class. Even though I leave not knowing all of what I had hoped to learn I leave knowing waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyy more than what I came in with and consider the class a success.