I think that the DS106 website really gives you a way to learn in your own manner. At the same time you are learning digital storytelling like it implies. I personally think I will stay in three categories and they are the video, audio, or the mash ups. I may venture out to the visual or the web but I'm not so sure on those.
The video category would let me implement some of the talents I have already in computers. I know how to make some videos and I know how to do some editing. I just think having ideas from other people will really help me work on them. It also gets me over part of the brainstorming process. I can “get my hands dirty” quicker so to speak.
With the audio category I have wanted to try out some of the audio programs I have on my computer. That allows me to do it while doing my assignment. It allows me to work out kinks I may have and it wouldn’t be cutting into my school time it would actually be my school work. I can also just do some of the assignments to sharpen the skills and improve.
The mash ups category would be a fun category to play around in. Buffalax! Assignment looks fun it wants you to take a video that’s not in English and caption it into the English language. It’s a way to hone in more than one of your skills not just your video or your audio. I think this way I personally think that mash ups is a great category just to have fun with.
The DS106 website will take learning to a new level allowing students to learn and work on their skills that they are already good at. I personally would love for this class to be offered at JSU so that we could have been doing this the entire semester.