User:Brenda Arcane

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About Me[edit]

A:23 S:F L:Atlanta, GA

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Why I'm Here[edit]

Once upon a time...

I finished an AA in English in 2005 at a local community college in Florida; then, I went on to a four year college. However, I ran into a slight problem along the way. I fell in love with a guy living in Atlanta, GA. Being an impetuous young thing, I quit school and moved to be with my sweetheart and his two daughters.

Apparently, its very difficult to get back into school while you're helping to both support and raise a family, and I don't want to work in the copy/mail room for the rest of my life.

While I was thinking on my options, I decided to look up Technical writing. The wikipedia page linked to the Technical Writing page here at Wikiversity. Even though the Internet is my main stomping ground, I had never heard of this place. So, I'm going to give the Technical Writing class a try. Perhaps I can create a portfolio and gain enough knowledge to land some freelance work, which will hopefully mean that I'll be able to land more freelance work.

I have to admit that I'm pretty excited about Wikiversity. I realize that, at the moment, this format is mostly intended for use with traditional classes, but I think it will be possible, someday, to augment independent learning for poverty-stricken non-traditional students like myself.

Please excuse any formatting mistakes. I'm new to this.

In my browsing, I encountered the concept of the Personal Learning Environment, and I looked at some user pages as examples. It seems like a good idea, so I thought I would attempt to implement it in my own user space.


At the moment, my main goal is to complete the Technical writing courses. I'm not sure how we post the homework, however.

I found out that we can post the homework on a user page, and then post a link to the user page on the course's discussion page. --Brenda Arcane 18:10, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

When I complete that, I would be interested in learning more about Web design and Computer Programming.

Technical Writing[edit]

Exercise 1

Known Characteristics of Wiki Contributors:

  • possess a desire to alter or expand general knowledge.
  • have some degree of computer and internet literacy.

Unknown Characteristics of Wiki Contributors:

  • age
  • location
  • education
  • gender

The Internet is a global stage where people are masked by their usernames. Therefore, next to nothing is known about wiki contributors. I can only make a couple of assumptions based on the fact that they are capable of contributing.