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A Look Back

by on April 24, 2013

data visualisationEven though the semester has went by very quickly, I had a great opportunity to learn new techniques and enhance my skills in MC 5317. I learned how to use data to tell a story, the importance of data visualization, and how to locate and get data.  I really enjoyed learning this because I’m a visual learner and it helps me understand the overall concept better.  I also learned the importance of knowing how to code and how beneficial it is to me.  In the class I obtained some wonderful skills such as storytelling, troubleshooting, coding, attention to detail, research, and patience.  I plan to use the skills that I obtained from MC 5317 in my current position as an academic advisor.  I have already started using the coding skills by upgrading our office website and now if I have a problem the content management system can fix, I can look at the code and troubleshoot the problem.  And that always feels great to do and it is cool to say that I know how to do that.  I plan on staying up-to-date by first making a conscious effort to stay informed.  I will get out of my comfort zone and interact more on social media platforms to network and stay connected to what is going on.  I plan on attending SXSWedu and SXSW Interactive in 2014. I have truly enjoyed the two courses (MC 5312 & MC 5317) I got to complete in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.  The skills and information that I learned will help me greatly throughout my future.

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