Week Seven

This week we started by talking about the blogs again. We discussed the assessment criteria, writing styles and that your blog needs to be somewhat academic. From having this discussion in class, I’ve realised my blog needs more references, images from other sources and I need to focus on writing about the topic we are asked to write about that week. 

John said that we should approach the module as an interesting learning activity, taking what you learn and apply it to the future. I think this can also be applied to the brief, we are learning a lot about the pros and cons of everything being online and the brief is asking us to look at jobs and how the have/will change in the future. I believe that everything is going to be online and there will be no need for many facilities that we have now. So we can take what we are learning from the module, the pros and cons, and use these to assess jobs now and how we expect them to be in the future. 

This week we are asked to write an update on the progress (or lack thereof) our team is making with the group project. Our group has not met since week 4. Our group was meant to stay back after class this week but only myself and one other member were in class this week from what I could see so the meeting did not happen. 

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Making the decision to meet after class which didn’t happen

The next day Assesi asked for our emails so that she could set up a google slides document, later that night I got an invitation via email to join a google slides document.  There was a slide for us to put down our two suggestions of jobs that have or will change drastically in the future. Assesi had her two suggestions up already which were Librarians and Travel agencies which were actually two sectors I wouldn’t have thought of.  It is good that we have our google slides document set up now so once we decide in the direction we want to go in, it will be easy to work our work together. 

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Google Slides document for our group
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Google Slides Document with myself and Assesi’s suggestions on a slide

I really hope I team meets after class next week because I feel like we are falling behind and I’m starting to feel the pressure. I’m getting slightly frustrated because I don’t think maybe people in the group are putting in much effort or even care. Diogo Costa wrote an article titled ‘5 Steps to Build a Productive and Tight-Knit Remote Team’ and his five steps were:
– Identify Your Project Goals
– Clarify Each Person’s Task
– Select the Right Tools
– Get Close to Your Remote Workers 
– Do Not Make It All About Work
I am frustrated and feel under pressure because we haven’t even got past the first step according to Diogo Costa… I am hoping that we will meet after class and Identify the project goals fully, Decide on tasks for each person and be able to get a lot done for week nine. 

I am excited about getting into this project and having the opportunity to get creative by thinking about the possible outcomes of different industries in the future. With advancements in technology it can make almost anything possible.

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