I’ve always been a tech-savvy person because, like many people my age, I’ve had access to computers and the Internet for as long as I can remember. My earliest memories of using the computer include playing CD-ROM games on the house’s old, box-shaped desktop, and the first computer program I learned was Microsoft Word around kindergarten age because I needed somewhere to write the scripts to the skits that I made my brother perform with me. Now, obviously, I’m able to use much more sophisticated applications and devices, and I’m interested in learning more about web design and other web-based technologies in this class
In high school, I learned to use Adobe Photoshop to a degree and even took a college course on it, so I know a few things about photo editing software. Unfortunately, I no longer have access to Photoshop, but I’m interested in learning about some free alternatives in this class!
I started blogging in January 2018 for another class at OU, and I really enjoyed it. It was something that I had always wanted to do, but I had never had the resources or knowledge to get started. Having my grade depend on it was all the motivation I needed! I like learning how to do new things with the blog to make it look more professional or better organized. This semester, I would like to get more familiar with WordPress and its applications.
I’m interested in the website publishing aspect of this class because growing up I always had the misconception that to create a proper website, you had to know programming languages and how to code. After looking at some of the previous Storybook projects, it’s apparent that that is no longer true, and I’m curious to see what kinds of neat and creative things I can pull off with my nonexistent background in computer science.
Overall, I love the idea of combing storytelling with modern technology, and I think it’s great that this class isn’t entirely buried in Canvas. It seems that not only will we learn about mythology and folklore in this class, but also how to use the Internet in a more mature and efficient fashion.
Image: Close-up of a circuit board. Source – Flickr