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Final Post

jboyl5av on Apr 24th 2008

DONE!!! The project is done, the website is done, and I have finished my reflection. Digital History has certainly been an experience this semester, one that I learned a lot from. But I am certainly glad to be finished. I am really happy with our final product, but if I had to do the semester over again, I would do a lot of things differently, such as starting everything earlier and making more realistic deadlines. I would have also liked to be more helpful in other aspects of the project that my technological proficiency prevented me from participating in, such as the website creation. I probably would have modeled the structure of our group differently as well. I really like how the James Farmer group structured their project, assigning each person as a manager, rather than arbitrary responsibilities. One thing I did like about this group was the ability to multi-task while in class, which enabled us to get more things done. But all in all, because of this class I have been a Google convert and versed in many technological tools I probably would never have even known about.

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First Blog

jboyl5av on Jan 21st 2008

Hey Everyone, my name is Juliann Boyles, and I am a junior here at MDub. This semester it seems I spend most of my time working at the Nest. When I am not working, I can usually be found in Pollard, where I clock in numerous hours between UMW CSO (the orchestra), UMW Chorus and cello. Also, as a typical history major, I can also be found hiding out in Monroe. In addition to history, I am also in the education program here for secondary social studies. As a rule, I stay pretty busy and live off large amounts of caffeine. I am excited to be taking Digital History this semester. When I first heard about the course, it seemed like a wonderful opportunity, something that I would not usually get to experience as history major. I am used to being elbow deep into primary and secondary documents with my other history classes, so a web based approach seemed very appealing to me. Through all the large amounts of confusion I am currently experiencing, which most assuredly will continue throughout the semester in various degrees, I am confident that this class will prove a worthy endeavor. I am actually pretty pumped and ready to get started!

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