Sometimes I feel the same way. I felt like at the start of term that there was quite a bit of activity, but now that there isn't, I feel like there is no one to interact with. Because of that it is hard to make blog posts. Sometimes I go off and explore something and I don't really think about turning around and making a post about, I'm trying to get into a better habit of that though. It's tough because this class is about communication, but it doesn't seem like much is going on. I don't know if it's because this class has been established and all the new exploring has been done, so now it feels like we are following a dirt path and we are supposed to try and find new roads and paths off of it. I sometimes get frustrated because a lot of these articles and links were from a previous semester or the link is no longer available. If this class is about continuous learning, then I wish everything was constantly being updated and added to. I read everything from that week and sometimes am stumped as to where to go next. I know the class is about exploring and finding things that interest you and all about self learning, but when you have been trained and molded into a being that needs constant structure and guidance, as much as we'd like to, we can't go cold turkey. What I mean to say is, we need discussion prompts, or activities that make us be creative and is something that we can easily share on our blog. Even being told to draw a picture from a prompt would be helpful. We need help to unlearn and relearn how to be free learners. I think and learn a great deal, but it doesn't seem to be in line with each weeks topic. I think if more people participated and we had things to discuss or there was more guidance and activities, I'd excel and get a better understanding of how to use this course. It also doesn't help that I don't have a webcam like everyone else. I have no need for one and am not obsessed like everyone else with the latest technology. I do not own any form of reading device (kindl/nook), I do not have a smart phone, and I do not have a tablet of any sort. I don't need these devices to be happy in life and I can't really afford them either. Sorry this post is so long, but those are my thoughts on this class. I have often worried about getting full credit for this class and Carol tells me not to worry, but how an I not? My grades are incredibly important to me, especially when it comes to gpa and what that means in the "real" world. Plus even though I'm trying to participate as much as I can and get something from this class, I feel as if I'm not accomplishing what is expected of me.
By wolfinthenight ()
on November 5, 2012.