Empowerment Technologies. It was taught to us 3 times a week for this first semester. At first, I did not like this subject. While I was skimming the book, I saw the topic entitled Netiquette then I snorted. Was this topic about how to deal with trolls on the internet?
I was a bit lukewarm to this subject, because it does not interest me in a way, and I am familiar to the world of internet. We are already living in the 21st century. Why do we have a subject such as Empowerment Technologies? We can learn this online, and there are a lot of sources here already.
After days of rambling mentally, I finally get the glimpse of this subject. I realized that I was so dumb. I did not know how to use Microsoft Excel correctly. It was taught to us when I was in elementary, but I forgot about it, since I found that knowledge to be irrelevant. Another one is that you can use Microsoft Word to make a website. Fascinating!
I learned about the history of ICT. It is amazing to see how time flies fast, and how technology is innovating everyday. From using the radio (People Power) to Facebook and change.org (Million People March). This year we witness a new way to protest.
Protesters raise their phones and chant against Marcoses (from Daily Inquirer)
To be honest, I did not like our last project. Let me say this again, using my social media accounts for grades is one of my pet peeves. However, I learned that without using social media, people will not notice our campaign, and it is hard to advertise this when you do not have a large amount of friends on Facebook.
Lastly, the internet is a dangerous place. I learned to be more cautious at every site I go or login.