I have finished the newsletter I created for Swansea ITeC.
I updated and changed a lot of information on there. I also saved where I got my information on Diigo.
For the apprenticeship week I had to interview apprentices about their job roles and where they were before they started the programme.
Whilst I was doing the newsletter I learnt more IT skills and techniques on Microsoft Word. All the information I have is mainly on the Swansea ITeC website.
The strengths of my newsletter were:
- I learnt more skills as I went along
- Knowing how to layout newsletters
- Knowing how to use Word
- Knowing what information to put on there
- Your own work & design
The Weaknesses of my Newsletter are:
- Trying to write out sentences in a professional way
- Not having the right template
The project could be improved more by adding a few more things to it which make it interesting, and also have someone else to help me with the project and do work on it with me. If I had more time on this newsletter I would have defiantly made it look interesting with a few more facts.
The topic of my project is about Apprenticeships at Swansea ITeC.
I chose this topic because I wanted to improve on my skills on Word, and have experience creating a newsletter. The software I used was Microsoft Word.
The software features I mainly used were the Text Box’s and the shapes tool to make the banner at the top of my newsletter.
I got my information from Swansea ITeC’s Website & Another website called Bethany Training Services (http://www.btsl.org/apprenticeships.html)
They were good sites to use because they had a lot of information on apprenticeships. I had to interview apprentices about what they’re job roles and what they did before they done the apprenticeship.
I knew they were reliable because they had a page full of information on how to apply for an apprenticeship and what an apprenticeship is. On the Swansea ITeC website it explained ‘Apprenticeship Week’ on there with a lot of information. That’s where I got most of the information on my newsletter.
What I did about copyright was I found all the websites I used and print screened the parts where I had information from and saved them on my Diigo library for proof that I didn’t ‘steal and claim’ that the information was mine.
I found the websites by searching Apprenticeships. When I wanted to find the websites I got information on I copied the information and pasted it onto Google so the website came up straight away. I also clicked on a few links about apprenticeships on the main websites that had a few facts on there.
What went well using these IT resources is that I learn’t a lot more skills than I had before. I never used Diigo before and now I know how to use it. I didn’t know as much on Word, but now I do.
The difficult part of using the IT resources was when I first had the task to create the newsletter, because I never had experience on creating one. I used Word to create the newsletter, and I’m glad I did now because It was easy to use.
Improvements on my newsletter had to be a graph. On my first draft I didn’t have a graph of statistics of Apprenticeships 2011-2012. So the corrections on my newsletter is that I created a graph on Excel and added that onto my final draft of my newsletter.