My 4 Favorites From the
Online Generational Curriculum:
Online What?

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My Selection # 1: Driving Cartoons by Jenica Guerra (G6, 459)
Why I Chose This Report
Steps That Led to This Report
Topic of This Report
My Reaction
Comparison

My Selection # 2: How Drivers Communicate With Each Other by Brandi Ashby (G7, 459)
Why I Chose This Report
Steps That Led to This Report
Topic of This Report
My Reaction
Comparison

My Selection # 3: Psychology of Online Virtual Relationships by Fred K. Yuen (G8, 409A)
Why I Chose This Report
Steps That Led To This Report
Topic of This Report
My Reaction
Comparison

My Selection # 4: Driver Alert Online Student Magazine: Driverās Education by Tamar Carreira (G9, 409)
Why I Chose This Report
Steps That Led to This Report
Topic of This Report
My Reaction
Comparison
 


My Selection #3: Psychology of Online Virtual Relationships
by Fred K. Yuen (G8, 409A)



 
 
 

Why I Chose This Report
    I chose this report because I was interested in reading what Fred had to say about online virtual relationships. I have my own opinions on this type of relationship and I simply wanted to know what a person from a prior generation thought.
 
 
Steps That Led to This Report
   To find this homepage, I first went to the directions for this exercise 10 in the Internet literacy exercises.  The instructions then led me to another link to a supplement page of more instructions.  I looked at 7-8 different reports for the topics that interested me the most.  I read the introductions to all the reports and jumped to the sub-topics that interested me about the reports.  I spent around 10 minutes on all the reports and 20 minutes more on the reports that made it to the final cut.  I chose the four topics that was full of information.  Fred is in a recent generation and I chose him because I didn't want too many old ideas.
Topic of This Report
    This report talks about why people get involved in virtual relationships. One reason is that a person is able to create false identities on the computer that are nothing like the person in real life. Also, one can change that identity and choose a new one at any time. One can also carry on a number of identities atone time.  The report goes on to explain about different places on the internet where one can interact with others. Some of the places he mentioned included, forums, chatrooms, clubs, services, and lobbies. He went into more detail about his experience with chatrooms. He felt that chatrooms are just that, a place to chat or talk. They are not places to find romantic relationships. He mentions that he liked going online to talk to see what other people say but he prefers meeting people as himself in real life.
 
 
My Reaction
    I thought that Fredās report was very interesting. I think I would be able to write a similar report because I feel this topic has a lot of information about it. I thought it was a good report because it was short and to the point. It was original in that there were a few humorous parts. I liked the fact that he did some of his own research by entering chatrooms as a man and as a woman. I think I might have found more quotes to put in or maybe some research findings that others have done on this topic. I would want to know more about Why the people who enjoy virtual relationships enjoy it so much. Is it merely an alternative to real life relationships or is becoming a substitute for them?
 
 
Comparison
    I noticed that many of the reports from G8 were short and to the point. I think these types of reports are better than those that on and on for pages. Fredās page was similar to others in terms of format. It is pretty clear to see that each person followed rigid instructions as to how the report was to be presented. This report was different in that it had a higher percentage of text to quotes than some of the other reports. All the reports look like and sound like a lot of time was spent in preparation.

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My Selection # 4: Driver Alert Online Student Magazine:
Driverās Education by Tamar Carreira (G9, 409)

 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Why I Chose This Report
    I chose this report because it looked well laid out. There was a definite table of contents and each section was subtitled. The overall presentation was very neat. Another reason I chose this report was because it was about driving, and I find different peopleās opinions on this topic interesting.
 
 
Steps That Led to This Report
    This report did not take very long to find. It was actually the first of the four that I chose. Since we are G10 I thought I would simply start at G9 and work my way backwards from there. When I clicked on G9 and looked at the roster I saw Tamarās name. She is a classmate of mine from high school so I decided to look at her homepage. Of all her reports this one seemed like the easiest to read and understand. I looked for maybe 5 minutes before I found and chose this report.
 
 
Topic of This Report
    This report was about driverās education. Tamar basically visited a number of sites about driving and driverās education. Then she presented the different approaches to driverās education that each site talked about. One she said kept their students in a classroom for 30 hours before even getting into the cars. A common element in a few of the different schools was teaching young drivers about alcohol and substance abuse. The school that I thought sounded the best was one where the training is done in the cars and where the students practiced a number of different driving situations including, city and mountain driving, expressway skills, and parking skills.
 
 
My Reaction
    I thought Tamarās report was very well presented. I liked the way each section was subtitled and you could click to any particular section by going to the table of contents. I thought it was helpful the way she changed the fonts when using quotes. I also liked the fact that she used a lot of quotes to support her thoughts and ideas. I think I could do a similar report because it is an interesting topic that I have not really thought much about. I think I would some data on how well the different teaching strategies work when looking at number of accidents or number of citations issued, or something along those lines.
 
 
Comparison
    This report was very pleasing to the eye. Her report seemed a little short compared to others in G9 but G9 reports as a class seemed shorter than others. My guess is that this is so because it was a summer course and time was very limited. Her report was well organized and I liked the fact she had a lot of links, more so than others in G9. This report along with the others all seem to have been well thought out.
 

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