Prior to this class I believed that the instruction of English in a classroom lacked a connection with our societies technological progression. At the end of this semester I now realize that there is potential to incorporate classrooms with media and social trends. Now when I reflect on how to gain the attention of students in the classroom, I have reaffirmed my belief that students can engage entertainment, with literary skills that are learned in the classroom. What appears to be the most intriguing attribute of the Internet is that is can allow students to interact and share their work with other students around the globe. By integrating classroom activities with global trends, students are better prepared for the world outside of education. With a more diverse knowledge of cultures around the world, a new dialogue can be formed between nations, as our economies and cultures continue to grow together. The most memorable activity that I enjoyed in the class would have to be the literary analysis of a film, which incorporated economic concepts that involve capital globalization in the world. This activity was beneficial because of its ability to involve the classroom in understanding the development of capitalism in countries overseas. From this activity I believe that we were allowed to become involved in understanding the development of a different culture. I also believe an interesting method to incorporate in this class might be to hold conferences with different universities classes focusing on similar topics, in order to collaborate ideas, and help expand discussion.
While I still have reservations toward the transition of literature evolving from hard text to hard drives, I think it is necessary that students begin to explore the potential behind media technologies. As our consciousness is continuously flooded with new ideas of how to think or act, the implementation of textual analysis to every day activities can help promote individual thoughts. Therefore creating a more critical viewer of television movies, and Internet trends, as our culture continues to embrace this new era of learning. I believe this class has helped to expand my awareness of how to incorporate my own interpretations of media, by applying the literary concepts I have gained from my education, while enhancing my ability to share this knowledge with other student. As our society continues to change, I believe it is necessary for our education system to adapt with the new trends that develop, in order for the education system to continue preparing our youth for the future. I feel that this class was geared toward preparing its students for the future and I hope to share my experience, while hopefully contributing new experiences for future educational purposes.