Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

From Heaven to Hell

Posted by Hippo Bean at 12:47 AM
The quarter started less than ideal. Last quarter was unimaginably fun, an excellent job done at NAS and an enjoyable fun filled Multimedia class, and fool that I was in thinking I could make this quarter an even better one. I knew it was not to be repeated. This quarter's Travel class is surprisingly good. I'm surprised at the material that I've already learned so far. The textbook is particularly informative, insightful, resourceful and useful about the Travel career and industry. I like it. The Flash Intro class on the other hand is a total disappointment. I knew that Marcia, calling herself an overachiever and having a higher education on teaching, wont make a good teacher. Her lectures are confusing and instructions are poor at best and the amount of work she requires for her 4 units class is just too overwhelming. Collaboration (probably her Master's Thesis) is a good way to learn. However, imposing that on online and night class students just wont cut it. We have day jobs and have little time logging in to the Forums daily. Asking a fellow classmate to approve our assignments is an over burden for the student, especially one who is just learning the software. I knew her class wont be as good and I probably wont learn as much compared to Greg's but I gave her a chance and see how it goes. It didnt go well. Right off the bet, there was a clash. She welcomed each student by responding to their Intros personally and I didnt get any welcome. Instead she suggested I should wait and take Greg's class instead. She didnt like me from the beginning and I didnt like her from the beginning. I've contemplated in dropping it and looked for another class. There wasnt any that I'd like to take. So I'm sticking with it, possibly wasting my time and energy. The damage was done and now nothing to do but to consider that a challenge and see how far I can go and see how objective she can be and what grade she would give me. It would be interesting to see how she responds to my assignments. I'm ready to suffer a bad class. sigh.
 

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