This post wraps up my work for the semester in ds106! I tried to get as much work done as I could these last two weeks, but between finals, baseball, and searching for off-campus living for next year, I was not able to work on a final case. I did manage, however, to get my assignment ideas, tutorials, and daily creates done in the short amount of free time I had.

One of the assignments I created is called “Have a phone conversation with yourself.” <—- That link will take you to its page in the ds106 assignment bank. This assignment is fairly simple: it requires you to record yourself doing both sides of a conversation and then change your voice on at least one of the sides to make it sound like two different people are talking. I also did a tutorial for this assignment, which includes an example that I made. Click the links below to get to my blog posts for the assignment and tutorial.

Assignment

Tutorial

The other assignment I created is called “Do a talk show interview.” <—- That link will take you to its page in the ds106 assignment bank. This assignment is a little bit more complicated: you have to download a clip from a talk show of your choice, record your own answers to the host’s questions, and then work some video editing magic to blend the clips together to make it look like you have been interviewed on the talk show. I also did a tutorial for this assignment, which includes an example that I made. Click the links below to get to my blog posts for the assignment and tutorial.

Assignment

Tutorial

I also created two daily creates this week. The first one involves photo-shopping a picture taken at this year’s NFL Draft, and the other involves learning a bit of a new language. Here is my blog post introducing my daily create ideas. I hope they are worthy of use in ds106!

Overall, I enjoyed my time in ds106 this semester. My only regret is that I fell short on some of the weekly work in the middle of the semester due to my busy schedule. It is definitely a time-consuming course, but I feel like I definitely came away with some useful skills working with different types of media. I enjoyed the group work aspects of the course the most. I think it is questionable that this is listed as a 100 level gen ed course since it is so intensive. But I had fun! Billy Steel/Brian Burns signing off for good!

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