Category Archives: Beginnings

#WEB206 – An interesting conundrum

In this new subject, we are all required to create some kind of online presence within which to post our writing exercises. The first thing we had to do was pick a topic for this presence (I chose to create … Continue reading

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#PLT110 – Australian Politics in a Global Context

Wow! It’s been a while! I finished a whole other subject before commencing this one last week. I will add back-dated posts anon, in case anyone is interested. Before I add my first offering in this new subject I’m studying … Continue reading

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#DIG251 – Introductions: Wow! Four days in and everyone’s been busy!

The year is racing ahead and I have just commenced my next unit, DIG251 (Internet Design). The unit officially started on Monday and, since I’ve been busy at work, couldn’t get to the discussion forums until today. It has been … Continue reading

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PWP121 – WEEK ONE… a little nervousness…

I am now studying PWP121, which is a unit titled ‘Writing, Rhetoric and Persuasion’. I am feeling a little out of my comfort zone, as, while I’m mostly comfortable writing, I now feel that I am going to be assessed … Continue reading

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#MED104 – ‘The People Formerly Known as the Audience’ by Jay Rosen (2006, June 27).

TUTOR: This is a fun reading… but let’s put our critical reading glasses on again. Do we agree with Rosen that the ‘shift in platforms’ has led to a ‘shift in power’? Or is the relationship between text/audience/producer and power … Continue reading

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#MED104 – Learning Portfolio – 1.1: Library and BB Orientation

Task 1: Visit the library web site. Record any observations about the process and the  problems you encountered. I visited the library web site and conducted a search for any online resources associated with MED104 that were in e-Reserve. I … Continue reading

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WEB101 Official Thread: Networking Software

Wow… thanks for the trip down amnesia lane. I am sad to say that I remember all of the networking software listed. I used software called CuteFTP to transfer larger files to others or download things for myself. I also, … Continue reading

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