If you’re reading this, I am guessing that you are taking Ds106. First of all, congratulations! You are making the choice to broaden your knowledge in the digital world. Second of all, buckle down. While this is an online class and alot of other online classes are pretty easy, this one requires some work. A good amount of work.
With that being said, the work is fun. It’s also very rewarding, because I, myself, am much more techno-savvy and know how to use the tools that the computer/internet gives us, and I will be able to use these new tools A LOT in the real world. That is what I will take from this class the most.
If you’re not savvy with the computer, do not worry. Your instructor, who I am guessing will be Paul Bond, is always there to help. He wants you to succeed. If you email him, it is likely he will answer you within the hour! In addition, the DKC at UMW is very helpful and knowledgeable. You will never be alone!
So, my advice to you in a nutshell..
- Do not get behind on work, try and complete it early in the week! Some weeks are easier than others, you’ll see as you go.
- Comment, alot. Don’t let it come back and bite you!
- Do your Daily Creates early so you can do the ones you want to do, and not be crunched with time. (You’ll know what this means after the first few weeks).
- Find a solid group of DS106ers who you’d want to collab with on projects. Check out everyone’s blogs. Find out what appeals to you, and who works hard.
- Have fun with it! While a good amount of work, this class is fun and rewarding!