1. @k_heflin

    Appendix A1-A3

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    Archives A1: The five steps in career planning are: Do a self-assessment on yourself Career preferences-prioritize what you want from your job and career Career objectives- set short and long-term goals for your career and act on them Plan-create a plan to help you to obtain those career goals. Control- …

  2. @k_heflin

    Skill Builder 8-2

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    Archives C D D D D B C C D C B D Totals: Autocratic-2 Consultative-6 Participative-4 Empowerment-0 Based on this exercise,  my preferred leadership style is consultative. However, I have numbers fairly well distributed among both participative and autocratic styles as well. I scored a 0 with the empowerment …

  3. @k_heflin

    Skill Builder 5-2

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    Archives Step 1: University of Mary Washington Mission Statement The University of Mary Washington is one of Virginia’s outstanding public liberal arts universities, providing a superior education that inspires and enables our students to make positive changes in the world. The University is a place where faculty, students, and staff …

  4. @k_heflin

    Chapter 3 Reflections

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    Archives The very first thing that popped out at me while reading this chapter was the different forms of Global Business, mainly Global Sourcing. Global sourcing is the main reason why when I need to speak with a customer service rep of a large company, I end up speaking with …

  5. @k_heflin

    “Lean In” Case Study

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    Archives Sheryl Sandberg focuses on women in her book. Sandberg got through the glass ceiling by working hard and getting rid of internal barriers such as a lack of self-confidence, not raising her hand, and pulling back when she should be leaning in. The global practice that most resembles her …

  6. @k_heflin

    Chapter 2 Reflections

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    Archives The first thing I came across in this chapter that I found interesting was the components that make up the systems process. Its pretty cool to think that every service or product we use goes through the same 4-step process. Something as simple as egg goes through the same …

  7. @k_heflin

    Skill Builder 2-1

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    Archives I think when someone cheats on homework and copies papers, the people being harmed are the person whose work is being copied and also the person who is doing the cheating. No one benefits in these situations. The person who is cheating will think they are benefitting because they …

  8. @k_heflin

    Self Assessment 2-1

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    Archives This assessment really didn’t teach me anything about myself that I didn’t already know. I’ve never claimed to be a saint but I’ve always considered myself a fairly ethical person and this assessment more or less proved that. I had a 1 on just 1 question and the majority …

  9. @k_heflin

    Chapter 1 Reflections

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    Archives One of the things I found interesting about this chapter was the different types of resources managers have available to them. I had never thought of myself, or employees in general, as a resource. When it is described in the book, it makes sense. I had just never thought …

  10. @k_heflin

    Jiffy Lube Case Study and Skill Builder 1-4

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    Archives   Jiffy Lube Case Study Questions: Jiffy Lube utilized both human and informational management resources. Jiffy Lube realized that it’s customer service advisors were the key to increasing their specialty oil sales. It used informational resources to increase it’s employees skills and product knowledge. All of this was done …

  11. @k_heflin

    Carnegie and Groups

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    Archives The Carnegie book has already been very useful to me this semester. I actually have groups and semester-long group projects in 3 of my 4 classes this semester and it has really helped me learn how to handle them. The book is not simply about making friends but just …

  12. @k_heflin

    Part 4

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    Softening the blow of criticism by starting with praise. This seems like a such a simple thing but its very rarely implemented. For example, when I was growing up, my brother played AAU Baseball. My dad was at every single game my brother played. The problem was always the …

  13. @k_heflin

    Part 3

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    This is probably the portion of the book that I was most interested in reading. I am a very opinionated person and I feel strongly about my opinions but I have always struggled with getting people to see things my way. Based on Carnegie’s views, I’m going about it …

  14. @k_heflin

    Part 2

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    Let me preface this by saying I may be slightly biased to some of Carnegie’s advice in this section. Let me explain…

    I am being perfectly honest when I say that I am not a fan of people as a whole. I think in general we are greedy, narcissistic …

  15. @k_heflin

    Part One

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    I will start by being completely honest and saying that I was not looking forward to having to read this book. However, that being said, I was hooked by page 1! I was not expecting a book titled “How to Win Friends and Influenced People” to start off by …

  16. @k_heflin

    Simon Sinek TED Talk

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    I watched this video a full three times before I fully understood all of. I had never really thought about why the most successful companies are actually the most successful even though other companies make products that are just as good. According to Sinek, these companies are successful because …

  17. @k_heflin

    I am Not Special

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    I truly loved this speech! The reaction you can hear from the crowd when he tells them that they are not special was pretty funny. While his speech was entertaining, his words truly made sense. Our generation spends the majority of childhood being told we were all amazing, we …

  18. @k_heflin

    Dark Matter

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    I’ll be honest, I was a little skeptical of this article and I really didn’t know what to expect. Honestly, what could dark matter possibly have to do with empathy? As it turns out, I was pretty wrong! I truly loved the way author managed to relate dark matter …

  19. @k_heflin

    Smart Learners

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    Before I read this article, I had no idea there was such a thing as a “smart learner”. I always thought you either learned or you didn’t. I did learn something about myself though. I am not a smart learner. I have a few of the qualities such as …

  20. @rayers2umw

    Advice

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    The one thing I can say to incoming students of this class is DO NOT drop it because it looks like too much work. DS106 is a great class, but it does come with a hefty work load. Each week takes on a different form of media to tell a …

  21. @hannahbruns7

    Week 14 Summary

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    It has been very crazy with finals and everything going on. I have finally finished my final project and I have to say, I’m pretty proud of it. I wouldn’t consider myself the most creative person in the world but I really thought about this one. The prompt was saying …

  22. @hannahbruns7

    Week 13 Summary

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    I have brainstormed a little on what I want to do for my final project. I am going to use the prompt that has to do with the Canadians. I have written out a few scripts to use for my production. I plan on using audio, photography, and video. More …

  23. @NickSebenaler

    Final Project

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    The Final Project

    The final project is going to be about a mission that my secret agent A.W. will be sent on.

    Mission Briefing

    A.W. begin to pack the essentials he needed for his mission. This included all of the necessary spy gear he needed.

    He carried a few interesting …

  24. @hawkins10000

    Advice to Future ds106ers

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    There’s a lot to say about this class. It was stressful, it was fun, and it was cool. Even if you just needed an elective credit, like I did, it’s really worth it. I learned so much I otherwise never would have, and the creativity on part of Professor Bond, …

  25. @hawkins10000

    Behind the Scenes of Breaking Bond: Week 14 summary

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    Breaking Bond was a tough assignment, as it should have been, but it was a lot of fun. Megan Carey, A.K.A. Agent Annabella Smith, and I made an awesome final. We basically organized our final as a story with different journal updates throughout the semester. The premise we chose was …

  26. @megancarey95

    Behind the Scenes of Breaking Bond: Week 14

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    Daniel Hawkins (Agent Roderick Rush) and I worked for the last two weeks on the ds106 Ultimatum/final. The hardest part of this project by far was coming up with ideas for the final and then coming up with ideas for specific assignments to embed in our piece. We knew at …

  27. @hawkins10000

    Breaking Bond

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    If Professor Paul Bond has taught us anything, it’s that nothing is as it seems…

     

    Journal of Agent Annabella Smith with Roderick Rush—Breaking Bond

     

     

     

     

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    Agent Roderick Rush, my partner in espionage, and myself have signed up for an online digital storytelling course …

  28. @megancarey95

    Breaking Bond

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    If Professor Paul Bond has taught us anything, it’s that nothing is as it seems…

     

    Journal of Agent Annabella Smith with Roderick Rush—Breaking Bond

     

    Jan 20, 2017

    Agent Roderick Rush, my partner in espionage, and myself have signed up for an online digital storytelling course at UMW taught …

UMW Spring 2017 Paul Bond

Welcome to Paul Bond's Fall 2017 Digital Storytelling Course at UMW

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  1. Another Apocalyptic Haiku

    One of my assignments this week was to remix/redo/update a project that I have already completed during this semester. I decided that I would redo the three-star assignment “Haiku it up” from the writing assignment bank.

    The original was posted on February 3rd, and it is now March 25th! The …

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