Since this is my first CAE course, I was trying to figure out a way to organize my stuff for CAE. When Dave gave us our notebook assignment, I found my answer. I plan to use a different Google docs file for each course in my CAE. Hopefully that will work.
“Organization is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it’s not all mixed up.”
I think organization takes work initially, but if you are effective at it, it will save you more time in long run.
I definitely see the huge benefit of google docs and how it can help me with digital organization.
I’ve never tried any digital bookmarking tools, so I don’t really have any comments on what works and what doesn’t. If I needed to remember a link I usually just use my bookmark/favorite feature on my browser. I’m not sure I would have a need for something more advanced then that at this point in time, but it’s nice to know that those tools exist if I need them.
When I first started this course, I had no intention of using twitter. I saw twitter assignments in the course contract and thought I would just skip them and do other optional assignments instead. Boy, I had to scrap that plan after Day 1! I will admit that as the week progressed, I am definitely seeing the networking benefits of Twitter. However, it takes work to build that network online.
The part about that importance of file naming…. That is so true. Or the worst is when you save something and forget where you saved it. That sucks.
Well, I’m kind of having a mental block and can’t think of any more to say on this topic. So I guess I’ll say good night! 🙂