Wednesday, June 04, 2003

Week 12

After completing my e-learning course. I began to evaluate the course, overall I feel that the course was well structured for a learner to understand, learn and be taught. In the beginning stages of the course I was continually blaming the course for my dissatisfaction but the content of the course was not entirely to blame, partly the interruptions came from the technology.

I felt that I didnt completly satisfy my objectives I had set, however I enjoyed the experience of completing an e-learning course.
It was different to my usual learning styles, although I adapted quickely to this type of learning. It would be something I would like to do again.

until next time...

Tuesday, May 20, 2003

week 10, questions..

what were your expectations?
My expectations for the course were, I wanted to learn how to type faster and more accurately. With typing master I hoped to achieve this. Now that I'm almost finised my e-learning course, I dont believe that I've completely achieved this. I also expected the course to run smoothly but It didnt which made it extremely annoying and this hindered my learning and my ability to achieve my outcomes...

What are they are?
My expectations are very much the same, I expected to learn quickly and accuratley, but this hasent been the case!
so my expectations havent changed, I still hope to learn to type quicker, but i doubt that i will achieve this with little time to complete the course...

What did you learn?
I learnt that things never go to plan.... I expected to finish my typing course within a few days, but unfortunately this was not the case.. there were problems with the course, which I explained earlier, such as i was unable to log back into my work... and that the demo cuts in every thirty seconds!!!
other factors such as my computer crashing annoyed the hell out of me!!

What would you recommend?
I would recommend that the course NOT have a demo to interupt the lesson!!!
This hinders my learning and dosent allow me to achieve my learning outcomes!!
At this stage this is all I can recommend for the program of the course....

Overall im pretty frustrated with the e-learning course : (

week 10

Were just about to start our lesson for e-learning, and Im almost finished my e-learning course!!!

Im so glad because so far it hasent been a great experience! Ive been pretty frustrated with it
So after that is done, I have to concentrate on my report. so that will be my aim to complete...

Until next time.

arghhhhhhhh Im so so so angry and completely frustrated!!!!!!!!

It happen again my computer crashed and it wiped out my previous lessons that I completed.. this time round I didnt start again I just began where I left off!!! It would take too long to do it again.

The content of the course is ok, but the fact that other apects such as my computer crashing, hinders my learning!!!
it is really annoying...fingers crossed it dosent happen again...

Monday, May 19, 2003

Week 9

This week I started my e-learning course, as I mentioned I'm going to be doing a typing course, named typingmaster!
I started it late in the week. There are twelve lessons that have to be completed in the first section. I completed the first two lessons and I actually enjoyed it quite a bit. I was motivated to keep going because it was so interactive. However the following day when I went to start my third lesson, my computer crashed and when I tryed to log back in, it lost my evidence of the previous lessons I had successfully completed!! SO FRUSTRATED

I was so angry because I had to start again, and when I did I was really rushing to get it done! so now its monday and ive completed the first section of all twelve lessons! although after the third lesson the course demo interupts the program after 30 secs which is extremely annoying, and as the learner, it does not allow for anything to be learnt as effectively because there is little time...

so I havnt had the best experience yet! Im hoping it gets better. Im not able to judge at this stage whether I have achieved my objectives but I hope to be able to answer that at the end of the course.

Tonight Ive started the second section of the course and if I can recall there are only four lessons.
I hope to finish my course at the end of the week, so I can then reflect upon my experience.

Talk soon

Tuesday, May 06, 2003

Education week 8
well i haven't written in a while, i guess i've been pre-occupied with our secomd assignment, but now that it is done, i can relax, well only for a while!!

The second assignment i found to be quite a challenge, however once it was started it was easy to understand. I found there are many organisations that have implemented e-learning in their organisations. Many were successful and there were those that were not so successful.

The third assignment.... well i've decided to do a course that will help my ability to type faster and more accuratley. I've choosen typing master course to help me achieve this. This assignment seems quite fun, so i can't wait to get started.

I'll keep you informed about how it goes.

Until next time... C u

Tuesday, April 08, 2003

Week 6

This week has been quite stressful, ive been feeling really worried about the second assignment. Ive tried looking for articles for the assignment but im getting totally annoyed with the internet..... its too slow. I just want to find something relevant and get started on the assignment!

Module two, is a little confusing but i guess we have only just started , so im hoping it will sink in very soon. I found the first reading a little difficult to understand.

Really stressed out!!!!

speak soon

Friday, March 28, 2003

Hey there,

Were heading towards week five and our first assignment is due!!!
Part of it is to find and subscribe to e-zines and e-newsletters. I found it quite easy to find newsletters but a little more difficult to find required e-zines that were appropriate.
I subscribed to three e-newsletters, they are;

The first two URL's were quick to respond and accept my subscription.
Out of the three I found Kevin Kruse's, e-learningguru website to be the most interesting and most understandable website. As I mentioned in my last entry, there are many helpful articles on and about e-learning.

I also subscribed to the following e-zines;

I have yet to recieve a confirmation. However through checking out these websites they had plenty of articles that are easily accessible.
I chose these five URL's because i feel they will help in any further knowledge I need to know about e-learning!!!
Enjoy reading my blog so far!

See you..

Tuesday, March 25, 2003

Hello all,

Week four, an interesting week!!!

We all had homework to do through our UTS online blackboard and i found this to be quite interesting due to the fact that we did not disscuss our work face to face, rather through online disscusion. I found that most of our answers were very much the same, maybe we could have discussed a way in which our answers could not be repeated, for example we could have allocated specific questions to do for each of the group members. Another option could be linking answers with the other group members, sharing ideas and thoughs which can lead to a broader discussion.

However i enjoyed this due to the fact that i was able to take my time in finding my answers, and thinking about the questions in depth.

As i was thinking about advantages and disadvantages of e-learning, i came across an interesting web-site named , check it out, there were some interesting articles on e-learning. This website was quite helpful.

I feel that this subject is moving along quickly and quite steadily. At this stage im happy with what is going on in e-learning!!!

Speak soon!!!!