Bill Gates once said that “We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.”
Recently we received reflections on our BETA presentations as well as gave them out to other students. I am one for constructive criticism and thankyou to those who commented on my blog and had so much feedback for me:
Everyone had so much to help me grow my ideas and all of them gave me different resources that were really interesting!
I was also able to look at the BETAs that others were doing, I commented on the work of:
Jasmyn’s BETA showed her work in the UOW Digital Media Society. There was a few blogs that I looked at that were involved with UOW Creative platforms and collectively I enjoyed how they all worked with the earlier years uni students and other creatives to have a platform for everyone.
Jasmyn had an awesome way of showing in her BETA video how the work of the DMS helps to provide a platform for students to create a profile for their creative works. I thought this worked very well with the idea from the linked blog in the comment that students are able to expand their learning on previous works. Johnson 2020 speaks about how the people who get paid to predict the future, work together to perform such a critical job. I had seen a few posts from the DMS society and seen how their inclusion of other creatives was an exciting way to create more content while also being individual in other ways on their platforms.
Jasmyn was showing a great way of being encouraging to all students involved to both join the team of creativity while also creating a good platform for students to show their online work. One thing I did note was how while the idea of having an online portfolio I did have a thought a about how this would transition after each student finishes degrees and wants to possibly receive references from the organisers of the DMS?
Steff was also involved in another UOW platform in UOW Creative. Similarly to the DMS, UOW Creative works with students within the BCM and other creative subjects to create content and moderate the content that interns create for the UOW site.
Although we didn’t hear Steff’s voice in her video, her blog did an awesome job of wrapping up what her DA was about and how her work at UOW Creative was working towards a similar online portfolio like that of the DMS. UOW Creative spans over so many platforms to both communicate and create content both for the uni and to showcase other creative things that students are currently undertaking or involved with. Being in BCM I have seen a lot of new platforms for group communication that I hadn’t known about prior e.g. Slack in BCM313. I had found a site that looked at different group creative platforms and wondered if there was something that was being used even other than discord for these groups to communicate.
I also loved seeing how the content on the UOW Creative sites was both very individual from each intern posting but also following trends that are globally recognised e.g. TikTok. As mentioned this showed how the content of UOW Creative was changing based on the forecasting of ideas to do with different platforms and ideas trending.
Josh took a different approach and was working on SO MANY of his own ideas. These included a possible podcast, freelance writing, reviews and working on so many other creative works.
There was a lot going on with Josh’s DA however he seemed to be highly invested in them all. Seeing what he was a bit stuck on what to be focussing on at the time of the blog post the only suggestion I could really make was – in the words of Josh “umm *throws dart*” – just randomly pick something to focus on? Unsure, I think that a Podcast between him and Allison like he had suggested would have been so interesting and I really hope that something does come of that. HOWEVER I can see that if he plans his options out like mentioned in the included article, I think we could see some very interesting pieces come from Josh’s DA.
Gatens B 2020, “How To Let Older Students Teach the Younger Ones” Viewed May 30 2020 <https://blog.sharetolearn.com/curriculum-teaching-strategies/older-students-mentor-younger-students/>
Johnson B 2020, “The Professionals Who Predict the Future for a Living” Feb 26 2020. Viewed May 20 2020. <https://www.technologyreview.com/2020/02/26/905703/professionals-who-predict-the-future-for-a-living-forecasting-futurists/>
High Fidelity 2019, “8 Online Collaboration Platforms That Foster Workplace Creativity For Remote Teams” High Fidelity. Dec 25 2019. Viewed May 30 2020 <https://www.highfidelity.com/blog/online-collaboration-platforms>