CT101 Final Blog Post/ Layla Abdallah

My Best Class


Sadly, this is my last blog post in CT101, I will continue to create more blogs on my new website. Thank you Professor Ryan Seslow for helping us throughout. It is a challenging course because everything was new to me and I learned a lot. I learned interesting things like how to make GIFS, Memes, panoramic pictures, photoshop, and how to develop our own website where we can express our inner creativity.



I expect to earn an +A grade because I did all work that was required. I enjoyed doing every single post in this class. The topics were interesting to write about and are really helpful. I am getting an +A because it was a challenging course that helped me express myself and share my story since I am bad at it. I believe that all my classmates did great and enjoyed the class.



I enjoyed many things in this class. Even though It felt like it passed really fast, I made really nice memories in this class. I enjoyed the Tedtalks Professor Seslow was giving based on his life lessons and experiences, they were inspirational.

We were formed into groups to go around the college and find places to make panoramic pictures. I enjoyed working with my group we did not want to stop taking pictures and going around because it was so fun. One of my favorite pictures we made is this one:



I learned how to use photoshop, I always wanted to learn more about it because I will need it for my career. I just wish CT is part of Marketing requirements because it has a lot of information that Marketers need to know how to use. I edited this image and made a meme using photoshop:



I will apply my new skills to the world by making more funny Gifs and memes to share with my friends and on social media. I will be taking more panoramic pictures and I was even amazed to have such a format in my phone and not knowing because it would’ve been helpful. I also will apply blogging into my life, I will share new blogs into my new website that I am excited for.



I will keep my new website to share my blogs and images about the things I like such as fashion, food, photography, beauty, and travel. I couldn’t choose one thing because I have a lot to share related to these topics.

This is my website: https://laylajamalabdallah.com/

When you first enter you will see the name of my blog as Layla’s Blog. It has different categories about fashion, food, photography, beauty, and travel and soon will start blogging and make the design of my website prettier and simple.

This is my last final before I graduate virtually and I  saved the best assignment to the last, I am almost done with the assignment and I don’t want it to end because it’s an enjoyable assignment that made me remember the interesting things I learned from this course and the beautiful memories.

Good luck everyone and stay safe.



My Website!

My website is https://laylajamalabdallah.com/

I am really excited to share my thoughts and ideas on my new website. My website is going to be about everything I like such as; Food, Fashion, Beauty, Travel, and Photography. My website will also be used as experimentation on how websites work and I want to learn a lot on how to use it for my business in the future.

I saw how creative everyone’s websites are, I will need a little more time to work on mine.

Thank you, Goodluck to everybody.

Assignment#8 COV-19 pandemic

Hey guys, I hope everyone is doing okay. Please stay safe for yourself, your family, and others. Avoid close contact with people who are sick, cover your cough and sneeze, clean your house daily, and wash your hands!

I am sure you keep hearing and reading this advice, but this shows how serious the situation is and we should take it seriously.

I am graduating this spring and yes I don’t know if there is going to be a ceremony, let’s hope everything will be fine by then. If corona is still there, then graduates will look like this:

I am also taking six classes this semester, two of them are upper-level writing-intensive. It is going to be a little more difficult since its online, but I am doing my best.


Assignment #7 Copyright

I watched the TEDTalks video that was presented by Larry Lessig “Laws that choke creativity”. It is a very interesting topic that discussed the issues of copyright, and he shared three stories like the talking machine, the airplanes, and broadcasting to support his argument for reviving our creative culture.

His main idea is to acknowledge the fact that copyright battle is not new, it has been a struggle for a long time when people did not have internet. For example, a farmer filled a lawsuit against an airplane that trespassed his farm, luckily, the judge did not think that it makes sense to stop airplanes from traveling, if they had stopped airplanes from traveling, then we wouldn’t have been able to travel around the world and our culture wouldn’t have evolved.

This is one of the stories, I will not go through each one, but the point is that copyright is creating difficulty to be creative by using other people’s work and make it expand to something bigger. Lessig is a lawyer, his plan is to go to the government to try to solve this conflict by suggesting that artists and creators have to agree and work by making their work available, but not for commercial use. However, the plan did not work.

I think that it is more complicated than we think because the copyright has its cons and pros, people want to protect the work that they create, but it could also avoid a great impact of the use of their work.

Assignment #5 panoramic pictures

I was excited about learning how to make this type of pictures, I always knew I had this feature on my phone, but I never knew how to use it. It was a good class that taught us how to make new experiences taking pictures.  Our group had fun taking these pictures, we even wanted to continue taking more pictures around the campus if we had time. I liked how this project made me interact with new people in my class that I never talked to before our common interest was taking pictures and be creative with it.

We took four pictures: with

I took this picture for my teammate. I suggested going to this place because it had a nice drawing on the wall. I really like this painting, everyone that ever came with me to visit the college like my relatives and friends, I take them to see this art and I take pictures of them in front of it, I wish I knew how to use this feature in my phone because I was never able to take a full picture of it. Here are some pictures I took in the past for my friends that came for a visit with me.

I have more pictures with the same background that I been taking for the past 4 years lol.

The other pictures our team took that I also really like:

It was a fun experience going around the campus taking pictures and be creative, we want more fun projects like this one.