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Monday, March 29, 2004

Expectations of e-Learning 

My expectations of this e-Learning class is no way near to what it actually is. I thought this e-Learning class was going to be more theoretical, but in fact it has turned out to be better than I expected it to be. We are doing more hands-on stuff that is almost self-paced which I like and find it is a better learning strategy than being bombarded with loads of stuff to do on the computer with printed instructions that we have no idea of doing (like in our e-portfolio class last semester) where everyone was made to do it with step-by-step instructions from pieces of paper. Incorporating that strategy, I found myself more interested in getting the activity over and done with rather than learning it. Additionally, I am actually injesting all the information in our e-Learning class than i was in e-portfolio last semester.

Disadvantages of e-Learning 

One of the dissadvantages that has inhibited my learnning in our e-Learning class is that there aren't enough resources (computers) available for every single student in our classes. Even though we share the computers with one other student, we share tasks and take turns, I find that I learn best if I actually do it myself by practising rather than watching someone do something. Although its not something that i can fix but I can improvise and next time I will try and get a computer to myself.

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