Hello and welcome to ds106, a computer class like you’ve never known before. Are you feeling intimidated after reading the class requirements and expectations? Don’t worry, I too was apprehensive about this class and wondered if I would be able to make it. While the assignments do take time, and yes, it requires your effort, the more you practice, the better you will become. You’ll also become more familiar with the softwares or assignments that you run across; after all, you will have to learn how to use or complete them. I admit being frustrated at times because I stumbled across many instances where I did not know where to even begin. For some, I had to learn brand new materials and also figure out how to utilize the system on my own. This is where the Digital Knowledge Center in HCC comes in handy. When in doubt or when you become truly lost, seek help. They are there to help you and so is Dr. Bond.

Good luck everyone and may the force be with you! Enjoy learning new things! =)