All posts by Laura Broker-Towart

My name is Laura and I am a 2nd student studying Communications and Media, majoring in digital and social media

Critically Reflecting on my Live Tweets

Laura Broker-Towart

This post will provide a critical self-reflection of my live-tweeting of sci-fi films in weeks 6-11. You can read my reflection on my tweets in weeks 1-5 here.

Firstly, I initially thought one of my weaknesses was that I hadn’t linked my tweets to the lectures enough. However, looking back, my tweets were influenced by the lectures more than I thought. In weeks 1-5 particularly, I felt I didn’t link to the lectures explicitly enough, so this time, in weeks 6-11, I tried to explicitly link to the lectures, as you can see from the tweets below.

Sources in Tweets:

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00146-015-0625-4

I still think I did a good job linking the themes from the films with the ideas from the lectures, and this highlights that I have a good understanding of the lecture content. I feel I had the opposite issue to last time where I linked to the…

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Critically Analysing my Live-Tweeting Skills

Laura Broker-Towart

This post will provide a critical self-reflection of my live-tweeting.

I initially thought one of my weaknesses was that I hadn’t linked my tweets to the lectures enough, however, looking back, my tweets were influenced by the lectures more than I thought:

Sources Mentioned:

BCM325 Lectures week 1-5

Mapping Cyberspace in the The Matrix

Cyberpunks and the Matrix Trilogy

In particular, I kept coming back to two key ideas that have been prevalent in most of the lectures; past futures, alternate histories, and infinite futures. This highlights that these are topics that I understand, and am interested in.

I do need to work on being more specific that I am linking to the lectures, however the fact that I was sometimes linking to the lectures without realising highlights that I was understanding the content.

Although it’s great that I kept coming back to a few lectures that…

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What Makes Good Feedback? – Critically Analysing my Feedback Skills

Laura Broker-Towart

Comment 1:Aimee

Comment 2:Victoria

Comment 3: Michael

What Makes Good Feedback?

I will critically analyse the quality of my feedback based on five of seven (the last two aren’t relevant as I haven’t provided ongoing feedback) of Wiggin’s Seven Keys to Effective Feedback:

Goal-Referenced

I feel I met this well. I offered feedback on how my peers could build upon their ideas for the final assessment

Tangible and Transparent

I think my feedback was both tangible and transparent, however, as I state in the podcast, I feel some of my feedback was a bit long. I perhaps provided too many ideas, therefore they may be overwhelmed with too much feedback, or not read it at all because it’s too long. In the future, I will try to be more concise, and focus on a few key ideas to make the feedback more effective.

Actionable

Effective feedback offers solutions…

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The Future of Short-Form Cooking Videos

Laura Broker-Towart

Problem Statement and Utility:

Elenora Massini writes, “there is not just one future, there are many futures…”, arguing that the process of ‘visioning’ should be central to the study of possible futures. This will be a big part of my DA, I’ll be making multiple forecasts based on research into the direction that short-form video content on social media appears to be heading, based on past and current trends.

To assist this, I’ll utilise Bell’s Elements of Future Studies.  Below, I explain how I might use these elements in my DA:

Bell’s Elements of Future Studies

Analysis and interpretation of the recent past and present:

 I’ll look at how social media, in particular video content, has changed over the past 5-10 years, and where it appears to be heading, based on current trends, to make informed predictions about its future in the next 5-10 years.

Projections of future…

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