Category Archives: Introduction week

My Moodle Map

Hallelujah!

I have now completed the assignment of creating a map over Moodle. It wasn’t at all as easy as my initial reaction was.

Moodle is very practical and a serious useful resource as an online classroom, and it’s really easy to navigate around in, however, mapping it out after my own understanding – now that’s something I’ve been trying to figure out for a week now…

As many others, I started out with some notes and a mind map over what exactly I was supposed to put on this Moodle map according to the assignment:


After being through this process, I started sketching out a few ideas for how this map was going to look like visually.
A treasure map? No, might be to unoriginal. A map over Norway with the key words inserted in the different counties? Nope, that’s not how I see Moodle.

So, I figured, I’m going to “live” in Moodle for the next few years, I might as well sketch up a house and see where this brings me. Well, I came up with this, ‘The House Of Moodle’:

Nope, I wasn’t very impressed either. OK, fair enough, drawing is a fun thing to do, but let’s face it, it’s not my strength. And it’s definitely something I need to focus on improving.

Since I wasn’t very happy with any of the similar sketches I made, I decided to take a bit further, and way back to any girls childhood dream. I made a castle 🙂

 So, I’m finally happy with my result. To me, this is how I see Moodle. And this is how I navigate around it.

El presto – finished with the assignment, and I’m now ready as a hard boiled egg for my new one, as I know there’s going to be some photography involved 🙂

Until next time – Rock’n’Roll

-Marit

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My Creative Self-portrait

Hi guys,

So, I have finally finished my self-portrait, as a part of the assignment of writing the first blog entry – ‘The road to Multimedia Design’.
I thought:  “Great, I get to use my own photography straight away.” Yeah well, I was wrong.
The main thing in the assignment was not to use just a single photo of oneself.
For a self-portrait, I assume you are supposed to show who you really are, or what represents you.
My initial instinct was to make a collage of the different things I like, as in interest, hobbies, personality wise etc.

I sort of moved a bit away from the idea when I started sketching. However, I’d still be able to tell you exactly what was going through my head when creating this:

Skulls – I am obsessed with skulls, and I have been ever since I was a wee little girl. I even have them tattooed.  🙂
Eyes – Reflects the soul of a person. In photography, I love to enhance the eyes of a person when taking portraits.
Nose piercing – I am often asked, “Why do you have that nose ring? You’d be prettier without it”.
I normally respond something like, “Why don’t you have one? You’d look way better wearing one”.

All in all, I am very fond of a darker side of creativeness and art. I am highly inspired by tattoo art and dark music lyrics/music/bands. Yes, I am a metal chick.

For the portrait, I sketched up the skull, scanned and uploaded it to my PC, used Photoshop on the photos I’ve used (eyes and nose piercing), and I’ve also used the program Picnic to adjust light, contrast and also the wrinkle remover to make the lines of the skull a bit more blurry.

I loved this assignment.

Does anyone have any feedback?

Rock’n’roll.

-Marit

The road to Multimedia Design

Hi all,

My name is Marit – I’m 25 years old, and I’m from a small little charming town called Haugesund, on the West coast of Norway.
This blog, or journal if you may, will be used for school purposes.
I’ve decided to keep my blog entries in English – although, my actual school work will be presented in Norwegian.

I’ve always had a fair interest in all sorts of creativeness, such as drawing and doodling on paper, art, body art, sewing, tailoring of clothes, photography, scrap booking and especially photo editing and music.
I’m also extremely fond of travelling, and I love to explore architecture and do travel photography while abroad.
Unfortunately, I’ve never been able to use any of these hobbies in an actual work situation.

Being very young and naive when leaving high school (or ‘ungdomsskolen’ as we say in Norway), I completely miss-aimed, and ended up dropping out of two courses. These were children and youth studies, and also healthcare studies.
Although I did more than fairly well in Healthcare studies, I came to realize that I’d never be completely happy in this sort of profession after a few difficult personal experiences I encountered during the last year of the course.

When I was 21, I decided that I had enough of Haugesund for a while, and decided to go abroad for a year. Dublin became more or less a random pick, as I already had a friend living there. He quickly got me a job working as a customer service representative for Lexmark printers. After being made redundant from this job, and another similar job working for Creative Ltd, I finally got a steadier job working for a big online gaming company called Full Tilt Poker.
Although my purpose was to stay in Dublin for only one year, I got myself a boyfriend, and ended up staying for three and a half!

So, after working in a more or less boring and uninspiring office environment for three and a half years, my creative urges became more apparent.
I started learning different photo editing programs, and finally, just recent, I got my head around Photoshop.

One of the reasons Noroff Institute was so appealing to me, was the Adobe programs we will be using, and of course, the fact that the curriculum contains a lot of photography.
I am not an expert in Adobe or photography, but I am super stoked about learning more, getting better and discovering new tricks and aiming towards new goals.

For the future, I hope to be able to combine my passion for music with design and/or photography work. I’m not exactly sure what my absolute dream job would be as of now, as there are things in the Noroff curriculum I’ve never tried out.
Who knows, maybe I’ll end up being an expert in Typography, Web design or something else that I don’t have a clue about as of now.
One thing is for sure; I’m incredibly eager and excited about this course, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.

Creative self-portrait and Moodle map is to be added in new entries.

Rock’n’Roll

-Marit