Thursday, December 3, 2015

Pseudonyms!

I know most of us discussed this today in class, but in case you missed it or wanted to see them all laid out: What is your pseudonym? Out in the Primary World, I, Aule, am Jess.

Also, on a more serious note of discussion, what do you think of using the pseudonyms and/or the class blog? I've done this before in another of Dr. Donovan's classes, and I think the pseudonyms are fun and mysterious, but I'm not sure if this class needed them since we all got along so well. The blogging adds a unique dimension to the class, but to be honest I struggled this semester with keeping up with my blog quota. (I think most of us did!)

8 comments:

Estë said...

Hi Jess, I'm Anais. :)
I liked the pseudonym thing but agree that it may not have been necessary for this particular class. I did not ever feel like I couldn't express my thoughts. I did really enjoy the blog as well, and didn't have much trouble keeping up with it since you guys so often posted interesting stuff! I forgot a week or two, sure, but it was nice to visit the blog each week and see new material and thoughts.

Nienna said...

Hello everyone! I'm Kayleigh. The pseudonyms are definitely interesting, but I agree they may not have been necessary given our class dynamic. As we discussed in class yesterday, this class was very respectful of different viewpoints and overall very dynamic and enjoyable. However, I do see the logic behind using pseudonyms, especially since we had no idea how our class dynamic would be at the beginning. The pseudonym allows us to state things on the blog we may not feel comfortable expressing in person and I think its a good concept, even if not completely necessary in our case.

Ulmo said...

I'm Sarina! I liked the idea of the pseudonyms as well, and really appreciated them more at the beginning of the course when we were a bit more unsure about each other. Now, however, I agree that they aren't really necessary and I think that shows the success of this course!

Ossë said...

I'm Sarah Crisler (the Sarah who sat between Nate and Elijah)! Like Sarina said, I liked the pseudonyms mostly at the beginning. I didn't really think the anonymity was as important towards the end of the course, but I think it was still fun to have the pseudonyms.

Nessa said...

Hello friends! I am Nessa a.k.a. Christine! I liked the pseudonyms less because it was necessary than because it was interesting! I have to admit, I thought it was fun to read posts and try to guess who said what. It turns out, I wasn't very good at guessing, but I liked it nonetheless. Also, I think it does make things easier to have a disguise. Most importantly, I had absolutely NO CLUE what/who the Valar were before being forced to research Nessa. It's embarrassing to admit, but it's true. If nothing else, I valued the pseudonyms because of that.

Varda said...

I am Ryann!
I loved having pseudonyms because I feel as though we could all present topics we weren't necessarily sure of. Any idea is fair game when your identity is concealed! However, I do think it would have been fine to assess our thoughts on the pseudonyms halfway through the semester because I think we had all figured each other out by then. Plus, I agree with Christine in regard to not knowing about the Valar! I had fun researching my pseudonym and feeling super cool because I got to be Varda. Thank you all for such an awesome semester =)

Tulkas said...

This is Elijah! I was really thankful for the pseudonyms at the beginning of the semester. I gave me freedom to be a bit more adventurous than I normally would have been! Towards the end I don't feel that they were necessary, but I enjoyed trying to guess who was who!

Yavanna said...

Yavanna was actually me! Dakota!

I also had some trouble keeping up with the blog, due to some tragic circumstances, but I thought the pseudonyms were a fun idea. As Christine said, I didn't really know who Yavanna was until I researched her, and it was interesting, because I didn't know who everyone was.