Media Industries 1 Final Blog Report
Firstly, here is the link to the Individual Progress Report in the early time.
- Role (HD)
Well, throughout the whole project, mine is concentrating on the International Context when we get started our project, however, in the end, mine is looking at these two above in the presentation, a little bit different from the early one.
a) fundamental difference between traditional publishing and online publishing in terms of the piracy issue
b) further exploring the online piracy issues following sets of statistics
Particularly, being more likely a researcher or collector in my group, I guess I made a considerable contribution to my part, searching and searching, reading and reading all of my stuff, then refresh the information immediately on our Facebook group page.
More specifically, the issue I faced in my part is:
I go far away from my point a), pay more attention to make a very detailed and basic comparison in traditional publishing and online digital publishing without any COPYRIGHT or PIRACY term. Therefore, it is quite hard to make a close connection with the following ONLINE PIRACY issue. According to that problem, I restructure and focus on the differences which are related to the comparison on the piracy. Book and ebook, for example, a report by the Daily Mail, it has been revealed that up to 20% of ebooks are sourced illegally as the publishers association issues thousands of legal threats to websites.In order to bring in what the piracy troubles to the digital world. Then comes to a detailed introduction and analysis on what is online piracy and how it poses the significant challenges to the publishing industry, especially in the digital world when the illegitimate use of copyrighted materials is pervasive.
- Progress (HD)
In fact, the copyright one is the best group that I have never experienced before. They are greatly awesome. :p We discuss and communicate a lot through a weekly meeting, exchanging the distributions and comment on those as well. Moreover, the Dropbox is also updated very frequently, to share and pick up the relevant information and resources to your section. As well as our weebly website, build up and edit the stuff into each category.
Strengths and Weaknesses:
i prefer to do the research rather than doing the summary or rewriting the information. It is probably because I am an international student, get two languages to doing the research. :p Sometimes, I use my mother tongue to do a brief research or a sort of translation in order to make the content understandable and easy to access to further. Then I could widely search the academic articles or journals via English (there is a limit to view some sensitive context especially concerned with China). Compared with the research part, I feel less confident to make a summary to each reading. I never apply the Google Translate to swap the texts in Chinese, so I need to do a huge work and be patient on reading them and make the exact reflection. But that situation is much better than before. Usually, I concentrate on searching the contents with tables, diagrams and such those visual images, so that it is quite evident to point out. In terms of that weakness and the only weakness for me, I suppose that the daily reading on journal or blog should be a effective approach to improve my summarize skill.
- Strategies (HD)
As previously mentioned, research is my favourite part and I would like to take time to search. Probably in my first year in the university, I was told by my literature tutor that if you want to search something very accurate and direct, then utilize the symbol ” ” to the key words. That really works and helps a lot.
Team work is always important to a group. Communication and discussion are the key elements in collaboration. In our group, we are very balanced on the distributed tasks and contributions. Michael and Steph as locals, they are not looking me down, they usually ask my suggestions and encourage me to speak my points out, feel confident to work and collaborate with them.
Personal Learning Strategies:
I have expected to do a improvement on the summary. Therefore, I get several strategies. Not only for the project this time, also for other work as well.
1. Divide and conquer
Skim the text you are going to summarize and divide it into several sections. Focus on the headings and subheadings.
Go ahead and read each section straightly. Get a feel for the author’s tone, style and main idea.
Underline topic sentences and key facts. Label areas that you want to refer to your summary and identify the unclear areas and try to clarify.
4. One sentence at a time
Have a firm grasp on the text to summarize in your mind.
According to those three strategies, I have already experienced the first two. Obviously, the research strategy is definitely useful and runs very well so far. As well as the collaborative strategy, I am quite happy to work with them, everything is under control in our group, presentation is ready, group research report is on the way. Only the summary is still troubled me, but practice makes perfect I believe.
- Problems (HD)
The only problem is still the summary, and probably the comprehensive analysis on some point.
As I have mentioned in the early individual blog, “so far, I guess the only problem is the understanding and analyzing a particular long and rich article on time, which means that it may take me a long time to summarize all of them immediately. Or it is a little bit difficult for me to summarize but can pick up most key points anyway.” And “another, there is not so many expected online resource sometimes because of the copyright regulations in online Australian network system. It means that you need to pay or sign up as a member to continue reading the text or download.”
In order to give a solution to that problem, our group members do me a big favour.
Send the link to some partiular academic articles to our Facebook group discussion page, so that we can read togerher, and analyse, summarize it together. Sharing the relevant information is a sort of time-saving and collaboration. Or share some difficult context in our Dropbox directly so that we can read it together and record some particular viewpoints to be as evidence ultilizing in our group report. Or bring those questions and doubts in the weekly meeting, communicate and discuss face to face.
Besides, for some articles that are limited visiting online, I may go to the library to book them or just have a read in the whole text in library.
- Connections and intersections (HD)
At the beginning of Media Industries course this year, I have noticed that it aims to form our collaborative spirit and research skill as well during the semester 1. Within the next few weeks’ lectures, it is talking about the research problems formulating and collaborative research forming; clarifying and identifying research topic with a group; resource management…
Furthermore, with the COPYRIGHT SERVICE in RMIT page, it shows various aspects such as music, image in copyright, really make sense. And provide an idea for us to interview with Anne, I guess we will put the interview content into our group report to show the audiences the FAQs in copyright.
On the other hand, “research” obviously connected with networking (abilities). Individually, I think I can employ my networking abilities well into the project, means I can search what I want to catch even in a further area. Online media platform like Google engine is really strong to get rich resources, that is why MI1 emphasizes the importance of research and point out the way to do the research in the project.
Here is the link to RMIT – Research page, which highlights the research focus and impact (in the educational environment). Therefore, in the educational research, it provides problem-solving skills; provide useful baseline data that can be used for planning purposes through participation in research; provide marketable skills; enhance the continuous professional growth; develop in the scientific attitudes of objectivity, curiosity and critical outlook; lead to improvement in learning situations.
Thus, research is important to develop your career in the future.
Finally, here are the links to my early blog entries.