I have had classes before that have us meet both in person and online for different purposes. I have found the use of computers to work really well with requiring that I learn the necessary components of technology to be involved in school and learning. I have enjoyed this class as well. I loved doing a blog with the class and only wish it could be more “live” when it comes to our posts, much like an in class discussion. Which brings me to the in class portion of the course. I loved only meeting once incase the technology did not work or we needed a real person to teach us what we need to know.
It is hard to summarize. I just know it was fun learning the different programs and doing the projects. I like the idea that I have it available to me, the knowledge on how to use them if I need them. Sometimes I was angry because program versions wouldn’t work or be compatible with each other. This part of technology drove me mad. I did not like being confused and not able to find a solution to my problem.
I have found my classmates to be interesting and have unique views on the readings for class. That is always nice to see. Especially in group. I hate doing group work but only having one group assignment was the perfect amount, and blogging with them. Dr. Bridgeford is a very good teacher and helped me multiple times to understand my mistakes and fix them. I prefer a class taught like this and working together to understand the programs.
I can honestly say that if this course wasn’t required, I may never have even thought to take it. I am glad I have taken it and that now I have the knowledge I need to use programs and attempt to learn more in my future.