In the following paper I will discuss what I have learned during this introductory class to online learning. I will also touch on how I have attempted to overcome my weaknesses with online learning.
The biggest thing I have learned from this class is that I don't think I would be a great online learner. I am a more one-on-one person who likes to see people and talk with people. I like to see facial expressions from people when talking with them and this proved to be a very difficult course for me. Originally going into this I thought I would love it and this might prove to be a way for me to complete my master's degree. I took this course for two reasons; one because I was required to by my employer because of our recent agreement with Franklin and two, because I truly wanted to know what online learning is about. I am glad I took the course but I don't know that I could take another one. It would have to be something I thought about for a long time before making that decision.
Even though I did have a lot of difficulty with this course I did enjoy the chat room. I had never been in one before and it was fun but could be a little frustrating. I was always trying to type quickly to respond to one person and someone would usually get in before me and put a totally different thought up that might make our chat look a little confusing. But I enjoyed it, and I think it is a great asset to online learning. I also think the bulletin board is a good tool to use for an online course. It was nice to post a message and have someone respond.
I think my strength in this course was that I am very comfortable with the computer and had no fears with learning new things. My difficulties were not seeing others and not having that one-on-one contact. Ways I tried to overcome that were emailing others in the class and getting to know them better. I also tried to respond to things on the bulletin board. As far as being a visual or kinesthetic learner I printed all...
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