Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Week One Class Blog

Today in class we learned what the Workplace Technologies is going to entail. We also covered the syllabus, how to use the books and how to blog. I am a bit nervous. It is my last semester and I want to do well. We are also using Microsoft 2007 and I have never used it before so that ought to be interesting as well. I learned that we are going to use digital cameras, how to podcast, how to use PhotoShop and many other useful programs used today in many of the workplaces. With taking this class, I hope to learn how to use most of the technology that I have never used before. One thing I am familiar with is the blogging. With having a "myspace" or a "facebook" page, I blog every day and all the time as kind of a way to vent or to update past friends that I have not talk to in a while and/or only communicate with over the internet through those two websites. In my academic life, I will be obviously using the technology being used in this class for this class as well as for any presentations that I may have in the future for future classes. For example, I like art so after graduating from Owens this May, I could go on and get a degree in Art. I could go into graphic design and use some of the technology used for the photos and blogging for the graphic designing classes. I am extremely excited to learn how to use the most recent technology that is used today that I have not tried to use before. For my career, the technology that I will be learning in Workplace Technologies I feel will help me advance in the workplace. For example, right now, I work at a law firm that has three attorneys. All three attorneys are part of programs such as Toledo Employment Labor Attorneys, National Employment Labor Attorneys and Ohio Employment Labor Attorneys. When being a part of those programs, you are able to post blogs or "your opinion" on the ruling of cases that come out online that Judges have ruled on. I read blogs that have been posted daily because if there is something that strikes the attorney's "fancy", I have to print them out. Before next class, I will be finishing the required homework that is due next week. I will also be reading the book to try and understand it since it has come to my attention that it can be quite difficult to understand at first!

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