Reading student critiques of their social media experience is a highlight for me.
It’s impossible not to.
No one achieves the thing they set out to do, mostly because what they set out to do was so vaguely defined as to be well, impossible.
Which is perfect.
The class succeeds exactly because everyone fails. Not failing grades (mind you), but failure at achieving some vague world-altering purpose. It’s safe, convenient and inexpensive to fail in this class.
And worth every penny.
Because the lessons learned from trying something and hearing a target audience respond (or not, silence teaches many lessons as well) are entirely applicable to most any job these students will look for post-graduation. By trying and failing, they’ve learned lessons about specificity in word choice, the need to set a realistic purpose for engaging an audience, that social technologies can be fun and frustrating…
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