Thursday, July 06, 2006
Personal Reflections on Module 6
The other article "Marketing and Representing Your Small Business" offers a handful of tips on ways to improve your visibility and reputation through simple marketing. It's a nice article and I find that I am already doing many of the suggestions that the article suggests. These are low budget suggestions and really ought to be standard fare for anyone in business for themselves.
And lastly, the final project. I think that for me, the jury is still out on what I learned from this exercise. To some extent, I feel that it was a very strained effort. I know that I did not feel that I had sufficient information to make a proposal, and perhaps there are real situations where it is just like that. But I would have loved to have more time and more access to the views of others regarding the usability of the website before I suggested anything in print. On the other hand, maybe the project was to get me in a documentational mode. Perhaps, the writing of the project was the end goal. Either way, I felt ill at ease, in making a proposal that was somewhat out of my area of expertise and without sufficient information to dig further and learn more.
All in all, I have enjoyed the class. As always, Blackboard is a clunky, slow and inefficient content management system, and I truly wish the University would consider an enhanced format, but the materials were good, the book was quite good (well beyond my early expectaions) and the classroom interaction was terrific (in fact, it was a bit difficult to keep up with all the posts. It was over all a good effort and I would recommend it to other students.
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