Week 5: Reflections

To start this post, I just want to say how crazy it is that I have already finished my digital studies class this summer. This class was challenging, fun, and always able to keep me on my toes as a student. This was my first summer class in college (along with Spanish 201) and I am so thankful that it was. It was fast paced, interesting, and I was able to feel accomplished at the end of every week.

There were three things I was planning to complete for this week’s assignment. The first one being related to the module a few weeks ago where I talked about owning a Nintendo wii. I decided to go into the assignment and take out a couple of incorrect facts and add another piece to the timeline. I also created two groups that the information could go into: family and history.

The other two items of business went together as they were for my week 4 module. I had made a kind of week 4 reflection post making up for what I did not post in any of the DGST slack channels, and added my week 4 digital methodology project into it in hopes of not coding In my video which is linked below I say I “forgot,” but the truth is I was telling myself I couldn’t do it because I didn’t know how and I am bad with computers.

It was at that point I knew that I needed to remind myself that one of my biggest goals at the beginning of this class was to challenge myself and give everything my best effort. How would I be able to accomplish this goal if I did not at least try?

So alas, I set off to learn how to code html and css, two things I was not familiar with at all. I was able to LITERALLY a page from scratch which is something that I thought I would never do. If you had told me last year last semester, or even 5 weeks ago I would be able to do that, I wouldn’t have believed you.

I know I have said this in recent posts, but this is something I am very satisfied with and am very proud of myself for. It may sound small to some people, but computer things do not come easy to me, which is why my biggest goal was to code right or at least try my best at doing it. I am thankful to say that even though I got very frustrated at it, I was able to finish and learn html and css.

I know that I have a lot more to learn from it and it may not be perfect, but it is something I am truly proud of. The biggest challenge for me was honestly just getting started. I had this big mental block that hindered me. I really told myself that I would not be successful in doing anything computer related. Being able to overcome it and being able to be successful to my standard is what made finishing this assignment and feeling proud so much better.

Finally, here is a video I put together describing my experience over the last few days and my takeaways from this project and myself. And here is the link to more information about my digital methodology module!





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