Saturday, August 8, 2009

Apprehension and Publication

Apprehension and Publication

I have had a few articles published in a local paper but I have never had to solicit publication in a professional resource where it will be viewed and analyzed by my peers. Our assignment did give me a brief apprehensive feeling but I realized that pursuing this would allow me to overcome this trepidation and quite possibly allow me to become more comfortable. It also makes me more willing to consider taking the time to get our group project published if we decide to go that route.

Writing is not a single draft attempt. There are no universal instructions for good writing. It is messy, complex and often difficult, requiring many revisions. As individuals continue to learn and stay involved in their chosen field of interest, they will become more knowledgeable and more proficient, leading to confidence and writing success.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Elicit Change

What change would you like to elicit from the readers of your final paper?

I would like our final paper to be not only an educational and informative paper but to also encourage the reader in becoming more culturally aware. The readers will be learning how to Twitter and the steps they need to take to create their own community. These are important elements of our group project but it is the cultural variation aspect that interests me the most. As the online learning environment continues to expand, I believe it is important for people to realize that their circle of influence is reaching outside of their communities. These new learning situations are creating a new depth, breadth and value to our online communities (Khalsa, D. 2009) and are becoming more globally interactive, which I consider to be very beneficial for us as individuals and to our future of creating positive and beneficial global relationships.