Finally, after a busy 8 weeks it is coming to an end… No more homework!!
Although it looks as if we have finished this chapter in our lives, in turn it has opened up a gateway to a whole new world of tweeting, blogging and engaging more via the Social media tools that we now feel more confident to use.
What did I get out of it for myself?
First of all, I was a very anti-twitter person before and now I feel that not only am I able to, but I would like to tweet. I can see why people are using it. I am still more a follower than a leader but I know it will develop in future.
I confess that writing blogs was and still is sometimes painful, perhaps only because I find it hard to write in general. Even at school I hated writing essays, and now when you have to put it out for everyone’s judgment … Perhaps, if I was using my native language this would be easier as I would not be so worried about making mistakes. However, I am very grateful that I know how to use WordPress and should I feel an inspiration to write something and share this with the world, I now know how to do it. This makes me feel good.
It was very useful to know about sharing and caring as I often need to use images for my work and now feel comfortable to do it.
With regards to Hoodsuite, Storify, and Feedly, I still need more practice and exploration. Google Hangouts was new and I am eager to explore it soon and use for alumni events – looks exciting! Reverse searching using Google – also useful staff that I didn’t know about.
Creative Common – definitely something that I need know about as I often use images, so it is very useful for me.
The last session with the Lego Serious play was surprisingly interesting and it was amazing to see how all three groups sitting in different rooms identified the same problems and came to the same conclusions. Expressing our unconscious feelings through Lego pieces really helped to get our ideas out and it was quite remarkable. For those couple of hours I suddenly felt that I quite enjoyed the creativity process and having another way of expressing myself.
In conclusion, I really enjoyed the course and I am very grateful to Andy, Ange and Georgina for putting this course together and making it so interesting and exciting, for their patience with all of us and for their great spirit and inspiration, and to HR for supporting this and allowing us to take time off our work every week for doing it.
It was great to be amongst such strong peers, my colleagues from the Judge – I’ve learnt from them as well.
I really enjoyed this course overall. Thank you!