If you had to pick one, what would you say is the biggest issue in education today? #thoughtvectors
— Jessica Dinh (@dinhjp) July 4, 2014
— Helen Kim (@helensayurikim) July 3, 2014
These tweets embody successful conversation between focused minds. They are eye catching to me because the topics are interesting. I would love to learn more about those topics. Our Twitter group is a community of intellectuals, ready to support one another in our endeavors. Put out your hand and you may just end up with five more. This becomes less of a repository of information but more of a whirlpool of thought as we each contribute to the pot. Varying perspectives upon varying topics build rather than destroy thought as it opens up our understanding on our chosen topics.
A wonderful community full of witty comments and social flair. A welcome place where help can be solicited without worries or even just a gathering of casual thought. Alas, it was not for me. I’m not a particularly social person, so I shall leave it to the others. I cannot even begin to use twitter on a large scale because I do not do so with any other social media. But it is the knowledge that such a welcoming community exists that gives me assurance. It is the knowledge that should I need help, such a location is open that matters.
I’ve participated in about four conversations this week. Sporadic checking on Twitter for responses and then a glance at our group. I’m not sure how much further I can use Twitter. I can follow collaborators and update them and perhaps query them. For me this might be my limit in regards to social media use.
As for the feedback on my project, it was certainly helpful to learn what views others had in regards to my topic. Garell offered me good insight on sports and offered a valuable suggestion to follow up my topic. The videos he suggested I watch by Freddiew, were interesting to me as it embodied a level of esports taken to a level we have not quite reached. I’d like to think of it as a world where videogaming is serious business, literally, and it helps cement the idea of a potential esports in the futures. Other suggestions such as by Justin helped clear my head some. I was so focused on writing to get esports to be a sport, but esports can just as easily have it’s own distinction or sub-category. All in all, my feedback, the varying views only showed that there was much debate on the idea of sports and it helped to know what others thought about this.