I have learned many things this semester in Intro to Mass Communications.
This being my first semester online I learned other things as well, like, the fact that I really enjoy online classes. I was honestly skeptical at first but that has diminished completely. Not only have I been educated with a great deal of information here, I have also enjoyed my co-students, professor and the quality of education at hand.
One thing that has helped me personally is learning how to blog. Blogging has always interested me but this class had given me the push and knowledge I needed to construct my own, by gaining knowledge and understanding with our class blogs. I have information now, to actually create a post with and organized structure with the guides of Stovall & Turow. Whenever I tell people I have to write a blog for class each week they are always surprised and always think its super neat – I completely agree.
In addition to those things, I learned a lot about Mass Communications. Although my track was advertising I was informed of the other tracks as well, which was nice to learn. My writing for mass media has improved greatly as I am more knowledgable of what makes good writing for the media. This was not one of my strong points before this class. The class literature by Stovall and Turow were great books, very informative and easy to understand. The mass communications information I have learned will be greatly translated in my daily life, like my personal blog, as well as my new job in marketing. I have learned that many of the same principles hold true to different forms of media, like the web, print, and broadcast, but they all have differences that set them apart. Learning the difference between these have really enhanced my knowledge.