amirah
25 May 2009 @ 11:20 am
Silent before the storm, and online class is just not for some of us.  
This week is one of those weeks that I don't actually have to be rushing around to send in assignments. Except for EDUC 384 that we have to submit this Saturday midnight, we will basically be free this whole week.

Of course, humans hate each other and will do anything to make other people suffer. Meaning, lecturers to their own students.

While we are free this week, we have THREE in-class tests next week. EDUC 316 on Tuesday, LANGTCHG 303 and EDUC 384 on Friday. The latter is an online paper, so we have to be sure to do it before Friday midnight. Through internet. People are talking about what if their internet die while doing the test, so what will happen? No one knows.

Anyway, while the paper was fun and interesting to do, it was well messed up. Since we can't actually contact the lecturer or coordinators, things were hard when we need to ask questions and have nowhere to go but the forum, which was not actually helpful. The communication with the lecturer sucks as well.

Take, for example, the first assignment we have to submit. Our lecturer (whom we knew close enough) told us to post our first article by replying to his post in the forum. The problem is, we just can't see the reply button, when he kept insisting 'It's there!'. Until, after the due date, he noticed that only he (and a few others) who can see it, since he was the administrator. Then he gave us the extension to submit the article. But really, who was crazy enough to wait for his instructions after the due date? NO ONE.

Nothing to say much about the second assignment, except for some of us who misunderstood the instructions and almost submitted it late. (LOL!)

Third assignment was, in a way, worse than the first. Instructions for the assignment supposed to come in two weeks before the due date. We were supposed to submit the third assignment last week, but we got extension to this week as we only got the instructions a week ago. No one knows what happen that made the lecturer post it late. The problem when he was always on the go.

Basically, online class sucks for me (it's the first time for most of us), and I really hope that we don't have to do this very same thing next semester or anytime in the future.

 
 
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