In the age of the technological boom, it’s crucial to be cognizant of the many forms go digital literacies present in today’s world. Glynda Hull as well as many others believe that these skills are what will allow you to outshine your competition. I believe that by becoming more and more proficient in digital communications such as videography, podcasts, social media, and web design we will continue to improve our means of communication and intelligence. These skills allow for more advanced research, communication, and opportunities.
We are no longer just expected to learn how to read but we are now also expected to know hoe to make slideshows, take photos, and do all this while being able to upload these things to digital forums. Digital literacy is key in progressing our society technologically.
I am proud of the work I have completed in Digital Communications. From learning how to blog, to video editing, and all the way to creating a digital portfolio, I gained priceless experience in the field I hope to work in one day. My personal work as well as my group projects were polished and accurately descriptive toward the topics I wished to discuss. I believe my most impressive work was my personal video entitled “What does Fashion Mean to You?” I focused on a select group of girls on Furman University’s campus that had strong opinions about fashion. By touching on a wide variety of different opinions such as loving fashion, being impartial to it, and so on, I captured the real feelings of people my age. I used my learned skills of videography as well as editing to make the video as best as it could be and I am very proud of my end result.
This digital communications class has taught me more than I could have imagined. I’ve always known that I was interested in media and technology but this class has confirmed my love for all things video, broadcast, and social. As I learned each day in the class, I began to hone in on my personal strengths within the course. I found that I am good at editing videos as well as conducting visual presentations. Through my experiences in Public Speaking and now Digital Communications I have learned invaluable techniques that will help me achieve personal and career goals throughout the rest of my life. I hope to carry these learnings with me and apply them to job applications as well as career opportunities.
I am twenty years old and I am already able to say that I am proficient in Photoshop, Premiere, Audacity, iMovie, blogging, and so much more. This class enabled me to explore things I love while becoming more educated about topics I was curious in. I look forward to increasing my skills in digital literacies and using my newly gained knowledge in all fields of studies and work.