In this fast paced world of technology, I can get my education and avoid sitting in a traditional classroom. For years, when I attended school, I’ve always had to be present to get credit for the classes I was assigned. The classes were always crowded and sometimes I didn’t understand some of the materials that were given to me, so therefore I had to wait until the next day knowing that I would get further and further behind. I never would have imagined that I could attend college online without sitting in a classroom. Even though I’m busy with work and family, I can always log in whenever it’s necessary, but there is more to it than just logging on and submitting assignments. I have to post my discussions in threads, use forums to log in, we use asynchronous communication and we also have to give feedback.
In threaded discussions, I can post answers and questions that I don’t understand. I can get a general idea of student’s thoughts and opinions. I get a tremendous amount of feedback. It’s a great way to build on each others conversations.
Forums are where students and the instructor can log on to read messages, post messages and reply to messages. You can post whatever you feel and students give their feedback. It’s like a big chat room.
Asynchronous communication is a method of communication between students and advisors where I can respond anytime at my own convenience. I’m not given a specific time to be in the classroom. We all talk online at different times. This type of communication works best for me because I have a full time job, a family and a social life and it works completely around my schedule.
Feedback is calling or emailing my instructor with anything I didn’t understand. It can be anything about my assignments, grades or any materials you need to have for that class.
Although it may seem like it’s too much to grasp, it’s time consuming, I know what my assignments are ahead of time, and there is always someone to help you if you...