My 4 Favorites from the Online Generational Curriculum:
Looking into the Minds of the Previous Generations

Table of Contents


Instructions for this Report

My Selection Number 1

Why I Chose this Report
The Steps that Led to this Report
My Summary of this Report
My Reactions of this Report
Comparisons with others

My Selection Number 2

Why I Chose this Report
The Steps that Led to this Report
My Summary of this Report
My Reactions of this Report
Comparisons with others

My Selection Number 3

Why I Chose this Report
The Steps that Led to this Report
My Summary of this Report
My Reactions of this Report
Comparisons with others

My Selection Number 4

Why I Chose this Report
The Steps that Led to this Report
My Summary of this Report
My Reactions of this Report
Comparisons with others

My Opinions of my Fellow Classmates

My Suggestions for Future Generations

My Selection Number 1


Why I Chose this Report

I decided to choose Quincy Tan's (409b, G7) report entitled "My Reactions to the Generational Curriculum" as one of my Favorites. I really liked his home page mainly because of the way his page looked. It was simple, yet nice. Not to mention very organized. The way Quincy made the layout of his page really impressed me for several reasons. It was easy to read with the dark background and light text. Also the way he organized his report with different colored text to differentiate his titles and his responses.

The Steps that Led to this Report

It took me a while to find Quincy's report because I went through all of the reports of his generation, G7. Being that his was almost towards the end because of the ascending order by last names, his was one of the last ones that I looked at. First of all I went clicked on the link Go to All Prior Student Generations link. From there I clicked on the Generation 7b link. I then searched the reports of his fellow classmates, until finally I ended up at his home page. When his page loaded, I browsed through his site, and thought to myself, "this is a really nice page. It's also full of good information." Not that the other pages didn't have good information. It was just that Quincy's page really made my eyes relax a little because of the orderliness of his page. I'd say it took me about 30-40 minutes until I finally decided to choose Quincy's page.

My Summary of this Report

This report by Quincy Tan dealt with his expedition of the generations prior to G7. Quincy's report consisted of five parts. The first two were about his findings of the prior generations, and his last three are what I found to be interesting. He talked about The Virtual Book in Cyberspace which was his reactions and opinions about reading a novel on-line. I never really thought about reading books over the internet, and this really prompted me to search for a novel to read on-line. It was neat how he described the steps into searching for a novel and what you could do once you found one. His descriptions made it easy to picture in your mind. The next part was about his Proposal for Mining the Generational Curriculum. This was really cool because he gives his ideas about the security, uniformity, and navigation of the futute of the generational curriculum. He proposes a neat idea of a Tree Browse and he gives a link to give us the opportunity to visually see what he is talking about. I followed that link and tested it out, and found it to be a great thing. His last part was Conclusion and Recommendations geared towards the future generations to come. In this part he talks about advertising this course somehow so people will know about such a wonderful course and how it would allow others to see the growing of the generations.

My Reactions to this Report

I really enjoyed Quincy's report. He seems like someone who really knows what he's talking about and he goes about spreading his knowledge in a very humble way. His report really intrigued me and motivated me to want to learn more about the internet. I really liked the layout of his page. It was easy to read and it was like I said earlier, easy to read. However, as always with new technology and new ideas, this page could be improved upon. For instance maybe a little bit of graphics would give a little personality to the page. Other than adding in graphics, I really feel that Quincy's page was truly the best of his generation.

My Comparisons

Quincy's report in comparison to the other reports of Generation 7 does not really compare. However I did see a few others that looked somewhat similar to his, but still, his content was just as good as his layout. Despite the lack of graphics on his page, I would still rank his page #1 from his generation. The one thing that really stands out in my mind is that his background made the reading easier because it didn't have all of those images that makes you dizzy.




My Selection Number 2


Why I Chose this Report

I chose Kristin Subia's report from Psy 459, Generation 6 mainly because her page was very neat and easy to read. I liked her background colors as well. She also didn't have that much graphics on her page which made it easy to load and didn't cause much distractions while reading.

The Steps that Led to this Report

I looked at a few of the Psy 459 reports in the Generations and stumbled upon this one. It did not take me very long to realize that I liked this one the best from Generation 6. Not to say that the others were bad, but just because I had an easy time looking at and reading her report. Before I decided that I wanted to use this report, I spent about 10-15 minutes browsing the other reports from her generation. The steps that I took to find this report are the same that I took with the first report. In other words, I went to the Go to All Prior Student Generations link. Then clicked on Generation 6, but this time under the column of Traffic Psychology.

My Summary of this Report

Ms. Subia's report on How Drivers Communicate with Each Other was an excellent report dealing with the everyday habits that a driver has and the experience that most drivers go through. Some of the topics were making turns, changing lanes, yielding, tailgating, overtaking, and racing. She also talks about verbal communication as well as facial expressions and gestures of drivers. I found this report to be a good source of driving etiquette. It's a must read for every driver.

My Reactions to this report

This report made me think about my own driving etiquette. It also made me take a second look at how I interact with other drivers either verbally or non-verbally. I really liked what she had to say about communication with other drivers, as far as saying thank you or even simpler using your blinkers to let others know what your next move is. Just plain common courtesy and the aloha spirit.

My Comparisons

I did compare the reports of this particular generation, and even though the reports were good, I took a liking to this one in particular. My reasoning for this is because of the content and what she had to say. Kristin's layout was also very good and organized. It made me want to continue reading the report and it left me with no confusions at all. The other reports in this generation basically had the same layout, but their content wasn't as good.




My Selection Number 3


Why I Chose this Report

My next favorite was from Generation 5, Psy 459. I chose Anthony Chung's report for several reasons. The first being it's simplicity, and second being the thoroughness of the contents of his report. His layout was also nice and pleasing to the eye.

The Steps that Led to this Report

The steps that I took to reach his report didn't consist of much. The reason for this was because I knew that I wanted to choose his report before even looking at the Generation 5 Homepage because I was a member of Generation 5 as well. I remembered liking this report and the style of it from way back when. I did however browse through the other pages again for about 10 minutes, but still decided that Mr. Chung's page was the least bit distacting and very easy to read. This report gave a complete overview of Dr. Driving and the contents of his page.

My Summary of this Report

Mr. Chung's report was really a summary of what you could find on Dr. Driving's Home Page and his reactions to what he liked or disliked about it. He talked about the 13 items that you can find on the Dr. Driving Web Site which deals with driving related topics and suggestions on how to become a better driver. His report goes further and talks about a 3-step program to safer driving, and also a driving personality chart which helps you determine what kind of driving personality you have.

My Reactions to this Report

I feel that Anthony did an excellent job with his report because of the fact that he was very detailed but in a brief and concise way. His layout was also very simple, yet nice to look at. He didn't use that much graphics as well, but this once again is a good thing because it doesn't really distract you from the content of the report. He left nothing out as far as briefing us about what Dr. Driving's Home Page had in store. When I read his brief summaries then clicked on the link to see that portion of Dr. Driving's Home Page, I felt that I knew what to expect and so had an easier time reading the contents of Dr. Driving's site.

My Comparisons

Comparing Mr. Chung's page to the others in his Generation, I have found that his page is not only a pleasure to read, but also it was very neat in appearance. The neatness and orderliness of the page made the reading flow, and I did not get bored or distracted reading his report because of the simplicity of it. His report wasn't very wordy either as compared to some of the other reports that I stumbled upon. The wordy one's really said too much of nothing, which bored me just a tad.




My Selection Number 4


Why I Chose this Report

My last favorite report comes from Generation 5 Psy 409b. I chose Scott Chang's report mainly because I found the contents to be very interesting and motivating. He talked a lot about Web Page Architecture and his personal experiences that he had. What I really liked about his report was that he put a little humor into it as well as just being informational. His section about The Top 10 Ways to Tell you Have a Sucky Home Page. This brought a little humor into his report. I also liked his layout. there were no graphics, but his use of colors to differentiate his different topics made the report easy to read.

The Steps that Led to this Report

I found Scott's report by visiting the Special Awards for Generation 5. I then browsed the different links to students pages, but really found Mr. Chang's page to be the best from Psy 409b. Before I decided to choose his report, I spent about 45 minutes looking at all of the other reports. But what really made me choose his was because it was clear and concise. There were no fancy decors on his page, which I find really annoying when it comes to web pages that are supposed to be informative.

My Summary of this Report

Scott Chang's report was basically about Web Page Design and the different styles that others choose. He talks extensively about his very own experiences building web pages. He has five parts to his report which consists of his personal experiences with web page building, web designers principles. . .top 10 ways to tell you have a sucky homepage, Pyschological Aspects by Dr. James, and advice to the beginning web designer. It's a good place for novice web page designers to visit just so they can see that web pages aren't easy to do and they shouldn't be discouraged. He talks about the top 10 ways of knowing your home page sucks and goes in detail as to what and why certain aspects are sucky and he then gives a contrast to what is savvy on a homepage. This was really cool and good to know.

My Reaction and Involvement with this Report

I liked his report because not only was he informative with his information, but he also had many hyperlinks to guide us to a visual aspect of what he was talking about. Pages like his are always good because it is well written and it has a lot of referential points for others to visit so they get a better understanding of what the writer is trying to say. His page was simply designed yet written very well and descriptive. It was very organized and the best part was that he didn't have graphics on his page which would have caused it to be distractive rather than informative. For the most part his page was really well liked and it should be a good reference point for future generations to come.

My Comparisons

After comparing Scott's report to others in his generation, I really thought that he knew what he was talking about and it seemed to me that he spent a lot of time preparing to write his report. I felt this way because of his many links to sites that related to what he was talking about. The others in this generation also had good reports, however, there were too many disruptive and distracting icons on their pages which made my want to read their pages dissipate. The others seemed to worry more about the visual high tech look of their pages rather than the content. So overall, I think Scotts page was the best because of it's content.

My Opinions of my Classmates

I feel that I have done just as much as the others in my generation. By looking at my classmates reports, we all seem to have the same type of ideas as to how we want to present our ideas. I also found that the majority of the reports were geared more toward the simple yet informative, rather than loud and flashy. This impressed me a lot. I am rather pleased with my report and how I realized the differences in having a nice and simple report when dealing with a web page that has a lot of information and text on it vs. my own personal web page which has a lot of graphics, background, and music. I learned much from reading my classmates reports from time to time, and also I got to see the different approaches and different ideas that we had for the same project.

My Suggestions for Future Generations

First of all, I would like to stress the importance of procrastination. My advice is Don't DO It!! You may think that putting together a web page is easy, however, easy doesnt' mean it's not time consuming. Putting together a good web page report takes a lot of time regardless of your skills and ease of creating a web page. There are some people who enroll in this course with no computer skills whatsoever. Don't fear!! You will learn all that you need to know just by doing it. There will be some that will never figure it out until the very end. For these students as well as every other student at this University, I highly suggest that you take a introductory computer course such as ICS 101. This course teaches you all of the basic computer skills you need to know, with an emphasis on web page building. It also helps you to familiarize yourself with the computer and helps you to realize that there isn't anything to be afraid of. Computers are user friendly, so befriend them and make them a part of your daily lives. Taking Dr. James' class really helped me to learn how to create web pages from scratch. . .HTML. This is my second course with Dr. James and it has proven once again to have been a great and fun semester not only because of the content of the course, but because I got to create yet again another Home Page from scratch (with the use of Editors as well). Tell your friends about this course so that the generations will continue. Lastly, JUST HAVE FUN!!! You won't regret taking this class, and at the end you will feel a sense of accomplishment.





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