My goals for next week are to continue writing.
Understanding Information and Data
It sure was a lot of specific information.
I learned about writing and research styles and referencing techniques.
My goal for next week is to understand first hand how to conduct library research.
I love presentations.
I learned the appropriate way to design slides.
My goal for next week is to keep up with the matrix.
How Information Is Used
This was a really cool lecture.
I learned about the different methods of systemic thinking.
My goals for next week are to continue with my matrix and try to implement systemic analytic thinking.
Information in Global Business Communications
I never thought of communication like this before.
I learned about the history and methods of business communications.
My goals for next week include keeping up with assignments and lectures.
Information in Business
This was the most interesting lecture to me so far.
I learned about how information technology augments business.
My goals are to complete this module strongly.
Summary Personal Learning and Skills Matrix
Subject specific reflections
New goals, new behaviors
It was a real challenge to keep the matrices.
Although I know it will probably help me in the future, I wish there was an easier way to use reference styles.
I aim to implement more structured time management and find an easier way to do formal citations.
I learned nearly everything I expected from this module.
I like the parts about report writing, web communications, and systems thinking most.
I hope to apply the principles wherever I can.
I feel I have a responsibility to apply this information effectively in the...
Although I am proud of my academic achievements, I wish I could apply what I learned more specifically in the workplace. In the appropriate business setting, much of this is quite applicable, but in others they were not so much. I suppose it takes the right type of environment to express scholarly skill and be appreciated for it. I am more used to people being intolerant to academic achievement. I am not sure why. I do not see the harm in bringing knowledge to bear on one's life. I am not overbearing about it, and I do not use it intrusively. I can only gather that among certain circles learning is seen as a threat. It is a threat to some people because of low self-esteem I guess. It seems they are not willing to sacrifice for knowledge so they do not wish anyone else to either. It is a threat to some because of sheer jealousy. They are unwilling to let others grow professionally who will serve them directly. I do not really know. It is all speculation if I am to be perfectly honest. Human psychology presents the most challenging systems analysis task in the known universe. One thing is certain. Some people are intolerant toward learning for whatever reason.
Despite the intolerance of those around me, I am proud that I have accomplished so much in the face of such unnecessary odds.