Thursday, August 19, 2010

Totally online

It was an interesting and edifying experience to learn totally online for the first time last semester. As an adult learner, I only thought of the convenience of learning online, while working full-time and balancing family life etc. But, what I found out was that it stretched my thinking in various directions. It also required so much self motivation to keep up with the readings, to participate in the online forums and to get accustomed to studying without the physical presence of a teacher, classmates or a classroom for that matter! One of the challenges of the online facilitator, is the greater pressure to gear courses to suit individual needs and expectations.