Hello class Ricky here, I would like to begin this course reflection by giving a big thanks to all of you for providing the class with great discussions throughout the semester and keeping us all engaged in the new material that we learned about every week. I enjoyed learning more about digital platforms that are available nowadays to present information and engage with the public. I learned many new things from the readings and I found myself interested in digital analysis tools like Google n-gram that allow us to understand the past in such a convenient manner that makes it fun. I learned what a digital archive actually was and I had no idea how much they had changed the way research is conducted nowadays. I knew Audacity before taking this course but I still found it interesting that we talked about it. I enjoyed using Story maps and I think I’ll use more of it in the future as well.
I had an absolute blast writing blog posts for the course because I believe it creates an atmosphere of communication in which we can all talk to each other about the progress we have made in our projects and comment on what we like and what we would like to see. I would like to give a big thanks to professor T. Owens as well because he has done a terrific job with managing the class, and he is a great guy with a good understanding of how to properly run an online course. By no means did I find the course work easy I must say. I found the course to be pretty challenging but just challenging enough for me to persevere as a competent student. I feel like the knowledge I have learned throughout this semester has truly upgraded my capabilities in terms of how I do research and how I go about planning projects. It has been an honor and I am truly proud of the work I have done.
It is hard to believe the semester has come to an end. I wish you all the best in your future endeavors as students, teachers, and academics. I hope you all enjoy the project I have to offer and farewell.