I can recall a time when I gave constructive criticism to a family member. It was last year around the summer when my young cousin was breaking in entering into people homes. He would soon get arrested in serve time in jail. Since, we both live in different states I had a chance to talk to him from a distance over the phone. Instead of me treating him like a bad person, I pointed out the good qualities he has as a young man. Later, on down the line he went back to school in soon after he would graduate. Feedback to a classmate in a distance learning environment over a face-to-face is different, because you can see their written expression over their facial expression. Feedback can be explained better to some classmates face-to-face then it can from a distance. Truthfully, it would be better to hear feedback whether then read feedback. Just like you have some people who listen better face-to-face, you have some people who don’t listen at all. In comparison to the two we all have different ways of thinking, talking, and listening. But, each in every one of us has the ability to improve in learn from one another.
It makes it easier to communicate in the “distance” element of learning in my opinion. My reason for saying this is because here you have a group of people willing to learn just like you. We are learning together in what a beautiful thing it is. You have some shy people who feel better communicating from a distance. If you have questions about anything there is someone always there to answer it for you. It’s all about being on the same page among each other on what we are learning. Helping in guiding each other through this journey of learning is what is what communication is about.