Looking back at the lessons and tasks completed for this module, there were really a lot! Effective communication, process of job application, research report and presentation were the main parts that were covered in this module.
Previously, I took another module related to effective communication. I found that both modules are very similar initially as we learnt about how effective communication can be achieved. Doing things like understanding a matter from others' point of views, speaking in the correct tone and using the correct non-verbal language are what affect effective communication. The main difference between these two modules is that this module introduces blogging as part of the communication process. I find that it is very relevant as most of the people nowadays like to communicate in the virtual space, which definitely includes blogging. Furthermore, there were a few blog topics which spark some really good conversations online between the classmates. It was a good chance to know one another better and the class definitely bonded better!
My overall learning experience was great as the things that we learnt are very applicable to real life. As this is my final year of study in NUS and I am going to apply for jobs the coming year, the learning process of job application was very useful to me. I hope that my cover letter and resume can get me a good job in this bad economy! Similarly, the research project was also an experience to gain as we went through the steps to conduct a good survey and to present a report.
Lastly, I am very glad to have Brad as our lecturer, and all the very friendly classmates! Thanks all for the guidance and help that was provided along this journey! :)
EDITED on 9 November 2008