I guess it’s time to see if I followed the recipe…
Heres my original self assessment matrix - SelfAssessmentMatrix, click on it to view the specifics of what i’m assessing myself on…
This semester I have attended every class/lecture possible excluding the ones I outlined in my Matrix due to prior Room with a View broadcasting commitments. I also completed a blog post each week reflecting on the ideas discussed and concepts put forward during each tutorial. I feel I was an active member of class and prepared material to share when asked to. I had appropriate comments to contribute and had no issues engaging in discussions on the readings or in general. During lectures I was an active live tweeter, especially in the Jonathan Hutchinson guest Skype lecture and engaged consistently with the #im212 hashtag. I think my follow blog posts on ideas we explored during tutorials go beyond mere recapping and delve to explore beyond the course material.
Overall Mark: 95/100
2. Textured/Consistent Blogging
I think my Media studies blog is a highly textured space and explores a lot of related yet diverse ideas. This semester in particular, I think it provides a great map of my exploration into the world of social media with a good amount of reflection from outside. It also contains a lot of screenshots of my own work and interactions with others which I think provides a good picture of my progression as a student.
Overall Mark: 85/100
3. Online Presence
In my matrix, I outlined developing an online presence as vital yet challenging. I surprised myself with how active I became in developing my presence online and how quickly I was rewarded when I joined specific communities. I experimented a lot with different platforms at the beginning of the semester and in the last half decided on the platforms I preferred to use and began posting to them regularly. On Twitter I have built up quite a good list of relevant industry people that I follow which connects me with emerging ideas in the media industry and helps me to develop my own online ID. I think my Tumblr is another fine example of a community I contribute to regularly and receive comments, feedback and interaction from other users. My contributions on POOL is where the most collaboration has happened with other users remixing and readapting my own orignal work.
Overall Mark: 90/100
Once I actually figured out how to access the readings (library home page DUH!), I completed and enjoyed all of them and they definitely enhanced my understanding of the importance of developing an online identity and what being a writer in this new online paradigm of user generated content and self publishing that Web 2.0 is constructed on. I think I was able to connect ideas set out in the readings to the formulation of my Online ID Slideshow with clarity and ease due to the way I had kept a record of my responses in my blog posts.
Overall Mark: 85/100
SELF ASSESSMENT MARK: 88/100