Final results for Understanding Visual Culture available here:
This will be my final UVC post. I have very much enjoyed the course, found it extremely worthwhile and would recommend it to anyone wanting to explore an introduction to a wide range of related topics that underpin image-making today. I think what I have learnt here will be invaluable going forward.
For assessment, I will be sending in documents which include the most up to date assignment for each section, tutor feedback and any initial response I had.
I hope information on the blog is accessible and that specific items are easy to find via the menu system in the top right hand corner. There is a search widget too. All my assignments, feedback, responses and subsequent re-writes are available under each assignment number in the menu. Within each section within the coursework part you will find numbered projects. However, I have also included the most relevant notes, especially where we were asked in the course folder to make them. There is a lot of reflection in the notes section which will be related to projects and assignments.
The menu also has a section for self-directed photography work that I made while studying UVC. I was not sure whether to include it, but needed to put it somewhere and since UVC informed so much of what I was doing I felt it might be useful. However, for my next course I have created a separate blog which links to my new OCA blog but has its own menu and environment. I am also far more familiar with building menus and making categories in WordPress so hopefully the next blog will be an improvement organisation-wise.
I have signed up to do Self & Other next.
This blog is now structured with the essential categories required for you to post Assignments and Projects in for your learning log entries. It is intended to just help you get started with your OCA Learning log, and you may wish to customise it to suit your particular course.
Although we have provided the essential categories needed for your learning log, you will still need to set up your ‘Main’ menu through the Appearance section of the Dashboard, under the Menus section. Just select the menu you want to edit (Main) and then under the Categories ‘All’ menu, tick each category that you would like to be viewable through your blog’s menus and click the ‘Add to menu’ button. You can then drag and drop each item into hierarchies of menus and sub menus, as below in the ‘Menu Structure’ pane:
When making new posts, you just need to add a tick next to each category that the post relates to. The categories options can be found in the right-hand column whenever you create or edit a post.
You can select more than one category if appropriate; for example, your first Assignment can be categorised under Assignments, Assignment 1, and Part 1. Make sure you tag a post with at least one category, or it may not be visible through your blog’s navigation.
To learn how to keep a blog, the WordPress help pages are invaluable as a learning resource: http://en.support.wordpress.com/
We would like to thank OCA Photography tutor Robert Enoch for providing this template for OCA students to use to get started with their Learning (b)logs.