1. @Michael Dietrich

    Final Reflection


    When I look back upon college years from now, I suspect I will remember this class as one of my favorites. In truth, I did indeed struggle a lot in this class. Once again despite a great interest in technology, I have very little knowledge on how to operate different …

  2. @Michael Dietrich

    Mediated Metacognitive Meditation


    For this final assignment, I decided to take a look back at the very beginning of our class. As I have stated numerous times over the course of this semester , I strive to one day work in the entertainment industry. The most likely course of action for me to …

  3. @Michael Dietrich

    Weekly Report #4


    This week was definitely the hardest week of summer courses I have had so far. In addition to occurrences outside of class that repeatedly delayed my work for this class, the assignments for this week I found to be extremely difficult. As I have mentioned before in this class, Although …

  4. @Michael Dietrich

    Module #3: Part 3


    As I stated in the first part of this week’s module, I aspire to be a writer in the future, and I believe part of the process of becoming a successful writer is by analyzing the great literary works of the past. That is why when doing the work for …

  5. @Michael Dietrich

    Module #3: Phase 2


    The results from this project were quite surprising. I suspected that a book revolving around bringing dinosaurs back to life would mostly consists of words involving dinosaurs, but this is not the case. The vast majority of words do not even relate to science on any sort of level. Instead …

  6. @Michael Dietrich

    Module #3: Phase 1


    As the internet and computers continue to evolve and adapt in this ever changing digital landscape, it is important that we as students learn to use all the available technology at our disposal to maximize our research and learning efforts. This applies to reading efforts. Giving our increasingly limited free …

  7. @Michael Dietrich

    “Making the web a better place” Reflection


    Choice of question: The question our group decided upon was one regarding misinformation about a subject.

    Quality of explanation: I believe I did a fine job when it came to writing my portion of the article. I tried my best to sound professional and, more importantly, tried to make it …

  8. @Michael Dietrich

    Weekly Report #3


    This past week has definitely been the most helpful to me in life outside of the classroom. The lessons and activities this week taught me various ways to find out if a source is reliable or not. In this age of fake news, biased websites, and sponsored content, it’s important …

  9. @Michael Dietrich

    Module #2: Part 3


    The result of my research is a brief history of trolling as a hobby, from it’s beginnings in the prank phone call to the massive phenomenon it is on the internet today. During my research, I learned about other platforms that have been used for trolling over the years, as …

  10. @Michael Dietrich

    Module#2: Part 2


    I think everyone is well aware that people have always found new and exciting ways to annoy one another for quite some time now. Only recently however have people been able to not only bother total strangers but remain completely anonymous while doing it. The internet in recent years has …

  11. @Michael Dietrich

    Module #2: Part 1


    This week, My group and I have decided to go with the topic of “Trouble with Trolling”. Now initially, I had trouble deciding where I wanted to even begin with this module. Although I frequently use the internet, my interactions with other people online is very limited. There are only …

  12. @Michael Dietrich

    Weekly Report #2


    This week was definitely a lot harder than week 1, mostly towards the end. This past week, I have learned many things about the device I am constantly carrying around in my pocket, many of them not pretty. I have learned that a large part of the process of making …

  13. @Michael Dietrich

    Weekly Report #1


    Starting this weeks work was a fairly easy en devour. Not only because I have successfully taken an online class in the past, but because I have taken this specific class . Last year I made an attempt to take digital studies for a short while, But I eventually dropped …

  14. @Michael Dietrich

    What I Learned: Module Part 3


    Overall, the work I did for this module, while simple, was satisfying. Any work done within the field of entertainment is great for me. Originally I wanted to go with a module for interactive fiction, But I felt that I did not have the skill set necessary to do so,so …

  15. @Michael Dietrich

    GIF: Module Part Two


    I will say that, in this instance at least, creating a GIF was extremely easy. This however, was only due to the help of my fellow classmates. While looking for a website where I could make a GIF, I noticed that a number of my classmates had mentioned a website …

  16. @Michael Dietrich

    Why This Matters: Module Part One


    The reason why I decided to go with creating a GIF for my first module was simple. I love films. It is my dream to one day work in the entertainment industry, and although I strive to be a successful writer, I would love the opportunity to work behind the …

  17. @Michael Dietrich

    Hello Fellow Students


    My Name is Michael Dietrich. I am a junior and plan on graduating sometime next year. My hope is that after college I will be able to enter the entertainment industry as a writer. Setting up this website and application was extremely easy as I had already done it for …

  18. @Michael Dietrich

    The First Apple Product in My Home


    During my time living in New Hampshire, my family could not afford the luxuries of owning expensive devices and electronics. This is why the day my Father brought home and iPhone was particularly exciting. Technically, the iPhone did not belong to him. The phone was given to him by the …

  19. @Michael Dietrich

    What I learned #1


    Our very first module taught me a lot within the topic of interactive fiction. The tips and recommended programs, along with a short play session of the game “Zork”, taught me several ways to successfully go about creating a story that is entirely devoid of visual and audio cues, containing …

  20. @Michael Dietrich

    My 1st Module: Interactive Fiction


    When Choosing a topic for my very first module, it only took me a few moments to decide that it would be on the subject of interactive fiction. The reason for this quite simple, and that’s the fact that I have always had an interest in this form of storytelling. …

  21. @Michael Dietrich

    Hello Friends


    Greetings fellow students. My name is Michael Dietrich, and this is my blog. The blog I am currently using is the same blog I had used for the class i have just finished a couple of days ago. Because of this, not only do i have everything that is required …

  22. @Michael Dietrich



    Going into this class, I thought for sure I was going to hate the structure of an online course. I feared that without being present within an actual classroom setting, I wouldn’t be able to learn anything of real value. I’m happy to report that those assumptions were completely wrong. …

  23. @Michael Dietrich

    How I learned to Accept My Fate


    Love, friendship, happiness… These are all concepts that are slowly being forgotten in this day and age. The Drop changed everything, including how humans view themselves and each other. Gone are the days of relative peace among the people of this world. In fact, if you want my honest opinion, …

  24. @Michael Dietrich

    I Inch Closer to My Calling in Life


    I’ve probably stated before in one of these numerous blog posts that it is my dream to one day work within the entertainment industry. The problem is that this is my dream job only in theory. In reality, I had never had enough hands on experience to confirm whether or …

  25. @Michael Dietrich

    My First Video


    The video that is embedded in this blog post is a bit different from the other videos i have shared with all of you so far, in that I did not create this video for the sole purpose of fulfilling an assignment for this class. In fact, this video was …

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