A different purpose for this week, previously it’d been a mishmash of “treasures”, random thoughts, and comments. I started this week looking at what an algorithm actually is and this led me to write an algorithm of sorts for myself on how my blog would be used this week. Constructive, definite and planned (my blog was to be a study aid, not a social toy).
I’ve only shared readings which I felt connected to a certain aspect of knowledge I needed to enhance or wanted to take further, using pocket, (my favourite being the BBC bitesized “what is an algorithm”). I also used pinterest to add a graphic to act as a reminder of something I wanted to write about at a later point, a bit like scribbling a note to yourself. I liked this new use and may use it again. Always learning!
I restricted twitter to experiment. Although I occasionally popped in, I tried not to get sucked into it this week as I’ve found it detrimental in other weeks. So instead I focussed on some self-directed study sharing things I thought were representative of my week.
This week’s blog isn’t fun, full, or my usual lifestream but it is a much truer reflection of my study habits, I had been artificially filling it so that it fitted my interpretation of what a lifestream should be. This week’s is a truer reflection of my footprint for this course. I won’t continue this as it is less fun for my classmates (as can be seen by the lack of interaction this week), but it was an experiment that was valuable for me as the student.