Unit 3 Reflection

Due: Tuesday, May 7, 2019

At the end of Unit 1 you reflected on a series of questions about our work in the first few weeks of the course. We end with a similar assignment about Unit 3. Reflective writing is about describing your process of decision making, but also analyzing the outcomes by considering factors that you could control as well as how you responded to the ones you could not. At the core of reflective writing is accountability to our own learning. We reflect to learn and we arrive at that learning by writing about it.

How do you start?

First, you look back by gathering and collecting info that is necessary for describing what happened. This includes your panel’s:

  • Zotero bibliography or list of sources
  • chosen readings
  • online questions
  • in-class questions
  • counter-technology or technologies
  • spreadsheet of feedback from the class

It also includes thinking about:

  • your posts on Hypothes.is or Facebook
  • feedback you gave other panels
  • feedback you gave me on your own panel

Toward that end, answer the following questions in a Google Doc that is saved in your WRT folder in your Rowan Google Drive. Put your name and date at the top and title the document “Unit 3 Reflection.” Simply use a numbered list as you answer these in order. There is no need for an intro or conclusion, but try to be specific with your answers. Aim for 1,000 words and feel free to draw from any of the evaluations you received from the class (I’ll send you these on the last day of class).

  1. Readings/sources. How many sources did you compile and how did you compile them? Did you use the Zotero bibliography? Some other method? What did these teach you about your phenomenon? Of all the readings you skimmed, read, and studied, why did you assign the ones you did? Were there any that you read that you wished you could have assigned us?
  2. Discussion. Based on your recollection and the class’s feedback on your performance, how would you characterize our responses to your discussion online and in class? Which questions elicited the best responses? Was there anything about our discussion that surprised you?
  3. Count-technology. What was your counter-technology? Why did you choose it and how do you think the class received it based on their feedback?
  4. Participation. Reflect on your participation in this unit. How many times did you post online?  How often did you say something in discussion? How would you characterize your feedback to other groups?
  5. Learning outcomes. What is one thing from our conversations that stuck with you? What will you do differently, if anything, online? What more do you want to know or learn about after this unit?
  6. Feedback on the unit. Should I teach a unit like this again? If so, what should I keep and what should I change?