in thinking about making a radio show for the course, i sometimes got tangled up in the idea of how to begin, because of the nature of the class. given that it is an online course, i don’t have a rich understanding of my classmate’s character and voice. while the internet and the many assignments we have had in the course provide a platform with which to see folk’s creativity, there is something to be said about the impact of an in-person conversation. that being said, i am really proud of my classmate’s involvement and initiative to develop on content others have started.
from the beginning it seemed the group needed a little push to start collaborating because it was not until professor Bond emailed the group that we started collaborating. i started by making the google doc for the course and emailing folks about it. Drake, Kyle, Tyra, and Jess added their thoughts and meeting availability to the google doc the next day. unfortunately i didn’t get a chance to add my thoughts until the next day, at which point Drake had created a slack chat page for us to communicate on a more frequent level. i added to the google doc an update of where our project stood at the time. i added the name that was decided (which Tyra proposed), the theme summary (which Erik suggested), assignment requirements (with instructions for folks to identify the work they will do), and a timeline for when i think assignments should be completed. lastly i sent an email to the group and the professor with information on what i had done, and the next steps. i wanted to send this email out to both update the professor (because he is not on our slack channel) and insure that all group members were updated on what was going on. because at some points there were students that had not written either in the google doc or the slack so it was difficult to know if they had received the invitation.
in the coming week i hope to have a greater impact on the creative component of the group collaboration as opposed to just the administrative/updating part, and that is just a personal thing i have to work on, it does not necessarily speak to group dynamic itself. i think the fact that we are having fall break in-between the assignment might create a little bit of a hiccup especially with how available and involved folks will be in the script writing, because the plan is to do that over break and begin recording the day we get back to classes.